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Grunberg spreekt op workshop 'War Expectations'

Tomorrow the world!

On February 13th 2014, the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide studies organizes a workshop on ‘War expectations’ at the NIAS in Wassenaar. This workshop will function as a first step in the establishing of an international network.

The workshop will lead to the formation of a NIOD based research project on ‘war expectations’, a multi-disciplined approach on the cultural dynamics behind war and violence in twentieth century Europe.

In the workshop, NIOD hopes to deepen the understanding of the dynamics of war expectations, and their effects on society and political decision making. Participants from various disciplines will shed a light on different questions, e.g. How do cultural notions on war come to the fore in a society and how do they take shape in various contexts?

The first part of the workshop will focus on the First World War, since it brought such an important shift in the thinking about war and the expectations of how the next one would be.

In the second part of the workshop participants discuss how the dynamics of war expectations evolved after the First World War. Author Arnon Grunberg concludes the second part and will speak about how the war myths that grew out of the Second World War still function today: mostly to disguise hard realities about war and human nature.

This workshop is by invitation only.

Read more at niod.nl.


NIOD / NIAS Workshop ‘War Expectations’
February 13th 2014, NIAS, Wassenaar


10.00 – 10.15 Introduction by Ismee Tames

10.15 – 10.30 Ewoud Kieft – War enthusiasm in 1914

10.30 – 11.00 Mark Antliff – Anarchist Antimilitarism: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Violence in the art and life Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915)

11.00 – 11.20 Wim Klinkert – War expectations and the military

11.20 – 11.50 Discussion

11.50 – 12.00 Coffee

12.00 – 12.20 Frans Ruiter – Paratexts of War Fiction

12.20 – 12.40 Wilbert Smulders – Secured Unsecurity: about the (im)possibility of the literary imagination of War Traumas

12.40 – 13.00 Discussion

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Jay Winter – Beyond glory: Writing war in the twentieth century

14.30 – 14.50 Hans Jaap Melissen -Title to be announced

14.50 – 15.10 Bob de Graaff – War without end

15.10 – 15.40 Discussion

15.40 – 16.00 Coffee

16.00 – 16.30 Keynote speech by Arnon Grunberg – Tomorrow, the World!

16.30 – 17.00 Discussion

17.00 – 18.00 Drinks


1. Ismee Tames

2. Ewoud Kieft

3. Jay Winter

4. Mark Antliff

5. Arnon Grunberg

6. Frans Ruiter

7. Wilbert Smulders

8. Bob de Graaff

9. Wim Klinkert

10. Hans Jaap Melissen

11. Peter Romijn

12. Marjan Schwegman

13. Madelon de Keizer

14. Martijn Eickhoff

15. Hinke Piersma

16. Wil Hansen

17. Arnold Heumakers

18. Chrisje Brants

19. Kees Brants

20. Patricia Leighten

21. Maia Bijl

22. Joris van Bladel

23. Lotte Kaatee