Call for Papers
Conflict and Culture: War and Terror in the Modern World
29 September -1 October 2002
The University of Newcastle, Australia
"Conflict and Culture: War and Terror in the Modern World" is an
interdisciplinary conference convened by the Research Group on War, Society
and Culture, School of Liberal Arts, University of Newcastle.
The conference seeks to explore the cultural and social conditions that
have made the modern era perhaps among the most violent in human history.
Papers are particularly welcome that address the ways in which
representations and misrepresentations of other cultures and peoples have
facilitated recourse to war to resolve conflicts of state, economic and
national interests both internationally and domestically. Also welcome are
papers that tackle distinctions in public discourse and international law
between war, terror and resistance.
Keynote, opening speaker: Dr John Docker, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Humanities
Research Centre, ANU and author of 1492: The Poetics of Diaspora (2001).
Possible themes for papers include:
The iconography of war
War and genocide
War and the media
Eurocentrism and war
Individual and state terror
The Cold War
War and fanaticism
Images of war
Historiography of war
We are open to additional suggestions for themes for the conference,
especially from groups of researchers who would like to form a panel. It is
proposed that keynote presentations be open to the public. Postgraduate
researchers are especially encouraged to participate in this conference.
Select, refereed papers will be published as an edited volume.
Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent by 30th June 2002 to:
Conflict and Culture conference
School of Liberal Arts
University Of Newcastle
Callaghan, NSW 2308
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