Britain, the League of Nations and the New International Order
The University of Edinburgh, in association with the National Library of Scotland, will be hosting a free online Conference from 20-21 November 2020.
November 2020 marks the centenary of the first meeting of the Assembly of the League of Nations in Geneva.
Because of the continuing uncertainties presented by COVID-19, the conference will be held entirely online, through Microsoft Teams. There is no registration fee, but all attendees must register their interest via the Conference website: http://edin.ac/LofNCfP.
We would welcome 20-minute papers on any of the following aspects of the work of the League, and its role in the shaping of the post-First World War international system:
- The work of the League – mandates, minority protection, refugees, economics and finance, disarmament and peace-making
- The British Foreign Office and Geneva – the League Council and Assembly, British priorities
- The League and its operation – the international civil service, the League and international law
- The social work of the League – health, trafficking, women’s rights and gender equality
- The cultural impact and legacy of the League – the LNU, peace movements, the League and popular culture, global governance in the twentieth and twenty-first century
Those wishing to present papers are invited to submit a 250-word abstract and one-page CV to Dr David Kaufman, by email: D.Kaufman@ed.ac.uk, by 20 August 2020.
Professor Glenda Sluga (University of Sydney)
Professor Peter Jackson (University of Glasgow)
Dr Madeleine Dungy (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)