28-29 April 2022
The Global 1922: ‘Local Sites, Global Contexts’
The year 2022 marks the centenary of the end of Greek-Turkish War of 1919-1922. This war was one of the final conflicts of a decade-long series of wars to which historians have referred as the ‘Greater War’ decade. The Greek-Turkish War coincided with the end of the many conflicts and diplomatic or political processes that transformed eastern Europe and Russia as well as the near and middle East. It also marked an acute humanitarian crisis following the dislocation of minority populations across the Aegean Sea – one of the largest single population transfers of the Greater War decade.
Taking the centenary as its starting point, ‘The Global 1922’ project connects the topical events in Anatolia with diplomatic and political processes that transformed (south)eastern Europe and the near/middle East. It revisits the history of humanitarianism and forced migration in the context of imperial transitions, nationalist transformations, and state-building processes across lands and seas in flux from western Europe, east-central Europe to the eastern Mediterranean and beyond.
This area of study has never been more important, given the multiple refugee crises facing Europe and the Black Sea region today.
Keep informed about this project here: www.theglobal1922.com
Join us on 28-29 April 2022 for our hybrid workshop on ‘The Global 1922: Local Sites, Global Contexts’.
The Modern Greek Studies Association Innovation Fund; Past and Present Society; The A.G. Leventis Foundation; King’s College London Arts and Humanities Faculty’s Small Projects Scheme; Centre for Hellenic Studies and Sir Michael Howard Centre for the History of War, King’s College London; Centre for Modern History, Panteion University; Centre for War Studies, University College Dublin