The Onset of the New Order: Europe 1939-1940 – Our conference experience in Warsaw
Was the European Postal and Telecommunications Union part of a bigger idea of a New Europe? How much ideology can be found in its structure and its actions? How did the axis powers envision the Europe of communications after the war?
We had the pleasure to (try to) answer these questions at the conference on the Onset of the New Order at the University in Warsaw. Holding a presentation together meant a lot of preparation and also cutting out some points because we had more ideas than would have fitted into 20 minutes. We were happy with how our presentation – that was simultaneously translated into Polish – went. Questions from the audience concerned the pressure put on occupied countries and the Japanese involvement in the European Postal and Telecommunications Union.
After the conference, Valentine flew back to Rome where she is currently working in the archives thanks to the École française de Rome. I on the other hand flew back to Düsseldorf where the new semester will begin soon.