Home » Event » Changing Perspectives on Resistance during the Second World War

Changing Perspectives on Resistance during the Second World War

International Conference

From 18 to 20 September 2024, the Department of History of the University of Antwerp will host an international conference on the history of resistance during the Second World War, exploring its conceptual and methodological evolutions.Almost eighty years after the end of the Second World War and after the resistance to the fascist and nazi occupiers emerged from its shadows, this conference aims to unite the wealth of perspectives and insights generated by resistance historiography during these past decades.

The conference will include panels on the impact of prewar identities and experiences on resistance, female resistance, Jewish resistance, expanding the notion of resistance and resistance at the dawn of postwar society.

With keynote speeches by prof. Claire Andrieu (Sciences Po), dr. Jelena Batinic (Stanford University), prof. Emmanuel Debruyne (UCLouvain), prof. em. Paula Schwartz (Middlebury College) and prof. Ismee Tames (Utrecht University).

Scientific committee: prof. Koen Aerts (Ghent University), prof. Marnix Beyen (University of Antwerp), Michèle Corthals (University of Antwerp), prof. Emmanuel Debruyne (UCLouvain), prof. Pieter Lagrou (Université libre de Bruxelles), prof. Roschanack Shaery-Yazdi (University of Antwerp), Babette Weyns (Ghent University), dr. Nico Wouters (State Archives of Belgium).

Welcome to this international conference, in which the Resistance History Network is a partner!

You can find the full programme on the conference website here

You can register here