The League of Nations: The First Global Peacekeeping Organization in the Changing World – Interdependencies and Reflexions
The international conference is organized by the Institute of History of the Czech Academy of Sciences; the Department of Global History at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University; National Archives; Institute of East European History, University of Vienna; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
When the last shots of the just-finished war fell silent in November 1918, it became clear that the emerging post-war period was an opportunity to transform Europe, or even the entire world order. Subsequent talks in Paris set the framework for international relations at a time when Europe and the world were amid war and peace and faced various crises, or smaller and larger conflicts.
The principle of balance of power was changed with the principle of collective security and founding of a new world organization. Thus, the League of Nations, founded in 1920, along with other world organizations (Nansen International Office of Refugees, International Criminal Police Commission, etc.), aimed to minimize the possibility of repeating major wars in the future and to create an ideal global community with full cooperation in the political, economic, social and cultural spheres.
The conference intends to provide answers to questions how the League of Nations functioned in post-war Europe as well as globally, and challenges and obstacles the first world peace organization. Welcomed are papers that approach the legacy of the League of Nations and other world peace-keeping organizations in broader methodological and conceptual perspectives, with regard to specific implications in the context of the Interbellum.
Please send proposals of contributions – title, abstract (no longer than 300 words), CV
– by 11 March 2022 to the following email address:
email@example.com (for communication in English)
firstname.lastname@example.org (for communication in German)