The forthcoming conference at DHIP (Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris)

WWI gains more and more interest even among the cultural studies, which are focusing growing attention on the particular research field of “conflict studies”. Already E.J. Hobsbawm claimed in his The Age of Extremes: The short Twentieth Century that the history of the 1914-1945 years has to be considered as an uninterrupted “age of catastrophe”, emphasizing so correctly the deep interaction between both world wars. From the perspective of “entangled history”, the upcoming Summer School of DHIP (Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris) – “Conflict Studies et nouvelle histoire militaire. Regards croisés sur l’ère de la guerre 1914–1945″ from 30th June to 6th July 2012 – aims to go into the topic, taking advantage of new methodological approaches. Transfer processes will be analyzed in “space- and time-line” during this “age of catastrophe”. The papers will offer so not only a view of the impact of both conflicts in economic, intellectual, social and military history in different cultures and countries (space-line), but will also provide a comparison of how these same issues were handled during first and second world war, tracing so their parallelisms and differences (time-line). Discover the program here.