Southeast European Dialogues: Histories of 1914, Graz, Austria

Deadline: 31 May 2014
Open to: applicants interested in the topic of the conference
Venue: 20-22 November 2014, Graz, Austria


The annual conference of the Centre for Southeast European Studies “Southeast European Dialogues” will be devoted this year to the centenary of the beginning of World War One. Rather than looking at the war itself and its causes, the conference will explore the way the war is remembered in Southeastern Europe.

The conference will reflect on the origins of World War One and the war itself in three fields:

  • The conference will innovatively reflect the historiography on the outbreak of the war, its causes and the impact of the war in Southeastern Europe;
  • The conference will explore the ways the war is remembered in Southeastern Europe;
  • The conference will offer insights into the ways in which the war and its break out have become subject to ideological and political interpretation.

As such, the conference seeks to embed the historical understanding of the past with the present and link the regional with global debates. Being an interdisciplinary conference, it will highlight not just historiographical debates, but political and ideological representation and instrumentalisation, the visual culture of remembrance and popular culture.


The presentations are invited to reflect on these debates and historiographical discussions in Southeastern Europe, including not just the post-Yugoslav space, but also Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Greece, as well comparative studies that link the region to larger global and European debates.


Accommodation and board as well as transport to and from Graz will be covered for participants (conditional on the submission of the draft paper by the deadline).


Application deadline is 31 May 2014.

If you are interested in contributing to the conference, please submit a 300-500 word abstract and a CV to Accepted applicants will need to submit draft papers of 6,000-8,000 words one month prior to the conference.

For further information visit the official website HERE. 

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