Empire, Food and Weather: A Historiographical Analysis

Segesser, Daniel Marc (6 December 2018). Empire, Food and Weather: A Historiographical Analysis (Unpublished). In: Empire, Armistice and Aftermath: The British Empire at the ‘End’ of the Great War. Singapore, Nanyang Technological University. 05.-07. Dezember 2018.

At the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 food and weather played almost no role at all. As recent and a few less recent studies (Krämer et al. 2016, Offer 1989, Segesser 2016) have shown, however, food and weather were essential elements for almost all belligerent countries during the war and in Germany right wing activists even claimed that it had been the “Hungerblockade”, which had finally brought their country down. Taking the theoretical framework of histoire croisée (Werner&Zimmermann 2006) as a starting point and based on an analysis of the Carnegie Economic and Social History of the World War of the 1920s and 1930s as well as of further publications the presentation proposed here wants to examine the relevance of food and weather during the war in post-war historiography with a special focus on the British Empire and particularly its non-metropolitan areas.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

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 > 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 > 940 History of Europe
900 History > 950 History of Asia
900 History > 970 History of North America
900 History > 990 History of other areas

Language:

English

Submitter:

Daniel Marc Segesser

Date Deposited:

09 Jan 2019 12:51

Last Modified:

09 Jan 2019 12:51

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/122467

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