THE FIRST WORLD WAR: LOCAL, GLOBAL AND IMPERIAL PERSPECTIVES 27–28 MARCH 2015 CENTRE FOR THE HISTORY OF VIOLENCE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA
Confirmed Speakers: Joy Damousi, University of Melbourne Keith Jeffery, Queen’s University Belfast Jenny Macleod, University of Hull
Overview: To mark the centenary of the First World War, and more specifically the 100th anniversary of the allied landings at Gallipoli, the University of Newcastle’s Centre for the History of Violence will host a two-day conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. As a rejoinder to the customary hubris of national commemorations, and in recognition of a number of developing trends in the field of First World War studies, the event seeks to refocus discussion of this monumental episode in world history; to move beyond the well-worn nation-centric narratives, and to instead promote a greater appreciation of the conflict’s often elided local, global and imperial contexts. We welcome proposals for papers on all topics appropriate to this broad theme. These might include – but are not limited to – the following:
- Marginal voices (e.g. Indigenous troops, women, non-combatant labourers) - Transnational and comparative perspectives - Dissent and division on the home front - Legacy, memory and commemoration - Representation in film, television, literature and interactive media - Historians and key texts - Teaching the First World War: implications for teachers and the school curriculum
A selection of the papers presented at the event will subsequently be compiled with a view to publication.
Proposal Submission Information: Proposals including a title, abstract (200–250 words), institutional affiliation and a brief professional biography should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 30 June 2014.
Dr Matthew Lewis
Centre for the History of Violence
University of Newcastle, Australia
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