The University of Wolverhampton in association with the Western Front Association
6th - 8th September 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
This conference, hosted by the Centre for Historical Research at the University of Wolverhampton in association with the WFA and the FWW Network for Early Career & Postgraduate Researchers, seeks to spotlight the latest research on the events of 1918 as well as the global significances, consequences, and legacy of this watershed year.
Keynotes to include: Professor Alison Fell (Leeds), Dr Peter Frankopan (Oxford), Professor John Horne (TCD), Professor Gary Sheffield (Wolverhampton), Professor Sir Hew Strachan (St Andrews), Professor Laura Ugolini (Wolverhampton) & Professor Jay Winter (Yale).
We invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations fitting within the conference topic. Therein we encourage international perspectives and seek a range of historical approaches together with cross-disciplinary insights. Suggested themes may include but are not limited to:
- Warfare in 1918
- The War in 1918
- Women in 1918
- Strategy, Tactics & Technology
- Victory & Defeat
- Winners & Losers
- Peace & (Ongoing) Conflict
- Aftermaths, Legacies & Impacts
- Veterans (Male & Female)
- Civilians & Consequences
- Gender, Class, Race & Ethnicity
- Ends & Beginnings
- Learning/Understanding the War
- Commemoration & Memory
- The Centenary
Abstracts of 250 words should be accompanied by your name, affiliation (if applicable) and a brief biographical statement (c. 100 words). Panel submissions will also be considered.
We welcome submissions from scholars, including ECRs & PGRs, as well as independent researchers, organisations, and community projects. We hope (subject to funding) to offer a limited number of bursaries to assist ECRs/PGRs & community groups to participate.
Submissions should be sent to Dr Oliver Wilkinson (O.Wilkinson@wlv.ac.uk) by 3rd January 2018
Conference registration is expected to open in spring 2018
Keep up to date at our website (www.wlv.ac.uk/1918to2018) and follow us on Twitter (@1918to2018)