Call for Papers/ Call for Panels



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Call for Papers/ Call for Panels

We have the pleasure to inform you that

the Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Multicultural and Multinational City and Region of Lodz - Ośrodek Badań Interdyscyplinarnych nad Wielokulturową i Wielonarodową Łodzią i Regionem

the State Archives in Lodz – Archiwum Państwowe w Łodzi

in cooperation with the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Germany

are organizing an international conference:



The Great War. The Hundredth Anniversary of the Outbreak.

The conference has an interdisciplinary character since it is our aim to present a broad range of research from a variety of fields such as history, archive studies, political science, international affairs, geography, economics, ethnology, philological and sociological studies.

in order to portray the origins of World War I, the course of events and its aftermath.

It is important to present the abovementioned issues on the international, national and regional levels.

There are six major themes of the conference:


  1. The political, social and economic dimensions: The World – Europe – Poland – Lodz.

  2. The military dimension.

  3. National themes. European, Polish and regional perspectives.

  4. Everyday life in impossible times. Cultural dimension of the Great War.

  5. World War I - The perspective in the existing sources.

  6. Finding traces of the Great War in Europe, Poland and in the Lodz Region.

  7. World War I in the media, literature (fiction and non-fiction), in the collective and cultural memory of European societies.

The conference will be held from November 20th to 22nd 2014 in Lodz.

The conference fee is 400PLN (maybe less) (concessions for PhD students 150 PLN)

Conference languages will be Polish, English, German, and Russian

The articles will be published in the conference journal.

The participants are kindly requested to send abstracts till April 30, 2014

to the following address:

Email: agodzisz@poczta.onet.pl

Korrespondenzadresse:

Dr Agnieszka Godzisz

Katedra Literatury i Kultury Niemiec, Austrii i Szwajcarii

Uniwersytet Łódzki

Ul. Sienkiewicza 21

PL-90-114 Łódź

For the organizers:

Prof. Dr. Przemysław Waingertner

Prof. Dr. Elżbieta Dzikowska

Dr. habil. Frank M. Schuster

Dr. Agnieszka Godzisz



Dr. Adam Sitarek


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