We are pleased to announce details for a conference entitled 'An Imperial World at War: The British Empire, 1939-1945' to be held at Kellogg College, University of Oxford on the 21st-22nd September, 2013.
The Second World War disrupted millions of people in the form of military recruitment, civil labour conscription, food shortages, savage fighting, propaganda, and political competition. Imperial power connected remote regions to global economic, political, and military currents. The incredible diversity of the war experience of the subjects of the Empire-Commonwealth, and the great importance of the empire in defining Britain’s war, is only slowly coming to be properly understood. This Conference aims to considerably broaden our understanding of the full impact of war in the widest sense by investigating imperial interconnections and social transformations during the Second World War in many regions of the British Empire, from South and South East Asia and Africa to the Caribbean and Middle East.
The two-day Conference will bring together an international group of senior academics and early career researchers working and researching the British Empire and the Second World War. It will aim to go beyond delimiting disciplines of ‘social’ and ‘military’ history and present a more integrated and holistic account of how events on the ground intersected with wartime transformations and forms of anti-colonial resistance.
The Conference programme and further details of the Conference can be found at http://britishempireatwar.org/conference/
There is no conference fee, but do email the conference organisers if you are planning to attend.
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