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Communist theory was supposed to lead to a classless society that would thereby overcome nationalism, imperialism, violence, and eventually war itself. Regardless of the theoretical assumption that a communist utopia would end wars forever, communism very often related to war, not only in a theoretical sense, but also in the actual historical process. How communist theorists interpreted war, argued for or against it and tried to sanction the use of violence in the name of a communist utopia are questions for an anthology about this “unnatural interrelationship“.
In 1985, a group of five member states of the European Community (EC), i.e. France, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Benelux countries, signed an agreement in Schengen, whose aim was to remove internal border controls. It also provided for measures to strengthen external border controls and to ramp up the fight against drug trafficking, international crime and illegal immigration. This document, however, was more a working programme than a detailed plan of action and it was outside the community framework.
La Revue d’histoire contemporaine de l’Afrique prépare un numéro spécial, à paraître à la fin de l’année 2020, qui sera consacré à l’histoire des cultures urbaines en Afrique australe (XIXe-XXe siècles). Les propositions d’articles sont à adresser aux coordinateurs du numéro avant le 15 avril.
CfP: El futuro de trabajo en América Latina: debates teóricos, modalidades, formas organizativas, reformas sociolaborales y resistencias populares
*Convocatoria a presentar artículos para el próximo número de la Revista OLAC*
La Revista Observatorio Latinoamericano y Caribeño (OLAC) del Instituto de Estudios de América Latina y el Caribe (IEALC), FSoc, UBA, convoca a la presentación de artículos y reseñas bibliográficas para el tema central de su próximo número: El futuro de trabajo en América Latina: debates teóricos, modalidades, formas organizativas, reformas sociolaborales y resistencias populares._
Fecha límite para dossier central: 30 de abril de 2020._
III Jornadas internacionales de historia de los/as trabajadores/as y las izquierdas
Universidad Nacional de Rosario
4 al 6 de noviembre de 2020
Rosario, Santa Fe
** FRENCH BELOW **
The Body at Work: Gender, Labour, Migration
University of London, Paris
20 November 2020
Keynote Speaker: Manuela Martini, Université Lumière Lyon 2
Call for papers for dVERSIA’ s fifth annual issue on
Socialist movements in Eastern Europe and beyond: past, present, future
Conference: 1945 – End of World War II. Current European and Global Perspectives
Call for Papers
Where: Berlin, Catholic Academy in Berlin
When: September 17 to 18, 2020
The conference is organised by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS) and the Federal Institute for Culture and History of Germans in Eastern Europe (BKGE) and is held in Berlin from 17 to 18 September 2020.
Call for papers
Rethinking the Histories and Legacies of Industrial Cities
Workshop at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), University of Luxembourg
10-11 December 2020
Submission deadline: 31 March 2020
Call for Papers
Title: Workers of the world? The Communist Party of Great Britain as a global party
Dates: Friday 18 – Saturday 19 September 2020
Venue: People’s History Museum, Manchester
Organised by the CPGB Archives Trust and the journals Socialist History and Twentieth Century Communism and hosted by the People’s History Museum.
El próximo viernes 6 de marzo se inaugurará la muestra fotográfica ‘Las cajas de Amsterdam’: Margaret Michaelis y Kati Horna, fotógrafas de CNT-FAI en la Guerra Civil. Para la ocasión contaremos con la presencia de Almudena Rubio, Historiadora del Arte e investigadora en el International Institute of Social History (IISG) en Ámsterdam, responsable de la identificación del archivo fotográfico de Kati Horna y de cientos de negativos de Margaret Michaelis en el Archivo Fotográfico de las Oficinas de Propaganda Exterior de CNT-FAI en el instituto holandés.
CfP: Special Issue, Journal History of Communism in Europe: Transnational Biographies. Destinies at the Crossroads throughout the XX Century
Ravaged by two World Wars, consumed by totalitarian ideologies and regimes, and frozen for almost fifty years within a geopolitical tension between two worldwide military blocks, the XX century was the scene of fluctuating borders and volatile existences. Forged on the ruins of the former empires, nations were subsequently dismantled by wars, and (eventually) built again. Individuals were born in one country, lived their lives in another, and died in yet another one, sometimes even without ever leaving their hometown.
* FRENCH VERSION: https://calenda.org/750510 *
CfP: Pioneering Resistance in France (and Europe) through the prism of archive records of the repression
After a cycle of commemoration related to the centenary of the First World War, the year 2020 could open a new commemorative session, this time related to the Second World conflict. In addition to commemorative and memorial events, it is important to keep on developing activities of a more scientific nature, especially as the number of symposia and study days devoted to the WWII period is now decreasing, even though new archival material is available and interest in the period remains high.
Dear Readers, Authors and Correspondents,
We are happy to present you with issue no. 31/32 (2018/2019) of The International Newsletter of Communist Studies (INCS). Due to the fact that both editors have to conduct this project in their spare time, being impacted by workload related to other projects, there was a delay in publishing this issue. We apologise to our authors and readers, and hope to be able to publish INCS on an annual schedule again, starting from this year.
The current issue can be read online at the following link:
Call for papers: Rethinking the Histories and Legacies of Industrial Cities, Workshop at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), University of Luxembourg 10-11 December 2020
Submission deadline: 31 March 2020
Myriad Materialities is a two-day conference organised by the Colonial Ports and Global History (CPAGH) Network at TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It will be held at the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin on 10 and 11 July 2020.
Martina Hoffmann: «Ein Überblick über Quality Assurance Workflows für Digitalisierungsprojekte»