How did war impact on Western European borderlands? What was the regional experience? What were the cultural, economic and social consequences, and how did they reach into the subsequent period of
peace and/or future wars? How did war shape landscapes and local communities? How does local and national memory reflect the regional experience and how do Western European border regions deal with
their peculiar heritage?
Such questions will be discussed at the converence "The Experience of War in a Border Region: Belgium, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Germany 1914-1945" at the RWTH Aachen University on March 12
and 13, 2009 by an international group of historians.
The aim is to initiate exchange and debate on how war was waged, perceived, experienced and overcome in the region where Luxemburg, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany touch during, and since, the Age of Total War 1914 to 1945.
As seats for external participants are limited, interested parties are asked to informally register before march 10th 2009 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0241 80 96194.