CfP: Transatlantic Socialists and Anarchists in the 19th and 20th Centuries: Between New Freedom and Forced Integration

Call for papers, deadline 10 February 2017

The globalized world around 1900 not only provided possibilities for the exchange of trade goods, but ideas were exchanged in greater numbers as well. Especially anarchist and socialist networks show a high grade of transnationality at the end of the 19th and during the first third of the 20th century.

The aim of a two-day-conference in Würzburg, Germany therefore is to closely analyze these networks and their particularly transatlantic shape. Next to German left thinkers, who were responsible for the founding of American left organizations, anarchists and socialists from other European countries should be analyzed with regard to their transatlantic impact. We ask for proposals in German or English that deal, but are not limited to one of the following topics:

  • Transatlantic left networks
  • Biographic case studies
  • Publications and their impact
  • Transatlantic perceptions of socialism and anarchism
  • Reasons for and results of these transatlantic perspectives
  • Exile and political integration of transatlantic left thinkers
  • Internationalization and change of left ideas

Proposals (around 300 words) and a short CV shall be sent until February 10, 2017 to In case of further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers.


Frank Jacob
History Department
22205 56th Ave, Bayside,
11364 New York