To accompany our special issue on ‘Agents of Internationalism‘ (access to which is still free until 8th June), Contemporary European History has now released a virtual special issue on the same theme. This collection celebrates 25 years of CEH by bringing you ten articles on the theme of internationalism and transnationalism from the CEH archive, free to download until 30th June.
The ‘agents of internationalism’ in this collection include international bankers and economists, municipal reformers, members of the Soviet Russian intelligentsia, animal health experts, agricultural lobbyists, transport ministers and infrastructure planners, jurists and legal scholars and nuclear protesters. They were active in a variety of networks and organisations and devised or fantasised about a variety of trans- or international projects, with varying results. Together with our ‘Agents of Internationalism’ special issue, this collection should prompt us to think about the variety of internationalisms at play and in direct contact and competition with each other during Europe’s twentieth century. The history of twentieth century Europe, as these articles show, was a history shaped by overlapping and competing international collaborations and radical re-imaginations of the world map.