CFP: [International] International WWI Studies Conference London 2009

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Anurag Jain
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Call for Papers
‘Other Combatants, Other Fronts: Competing Histories of the First World
The 5th Conference of the International Society for First World War
The Imperial War Museum
London, UK
10th to 12th September 2009

We would like to call your attention to the Fifth Conference of the
International Society for First World War Studies, which will take place
in association with the Imperial War Museum and War Studies, King’s
College, London in September 2009. Since 2001, the International Society
for First World War Studies has held successful conferences in Lyon,
Oxford, Dublin and Washington DC.

In line with previous conferences the Society seeks emerging and
innovative research on all aspects of the First World War. We would
encourage applications from a variety of disciplines, including
literature, art, archaeology, philosophy and music, as well as from

The historiography of the Western Front from the British, French and
German perspectives is well developed. Whilst we welcome the latest
research in these veins the conference seeks to juxtapose it with work
emphasising less familiar ‘fronts’ â€" ‘Other Combatants’ and ‘Other
Fronts’. In so doing we will expand and enhance our understanding of the
truly global nature of this conflict. As with all the Society’s previous
conferences a publication based on conference papers is anticipated.

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words, accompanied by a one page
CV by 31 January 2009. Following the Society’s commitment to promote the
work of young scholars, we are particularly keen to receive proposals from
PhD candidates, post-doctoral students and early career researchers.
Please be prepared to submit a paper of no more than 8000 words by 1 June
2009. Please note that we welcome papers written in French and German, but
ask that the author provide a 1000 word summary in English in addition to
their original draft. All papers will be pre-circulated.

The Society brings together over 200 members from all over the world to
enhance the public understanding of the First World War. In the
egalitarian spirit of the Society we aim to foster cross-disciplinary
exchange and debate between international postgraduate and postdoctoral
scholars, along with established senior academics. For more information
about the Society please see the website: (

For further information and enquiries, please email

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