The Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck is pleased to organize together with the Karl-Franzens-University Graz and the Andrássy University Budapest the 6th Biannual Conference of the “International Society for First World War Studies” in September 2011. After very successful conferences in Lyon, Oxford, Dublin, Washington D.C. and London, the Society is now pleased to be meeting in one of the succeeding countries of the Habsburg Empire and in our host city of Innsbruck.
The conference’s topic
With the title “Other fronts, other wars?” the continuity from the last conference in London (“Other fronts, other combatants”) is obvious; at the same time “other” fields of the First World War are in focus. Hereby, the category of “space” stands at the center of interest, with all its different and conceivably abstract facets. Thus, the organizers are planning to further the investigation of questions regarding topics such as home fronts and approaches involving the history of mentality. Additionally, the dominance of the Western Front, especially in the Anglo-Saxon historical community, will be diversified by including other “front-spaces”. This CfP aims not only at classic military historians, but invites all scholars of the humanities and social sciences (historians, art historians, political scientists, philosophers, musicologists, archeologists etc.) working on the various aspects of the First World War and seeking the opportunity for an international and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas. Following the Society’s policy, this CfP strongly encourages postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in all related disciplines.
Please send the title and an abstract of the paper (max. 300 words) as well as a curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org, before 6 February 2011.
The documents can be filed in German or English, but the language used during the conference will be exclusively English. Please be prepared to submit your paper of max. 8000 words before 1 June 2011.
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