Europe 1945-1965, Comparative and Transnational Approaches: Conference Programme

Europe 1945-1965: Comparative and Transnational Approaches


Postgraduate Study Day

University of Reading

Saturday 29 October 2011

Whiteknights Campus

Old Whiteknights House

G09 Seminar Room

10h00-10h30: Registration/Coffee

10h30-10h40: Welcome and Introduction


Professor Pieter Lagrou, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium): ‘The New World of 1945?’

11h15-12h45: Post war legacies 

Chair: Jonathan Bell, University of Reading

Maxime Brébant, University of Reading

Prosecution of German war criminals in Europe after the Second World War: France, Belgium and the United-Kingdom

Declan O’Reilly, University of East Anglia

Subverting America Power: Switzerland, Interhandel and GAF Corporation, Two Decades in International Courts 1945-1965

Reeta Kangas, University of Kent

The Ghost of Hitler: The Memory of WWII in Pravda Cartoons

12h45-13h45: LUNCH

13h45-15h15: European Transnational Approaches of Decolonisation

Chair: Hilary Footitt, University of Reading

Duc Thuan Dao, University of Gießen (Germany)

German Legionnaires in the First Indochina War as Colonial Patrimony in German Democratic Republic’s propaganda

Joanna Warson, University of Portsmouth

France in Anglophone Africa: French policy and perceptions of Anglophone Africa from decolonisation to the post-colonial period

Laura Kottos, University of Reading

Integrating the Empire? Decolonisation and European integration in France, Belgium and the United Kingdom (1947-1957)

15h15- 15h30: Coffee Break

15h30-16h30: Enlarging Europe? Assessing Europe’s values and identity

Chair : Alan Cromartie, University of Reading

Victor Fernandez Soriano, Université Libre de Belgique (Belgium)

The Community and the Dictators: Political Criteria and Southern Europe’s Integration into the EEC before ‘Transitions’

David Richardson, University of Birmingham

Between politics and the public: the anti-EEC campaign in the 1960s

16h30-17h00: Round Table and Conclusions:

Professor Andrew Knapp, University of Reading


18h00. Conference Meal at Carluccio’s Restaurant (Italian Food). Pre-Booking required before the 20th October 2011.


Maxime Brébant (

Laura Kottos (

Please Register to before the 20th October 2011. Attendance is free but registration is essential. Lunch will be provided but the cost of the conference meal will not be met by the University of Reading.

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