New directions in Second World War Studies - Call for papers
On 11 January 2019, the research initiative Second World War Studies at Edinburgh is hosting an exploratory workshop, ‘New Directions in Second World War Studies’. This is the first in a rolling programme of events which intends to explore, scrutinise and analyse the ways in which we discuss and commemorate the lived experience of the Second World War.
The interdisciplinary workshop aims to bring together researchers in the field to discuss their work and to flag up themes which will be of importance during the 80th anniversary commemorations of the conflict (2019-2025). It hopes to foster a community of academics with research interests in the Second World War, incorporating both those who are well-established in the field as well as Early Career Researchers and PGR students.
Confirmed speakers are Professor Lucy Noakes, Dr Dan Todman and Professor Wendy Webster. The workshop will be structured around presentations of no more than 15 minutes in a round-table format, to ensure maximum participation and discussion. We are looking for papers that either discuss emerging themes in the study of the Second World War and/or place their own work in the context of such themes and directions. At this first event, it is anticipated that papers will be largely focused on the social, cultural and military histories of Britain and/or the British Empire.
Whilst places are limited, the workshop is free to attend and we are also able to provide some travel bursaries for PGR and ECR participants. Please indicate on your abstract/in your email whether you would like to be considered for a bursary.
General queries and abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent to Wendy Ugolini (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 2 November 2018. Please include a brief biography outlining your research expertise as well as your name, organisation/institution and contact email.
This event is supported by the School of History, Classics & Archaeology and the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh and the European Research Council.
Organisers: Dr Wendy Ugolini and Professor Tobias Kelly
Second World War Studies at Edinburgh sits within the Economic & Social History Research Group at the School of History, Classics & Archaeology.