St. Marks Place, 1968. Foto: James Jowers.
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On the following pages you may find information on our research interests, on publications and on our courses.


St. Marks Place, 1968. Foto: James Jowers. Quelle: George Eastman House. No restrictions.

Picture of the dead sea
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Matter and Meaning
Workshop on Environmental Humanities

Second workshop “matter and meaning” hosted at the Environmental Science Center (WZU) of the University of Augsburg investigates both material histories and the intricate relationships that exist between societies and their material and ecological environment.

Workshop 30 September - 1 October 2024
Environmental Science Center (WZU) of the University of Augsburg

Please respond with an abstract of 500-750 words by May 31, 2024 and send materials to Annette Bayer

For more details please click here

[Translate to Englisch:] Zwei Artilleriegeschütze aus dem 1. Weltkrieg

The great war, 1918-1941
International conference - 25 to 27 June - Amiens

To extend the Great War until 1923 is to make use of one of the main historiographical advances of the Centenary, namely, the expansion of the conflict’s time-frame before 1914 but above all after 1918. As the final phase of a conflict that did not end in 1918, 1918-1923 corresponds to the difficult processes of exiting the war.

Sven Reichardt (University of Konstanz): Defeat, revolutions and violence, 1918-23
Tuesday 25th June, 11.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Université de Picardie Jules Verne
Centre international de Recherche de l'Historial de la Grande Guerre

Geschichte und Gesellschaft - Zeitschrift für Historische Sozialwissenschaft

New from January 1, 2024

The magazine “Geschichte und Gesellschaft” is created at the Chair of Contemporary History at the University of Konstanz in collaboration with the Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Publisher. The editorial team, located in Konstanz, is the interface between the authors, editors and reviewers of “Geschichte und Gesellschaft” and Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.