Speakers from the US, the UK, and Europe will discuss the significance of civil wars as defining moments in the life of political communities from ancient times to the present. Themes for papers include: civil war and political authority in pre- and early modern Europe, civil war and national identity, ethnicity and religion as conflict factors, the situation of children, minorities and the war on terrorism, the role of the media and the international community in conflict settlement, ‘public history’ and the commemoration of civil wars. The conference is a joint venture by the Swansea School of Humanities and the German Historical Institute in London.
The key note speaker for this event will be Professor Caroline Hartzell, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA.
For the conference program, registration form, travel information, and further details please visit the website of the Department of History, Swansea University (s. link), or contact R.Poertner@swansea.ac.uk.
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