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CFP: 1918 – 2018: The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century

Submission deadline: January 3, 2018

Conference date(s):
September 6, 2018 - September 8, 2018

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Conference Venue:

Centre for Historical Research, University of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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CALL FOR PAPERS

This conference, hosted by the Centre for Historical Research at the University of Wolverhampton in association with the WFA and the FWW Network for Early Career & Postgraduate Researchers, seeks to spotlight the latest research on the events of 1918 as well as the global significances, consequences, and legacy of this watershed year.

Keynotes to include: Professor Alison Fell (Leeds), Professor Peter Frankopan (Oxford), Professor John Horne (TCD), Professor Gary Sheffield (Wolverhampton), Professor Sir Hew Strachan (St Andrews), Professor Laura Ugolini (Wolverhampton) & Professor Jay Winter (Yale).

We invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations fitting within the conference topic. Therein we encourage international perspectives and seek a range of historical approaches together with cross-disciplinary insights. Suggested themes may include but are not limited to:

Warfare in 1918

The War in 1918

Women in 1918

Strategy, Tactics & Technology

Victory & Defeat

Winners & Losers

Peace & (Ongoing) Conflict

Revolution(s)

Aftermaths, Legacies & Impacts

Veterans (Male & Female)

Civilians & Consequences

Gender, Class, Race & Ethnicity

Ends & Beginnings

Learning/Understanding the War

Commemoration & Memory

The Centenary

Abstracts of 250 words should be accompanied by your name, affiliation (if applicable) and a brief biographical statement (c. 100 words). Panel submissions will also be considered.

We welcome submissions from scholars, including ECRs & PGRs, as well as independent researchers, organisations, and community projects. We hope (subject to funding) to offer a limited number of bursaries to assist ECRs/PGRs & community groups to participate.

Submissions should be sent to Dr Oliver Wilkinson (O.Wilkinson@wlv.ac.uk) by 3rd January 2018

Conference registration is expected to open in spring 2018

Keep up to date at our website (www.wlv.ac.uk/1918to2018) and follow us on Twitter (@1918to2018)

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