‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’
This important and unique conference will be taking place between the 6-8th September 2018 at the University of Wolverhampton.
Seven keynote addresses from some of the leading academic authorities on the First World War and its aftermath will be at the heart of the conference, along with over 60 speakers in themed panel sessions.
Organised in partnership with the Western Front Association, ‘The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’ seeks to spotlight the latest research on the events of 1918 as well as the global significances, consequences, and legacy of this watershed year.
‘The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’ brings international perspectives and encompasses a wide range of historical approaches as well as cross-disciplinary insights.
‘The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’ will include a roundtable discussion based on the theme of: ‘A Hundred Years of Teaching, Learning and Understanding the First World War: Where are we now?’
The Keynote Speakers
Professor Alison Fell (University of Leeds), ‘Women as Veterans of the First World War in France & Britain'
Professor Peter Frankopan (University of Oxford), ‘The Legacy of the First World War in Asia’
Professor John Horne (Trinity College Dublin), ‘When Did The First World War Actually End?’
Professor Gary Sheffield (University of Wolverhampton), ‘The Place of 1918 in Military History’
Professor Sir Hew Strachan (University of St. Andrews), ‘How the War Shaped Understanding of Strategy in the Twentieth Century’
Professor Laura Ugolini (University of Wolverhampton), ‘What next? British men and masculinities after the war'
Professor Jay Winter (Yale University), ‘War and Revolution, 1918'
Over 60 additional speakers
Robert A. Davis
Partick J. Houlihan
Hussein A H Omar
Roger R Reese
Stephen John Roberts
New Technologies and Communications
The War and The Shaping of Modern Religion
Representations of War
Health, Care and Welfare After 1918
Command and Cohesion
The Centenary as Viewed from the British and French Empires
Women writing the First World War, 1918 to 2018
Organisations, Values and British Society
1918: Kaiserschlacht and Aftermath
Windows into the War: Micro-History Approaches
The War’s Immediate Aftermath
Africa and the Middle East: Imperial Ambitions and Global Consequences
1918: The Hundred Days, Military Operations and the Closing of the War
‘Are YOU in this?’: Everyday English Home Front Experiences
‘League of Nations? Alliances During and After the War’
Roundtable Discussion ‘A Hundred Years of Teaching, Learning and Understanding the First World War: Where are we now?’
Commemoration and the Construction of Memory
War and Post-War Experiences
Revolutionary Women: Gender perspectives on the Revolution of 1918 in Germany
New Armies: New ‘Orders’
For further information, a full draft programme, conference fees and details on how to book your tickets, please visit the conference webpage: The End of War and the Reshaping of a Century.