Department of Modern History, Würzburg University, Germany
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Altgeld, Dr. Frank Jacob
9/10 April 2014, Würzburg
Deadline for Abstracts: 15.11.2013
Technical innovations do not always mean progress or a benefit of mankind. Quite the contrary is true. Technology which has been developed with a positive intention was not uncommonly used as a 'tool of terror' that cost countless lives. Since ancient times, an interdependence of the two sizes war and technology is traceable, and due to this fact shows that all sorts of innovative ideas were misused to inflict as much damage as possible to the enemy. The aim of the conference is to present these interactions using specific examples from antiquity to the present day.
This call for papers invites PhD students, young post-doc researchers and renowned experts of the historical and all other disciplines of the humanities, who can provide a contribution from a national or transnational perspective on the above mentioned interdependence of war and technology. Particular attention should be paid to the impact of an increasingly mechanized warfare to the degree of violence on the battlefields, too. It is also planned to publish the contributions of the meeting.
A short abstract of the proposed presentation (about 300 words) and a current CV should be sent until 15 November 2013 to Dr. Frank Jacob (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Accepted speakers will be notified by 30 November 2013. Conference language is English. If you are not able to attend, but want your paper be taken into consideration for the publication, just send a short proposal for the intended article. Estimated deadline for the final drafts of the papers will be 1 June 2014.
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