From Bregenz via Turkestan to Solothurn: Military Migration in the First World War in Transnational Perspective

Segesser, Daniel Marc (31 January 2018). From Bregenz via Turkestan to Solothurn: Military Migration in the First World War in Transnational Perspective (Unpublished). In: International Conference: Global War, Global Moments, Global Connections. Zürich, Schweiz. 31. Jan. – 02. Feb. 2018.

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For a long time the First World War has been analysed through national or at best bilateral perspectives. Transnational and global views of this war are a rather recent phenomenon and were pushed by a more general interest in such perspectives from about the 1990ties. This presentation tries to take up ideas of “moving actors” as well as “military migration” and focuses on the example of Romedius Wacker, a medical doctor caught between two worlds, his native Vorarlberg, which was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the world of his studies and professional life in Switzerland, which in the end made him a citizen of Feldbrunnen in the Canton of Solothurn. In between Wacker shared the life of millions as a prisoner of war in Turkestan, which makes him an ideal example for a military moving actor or a man shaped by military migration, although like in many other cases there are not many sources left to tell his life.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Swiss History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Modern and Contemporary History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Economic, Social and Environmental History

UniBE Contributor:

Segesser, Daniel

Subjects:

900 History
900 History > 910 Geography & travel
900 History > 920 Biography & genealogy
900 History > 940 History of Europe
900 History > 950 History of Asia

Language:

German

Submitter:

Daniel Segesser

Date Deposited:

16 Apr 2018 17:05

Last Modified:

16 Apr 2018 17:05

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.112012

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/112012

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