WeberWorldCafé: Narrating the First World War – Experiences and Reports from Transregional Perspectives

World Café, Max Weber Stiftung, Berlin

How did civilians live and work at the home front? How did artists and writers document their experiences in the trenches? How did the war influence people outside of Europe? The Max Weber Stiftung and the Forum Transregionale Studien would like to kindly invite you to the WeberWorldCafé "Narrating the First World War - Experiences and Reports from Transregional Perspectives", an exclusive event with international experts hosted at and in cooperation with the Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM) in Berlin on September 16, 2014.

During the afternoon experts and participants will discuss the events of the First World War from an interdisciplinary and transregional perspective. With the help of primary sources the guests will be given the opportunity to explore the impact of the war on everyday life of contemporaries all over the world.

The WeberWorldCafé will take place at the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, from 2-6 p.m. It will be introduced by a 45-minute guided tour through the First World War exhibition of the DHM.

The guests of our WeberWorldCafé are:

1. Western Europe: Elisa Marcobelli, Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris / Dr. Juliane Haubold-Stolle, curator of the exhibition 1914–1918. Der Erste Weltkrieg, Deutsches Historisches Museum

2. Central Europe: Dr. Frank Reichherzer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Dr. Silke Fehlemann, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

3. Eastern Europe: Dr. Stephan Lehnstaedt, Deutsches Historisches Institut Warschau /Andreas Mix, curator of the exhibition 1914–1918. Der Erste Weltkrieg, Deutsches Historischen Museum

4. North America/Oceania: Dr. Sebastian Jobs, John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, Freie Universität Berlin / Dr. Christina Spittel, University of New South Wales Canberra

5. Western Asia: Dr. Philipp Wirtz, SOAS, University of London / Dr. Nazan Maksudyan, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University

6. Near and Middle East: Dr. Valeska Huber, Deutsches Historisches Institut London /Fatameh Masjedi, Zentrum Moderner Orient

7. East Asia/South Asia: Dr. Torsten Weber, Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien Tokyo / Dr. Samiksha Sehrawat, Newcastle University

8. Africa: Dr. Michelle Moyd, Indiana University / Dr. Joe Lunn, University of Michigan

Join the discussions whether you know everything or nothing about the First World War – everybody is welcome! There is only a limited number of places available. Please register until August 15, 2014 via schifferdecker(at)

Following the WeberWorldCafé there will be a panel discussion “Im Gedenkjahr nichts Neues? – Der Erste Weltkrieg und die Zukunft Europas” which all participants are welcome to attend.