Europe 1945-1965: Comparative and Transnational Approaches

Europe 1945-1965: Comparative and Transnational Approaches
University of Reading
29 October 2011
Deadline for registration: 20 October 2011


10h00-10h30: Registration/Coffee

10h30-10h40: Welcome and Introduction

10h40-11h15: Professor Pieter Lagrou, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium): ‘The New World of 1945?’

11h15-12h45: Post war legacies

Chair: Jonathan Bell, University of Reading

  • Maxime Brébant, University of Reading : Prosecution of German war criminals in Europe after the Second World War: France, Belgium and the United-Kingdom
  • Declan O’Reilly, University of East Anglia : Subverting America Power: Switzerland, Interhandel and GAF Corporation, Two Decades in International Courts 1945-1965
  • Reeta Kangas, University of Kent : The Ghost of Hitler: The Memory of WWII in Pravda Cartoons

12h45-13h45: LUNCH

13h45-15h15: European Transnational Approaches of Decolonisation

Chair: Hilary Footitt, University of Reading

  • Duc Thuan Dao, University of Gießen (Germany) : German Legionnaires in the First Indochina War as Colonial Patrimony in German Democratic Republic’s propaganda
  • Joanna Warson, University of Portsmouth : France in Anglophone Africa: French policy and perceptions of Anglophone Africa from decolonisation to the post-colonial period
  • Laura Kottos, University of Reading : Integrating the Empire? Decolonisation and European integration in France, Belgium and the United Kingdom (1947-1957)

15h15-15h30: Coffee Break

15h30-16h30: Enlarging Europe? Assessing Europe’s values and identity

Chair : Alan Cromartie, University of Reading

  • Victor Fernandez Soriano, Université Libre de Belgique (Belgium) : The Community and the Dictators: Political Criteria and Southern Europe’s Integration into the EEC before ‘Transitions’
  • David Richardson, University of Birmingham : Between politics and the public: the anti-EEC campaign in the 1960s

16h30-17h00: Round Table and Conclusions: Professor Andrew Knapp, University of Reading

18h00. Conference Meal at Carluccio’s Restaurant (Italian Food). Pre-Booking required before the 20th October 2011.

Co-organisers: Maxime Brébant ( and Laura Kottos (

Please Register to before the 20th October 2011. Attendance is free but registration is essential. Lunch will be provided but the cost of the conference meal will not be met by the University of Reading.

How to find us?

Location: Whiteknights Campus, Old Whiteknights House, G09 Seminar Room, University of Reading

Emilia Robin

Chercheuse associée à l'UMR SIRICE. Violons d'Ingres : guerre froide, médiation scientifique, logiciels libres

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