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Poverty in Modern Europe. Micro-perspectives on the Formation of the Welfare State in the 19th and 20th Centuries

10-12 May 2012

Conference held by the CRC 600 “Strangers and Poor People”, University of Trier, Projects B4 and B5 in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London

Venue: German Historical Institute London

As the CRC 600 (University of Trier) reaches the end of its final grant period, research projects B4 “Poverty and the Politics of Poverty in European Cities in the 19th and 20th centuries” and B5 “Poverty in Rural Regions between Welfare Politics, Charity and Self-Help during the Industrial Age (1860-1975)” will be hosting an international conference about the forms and characteristics of poverty in Europe from the 1830s to the 1970s. Topics of interest include regional and local perceptions of poverty, every day practices of granting and refusing relief, the experiences of the poor themselves as well as the relations between public welfare, philanthropy and networks of solidarity.

Conference programme (PDF file)
Call for Papers English (PDF file)
Call for Papers Deutsch (PDF file)

Conference report (PDF file), published in: GHIL Bulletin 34 (2012), Vol 2