GDR goes ‘Glocal’ Culture, Cooperation, and Conflict – CALL FOR PAPERS

Date / time: 31 December, 12:00 am

GDR goes 'Glocal' Culture, Cooperation, and Conflict - CALL FOR PAPERS


Event dates: 13th – 14th June 2024
Location: Warburg-Haus, Hamburg, Germany

Call for Papers, deadline –  31 December 2023

No single country symbolised the physical and ideological post-war division of Europe as vividly as the German Democratic Republic (GDR). And yet, despite its anti-capitalist rhetoric and the building of the Wall in 1961, the GDR was far from being an insular state. Beyond its shared culture and myriad relationships with West Germany, it also sought global recognition and international leverage with socialist and non-socialist countries alike.

GDR goes “Glocal” aims to bring together scholars from various disciplines – and at any stage in their career – to explore the GDR’s local and global relationships in all their complexity. In doing so, we hope to provide a forum for interdisciplinary discourse and work toward a nuanced and multifaceted understanding of the GDR’s international networks, partnerships, rivalries, and exchanges.

The proceedings will be published with a major academic publisher.

We welcome abstracts (200-300 words) for papers on subjects including:

  • Artistic and Cultural Exchanges
  • Medicine and Science
  • Solidarity and Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • National Security
  • Surveillance and Espionage
  • Trade Fairs and Commerce
  • Sports and Tourism
  • Migration and Diaspora- Fashion and Subculture

Please send submissions by the 31st December 2023 to: