Call for Papers: The First World War and the Balkans

Deadline: 20 July 2014
Open to: Master’s students and PhD students specialized in Southeastern Europe
Venue: 6 -10 October 2014, Tutzing, Germany


The Munich-based Southeast Europe Association (SOG) organizes its 53st Autumn School from October 6-10  in Tutzing, Germany.

The theme of this year is: Balkan Wars and First World War. The program, however, focuses on aspects of these wars that have come to dominate recent studies in most European countries, but that are underrated in the relevant studies for the Balkans. These aspects include: wartime experiences, war crimes and cultures of violence, propaganda and images preparing citizens for war, the consequences for society and the state as well as the cultural memories.

The call requests papers presentations by young academics. In the program, the plenary sessions in the morning are followed by two or three break-away sessions of some fifteen participants on specific topics. Each of these sessions builds upon one or two paper presentations by young academics.


The autumn school is open to Master’s students and PhD students specializing in Southeastern Europe within their own discipline (political science, anthropology, history, social sciences, literary studies, etc.).

In order to be eligible you must have good knowledge of English and at least basic knowledge of German.


The SOG covers accommodation and meals for the autumn school. Successful applicants from Southeast European countries will receive reimbursement to a maximum of a train ticket to and from Tutzing. Those who will not be able to use trains or busses are kindly requested to contact the SOG office in Munich.


In order to apply you must submit a paper- proposal (200 words) and a short CV via email to:

The deadline for applications is 20 July 2014.

For further information please visit the official website.

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