The conference “Reforming Socialism: Aims and Efforts Before and After 1968” aims to shed light on successful and unsuccessful as well as short and long-term attempts to further develop and integrate socialist theory and practice in the period from the mid-1940s until the fall of the Berlin Wall. Additionally, while the historiography has approached reforms as part of a broader framework within a single, usually national, narrative, we desire to establish a transnational or even global understanding of these post-World War II experiences.
The conference will take place at the European University Institute in Florence, from 25 to 27 October 2018. Abstracts of 500 words maximum, with a 300-word biography (essay like), should be submitted to [email protected] by 15 May 2018. Applicants will be notified about the results by the end of June 2018. Written papers (of 5,000-6,000 words) should be submitted by 15 September 2018, so they can be circulated to the participants in time. There will be an opportunity to publish some of the papers in an edited volume or special issue. While the accommodation expenses for the all participants will be fully covered by the organizers, coverage of travel expenses will be reserved for speakers with limited or no support from their home institutions.
For more details on the conference concept, background and main research questions, please refer to the Call for Papers.
Conference website: Reforming Socialism 1968
Call for papers