CfP: Reform and Revolution in Europe, 1917-19

Deadline: 15 April 2016
Open to: students, scholars and researchers interested in the topic
Venue: 16-18 March 2017, Tampere, Finland


University of Tampere invites proposals for papers and sessions focusing on a general theme of the international conference Reform and Revolution in Europe, 1917–19: Entangled and Transnational Histories. This conference in historical sciences analyses the political, cultural, intellectual and societal influences of the First World War in Europe, focusing especially on the emergence of new nation states. Instead of a mere review of national historiographies, this conference aims at international, comparative and transnational approaches that consider the interconnectedness of processes, events and discourses of reform and revolution in different countries, particularly in Northern Europe.

The purpose of this conference is to better understand the formation of new independent states and the reforms and revolutions of established polities in international, comparative and transnational contexts. Comparative and transnational perspectives help us to rethink and relativize national histories, reinforcing some national exceptional features and demonstrating the entangled nature of many national experiences.


Students, scholars and researchers interested in the topic are welcomed to propose their papers.


The Finnish Historical Society will award a limited number of  travel grants covering part of the participation costs for non-Finnish scholars who do not have a permanent academic position or other kinds of travel funding. If you would like to apply for a travel grant, please mention it in your application.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 15 April 2016. Researchers interested in contributing to the conference are invited to submit an English-language abstract of no more than 250 words to You can propose either a full panel of three papers (90 minutes) or an individual paper. Kindly include full contact details of the proposer and all the speakers. The organisers will inform you about the inclusion of your paper in the programme during June 2016.

For more information please visit the official website and read the official call.

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