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European interwar history re-examined

How were the human world and the methods for its study reconceptualised in interwar European thought? A research study seeks to answer this question.
European interwar history re-examined
Scholars have been intrigued with the interwar period in Europe for decades. However, a key aspect that shaped this era has received little attention – that is, a new sense of fractured human time, of a disrupted history.

BETWEEN THE TIMES ("Between the times": Embattled temporalities and anti-historicism in interwar Europe) is an EU-funded project examining various creative and intellectual fields highly expressive of the difficulties and experiences of this period. It emphasises the junctions between scholarly fields, including theology, jurisprudence, classical studies, literary theory, linguistics and philosophy.

Additionally, the research study explores intellectual groupings as opposed to individual authors, and it challenges the focus of intellectual interwar history with a cross-European approach. Sources are groupings in Britain, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Romania and Russia.

Activities to date include a detailed mapping of state-of-the-art research and analysis of primary sources as well as presentations of research at universities, a website, training activities and an international workshop on internationalism during this historical period.

As a result, a cross-disciplinary approach to 20th century European intellectual history and research on the political ideas of intellectual groupings has been accomplished. Additionally, presentations and publications of the research results have been published.

The publications will contribute to efforts to recover and critically re-examine the continuities and intersections between European present and interwar history.

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Interwar history, Europe, BETWEEN THE TIME, intellectual groupings
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