This international seminar aims to bring together international researchers in order to deepen our understanding of contemporary European famines. Our objective is to foster comparative perspectives, delving into various topics relating to famine and opening up new pathways for exploring these troubled pasts. We are not only interested in explaining the origin, development and consequences of the famines, but also attending to the official, social and individual memories that they have generated, as well as their transmission, representation and commemoration. Doing so will allow us to have a more comprehensive and complex understanding of these traumatic experiences, contributing to the knowledge of our contemporary societies and present-day challenges.
They are looking for papers which:
- Explore famines in Europe in the 19th and/or 20th centuries
- Investigate the history or memory of famines from local, national, international
- and/or transnational levels.
- Make use of a wide variety of approaches and methodologies
We invite abstract for papers covering any topic related to the study of this theme, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Causes of famine
- Agricultural production and food availability
- State policies and responses
- Relief practices
- Coping strategies
- Daily life during famines
- Famine mortality and diseases
- Memory and trauma
Abstracts should be 300-350 words in English. Submissions must include the name(s) of the authors, their affiliations and biographies (maximum of 150 words).
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