‘The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century’
6th - 8th September 2018
Hosted by the Centre for Historical Research at the University of Wolverhampton in collaboration with the Western Front Association and the First World War Network for Early Career & Postgraduate Researchers.
Keynote Contributions will include:
Professor Alison Fell (University of Leeds)
Dr Peter Frankopan (University of Oxford)
Professor John Horne (Trinity College Dublin)
Professor Sir Hew Strachan (University of St Andrews)
Professor Jay Winter (Yale University)
2018 represents a major milestone in the history of the First World War, not least because it marks the centenary anniversary of the end of the conflict. This encompassing conference seeks to spotlight the latest research on the events of 1918 as well as the global significances, consequences, and legacy of this watershed year. It encourages international perspectives and seeks to encompass a wide range of historical approaches as well as cross-disciplinary insights.
The event will feature keynote addresses from some of the leading academic authorities on the First World War and what came afterwards, along with panel sessions from established and emerging academic researchers. Moreover, the event is being developed in collaboration with heritage agencies, museums, art galleries, funders, schools and community groups involved in First World War research, remembrance and events.
We ask you to ‘Save the Date’ and we invite expressions of interest from scholars (including early career and postgraduate researchers), independent researchers, organisations, groups and individuals interested in participating (as either contributor or attendee) in the conference. A formal call for papers will follow in summer 2017.
To register your interest or for any further enquires please contact: Dr Oliver Wilkinson (O.Wilkinson@wlv.ac.uk)
Keep up-to-date with all the latest event news at our website (www.wlv.ac.uk/1918to2018) or by following us on twitter (@1918to2018)
“We have had a splendid response to the Call for Papers for the conference (with almost 200 abstract submissions) which are currently under review by the conference selection committee." Writes Oliver Wilkinson.
"It is planned that a draft programme will be available in mid to late March when advanced registration (to those who have pre-registered their interest in the conference with Dr Oliver Wilkinson, O.Wilkinson@wlv.ac.uk) will be circulated."
General registration will be advertised in April.
Tickets are expected to be in high demand once released so early booking is advised.