Remembrance and Solidarity Studies in 20th Century European History is inviting articles for the upcoming issue of the journal. Next issue will be devoted to First World War centenary, its imprint on national memory, social groups, and individual’s memories. We encourage authors to treat 1914-1918 as the starting point and impulse for discussion about memory of other armed conflicts in the twentieth century. We would like you to examine and discuss the origins and evolution of perceiving world wars, regional, and local conflicts, while paying attention to the means and methods of commemorating these tragic events. Preferred will be are comparative studies on how different conflicts are remembered in different countries and on remembering the same event by different nations and groups.
Articles should concentrate on the impact made by the Great War and other European armed conflicts, in particular on:
- development of historical and intellectual debates;
- history research and its evolution;
- effects of wars especially in terms of cultural and social aspects;
- forms of commemoration in the public sphere: cemeteries, memorials, monuments, and museums;
- pictures and images of the war in literature, film, visual arts, propaganda;
- peace treaties in the memory of nations;
- changes in remembering the victims of armed conflicts and changes in war technology and conflict laws.
Please send your proposals by June 1st, 2013. Full papers will be expected by September 1st. Articles will be accepted in English or in language native to the author.