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Call for Papers

Germany and Great Britain since 1914. Promises and Pitfalls of Comparisons and Transnational Analyses

10-11 November 2014

Workshop for Postgraduate Students organised by the German Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London

Venue: German Historical Institute London

This Call for Papers addresses UK-based MSc and PhD students in history and political science who work on German-British topics (20th and 21st centuries). We particularly welcome presentations with an explicit comparative or transnational approach. Together with a group of German PhD students working on similar subjects, participants will be given a chance to present and discuss their work. Two keynote lectures (by Prof. Andreas Gestrich, director of the German Historical Institute London, and by Prof. Kiran Klaus Patel, presently Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor in London and normally based at Maastricht University) will frame the event.

What are the promises and pitfalls of doing cross-national comparative and transnational research? Which research questions drive our agendas, and in how far are they rooted in specific academic traditions? The workshop aims to foster the exchange between young researchers from Great Britain and Germany. The workshop includes a common lunch and a common dinner.

Please send an outline of your presentation (approx. 400 words) and a short CV to Ursula.Bitzegeio(ghi)

Deadline is October, 15th, 2014. Successful applicants will be informed shortly after the deadline. Please time your presentation for approximately 15 minutes. The conference language is English.

Call for papers (PDF file)