18-20 SET | International Conference “A Century of Internationalisms”

The International Conference “A Century of Internationalisms: the promise and legacies of the League of Nations” will be held between September 18-20 at ISCTE-IUL and the National Library.

PROGRAMME
September 18, 2019
Venue: National Library Auditorium

11h00-13h00 / 14h00-16h00

Registration – ISCTE-IUL (Building II, First Floor)

14h30-15h00

Welcome Remarks – National Library Auditorium

15h00-17h15

Round Table: The League of Nations: History and Legacies – National Library Auditorium
Moderation: Pedro Aires Oliveira, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

  • Patricia Clavin, University of Oxford
  • Patrick Finney, Aberystwyth University
  • Philippe Rygiel, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
  • Rui Tavares, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

17h30-18h30

Panel: League of Nations Archival Projects – National Library Auditorium
Moderation: Aurora Almada e Santos, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

  • Colin Wells, United Nations Library at Geneva
    The League of Nations Goes Digital: New Opportunities for Research in the League of Nations Archives
  • Margarida Lages & Helena Pinto Janeiro, Archive and Library of the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal & Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon
    Mapping out the League of Nations in Portugal

18h30

Port wine tasting

 

September 19, 2019
Venue: ISCTE-IUL

8h30-13h00 / 14h00-18h30

Registration (Building II, First Floor)

9h00-9h40

Keynote Address – Auditorium B2.03 (Building II, Second Floor)
Moderation: Cristina Rodrigues, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

  • Nicholas Werth, Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent
    L’Union des Républiques Socialistes Soviétiques à Genève, 1934-1939

09h40-11h20

Session 1 – The League of Nations Institutional Dimensions – Auditorium B2.03 (Building II, Second Floor)
Moderation: Fernando Martins, University of Évora

  • Katja Naumann, Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe & Leipzig University
    Empowering the League of Nations: Postimperial Transformations in Eastern Europe and Trans-national Agency in the League’s Secretariat
  • Karen Gram-Skjoldager, Aarhus University
    An Institution in the Making. A Sociological Exploration of the League of Nations Secretariat 1919-1946
  • Torsten Kahlert, Aarhus University & Humboldt University of Berlin
    Inventors of International Bureaucracy. Prosopography of International Civil Servants of the League of Nations Secretariat

Session 2 – The League of Nations and Technical Cooperation – Room C2.05 (Building II, Second Floor)
Moderation: João Paulo Avelãs Nunes, Centre of 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Coimbra

  • Paul Weinbaum, Duquesne University Pittsburgh
    Epidemics, Politics and Public Health, Ludwik Rajchman MD, The League of Nations Health Organization and the Creation of a Transnational Health Organization
  • Quintino Lopes, NOVA University of Lisbon & University of Évora
    Science and Diplomacy in the 1930s: The [Portuguese] National Education Board and the League of Nations
  • David Petruccelli, Dartmouth College
    The League of Nations and the Making of the Illiberal International Order

Session 3 – League of Nations, Refugees and Minorities Question – Room B1.02 (Building II, First Floor)
Moderation: Yvette Santos, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

  • David J. Smith, University of Glasgow
    Talking Past Each Other. Minority Rights and the Differing Statehood Conceptions of the European Nationalities Congress and the League’
  • Marina Germane, University of Glasgow
    ‘The Two Great Minorities of 1918’: Germans and Jews at the Congress of European Nationalities (1925-1933)
  • Oskar Mulej, Austrian Academy of Sciences
    The German Nationalist Subversion of the European Nationalities Congress, 1933-1938
  • Timo Aava, Austrian Academy of Sciences & University of Vienna
    Mikhail Kurchinskii’s International Minority Activism in the European Nationalities Congress, 1925-1939

11h20-11h40

Coffee-break (Building II, First Floor)

11h40-13h00

Session 1 – Women and the League of Nations – Room C2.05 (Building II, Second Floor)
Moderation: Helena Pinto Janeiro, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

  • Dagmar Wernitznig, University of Ljubljana
    ‘In the Antechambers of Power’: Women and Women’s Roles in the League of Nations
  • Sara Ercolani, University of Bologna
    The Fight against the Traffic of Women and Minors Before and Within the League of Nations: A Path to Legitimacy for the European Civil Society
  • Nova Robinson, Seattle University
    The Committee of Experts on the Legal Status of Women and Measuring the Status of “All the World’s Women”

