First World War: a historical memory and an admonishment

research project
Basic Info


The research porject is dedicated to the centennial of the outbreak of the World War I. Its primary aim is to assess Slovenian intrepretations of the causes for the global conflict in which the Great Powers entangled themselves as the mechanisms of the Concert of Europe failed. Special attention will be given to the problematic of the Yugoslav question at the eve of the World War I and the circumstances that led to the Sarajevo assassination. The memory of the assassination of the Habsburg heir presumptive is at the same time an admonishment about the aggressivness of nationalisms. The project will therefore also evaluate the extent of Slovenian historical mamory of World War I and its consequences.


Project is financed by:

Sarajevo assassination
trialism (Austria-Hungary)
Yugoslav question
Habsburg monarchy
Kingdom of Serbia
Franz Ferdinand
military history
diplomatic history
world war I