ENCOUNTOR: Call for papers til forskningskonference – ‘Manors at war’

Det europæiske netværk for herregårdsforskning, ENCOUNTER, som Dansk Center for Herregårdsforskning, Gammel Estrup, er tovholder for, udsender hermed Call for Papers til den 8. ENCOUNTER-konference i juni 2024 i Finland. Med temaet “Manors at war” vil konferencen tage fat på spørgsmål vedrørende europæiske herregårdes rolle og skæbne i krigstid.

Deadline for indsendelse af abstracts er 31. januar.

Konferencen afholdes 13.-15. juni i Espoo, Finland.

Konferencesprog: Engelsk.

Call for papers: ‘Manors at war’ – manorial research conference 2024

Participants are invited to send proposals for presentations, which may approach the theme of the seminar, manors, and wars, broadly during the modern period (from about 1500 CE to the present), from different perspectives and addressing questions such as e.g.:

  • How have manors been shaped by wartime?
  • How did manors operate as economic and logistical centres during wartime?
  • What is the history of women within manors and estates caught up in wars?
  • When and why were manors rebuilt after periods of destruction during war?
  • How did wartime affect the labour forces that manors depended on and what impact did this have?
  • What stories emerge from manors in the aftermath of war – as remnants of lost communities, as symbols or resistance or occupation, or as legacies of a changed world?
  • Manors and estates during and after the world wars.
  • The mission of museums in their presentation of wars. How do museums deal with the dark heritage of war? Research, preservation, protection and public communication of the cultural heritage of manor houses and estates and war.

According to this multiscalar approach, three sessions of a maximum of four presentations will be organized. The length of the presentations is 20 minutes maximum and 10 minutes for discussion. The excellence of applications as well as the experience of the potential contributors will therefore be relevant for choosing the conference contributions.

Abstracts in English of a maximum of 300 words (references excluded) as well as a brief biographical note with your title and institutional affiliation may be sent to: susanna.aaltonen@espoo.fi

The deadline for abstract submission is January 31st 2024. Notification of acceptance will be sent in February 2024.

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