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After Napoleon: Political Culture in Europe 1814-1848

AFTER NAPOLEON: Political Culture in Europe 1814-1848

Call for Papers for a Master Class for Ph.D.-Students at the University of Southern Denmark at Odense on Friday the 5th of September 2014.

 

The Congress of Vienna 1814-1815 sought to restore order and political stability in Europe after 25 years of wars and revolutionary upheaval. Indeed, no major wars between European states occurred during the next decades. Domestically the age experienced many and strong ideological, political, social, and cultural tensions and conflicts:  old versus new ideas, tradition versus modernity, enlightenment versus romanticism, rationalism versus Christian revivalism, royal absolutism versus constitutionalism or even democracy, conservatism versus liberalism or radicalism and sometimes even socialism, dynasticism versus nationalism, country versus town, aristocracy versus bourgeoisie, landowners versus peasants, agriculture versus industry not to mention the rise of the middle classes.

The participants in the research project Impacts of the Danish Defeat of 1814. Political and Cultural Spaces of Communication in the Era of Reaction and Scandinavism, funded by the Danish Research Council together with The Doctoral Programme in History, Religion, Area Studies and Archaeology at the University of Southern Denmark at Odense hereby invite Ph.D.-students in history or related disciplines who are working with projects concerning the period after to submit a paper for a master class in Odense on Friday the 5th of September 2014. Some of the most distinguished scholars in the field have been invited to comment upon and discuss the Ph.D.-papers in question: Professor Ute Planert (Wupperthal, Germany), Professor Heinz-Gerhard Haupt (Bielefeld, Germany and EUI, Florence, Italy) and Professor Michael Broers (Oxford, England).

 

Maximum 4 papers can be accepted.

 

Ph.D.-students interested in participating in the master class should send an abstract (maximum one page) of their papers in English to Associate Professor, Ph.D. Michael Bregnsbo, Department of History, University of Southern Denmark (bregnsbo@sdu.dk) no later than Monday the 23rd of June. On June 30th it will be announced which 4 papers have been accepted. An elaborate paper in English (minimum 10 pages, maximum 20 pages) must then be sent to Michael Bregnsbo (bregnsbo@sdu.dk) no later than August 25th. The organizers invite both projects being at their first stage and projects at a more advanced stage and are calling for papers with a mainly empirical focus as well as papers with a mainly methodological and theoretical orientation. Also Ph.D.-students in other disciplines than history are welcome to submit.Participants will be granted 3 ECTS.

 

Organizers:

The research project Impacts of the Danish Defeat of 1814. Political and Cultural Spaces of Communication in the Era of Reaction and Scandinavism (www.sdu.dk/Om_SDU/Institutter_centre/ih/Forskning/Forskningsprojekter/Impacts_of_the_Danish_Defeat) and The Doctoral Programme in History, Religion Area Studies and Archaeology, University of Southern Denmark (http://www.sdu.dk/en/Forskning/PhD/Phd_skoler/Phd_humaniora/Forskerudd,-d-,programmer/FORAH)

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