“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, and Simone Bellezza, the conference will be hosted by the Department of Humanities in the School of International Studies, and will feature scholars whose work promises to treat the First World Warin an international context. All sessions will take place in Room 001, via Tommaso Gar, 14.

For the schedule with a listing of all sessions, click on “read more.”

Thursday, 19th May 2016

15:00 First Session: Citizenship and National Identity in the European Empires

Chair: Gustavo Corni

1.Alexey Miller (European University at Saint Petersburg), The change of the meaning of Russian identity in official discourse from 1913 to 1922.

  1. Daniel Gorman (University of Waterloo), Fractured Empire: Ideas of Imperial Citizenship in the British Empire after the First World War.
  2. Sabina Donati (Pierre du Bois Foundation for Current History), Citizenship, territorial expansionism and empire: the Italian case study.
  3. Francesco Frizzera (Università di Trento), Shaping Identities: Refugees of the Habsburg

Friday, 20th May 2016

9:00 Second Session: Identity and Citizenship in the Colonial Empires

Sara Lorenzini

  1. Dónal Hassett (European University Institute), Reimagining Imperial Citizenship in the Shadow of the Great War: Colonial Reform in Algeria.
  2. Jamie Martin (Harvard University), Internationalizing Colonial Economic Administration: Debt, Development, and Strategies for Postwar Stabilization at the League of Nations.
  3. Florian Wagner (University of Hamburg), The Loss of Colonies as the End of German Civilization? Re-Orientations of German Colonialism in the Interwar Period.
  4. Federico Cresti (Università di Catania), Quale futuro per le colonie italiane dopo la fine della Prima guerra mondiale? Dibattito politico, realizzazioni, fallimenti.

Friday, 20th May 2016

14:30 Third Session: Citizenship and Nations in the Middle East

Chair: Massimo Campanini

  1. Eugene Rogan (University of Oxford), The Arabs in the Ottoman Great War.
  2. Mustafa Aksakal (Georgetown University), The Turkish Republic and the First World War.

Friday, 20th May 2016

16:00 Roundtable discussion:

Gustavo Corni (Università di Trento), Massimo Campanini (Università di Trento), Davide Rodogno (Graduate Institute Geneva).


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