Sarajevo 1914: Spark and Impact

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Talk Conference

Sarajevo 1914: Spark and Impact

  • 26 Jun 2014 — 28 Jun 2014
Imported 1985
Imported 1985

University of Southampton

University RdSouthampton SO17 1BJ


This major two-day international conference at the University of Southampton aims, in contrast to most other British events about the 1914 anniversary, to tackle the issues surrounding the murders of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo in 1914. They were notoriously the ‘spark’ that lit up the Great War of 1914-1918 as well as evidence of an unresolved ‘South Slav problem’ in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The conference brings together 23 historians from across Europe, including experts from Croatia, Serbia and Austria, to debate the subject from different angles.