Session 2 – The League of Nations and International Security – Room B1.02 (Building II, First)
Moderation: Bruno Cardoso Reis, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

  • Joseph A. Maiolo, King’s College London
    The League of Nations, the Problem of Raw Materials and the Crisis of World Order in the 1930s
  • David Ekbladh, Tufts University
    Plowshares into Swords: The League as an Instrument of War
  • Natali Stegmann, University of Regensburg
    Social Rights and Conceptions of Peace in an East Central European Perceptive

13h00-14h30

Lunch break

14h30-15h10

Keynote Address – Auditorium B2.03 (Building II, Second Floor)
Moderation: João Paulo Avelãs Nunes, Centre of 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Coimbra

  • Philippe Rygiel, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
    Dreaming of a Forum? International Legal Conversations on the Society of Nations in the Pre-1914 World

15h10-16h30

Session 1 – The United States and League of Nations – Room C2.05 (Building II, Second Floor)
Moderation: Mónica Dias, Portuguese Catholic University

  • Geert Van Goethem, Institute of Social History & Ghent University
    Sidelined: International Social Policy and the American Architects of a New World Order (1941-1943)
  • Ross A. Kennedy, Illinois State University
    A Commitment to Judge: Woodrow Wilson’s Conception of Collective Security under the League of Nations

Session 2 – Regional Perspectives on the League of Nations – Room B1.02 (Building II, First Floor)
Moderation: Pedro Aires Oliveira, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

  • Carolin Liebish-Gümüs, Kiel University
    Turkish Nation Building through the Lens of the League of Nations
  • Jesús Manuel Bermejo Roldán, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
    Comparative Analysis of the Integration and Performance of the Two Small Iberian Powers in the League of Nations (1919-1939)
  • Andrei Mamolea, McGill University’s Faculty of Law
    Escaping Washington’s Tutelage: Latin America at the League of Nations

16h30-16h50

Coffee-break (Building II, First Floor)

16h50-18h10

Session 1 – Cultural Approaches – Room C2.05 (Building II, Second Floor)
Moderation: Cláudia Ninhos, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

  • Carolyn Biltoft, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
    Switzerland: Decoding the Balance Sheet: Material Objects, Symbolic Capital and the Liquidation of the League of Nations
  • Sebastian M. Spitra, University of Vienna & University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor
    Constructing International Community within the League of Nations: The Ambivalent Case of Cultural Heritage
  • Ilaria Scaglia, Aston University
    Feeling the League of Nations: A Perspective from the History of Emotions
September 20, 2019
Venue: ISCTE-IUL

8h30-13h00 / 14h00-16h00

Registration (Building II, First Floor)

9h00-9h40

Keynote Address – Auditorium B2.03 (Building II, Second Floor)
Moderation: Patrick Finney, Aberystwyth University

  • Patricia Clavin, University of Oxford
    Britain, Security, and the League of Nations

9h40-11h20

Session 1 – The Mandate System and Empires – Auditorium B2.03 (Building II, Second Floor)
Moderation: Helena Pinto Janeiro, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

  • Thomas Gidney, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
    An Anomaly among Anomalies’: Colonial Member States at the League of Nations
  • Kate Burlingham, California State University
    From Hearing to Heresy: Angola, the Ross Report, and the League of Nations’ Temporary Slavery Commission
  • Jelmer Vos, University of Glasgow
    The League of Nations and the Discourse of ‘New Slaveries’ in Africa, 1900-2000
  • Gavan Duffy, National University of Ireland-Galway
    “The Obligation to Work [is] Recognised in all Civilised Nations”: The Permanent Mandates Commission and Labour Issues in the British Empire C Mandates1920-1926

Session 2 – Women and the League of Nations – Room C2.05 (Building II, Second Floor)
Moderation: Inácia Rezola, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

  • Rebecca Shriver, Missouri Southern State University
    Europe’s Threat to the League: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s Debate over European Integration and Protecting the League of Nations, 1923-1933
  • Marie-Michèle Doucet, Royal Military College of Canada
    The Women of the World Want to Disarm: The League of Nations and the Disarmament Questions in the early 1930s
  • Andrew M. Johnston, Carleton University
    “A Little Child, Born of Dissipated Parents”: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s Feminist Critique of the League of Nations, 1919-1924

Session 3 – The League of Nations Institutional Dimensions – Room B1.02 (Building II, First Floor)
Moderation: Rui Aballe Vieira, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

