Historical Geographies of Peace and International Cooperation, Bamberg, 12.06.2020 – 13.06.2020.

The Professorship of Historical Geography at the University of Bamberg cordially invites you to the Central European Conference of Historical Geographers on Historical Geographies of Peace and International Cooperation. The conference will take place in Bamberg, Germany, on June 12-13, 2020.

Crises conflicts and wars left and are leaving their mark in space. The last Central European Conference of Historical Geographers, which took place in Prague in 2018, looked at numerous Military and Postmilitary Landscapes and dealt, among other things, with the Great Wars of the 20th century. The next CECHG in Bamberg will focus on peace and international cooperation in 225 years after the publication of Immanuel Kant’s writings on Perpetual Peace and 75 years after the signing of the Charter of the United Nations.

The focus will be on the spatial conditions and consequences of peace, cooperation and dialogue. Different events and processes at different scales can be considered, from the local level to the spatial effects of international and transnational organizations to global interdependencies. The focus should not be exclusively on peace processes of the 20th century, even if prominent examples such as the Paris Peace Conference after the First World War or the Allied Peace Conferences after the Second World War can be considered here. We are also looking for contributions that deal with the spatial conditions of peace, cooperation and dialogue in past centuries.

We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for papers at the Central European Conference of Historical Geographers to be held in Bamberg, Germany, June 12-13, 2020, organised by the Professorship of Historical Geography, University of Bamberg.

Papers are welcome on any aspect of historical geographies of peace and international cooperation, espessaly:
– Peace Congresses and their venues
– International conferences and geographical praxis
– Historical geographies of international alliances
– The European Union and its historical geography
– Historical geographies of NGO’s
– International scientific societies
– Transnational cooperation
– Historical geography of peace treaties
– Territorial disputes and cartographical praxis
– Diplomatic networks and their spatial patterns
– Historical geography of protest
– Vanishing borders
– Historical patterns of non violence
– Kropotkin and the idea of cooperation
– Globalisation
– Landscapes of peace and memory

Proposals for papers should be submittet as pdf file via email on
cechg2020.histgeo@uni-bamberg.de no later than October 15, 2019.


Patrick Reitinger

University of Bamberg
The Professorship of Historical Geography