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Conference: Central and Eastern Europe after the First World War

The conference takes place in Berlin from 31 Jan to 2 Feb.

The year 2018 marks centenary of the end of the First World War. It is on this date that we would like to reflect about the aftermath of one of the worst conflicts in history. 

The conference "Central and Eastern Europe after the First World War" examines the deep political, social and economic changes which happened in this part of the continent after 1918. This period was shaped, on the one hand, by the efforts to establish an international structure for peace and to set previously oppressed nations on the road to emancipation. On the other hand, it was also a time defined by political revisionism, revolutions and territorial claims which in many places led to a continuation of the conflict.

The idea of the conference is to showcase both regional studies and transnational investigations, and to shed more light on differences in remembrance about this period throughout Central and Eastern Europe.

>> Read the programme

Registration was open till 25 January

Dates: 31 January – 2 February 2018
Venue: Embassy of the Slovak Republic, Hildebrandstraße 25, Berlin

Languages: English, German (simultanoeus translation will be provided)


Conference Organisers:

  • European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Warsaw;
  • Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe, Oldenburg;


  • University of Leipzig – Centre for Area Studies;
  • Jagiellonian University of Cracow, Department of Historical Anthropology;
  • Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Department of History;
  • Hungarian Academy of Science, Institute for Humanities, Research Center of History;
  • Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca,
  • Slovak Institute in Berlin

In cooperation with:
Embassy of Slovak Republic

Funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the Multi-annual Programme „Niepodległa” 2017– 2021, and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

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