International Conference, Saint-Nazaire

Event Details

End: June 24, 2017

The United States in France and Europe, 1917-1920: Circulation and diffusion of ideas and knowledge

International conference, Saint-Nazaire


June 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2017

Organisation: Michel Catala and Stanislas Jeannesson (Université de Nantes)


This conference, organised within the framework of the World War I Centenary French Programme, will attempt at shedding new light on the American entry in war in April 1917 as a decisive event for the end of the conflict as well as the 20th century history. Military and diplomatic aspects, in the usual sense, have been studied on many occasions and thus, will not be thoroughly studied. We will focus on a wide cultural area and will pay particular attention to the consequences of the American presence on the Old Continent during the last years of the war and the first years of the after-war period.


Researchers should send their proposals to and before January 15th, 2017. Proposals will consist of an abstract of the paper (one page) and a brief CV. The organisation and the scientific committee will examine them in January 2017. Papers could be in French or in English. The conference is organised by the Research Centre for International and Atlantic History (Université de Nantes) and the LabEx EHNE (“Écrire une Histoire Nouvelle de l’Europe”), in the framework of the World War I Centenary French Programme and with the support of the City of Saint-Nazaire.