Call for Papers

Fachtagung des Arbeitskreises Militärgeschichte e.V. in Kooperation mit dem Institut für Geschichte, Theorie und Ethik der Medizin der RWTH Aachen

 Veranstalter: Gundula Gahlen (FU Berlin) / Dominik Groß (RWTH Aachen) / Ulrike Ludwig (GU Frankfurt am Main) / Mathias Schmidt (RWTH Aachen) / Jens Westemeier (RWTH Aachen)


This conference will explore the First World War at sea through wide-ranging themes designed to provide a forum for interdisciplinary research and new perspectives on the subject. Focused on both naval and mercantile contexts, the conference will also place the experience of the maritime war within the historical setting of the years preceding and following the conflict.

Jahrestagung 2018 des Arbeitskreises Militärgeschichte in Kooperation mit der Arbeitsgruppe Interdisziplinäre Konfliktlandschaftsforschung sowie dem Historischen Seminar der Universität Osnabrück

Die Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Militärgeschichte im Jahr 1996 ist der Frage nachgegangen: Was ist Militärgeschichte? Mehr als zwei Jahrzehnte später soll die Frage der Jahrestagung 2018 lauten: Wer betreibt Militärgeschichte?

The danger of violence from outside city walls and the consequential necessity for mandatory and efficient military service were regarded as central aspects of daily life in medieval cities. A city's military power was not solely based on burghers and mercenaries in armor and weapons, but rather consisted of many different aspects of a complex military organization.

Publications and conferences dedicated to the theme of Roman civil wars have been constantly on the increase in recent years. If intellectual life reflects its historical moment, then the phenomenon may be a consequence of both the disappearance of a bipolar international model and the breakdown of the twentieth-century socio-economic basis for the consensus needed for stable parliamentary government.

Das Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bedeutete nicht nur den Zerfall der damaligen politischen Ordnung und die Neugestaltung der Kräfteverhältnisse in Europa. Die Folgen des Krieges waren für die die jeweiligen Kriegsparteien noch lange nach 1918 spürbar.

2018 Annual Conference of the International Intelligence History Association

The Center for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies (ACIPSS) of Graz University will host the 2018 Annual Conference of the International Intelligence History Association (IIHA) “New Perspectives on the Role of Intelligence in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe”.

Since the end of World War II, the nature and depiction of geopolitical conflicts have changed in technology, scale and character. The Cold War political landscape saw many struggles for liberation and national identity becoming proxy battlegrounds for the major powers. In the aftermath of anti-colonial conflicts, refugees and migrants who had relocated to the former metropolises joined those already fighting for civil equality in these countries. Wars continue to be waged in the name of democracy and terror, and in the interests of linguistic, theological and racial worldviews.

How did Europe's most prestigious institutions of learning experience warfare during the turmoil of the Sixteenth Century? Warfare could be an indirect or direct threat to their survival as well as an opportunity from which to profit; it was certainly a major topic of reflection, discussion, and argument within these institutions. Since the 1970s, historians have discarded earlier accounts of post-medieval university decadence, and reframed universities as central agents of cultural transmission in early modern societies.

This conference, hosted by the Centre for Historical Research at the University of Wolverhampton in association with the WFA and the FWW Network for Early Career & Postgraduate Researchers, seeks to spotlight the latest research on the events of 1918 as well as the global significances, consequences, and legacy of this watershed year.