The Allied Occupation of Germany Revisited: New Research on the Western Zones of Occupation, 1945-1949

29.-30.09.2016, Tagung, DHI London

The Allied occupation of Western Germany after the Second World War has long constituted a classic component in academic histories of post-war Germany. After having been the subject of sustained scholarly attention in the 1970s and 1980s, the subject has subsequently faced a decline in academic interest.

This two-day conference is intended to showcase new research and provide a forum for the presentation of innovative approaches to the history of the three western zones of occupation. It also aims to stimulate dialogue between historians of the different zones of occupation and so bring together hitherto almost entirely segregated historiographies.

The conference is supported by the Institute of Contemporary British History at King’s College London, the German Historical Institute London, the German History Society, the Society for the Study of French History, and the Beyond Enemy Lines project at King’s College London, funded by the European Research Council.

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Camilo Erlichman

School of History, Classics and Archaeology
The University of Edinburgh
William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School
Teviot Place
Edinburgh EH8 9AG
United Kingdom