For the first time, the University of Newcastle, Australia, will host the 24th biennial meeting of the Australasian Association for European History (AAEH). Newcastle is a vibrant city on the coast, two hours north of Sydney.
Our themes for 2015 coincide with anniversaries of a number of key events in Europe, within the broad themes of war, violence and aftermaths, including: the bi-centenary of the battle of Waterloo; the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli; the centenary of the Armenian Genocide; the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War; and the 20th anniversary of the massacre at Srebrenica.
The conference encourages reconsideration of Europe’s violent past – national, regional, religious, economic, ethnic, social, cultural, generational, and international. The Organizing Committee particularly invites proposals for papers that address the history of European conflict in terms of its repercussions for the non-European world. Papers on Early Modern Europe are also welcome, as are specialists in the First World War.
The conference will be structured in parallel panels, plenary sessions and round tables.
Each panel presentation should not exceed 20 minutes.
Panels may explore such ideas as:
Violence in society, culture, economics and politics
The origins and consequences of war and acts of mass violence
Ethnic, racial, religious and ideological violence
Violence and war from a transnational perspective
Cultural constructions and representations of war and violence
Emotions and memories of war and violence
Aftermaths and legacies of war and violence
Proposal submission information:
Title of paper, abstract of 100 words, and a brief professional biography with contact details/institutional affiliation.
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