In recent times imperial and national politics have made a strong return to the global scene. This meant a severe setback for postmodern hopes for a transnational and post-imperial world or a global conflict management. The Department of History and the Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University, Budapest, take this as an occasion to rethink the role of empires and nations in history.
We invite paper proposals from undergraduate students from all around the world, who are interested in any aspect of nation and empire from a historical perspective. We will consider proposals from all thematic areas (political history, social history, economic history, military history, cultural history, gender history, religious history, intellectual history, and so on) and all historical periods. However, preference will be given to proposals with interesting approaches and well defined research questions, objectives, and findings.
- the language of the conference and the papers is English
- proposals should not exceed 250 words
- deadline: Friday, May 15, 2015
- students will be notified about the acceptance of their proposal by end of May 2015
Best paper award:
after the conference a committee will decide on the five best papers, which will be subsequently published in a special issue of the Annuals of Medieval Studies at CEU (www.library.ceu.edu/ams).
For inquiries, please e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthias Riedl, Head of Department of History
Daniel Ziemann, Head of Department of Medieval Studies
Gabriella Emszt, Student Recruitment Office
Imogen Bayley, PhD student, Department of History
Agnes Bendik, Department of History
Annabella Pal, Department of Medieval Studies