Workshop One

2-16 April 2020



Documents for this workshop are available here

The workshop will address the following questions: 

  • What did the term 'fascism' mean to right-wing activists in interwar Europe?

  • How did activists relate to the ideologies and statements of principle their leaders espoused?

  • How did policing, repression, and anti-fascism shape fascist movements?

  • What did fascist movements learn from fascist regimes and what did they ignore?

  • Where and how did fascists generate transnational ties?

  • How did the Second World War change what it meant for Europeans to identify as fascists?

  • How would a focus on movements rather than regimes change the way we approach 'generic fascism'?

  • In which ways is the study of interwar fascism relevant to our understandings of present day extremism?

  • How can we most effectively communicate our knowledge about fascist movements to the general public?

  • What types of sources are most useful for teaching and writing about fascist movements?

  • What is the most effective way to use historical sources about fascist movements in high school and university classrooms? 


Workshop Two

16-17 December 2020

Wiener Library

This workshop will discuss samples of participants' translated sources. It will include specific sessions on the translation of historical documents and copyright law for historians. In addition, the workshop will address the following questions:

  • How can scholars best use the archival and library collections at the Wiener Library to further the study of fascist movements?

  • How can we make the general public and other scholars more aware of what these collections contain?

  • What constitutes best practice in the translation of historical sources?

  • What limitations do we need to be aware of in terms of European copyright law when using and publishing historical sources?