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Call for papers: 14th Genealogies of Memory

Main stakeholder

European Network Remembrance and Solidarity


Application Deadline

19 May 2024






We are pleased to announce that the application for the 14th conference within the Genealogies of Memory ‘Gentry, Nobility, Aristocracy: the Post-feudal Perspectives’ is now open! Application deadline is 19 May 2024. The conference will take place in Warsaw on 25–27 September 2024. The vital and complex role of the landowning elites in the political, economic, and cultural history of Europe has been extensively researched, resulting in a wealth of literature. However, the question of how this role has been remembered since the dissolution of these elites as a social class, and what the implications of this memory and legacy are for contemporary European societies, has only recently been addressed by sociologists, historians, and anthropologists. The opening hypothesis of the conference is that post-feudal social structures, which were a consequence of the power dynamics between the landowners and peasants, can be examined through a perspective of the longue durée. The existence of landowners as a class was brought to an end by political decisions and revolutionary movements, or gradually transitioned into social and political systems based on more democratic principles. This led to various legacies from the past, modes of remembrance, and finally, legal and economic circumstances. These diverse trajectories serve as a reminder of the East-West dichotomy in Europe, as in part of Central and Eastern Europe the end of the landowners' domination came with bloodshed and violence, as part of the making of the ‘Bloodlands’. However, our aim is to go beyond this dichotomy and see whether schemes other than East-West can be employed to understand the diversity of the gentry, nobility and aristocracy history in Europe. Theme:Gentry, Nobility, Aristocracy: the Post-feudal Perspectives Date: 25–27 September 2024, Warsaw Application deadline: 19 May 2024.

How to apply

To apply please send the following documents to: genealogies@enrs.eu The deadline for the submission is 19th of May 2024: o Abstract (maximum 300 words) o Brief biographical note (up to 200 words) o Scan/photo of the signed Consent Clause Applicants will be notified of the results in mid-June 2024. Written draft papers (2,000–2,500 words) should be submitted by 25th of August 2024. Papers should aim to be 20 minutes, to be delivered in English.

Thematic focus

Cultural History

Economic History

Environmental History

Intellectual History

Local History

Social History


Genealogies of Memory conference Details