|Call for Papers
'German Science' in Southern Europe, 1933-45
Lisbon, October 11-13, 2012 | Submissions deadline: June 15, 2012
The European fascist period is certainly a time of exclusions,
disruptions, and confrontations, but it is also a time of network building and scientific and cultural exchange: the exhibitions, public lectures, academic or even touristic exchange that Germany organizes between 1933 and 1945 in the southern European countries (from Portugal to Romania, not forgetting Spain, Italy or Greece) reflect a hybrid (i.e. political and scientific) concern to be "recognized and imitated" (to put it in the words of the Hamburger romanist and NSDAP member Wilhelm Giese).
The conference welcomes paper proposals from a broad range of disciplines.
Questions that could be addressed, especially on case studies examples, might include, but are not limited to:
a.. Knowledge & Technology transfer
b.. Circulation and appropriation of Knowledge
c.. Fascism, Science, Culture
d.. Fascist Scientific Policies
e.. Science and the Economics of War
f.. Networks: Actors, Institutions, Events, Disciplines
g.. Academics: Exchange and Exile
h.. Influence, Persuasion, Coercion: Science, Culture and the
i.. Crossing Borders: the Role of Science and Culture in the
The Conference is hosted by the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, New
University of Lisbon, and organized by the Research project The Power of Science; German Science in Portugal, 1933-45 (http://pos.fcsh.unl.pt).
A selection of papers presented at the Conference will be published in a
Graduate and Postgraduate students are strongly encouraged to submit
papers on research in-progress or recently completed studies.
Oct 11-13, 2012
Working language of the conference:
English (a limited number of papers presented in Portuguese, Spanish
or German may also be accepted)
Submission of Abstracts:
Please submit a paper abstract (300 words) and a short CV at
June 15, 2012
Notification of Acceptance:
June 30, 2012
Please address all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
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