Historical Geographies of Peace and International Cooperation

The Professorship of Historical Geography at the University of Bamberg cordially invites you to the 3rd Central European Conference of Historical Geographers on Historical Geographies of Peace and International Cooperation. The conference will take place in Bamberg, Germany, on June 12-13, 2020.

Crises, conflicts and wars left and are leaving their mark in space. The last Central European Conference of Historical Geographers, which took place in Prague in 2018, looked at numerous Military and Postmilitary Landscapes and dealt, among other things, with the Great Wars of the 20th century. The next CECHG in Bamberg will focus on peace and international cooperation in 225 years after the publication of Immanuel Kant's writings on Perpetual Peace and 75 years after the signing of the Charter of the United Nations.

The focus will be on the spatial conditions and consequences of peace, cooperation and dialogue. Different events and processes at different scales can be considered, from the local level to the spatial effects of international and transnational organizations to global interdependencies. The focus should not be exclusively on peace processes of the 20th century, even if prominent examples such as the Paris Peace Conference after the First World War or the Allied Peace Conferences after the Second World War can be considered here. We are also looking for contributions that deal with the spatial conditions of peace, cooperation and dialogue in past centuries. You can get more inspiration from our Call for Papers.

We have the honor of inviting you to join us at the conference in Bamberg in June, 2020.