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Remaking Central Europe: Madeleine Herren at Panel Discussion

Prof. Dr. Madeleine Herren

Pictures: The official opening of the League of Nations, National Library of Norway, Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain) | Madeleine Herren

Prof. Madeleine Herren will participate in a panel discussion on the history of Central and Eastern Europe in the interwar period. The event is organised on the occasion of the launch of the book "Remaking Central Europe: The League of Nations and the Former Habsburg Lands" edited by Peter Becker and Natasha Wheatley. It takes place on June 3, 2021, at 3 pm, via Zoom.

Over the last two decades, the "new international order" of 1919 has grown into an expansive new area of research across multiple disciplines. With the League of Nations at its heart, the interwar settlement's innovations in international organizations, international law, and many other areas shaped the world we know today.

The book "Remaking Central Europe: The League of Nations and the Former Habsburg Lands" presents the first study of the relationship between this new international order and the new regional order in Central and Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Habsburg empire. An analysis of the co-implication of these two orders is grounded in four key scholarly interventions: understanding the legacies of empire in international organizations; examining regionalism in the work of interwar international institutions; creating an integrated history of the interwar order in Europe; and testing recent claims of the conceptual connection between nationalism and internationalism.

The launch of the book features a panel discussion with Madeleine Herren (Institute for European Global Studies, Basel), Pieter Judson (European University Institute, Florence), Heidi Tworek (University of British Columbia) and Paul Betts (University of Oxford). It is moderated by Patricia Clavin (University of Oxford).

Madeleine Herren-Oesch is Professor of Modern History and the Director of the Institute for European Global Studies. While her fields of expertise cover 19th and 20th century history, her historiographical approach examines history through its strong connections to the contemporary world in its multilayered, global dimensions.

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