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  • Oxford

    Colloquium - Modern

    First World War

    2nd European Conference in First World War Studies

    International Society for First World War Studies MAISON FRANÇAISE, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD 23 & 24 June 2003 An international conference organized with the support of the Maison Française d’Oxford, the University

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  • Ypres

    Colloquium - Modern

    1915. Innocence slaughtered ?

    Une conférence de 3 jours sur l'année 1915 sur le front de l'ouest et l'importance de l'introduction de l'arme chimique

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  • Ypres

    Colloquium - Modern

    Dead Reckoning. Passchendaele 1917

    An international conference

    Une conférence internationale durant de 3 jours, organisées par le Musée in Flanders Fields à Ypres et le Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 à Zonnebeke (Belgique). Les thèmes abordés seront: la preparation et le developpement de la 3e Bataille d'Ypres (Passchendaele), la presence des troupes de differentes nations, la façon dont la bataille a été conduit et l'historiographie/la memoire de cette bataille.

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  • Florence

    Call for papers - History

    Bourgeois Seas. Revisiting the middle classes of Eastern Mediterranean Port Cities

    Although there has recently been a notable surge of interest in the study of non-European middle classes as well as of Eastern Mediterranean port cities, most historians working on the field of the Eastern Mediterranean rarely treat port cities as sites where classes were formed and contested and where bourgeoisies asserted their class hegemony. This conference aims at bringing these two critical trends together. Following recent historiographical trends proposals are invited on any port city of the Eastern Mediterranean during the long nineteenth century, until about the aftermath of the First World War.

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  • Call for papers - History

    Power, Institutions, and Global Market

    Mechanisms and Foundations of Word-Wide Economic Integration, ca. 1850-1930

    Literature on economic globalisation between 1850 and 1930 focuses primarily on the development of the volume of foreign trade between various nation states. Only rarely was this period examined from the perspective of economic actors below the nation state and by explicitly studying the role of the institutional framework which shaped – and was shaped – by their enterprises. Our conference will address these issues, bringing together scholars from economic and business history, global and world history, and history of law.

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  • Call for papers - History

    La France et la Nouvelle-Zélande pendant la Grande Guerre

    France and New Zealand during the Great War

    Le 4 novembre 1918, les troupes néo-zélandaises libérèrent la ville fortifiée du Quesnoy après une bataille décisive qui fut leur dernière offensive de la Grande Guerre pour les troupes neo-zelandaises. Des liens d’amitié se formèrent par la suite entre les soldats et les civils libérés et, jusqu’à ce jour, de nombreux Néo-Zélandais visitent le Quesnoy, la seule ville française à être jumelée avec une ville en Nouvelle-Zélande. Cette conférence fait partie des commémorations organisées autour du 90e anniversaire de la libération de la villa du Quesnoy. Cette conférence permettra de mieux comprendre quelle était la vie en France pendant l’occupation allemande et quel rôle jouèrent les Néo-Zélandais pendant le conflit.

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  • Ypres

    Colloquium - Representation

    Collecting War

    Trench Art and Souvenirs. Manufacture and Representation

    Cette conférence internationale réunit historiens, ethnologues, archéologues ainsi que collectionneurs et producteurs de « l'artisanat de tranchée » et les « souvenirs de guerre », y incluant les pratiques qui existent toujours, sur l'ancien front de l'ouest de la première guerre mondiale ou en Bosnie.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    First World War Studies, The Journal Of The International Society Of First World War Studies

    First World War Studies, the journal of the International Society of First World War Studies, is pleased to announce its first call for submissions. The premier issue will appear in March 2010.

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  • Louvain-la-Neuve

    Call for papers - Religion

    Liturgy as muse

    Religious institutes as protagonists in renewing liturgy, sacred art and music and church material culture (1903-1962)

    The international forum on the History of Religious Institutes in Europe (www.relins.eu) organises its 2012 conference on the role played by religious institutes in the renewal of catholic liturgy, sacred music, sacred art and church material culture during the period 1903-1962. Researches are invited to send in proposals dealing with the following themes: Religious Institutes and national/international networks involved in the renewal of liturgy, art and material culture; Motives, ideas and significance of the religious protagonists in the renewal; Conflicts and public perception of the persons and institutes involved.

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  • Geneva

    Call for papers - History

    Women in Educated Elites of Pre-Socialist and Early Socialist East Central European Societies

    The two and a half day workshop will take place at the European Institute of Geneva University in October 2012. The exact dates will be announced in early July 2012. The official language of the workshop will be English. Interested scholars are asked to submit a paper proposal (not more than 750 words) to the organisers (Victor Karady : karadyv@gmail.com; Natalia Tikhonov Sigrist : nat.sigrist@gmail.com) by 10 June 2012.

