The conference addresses the anticipation, experience, impact, memory and commemoration of warfare in major cities of Europe, the United States and the Far East between the late nineteenth and the late twentieth century. Total war blurred the boundaries between home and front and gave cities and their inhabitants a new role in conflict. Building on recent scholarly interest in the social and cultural history of warfare, the conference aims to foster a comparative approach which, by focusing on the metropolis, will transcend national perspectives and conventional periodisations.
The conference, organised by the Centre for Metropolitan History (University of London), will take place on 12-13 July 2004 at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1, United Kingdom.
Keynote speakers include Patrice Higgonet, Jay Winter, Anthony Beevor and Lisa Yoneyama. A booking form and full details of the programme are available on the conference webpage: www.history.ac.uk/cmh/war.html
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