Programme de recherche de la Sorbonne sur la Guerre froide (Sorbonne Cold War History Project) in partnership with Deutsches Historisches Institut (The German Historical Institute, Paris) will host the conference "France and the German Question, 1945-1990" in Paris from February 7-9, 2013.
The conveners invite contributions in English dealing among others with any of the following topics over specific periods or the whole duration of the Cold War (please note that the conference will take place exclusively in English):
- French perceptions/approaches of Germany and the German problem/question, including the role of memories of the pre-1945 period.
- France and the division/unification of Germany;
- Franco-German relations and the German question;
- France, third parties (e.g. the U.S., the UK, Italy, etc.) and the German question;
- France, European construction and the German question;
- France, East-West relations and the German question;
- France, the Atlantic Alliance and the German question:
- France and the German question as seen from Germany;
- France and the German question as seen by third parties, including from a comparative perspective.
The deadline for proposals is May 8, 2012. Proposals should include a title, a one page outline and a one page CV of the author with a list of major books and articles.
Further details on the conference and how to apply can be found in the PDF below.