New Approaches to Research on Everyday Life during World War II

Research on Everyday Life during World War II in the project "Societies under German Occupation – Experiences and Everyday Life in World War II"

Date: 27-28 September 2019

Venue: The Centre for Historical Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Berlin, Majakowskiring 47, 13156 Berlin

Organizers:

Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe

German Historical Institute Warsaw

in cooperation with German Culture Forum for Central and Eastern Europe and the Foundation House Upper Silesia

The Second World War still offers numerous research desiderata, e.g. the question of how trade, the exercise of free professional activities and other (leisure) occupations were organized during the German occupation. Social and everyday history, which under the influence of new research perspectives belong to fruitful fields of historical research, are among the topics that have not yet been sufficiently investigated. It is precisely through micro-historical questions that important insights can be gained, for example into the history of supply, trade and services.

The junior researcher conference aims to contribute to networking young scholars working in the field and to imparting further impulses for current research approaches to their work.

The conference language will be English.

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