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1940s , London (31.12.2007) Date: Monday, July 16, 2007 15:18 PM THE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN EXILE STUDIES at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London 2008 CONFERENCE Exile in and from Czechoslovakia during the 1930s and 1940s 17 - 19 September 2008 Venue: Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London Call for Papers The Research Centre for German & Austrian Exile Studies at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies invites contributions for a conference from 17 to 19 September 2008, marking the 70th anniversary of the Munich Agreement in 1938 and the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Communist government in 1948 on the subject of exile in and from Czechoslovakia during the 1930s and 1940s. Papers on exile following the Prague Spring 1968 will also be considered, as will German-speaking exile from other former Hapsburg lands. Suggested topic areas include: - Aspects of German-speaking exile in Czechoslovakia prior to 1939 (political, cultural etc) - Czech Refugee Trust Fund in Czechoslovakia - Czech Refugee Trust Fund in Britain - The British response to the Czech plight of 1938 - Czech refugee organisations in Britain - Czech government in exile - Relations between Czech refugee groups in Britain and other exile groups - Post war remigration to Czechoslovakia - Exiled representatives of Czech culture in Britain e.g., writers, painters, musicians... Conference languages: English and German It is planned to publish the papers in the Yearbook of the Centre in 2009. If you wish to offer a paper, please send a synopsis of around 300 words in the first instance to both: Professor Charmian Brinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> AND Dr Marian Malet <email@example.com> as soon as possible and in any case by 31 December 2007. For information about the Research Centre and its Yearbook, visit http://igrs.sas.ac.uk/research_centres/exilestudies/index.html INSTITUTE OF GERMANIC & ROMANCE STUDIES University of London School of Advanced Study Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Telephone: +44 (0)20-7862 8966 Fax: +44 (0)20-7862 8970 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://igrs.sas.ac.uk __________________________________________________________ H-GERMANISTIK Netzwerk für literaturwissenschaftlichen Wissenstransfer Humanities-Network for German Literature and Philology mail: email@example.com www: http://www.h-germanistik.de Beiträge/contributions: firstname.lastname@example.org ___________________________________________________________