New book: War in the Balkans: Conflict and Diplomacy before WW1

Based on a 2012 Oxford conference, the forthcoming book ‘War in the Balkans: Conflict and Diplomacy before World War 1’ by James Pettifer and Tom Buchanan will be published shortly by I B Tauris.

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CFP: Unknown fronts – The “Eastern Turn” in First World War history

On November 5/6, 2015, the University of Groningen will host a conference about the South Eastern and Eastern European theatre of the First World War.

The main aim of the conference is to give a number of scholars from both Western and Eastern Europe the opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas, and research findings about source material of the different Eastern fronts in the First World War.

The program of the two-day conference has three thematic clusters. Because the over-arching focus of the conference is source material, the clusters are about methods and methodology in the research of different kinds of sources. The first cluster is about 1) diplomacy and will deal with diplomatic sources. The second cluster is about 2) life stories, diaries, biographies and other individual sources. The third cluster is about 3) audiovisual sources and other media-related sources, such as photography, film, newspapers and journals.

We welcome individual proposals for a 15-minute presentation.

The deadline for submission is: May 10th, 2015.
The proposals should be sent to:
For more information:, or download the poster: Call for Papers_0