We are grateful to the following supporters and sponsors, without whose help it would not have been possible to organise this conference:

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena for vital organisational and financial support, with special thanks to the Rector and Rectorate, the Director of the Historical Institute, and many individual supporters on all levels.

Ernst-Abbe-Stiftung, Jena, for generous financial support.

  The City of Jena, Oberbürgermeister (‘lord mayor’) Dr. Albrecht Schröter, for additional financial support.

Studentenwerk Thüringen for vital contributions to the culinary sphere.

The European History Networks CLIOHRES and CLIOH-WORLD, Co-ordinator Prof. Ann Katherine Isaacs, Università di Pisa, for providing academic materials for use at the conference.

Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität e.V., for additional financial support.

Fachschaftsrat Geschichte (history student representative body) for organisational help.

Blickreflex/Jan Gropp, Jena, for allowing us to use some of his photographies and works of graphic design for the website and conference materials.