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December 5, 2015

CFP: The Allied Occupation of Germany Revisited

Conference: The Allied Occupation of Germany Revisited: New Research on the Western Zones of Occupation, 1945-1949
Place: German Historical Institute, London, United Kingdom
Date: September 29-30, 2016
Submission deadline for proposals: January 12, 2016
Description: »For this purpose, we are inviting papers from both emerging scholars and established specialists who have completed or are currently working on the Allied occupation of Germany. Proposals may address (but are not limited to) the following themes:
* Ideologies and strategies of rule: analyses of ruling philosophies, wider sets of beliefs invested in the occupation, and quotidian power techniques deployed by the occupiers to enforce their interests in Germany and maintain their rule on the ground.
* Interactions between the occupiers and the occupied: examinations of personal relationships between the occupiers and the occupied, popular responses towards the occupation, and practical instances of ‘cooperation’, ‘accommodation’, ‘collaboration’, ‘friction’, and ‘conflict’.
* The legacies of the occupation period: new interpretations on the social outcomes of the occupation, including work that examines the impact of the occupation period on different German social classes, elites, social and political associations, religious institutions, and on gender relations.
* Inter-zonal comparisons: work that approaches the aspects above by exploring similarities and differences between the practices of the occupiers in the different zones of occupation.
* The occupation of Germany in context: comparative and transnational approaches to the Allied occupation of Germany leading to a reconsideration of the place of the occupation in the history of western Germany and Europe more widely. This may include useful comparisons between the occupation of Germany and other occupations in Europe during the 1940s and wider global comparisons with instances of foreign rule past and present.«
More information: Conference website