2014 marks a number of important anniversaries for Germany as it is 100 years since the start of the First World War, 75 years since the start of the Second World War, and 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. With these anniversaries in mind, the [Dis]Connected postgraduate conference aims to bring together postgraduates researching the overarching themes of change and continuity in German society and will take place in Leeds on 23rd June 2014.
The conference committee welcomes proposals for papers which assess the legacy of these anniversaries, focusing on how they have impacted the subsequent development of both German society and issues of national identity. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
– Change and continuity after the First World War
– Pacifism and political engagement in Germany
– Representations of Germany history
– The influence of unification on contemporary German society
250 word proposals should be emailed, along with a short academic biography, to
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 21st March 2014.
Registration for the conference is also open for non- speakers. The conference is free to attend and anyone wishing to do so should email email@example.com for details
The conference is generously supported by the German Historical Society. However, unfortunately the conference organisers are unable to offer any financial assistance to cover attendees’ transport and accommodation costs.