CONFLICTS AND SOCIETIES: WEAPONS AND WORDS
Université de Montréal, 26-29 March 2014
The year 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War (1914-1918). This seminal event continues to hold a central place in the collective memory. The unprecedented human and material destruction and the extensive geopolitical upheaval led all involved to proclaim this "the war to end all war." This optimistic prophecy proved to be in vain as the world was at war again barely twenty years later.
Yet, conflict goes far beyond military engagement - identities and interests, groups and social classes, religions and ideologies, past and present - all these concepts are inextricably linked to conflict. Consequently, conflict takes on a much broader dimension, simultaneously manifesting itself in terms of the individual and society.
Through their different theoretical and methodological disciplines historians, geographers, sociologists, anthropologists and political scientists are working to understand, analyse and, ultimately, to prevent conflicts. To this end, an interdisciplinary forum provides a unique opportunity to reflect on conflicts, their epistemology and varied approaches.
We invite researchers from master's, doctoral and post-doctoral levels, whose work focuses on these themes, to contribute to the XXI International Interdisciplinary Conference of the Department of History Graduate Students' Association of the Université de Montréal. Participation in this conference offers a valuable opportunity to present your research and discuss key priciples with other scholars, and possibly to publish your results. You are invited to send panel or individual presentation abstracts (maximum 250 words) in either English or French to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com before the 20 December 2013 deadline. Proposals on alternative topics will also be considered.
Please include your name, institutional affiliation and the estimated cost of travel, if financial assistance is required. The organising committee is hopeful of providing partial funding for selected participants.
Université de Montréal
Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, 3150 Jean-Brillant
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