Polish-German History. A New Historiographical Field and its Contribution to the History of Europe

German-Polish history is an innovative and stimulating field in the history of Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. We propose to reflect the historiographical and memorial challenges that governed the formation of this field as well as the concepts and methods on which it has since been built. They are now the basis for the dynamics of the field, due in particular to its ability to associate different scales of analysis from the local to the global level. Special attention will be paid to the contribution of Polish-German history and other »bi-national« historiographies like Franco-German history to the project of writing European history especially when it comes to the specific approaches forged or adopted by historians in these fields (transfer, shared history, histoire croisée, connected history, entangled history, Zwischenraum).


  • Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
  • Deutsches Historisches Institut Warschau (DHI Warschau)
  • Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris (DHIP)
  • École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris: Centre d’études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre-européen, Centre Georg Simmel, Centre de recherches historiques
  • Polska Akademia Nauk, Stacja Naukowa w Paryżu
  • Université de Lille: Institut de recherches historiques du Septentrion
  • Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu

Scientific Committee: Jawad DAHEUR (CNRS, Paris), Jürgen FINGER (DHIP), Maciej GÓRNY (DHI Warschau), Catherine GOUSSEFF (CNRS, Paris), Morgane LABBÉ (EHESS, Paris), Thomas SERRIER (université de Lille).

Conference languages: English, German

Information and reservation:

1st conference day and 1st round table: event@dhi-paris.fr

2nd conference day and 2nd round table: secretariat@paris.pan.pl



12 - 13 lut 2020


13:30 - 19:00