New Approaches to the History of the First World War in the Light of its Centenary



The centenary of the First World War brought not only a global explosion of various commemorations, but also a renewed scholarly interest into the history of the First World War. Different ambitious works as well as source editions have been published in Western Europe, USA and also in East-Central Europe. This boom of historiography on the war has significantly enriched what we know about the war, whereas one of the main shift has been the departure from one-sided military history of the front and the inner politics of the fighting states. Works deploying social and culturtal approaches on the study of the home front have gained popularity same as works dealing with eastern battlefields. Hence, the panel wants to give a basic overview about the chosen aspects of the scholarship on the war in East-Central Europe arising from the boom of 2014 as well as to discuss possibilities of future research.