Project / event type: publication
Organiser: ENRS

CfA: Violence in Twentieth-Century European History

Deadline: 15-09-2017
Location: -


In Europe, the 20th century could rightly be called a ‘century of violence’ due to an exponential increase in the number of those who were killed, imprisoned, tortured or displaced  during that century. Apart from numerous wars, including two global ones, which have caused millions of deaths, modern states became involved in violence towards their own citizens. The increase of state violence weakened democracy, undermined human rights and eventually led to the creation of totalitarian regimes. Therefore, it seems vital to focus primarily on the various phenomena of violence and their consequences for twentieth-century history  as well as on how they are remembered.
The Remembrance and Solidarity Studies Editorial Board invites authors to participate with thematically relevant contributions – only unpublished articles, book reviews, or conference reports will be considered.  
As there are several periodicals entirely dedicated to Violence research, we intend to focus on issues that are relevant to our journal. As violence was a Europe-wide phenomenon, we welcome new research in diverse disciplines that tackles this dimension, whether in real time or in post-1945 history and memory. Contributions can deal with the following aspects (though other aspects will be considered, too): 
1.	Revealing the intellectual and ideological sources of various forms of violence; 
2.	Transnational recurring characteristics of violence, whether on national, regional or local level (actors, authorities, administrations and conditions);
3.	Case studies of assuming or rejecting responsibility for violence. Alternative or controversial narratives about the tragic past of Europe in the 20th century. The memory of political violence in the consciousness of current generations.

This European Network Remembrance and Solidarity’ (ENRS) periodical online journal is a platform for exchange of views between researchers dealing with Central European history. The bulletin is addressed to the scientific community (academic staff, undergraduates, graduate students, etc.) as well as a broad group of history enthusiasts (teachers and other interested individuals). 

Editors:	Prof. Padraic Kenney, Indiana University - Polish Studies Centre | Prof. Jan Rydel, Pedagogical University of Krakow - Institute of Political Science, Polish ENRS Coordinator  | Prof. Matthias Weber, Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe; Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg - Institute of History, German ENRS Coordinator | Prof. Martin Schulze Wessel, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich - Institute of History; Collegium Carolinum | Prof. Róbert Letz, Comenius University Bratislava - Department of History | Dr Árpád Hornják, University of Pecs - Faculty of Humanities; Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Institute of History| Dr Pavol Jakubčin, Nation´s Memory Institute Bratislava | Dr Florin Abraham, National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives, Romanian ENRS Coordinator | Dr Réka Földváryné Kiss, Hungarian ENRS Coordinator, Dr Małgorzata Pakier, Head of ENRS Academic Section

European Network Remembrance and Solidarity

Executive editor:		Prof. Jan Rydel
This issue’s special editors:     Dr Florin Abraham, Dr Réka Földváryné Kiss	

The issue will be edited by Florin Abraham and Réka Földváryné Kiss. Remembrance and Solidarity Studies in 20th Century European History is published online ( and in limited copies in paper form.
Please send your proposals (up to 500 words) by 15 September 2017. Full articles, not exceeding 6000 words (including footnotes), will be expected by 31 October 2017.  

We accept articles in English and other languages. If submission is made in a different language than English, the article will be translated and published in English. 
For queries regarding suggestions for articles contact			

All articles must be submitted within the provided deadline in Microsoft Word format (*.doc). Submissions should be emailed as an attachment to:
Formatting of the article must follow the Chicago Style. Please use 12 pt. Times New Roman font, one-and-a-half-spaced. Additionally, please ensure the following::
1.	A cover page with the title and a short abstract of around 100 words.
2.	A short biography of the author with name(s), affiliation(s), correspondence address (maximum of 100 words).
3.	Main text in English or in the author’s language. References should be cited in the text by giving the last name of the author(s) followed by the year of publication and page in parentheses, e.g. (Pollack 2006, 53). 
4.	List of references must be provided on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript in the Chicago style. They should include all authors’ names and initials, year of publication, title of the article or the book, the full title of the journal, volume and page numbers, and - for books and other documents - the publisher’s name and place of publication.

After submitting your article, you should receive a confirmation by email. The review process normally takes approximately two weeks. The review process involves screening of your work by the editors to determine its suitability for the journal. You will be informed by email if your work is going to be printed in the upcoming edition by 29 September 2017.


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Deadline: 15-09-2017

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Coordinator: ENRS