CfP: ‘Conscription and its Malcontents in the First World War’, St Peter’s College, Oxford, November 2017

St Peter’s College, Oxford
17 November 2017

Applications are invited for a conference exploring the public reaction to conscription during the First World War.

Papers relating to Ireland, the British Dominions, the French and Russian Empires and the Central Powers are invited, as well as those relating to the Suffrage and Pacifist movements.

Although papers are invited dealing with any aspect of the public reaction to conscription, a key theme will be the reaction among groups peripheral to the main belligerents, based on geography, politics, religion or ethnicity.

Applications from PhD students and Early Career Researchers are particularly welcome.

Submissions are welcome from all relevant disciplines, and inter-disciplinary discussion is very much encouraged.

Papers will be 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers.

Please send titles and abstracts (300-400 words) to Robin Adams by 15 August 2017

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CFP: Russia as a Field of Experiment? Scientific, Technological and Financial Investments and the Interaction of European Countries in the Russian Empire in the Decades before World War I

For historians, the scientific, technological and financial investments and the interactions of European countries in the Russian Empire are an ideal field for the investigation of historical processes of transfer. Parallel to the military alliances formed before the First World War (Triple Alliance, Franco-Russian Alliance, and Triple Entente) the decades before 1914 were marked by vivid and rich scientific and economic contacts between the Russian Empire, the other European powers, and the United States of America. In the course of time the latter invested in the Russian Empire and transferred their know-how and capital. At the same time they increased their knowledge about this more or less unexplored country and expanded their influence in many aspects. Also Russia benefited from these ideological, scientific and economic interventions, such as in the fields of infrastructure or the professionalization of the sciences. In any case there was a mutual transfer.

Organizers: Kerstin S. Jobst (University of Vienna / Institute for East European History), Francine-Dominique Liechtenhan (Centre Roland Mousnier, Université Paris-Sorbonne)

Meeting dates: 9th-10th of June 2016
Place: Paris, Fondation Singer-Poligniac
Conference languages: French and English.

Deadline: 20 December 2015

Please send an abstract (max. 2000 characters incl. spaces) and a short CV in English or French to both organizers:
Kerstin Susanne Jobst :
F.-D. Liechtenhan :

The conference will take place after the necessary funding has been received.

Further information here.