Centre Marc Bloch
Friedrichstra├če 191
10117 Berlin
9 am - 3.15 pm (Friday); 9.30 am - 12.00 pm (Saturday)
Dr. Michele Mioni
Partic. Organisation
Sonderforschungsbereich 1342 "Globale Entwicklungsdynamiken von Sozialpolitik", Universit├Ąt Bremen


15 October 2021

Germaine Tillion Room, 7th Floor

Welcoming of participants and public

Institutional and scientific introductions

Keynote: Klaus Petersen (University of Southern Denmark)

Panel 1: Entangling National and International Perspectives: the Case with UNRRA and Italy (WWII)

Healthcare, Politics and Welfare Reforms. The Health Division of the Unrra Italian Mission, 1944-1947
Silvia Inaudi (Scuola Normale Superiore – Pisa)

A new school for a new Welfare. Education and social workers in the aftermath of the Second World War in Italy
Domenica La Banca (ISEM/CNR)

Redefining State-society relationships. Humanitarianism, social actors and post-war assistance policies in Italy and France
Giacomo Canepa (Scuola Normale Superiore – Pisa)

11:15-11:30 Break

Panel 2: Transformative Impacts of War: State Policy and Social Actors (WWI)

Idlers, Victims, Heroes: the Unemployed under Military Occupation (Belgium, 1914-1918)
Sophie De Schaepdrijver (The Pennsylvania State University), Samuel Kruizinga (University of Amsterdam)

Unreliable Promises: Citizenship, Economic Persecution and Right to Compensation for War Damages in the German case (1914-1928)
Cristiano La Lumia (University of Naples Federico II – Scuola Superiore Meridionale)

‘L’aigle Boche sera vaincu. La tuberculose doit l’être aussi’. National and International Mobilisations against the TB in France, 1914-1922
Michele Mioni (University of Bremen)

War and the establishment of welfare ministries
Herbert Obinger (University of Bremen, SFB 1342)

12:45-14:00 Lunch

Panel 3: Transformative Impacts of War: State Policy and Social Actors (WWII)

Hyperinflation as a Laboratory for Socio-economic Reforms: the social foundations of post-war stability in Hungary, 1945-1946
Szinan Radi (University of Nottingham)

Towards «National Welfare»: Social Change and Cooperation between Czechs and Germans during the Second World War
Radka Šustrová (University of Cambridge)

The universal military conscription and its aftermath in Europe: the change of the paradigm of the civil-military relations
Serhiy Choliy (Kyiv Polytechnic Institute)

16 October 2021

Germaine Tillion Room, 7th Floor

Panel 4: Warfare and Welfare on a Global and Transnational Scale (WWI and II)

Europe in need: women in humanitarian aid in the first half of the 20th century
Francesca Piana (ISG – Trento)

From charity to welfare. The transnational role of the Pontificia Commissione di Assistenza (1944-1953)
Elena Serina (University of Naples Federico II – Scuola Superiore Meridionale)

The Warfare-Welfare Nexus in British and French West African Colonies in the Course of the First and Second World Wars
Carina Schmitt & Amanda Shriwise (University of Bremen, SFB 1342)

11:00 -12:00
General discussion and conclusions



Michele Mioni (Univerity of Bremen),

Fabien Théofilakis (Paris 1/CHS_CMB),


The event should - theoretically - be held in a hybrid format with the presence of a public at the Marc Bloch Center provided that the «3-G» rule (vaccinated, cured, tested) is respected. For those tested, the negative result must not be older than 24 hours (rapid test) or 48 hours
(PCR test).
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