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Gendering Peace in Europe, 1914-1945

During and after the First World War, blueprints for peace and a non-violent reordering of society permeated all countries in Europe. They were political, artistic and practical responses to the experience of total war, based on a wide array of different political and religious...
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Birthing a Peaceful Political Order: Gender and the European Idea, 1919-1933

Rebecca Shriver (Florida State University at Tallahassee) In her talk, she will outline some of the networks of German, French and eventually also British anti-war advocates who promoted integration after the First World War, and discuss how gender factored into their ideas for...
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Narratives of Peace, 1854-1914

Keynote speakers Professor Anthony Howe (University of East Anglia) ‘Richard Cobden and the Problem of War’ Dr Wendy E. Chmielewski (Swarthmore College Peace Collection, Pennsylvania) ‘Sisters of the Olive Leaf: Women and the British Peace Movement at...
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A Disorder of Peoples: The Uncertain Ground of Reconstruction in 1945

Professor Geoff Eley: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Professor Eley is one of the leading historians of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany and Europe. His Forging Democracy is a highly stimulating history of democracy and political activism in Europe since the 1880s....
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The Nobel Peace Prize in History – Purpose, Principles and Politics

Professor Helge Pharo (University of Oslo) There was much debate about the recent award of the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama. Professor Pharo – an academic adviser to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, a renowned expert on the history of international relations...
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