CFP: Settlement and Unsettlement: The Ends of World War I and their Legacies (German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C., March 22-24, 2018

Here’s a call for papers on the postwar (un)settlements of World War I, appropriately timed to commemorate the centenary of the 1918 armistice: The armistice of November 11, 1918, is widely commemorated as the end of World War I, but that event was only part of a protracted process with far-reaching consequences. A series of … Continue reading CFP: Settlement and Unsettlement: The Ends of World War I and their Legacies (German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C., March 22-24, 2018

“Empires after the First World War” (Conference, University of Trento, May 19-20, 2016)

For those TPF readers in the vicinity of northern Italy, here’s a reminder that the University of Trento will host the conference “Empires after the First World War – Ideas of Empire, Identity and Citizenship” from May 19-20 (i.e. Thursday and Friday of this week). Organized by Gustavo Corni, Massimo Campanini, Paolo Carta, Sara Lorenzini, Marco Pertile, … Continue reading “Empires after the First World War” (Conference, University of Trento, May 19-20, 2016)

Peace Without Victory: Adam Tooze on “The Deluge: The Great War, America, and the Remaking of the Global Order 1916-1931”

In case you haven’t noticed, this year marks the 100-year anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Visit a bookstore, and you’re likely to be greeted at the entrance by scores of books devoted to explaining how the assassination of Austrian Archduke Ferdinand sparked a European conflagration. Search beyond the piles at the front … Continue reading Peace Without Victory: Adam Tooze on “The Deluge: The Great War, America, and the Remaking of the Global Order 1916-1931”