Peace making after the First World War, 1919-1923

Hosted by the Department of International History

The National Archives and Lancaster House, United Kingdom

Two-Day Conference, 27-28 June 2019

To mark the centenary of the signature of the Treaty of Versailles, this two-day conference explored the peace making process after the First World War and explored other treaties that marked the formal end of hostilities: Saint-Germain (Austria), Neuilly (Bulgaria), Trianon (Hungary), Sèvres (Ottoman Empire) and Lausanne (Turkey). Organised by the National Archives, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Historians, the University of Strathclyde, the Department of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the British International History Group, the conference included keynote lectures by Professor Michael Cox (LSE IDEAS) and Professor David Stevenson (LSE International History), and an exhibition of The National Archives’ unique collection of certified copies of all the treaties. The first day of the conference was held at The National Archives and the second day at Lancaster House.

Professor Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE. He has published extensively on international relations and international history, and is now researching on J. M. Keynes.

Professor David Stevenson is Stevenson Professor of International History at the LSE. He has published extensively on the causes, course, and consequences of the First World War.

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