[Dis]Connected Conference: 2nd CfP

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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
disconnected2014@gmail.com 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 disconnected2014@gmail.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.

[Dis]Connected Postgraduate Conference 2014 CfP

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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. Therefore, the University of Leeds, in collaboration with the University of Sheffield, is organising the [Dis]Connected event series with the purpose of assessing the legacy of these anniversaries, focusing on how they have impacted the subsequent development of both German society and issues of national identity.

As part of this event series, the [Dis]Connected postgraduate conference will take place in Leeds on 28th June 2014. The conference aims to bring together postgraduates researching areas relevant to the [Dis]Connected project to investigate the overarching themes of change and continuity in German society in an interdisciplinary conference. It will give postgraduates the chance to discuss their work, receive feedback, and engage with new ideas in the expanding field of German Studies in a friendly but formal environment.

250 word proposals for papers are invited from  postgraduates with an interest in the conference themes. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

–        Gender and sexuality
–        Politics and International Relations
–        Memory and trauma
–        Representations of Germany history
–        The evolution of urban space and the gentrification of German cities

Proposals should be emailed, along with a short academic biography, to disconnected2014@gmail.com no later than 17th January 2014.

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.

We’re getting ready to introduce ourselves and the [Dis]Connected project next week to the German department at Leeds. We’ll be at the Intro meetings for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 on Tuesday and Wednesday to tell students about our blog. We’ll also be at Kaffee and Kuchen on those days if you want to chat to us further and find out more.