Places of Peace: Making Europe throughout Peace Treaties

Europe has been shaping throughout wars and conflicts, which have affected the lives of individuals and communities. Although with variegated and sometimes contested results, Peace treaties have represented the major attempt to overcome conflicts and build on new basis the coexistence of the many European communities and countries.

The conference is aiming at exploring, approaching and reconsidering peace treaties and post wars recovery following two distinct approaches.

  • First of all, we want to bring the attention on Peace Treaties and the way they forged Europe by influencing the political, cultural and economic interaction between countries and communities. By focusing the attention on the resolution of conflicts instead of the war itself, our aims is to discuss the factors stimulating the transition from war to peace in different historical contexts. Peace treaties have often designed the framework within which the economic and cultural recovery could take shape, facilitating an enduring development or recurrent crises. Our conference want to discuss the way the peace treaties impacted the economic and cultural relation among European countries and communities.
  • Secondly, Peace treaties are an example of contested heritage, with a multifaceted narrative coming from the conflicting storytelling told by winners and losers. Due to this dissonance, the place in which peace treaties were signed are a privileged context for designing cultural experiences teaching the values of peace and the importance of the European Union. By focusing the attention on possible narratives to tell the history and consequence of Peace treaties, our conference aims at investigating either the involvement and the real connection of people to these places and the collective memory of the people and public/private institutions of such places as Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH).
  • This Annual Interdisciplinary Conference is part of a project aiming at designing the European cultural route of Peace Treaties, as a way to promote peace and intercultural exchange among the European communities.

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    Call For Papers


    Proposals should be no longer than 300 words in length and be accompanied by a short bio-note. Contributions will be peer evaluated, according to the significance of the topic, the importance of the contribution, and originality. Selected full manuscripts will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by the research group after the event. Papers presented at the conference and submitted for publication will be published in the official ISBN conference proceedings publication.

    HURRY UP!!!

    Please submit proposals, indicating type of presentation, to “Places of Peace: Making Europe throughout Peace Treaties - First Annual International Conference – by January 15th 2021. All submissions will be peer reviewed and acceptance/rejections is based on their relevance to the conference topics. Notification on acceptance will be sent by January 31st, 2020.

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    Conference Chair

    Patrizia Battilani, University of Bologna, Italy
    Eduardo Basso, European Network of Places of Peace
    Áurea Rodrigues, CIDEHUS, University of Évora, Portugal

    Patrizia Battilani
    Patrizia Battilani
    University of Bologna,
    Eduardo Basso
    Eduardo Basso
    European Network of Places of Peace
    Áurea Rodrigues
    Áurea Rodrigues
    CIDEHUS, University of Évora, Portugal
    Scientific Committee

  • Stanislav Ivanov, Varna University of Management, Bulgaria
  • Anna Farmaki, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
  • Mariana Assenova, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Noga Collins-Kreiner, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Naomi Leite, SOAS, University of London, UK
  • Madina Regnault, EIREST Paris1, Pantheon Sorbone University, France
  • Noémi Marujo, CIDEHUS, University of Évora, Portugal
  • Joana Lima, CIDEHUS, University of Évora, Portugal
  • Jaime Serra, CIDEHUS, University of Évora, Portugal
  • Rosário Borges, CIDEHUS, University of Évora, Portugal
  • Marius Silvesan, Faculty of History, University of Bucharest , Romania
  • Norbert Spannenberger, Faculty of History, Art and Oriental Studies of University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Tóth Ferenc, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
  • Tomáš Michalík, Trenčín Museum, Slovakia
  • Antun Nekić, Department of History, University of Zadar, Croatia
  • Apolónia Rodrigues, European Network of Places of Peace
  • Patrizia Battilani, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Eduardo Basso, European Network of Places of Peace
  • Áurea Rodrigues, CIDEHUS, University of Évora, Portugal
  • Rosária Pereira, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Fábio Carbone, Conventry University, UK
  • Inês Carvalho, European University, Portugal
  • Michelle Moraes, European University, Portugal
  • Anabela Monteiro, European University, Portugal
  • Mariana Aldrigui, EACH-University of São Paulo, Brasil
  • Daniela Fantoni Alvares, Instituto Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil
  • Débora Cordeiro Braga, University of São Paulo, Brasil
    • Association for the Promotion of Altranstädt Castle
    • Association ‘Trencin European Town’
    • European Network of Cultural Tourism EUREKA
    • Evoramonte Castle Friendship Association
    • Hubertusburg Castle Friendship Association
    • Civil Parish of Alcáçovas
    • Municipality of Kaynardzha
    • Municipality of Vasvár
    • Municipality of Viana do Alentejo
    • Municipality of Zadar
    • Youth Forum Association
    • Steinhaus-Bautzen e.V.
    • Municipality of Alcañices
    • Municipality of Edirne
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