“The Great War and the Modern World”
Date: 26 May 2010 – 27 May 2010
The Moscow International Conference “The Great War and the Modern
World” aims to commemorate great and tragic events that radically
changed the modern history – the Great War of 1914 – 1918 and the
creation of the Versailles – Washington world order.
Academic scholars and independent researchers are expected to
scrutinize various political, socio-economic, cultural and demographic
aspects of the global catastrophe, including its origins, general course,
key phases and consequences. The problem of the Russian
participation in the First World War will be especially focused on. In
accordance to the profile of the IIUEP certain attention will be granted
to political and ecological problems of the Great War in the context of
the human civilization.
The Organizing Committee will review results of the Internet
competition which is held for students and precedes the beginning of
the Conference sessions. The authors of the most interesting works on
the history of the Great War will be awarded with valuable prizes.
Besides, they will be given the floor to present their papers to
The Organizing Committee will also arrange a collection of rare
authentic documents from the funds of the Russian State Archive of
Military History to be displayed for the speakers and other participants.
The Russian State Historical Museum will exhibit artifacts relating to
the period of the First World War.
We expect representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church and other
religious confessions to take part in the Conference meetings.
Three plenary and twelve panel sessions stand on the agenda of the
Conference. Regular coffee-breaks, lunches and a banquet will be held
for all speakers and guests of the Conference. Excursions to the Russian
State Historical Museum and the Museum of Mod-ern History will also be
arranged for participants.
D. Yu. PIGILOV
Call for papers deadline: 15 April 2010
D. Yu. PIGILOV
(495) 231-44-50 (add.230)