  • Martin Bemmann, University of Freiburg
    The League and the World. How and Why the League’s Economic Intelligence Service Shaped the Statistical Image of the World Economy
  • Hannah Tyler, University of Lausanne
    Show Me the Money: The Financial Structure of the League of Nations Between 1920 and 1933

11h20-11h40

Coffee-break (Building II, First Floor)

11h40-12h40

Session 1 – The League of Nations and International Security – Room C2.05 (Building II, Second Floor)
Moderation: Luís Nuno Rodrigues, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

  • Thomas W. Bottelier & Nicholas Mulder, Erasmus University Rotterdam / King’s College London & Columbia University
    Not Appeasement but Internationalism: A New Look at Non-Intervention in the Spanish Civil War
  • Rob Konkel, Princeton University
    The League’s Raw Materials Problem: Metallic Minerals, Trading Blocs, and the Limits of Internationalism in the Age of Disequilibrium

Session 2 – Refugees and Humanitarianism – Room B1.02 (Building II, First Floor)
Moderation: Yvette Santos, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

  • Tomás Irish, Swansea University
    The “Moral Basis” of Reconstruction: The League of Nations and Intellectual Relief in the Aftermath of the Great War
  • Hazuki Tate, Musashi University
    Cooperation and Competition between the League of Nations and the Red Cross Movement in their First Humanitarian Activities in the Post-War World

12h40-14h00

Lunch break

14h00-14h40

Keynote Address – Auditorium B2.03 (Building II, Second Floor)
Moderation: Patricia Clavin, University of Oxford

  • Patrick Finney, Aberystwyth University
    Aberystwyth and the League Experiment

14h40-16h00

Session 1 – The League of Nations and Anti-imperialism/Anti-imperialist Movements – Room C2.05 (Building II, Second Floor)
Moderation: Aurora Almada e Santos, Institute of Contemporary History of the NOVA University of Lisbon

  • Michele L. Louro, Salem State University
    The Search for a “Real” League of Nations: The League against Imperialism and Alternative Histories of Interwar Internationalism
  • Dolf-Alexander Neuhaus, Free University Berlin
    Betraying Asia: Criticisms of the League of Nations in Colonial East Asia, 1919-1926
  • Reem Bailony, Agnes Scott College
    Competing Internationalisms and the Syrian Revolt of 1925

Session 2 – League of Nations and the “New Diplomacy”/Open or Public Diplomacy – Room B1.02 (Building II, First Floor)
Moderation: Daniel Marcos, Portuguese Institute of International Relations of the NOVA University of Lisbon

  • Erik Koenen, Arne L. Gellrich & Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz, University of Bremen
    The League of Nations “Open Diplomacy”-Strategy for a New Information Order
  • Pelle Van Dijk, European University Institute
    Influencing Indian Public Opinion: The League of Nations’ Bombay Office
  • Michael Auwers, University of Antwerp
    “Ces Dangereux Moyens de Pacifier l’Europe”. On the Strained Relationship between Professional Diplomats and the League of Nations

16h00-16h20

Coffee-break (Building II, First Floor)

16h20-17h00

Keynote Address – Auditorium B2.03 (Building II, Second Floor)
Moderation: Bruno Cardoso Reis, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

  • Mónica Dias, Portuguese Catholic University
    On American Greatness, Again … and the Urgency of Wilsonian Internationalism Today

17h00-18h20

Session 1 – The League of Nations and Non-State Actors – Room C2.05 (Building II, Second Floor)
Moderation: Ana Mónica Fonseca, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

  • Sarah Shields, University of North Carolina
    The League of Nations, Non-State Actors, and the Challenges of Intervention
  • Anne-Isabelle Richard, Leiden University
    The International Federation of League of Nations Societies
  • Jan Stöckmann, University of Oxford
    The Architects of International Relations: Academia and Diplomacy at the League of Nations

Session 2 – The League of Nations and the Clash of Ideologies – Room B1.02 (Building II, First Floor)
Moderation: Nicholas Werth, Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent

  • João Arsénio Nunes, ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon
    The Comintern and the League of Nations
  • Martin Beddeleem & Hagen Schulz-Forberg, Aarhus University
    Intellectual Cooperation at the League of Nations: A Cradle for Neoliberalism?

18h20

Closing session – Auditorium B2.03 (Building II, Second Floor)

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