Rumor and Libel: Source Challenges and Methodological Challenges in the Research of the Historian of the 19th Century (until 1918)

Warsaw, June 14-15, 2019

The Institute of History, University of Warsaw invites scholars and doctoral students to participate in the 3nd National Conference of Historians of the 19thCentury. The upcoming conference will be devoted to rumors and libel in Europe and in the rest of the world until 1918.

This year, we would like to discuss the matter of rumors and libel in the following panels:

·       Historical sources in the research on rumor and libel

·       Research methodologies, frames of interpretation, theoretical approaches

·       Analyses and interpretations, case studies

We wish for the discourse to focus on various problems such as:

source studies, theoretical studies, social imageries, processes of social communication, as well as the role of rumors and libel in the creation of social relations. Our time span includes the First World War. The geographical scope of the papers is unlimited. The languages of the conference are Polish, English and Russian.

Paper proposals should be sent to by Jan 30, 2019, using the attached form. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of March 2019. Presentation time is 20 minutes.

The organizers do not cover travel and accommodation expenses.

The Organizing Committee of the Conference:

Prof. Małgorzata Karpińska (Chair), Prof. Tomasz Kizwalter, Prof. Alicja Kulecka, Dr. Artur Markowski, Jan Błachnio M.A. (Secretary), Piotr Hummel M.A. (Secretary)


1.    Name and surname

2.    Affiliation

3.    Title of the presentation

4.    Abstract of the presentation (no more than 500 words)

5.    E-mail address.