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  • Paris | Péronne | Paris

    Colloquium - History

    Conflict studies and new military history

    Crossed perspectives on the war era, 1914-1945

    Depuis quelques années, les études consacrées à la guerre et aux conflits connaissent un véritable essor. Avec les « global studies » ou « histoire globale », elles occupent le devant de la scène historiographique. Ce renouveau de l’histoire militaire a pour corollaire sa transformation en profondeur tant sur le plan méthodologique que sur le plan épistémologique. Cet intérêt a également eu un impact profond sur la compréhension des deux guerres mondiales qui sont de plus en plus considérées comme constituant une période historique en soi, « l’ère de la guerre totale ». Cette université d’été veut offrir aux participants un panorama des recherches actuelles dans le domaine de l’histoire économique, sociale, culturelle et militaire des deux guerres mondiales. Elle réunit des étudiants européens de doctorat et de master 2 qui travaillent sur la thématique de la guerre au sens large et leur permet de présenter leurs projets de recherche à des spécialistes internationalement reconnus.

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  • Arras

    Study days - History

    Fighting Underground: The Moles of the Great War

    La Grande Guerre n’est pas seulement une histoire de fantassins combattant au prix de lourdes pertes dans le no man’s land, ou de pilotes se battant au-dessus des champs de bataille. Plus méconnue, la guerre des mines est pourtant une part essentielle de la guerre de position. Cette journée d'étude invite à découvrir cette lutte souterraine.

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  • Istanbul

    Call for papers - History

    Not All Quiet on the Ottoman Fronts

    Neglected Perspectives on a Global War, 1914-18

    As World War I was the central founding experience of the twentieth century and thus needs to be discussed in relation to various segments of society and on several levels, we believe that its 100th anniversary is the appropriate moment to bring together recent research on the Ottoman theater of the war based on the various traditions of this new military history established in the last 30 years and assess where we stand today in our knowledge of the World War and where we are headed. We therefore invite papers that develop existing approaches and questions to a further level. On this basis these papers will aid us in entering into a comparative, and where possible transnational, perspective of the war.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    Humor and entertainment in popular culture during the Great War

    Contributors to this volume will study the role of humor and more largely of entertainment in popular culture during the 1914-1918 conflict. This collective work seeks to evaluate some aspects of transnational war culture by examining seemingly light-hearted discourses on the First World War.

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  • Call for papers - Early modern

    Global Modernism(s)

    Approaches to trans-local / trans-cultural / trans-civilizational dimension of Modernist movements

    The trans-cultural and trans-civilizational potential of Modernism lies at the roots of our present globalized condition; on the other hand, internal contradictions of Modernism mark the limitations of our present consciousness. This is the reason why it is important to reinterpret Modernism from a planetary perspective. Our aim in this issue of "Planeta Literatur" is to foster the debate on how to approach Modernism understood not only as a transnational, but also a trans-cultural and a trans-civilizational movement.

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  • Venice

    Call for papers - Modern

    Living war. Thinking peace (1914-1921)

    Women’s experiences, feminist thought and international relations

    The themes of the conference will bring together women’s experiences of war, feminist thought on the war/peace dichotomy, and the actions and behaviours that actualised the female vision of the issues and suffering brought about by the war.

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  • Paris

    Miscellaneous information - Modern

    Edith Wharton and the Great War in France

    The talk is about Edith Wharton's commitment to Paris and to France from 1914 to 1918. A wealthy and famous expatriate American novelist, who had been living mainly in Paris since 1907, she used her fame, money, writing and influence in the service of France and dedicated her considerable energies (Henry James called her the great "generalissima") to persuading her American countrymen to enter the war.  In the anniversary year of the outbreak of the First World War, Edith Wharton's role in war-time Franco-American relations makes a dramatic story, well worth reconsidering. 

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  • Call for papers - History

    Movements and flows in the Arabian Peninsula, the Red Sea and the Gulf region during World War I

    Special issue of Arabian Humanities n° 6

    On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of WWI, Arabian Humanities is launching an issue on the history of the Arabian Peninsula, the Red Sea and the Gulf during the Great War. Focus on movements and flows in/from/to the Red Sea, the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf is meant to question the marginal position and isolation of the region during the war, to assess spatial and territorial reorganizations affecting movements and exchanges, and to give further attention to the region's global connections. What are the exchanges that can be identified during this period both in the region and in a global context? To what extent did the war impact on such flows in a region where borders and frontiers were still porous, ill-defined and fought over?

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  • Oxford

    Colloquium - Language

    How to write the Great War?

    Francophone and Anglophone poetics

    L'objet de ce colloque international sera d'interroger, à travers des perspectives littéraires, historiques, stylistiques et linguistiques, les littératures de témoignage anglophones et francophones de la Grande Guerre, en éclairant les moyens que mobilisèrent les écrivains pour répondre aux bouleversements occasionnés par le conflit. Une attention particulière sera accordée aux évolutions de la langue, des genres ou encore du personnel romanesque, mais aussi à leurs permanences respectives, tout aussi instructives dans l'optique d'une saisie des enjeux éthiques, esthétiques et politiques de la période.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    War Memories

    Commemoration, Re-enactment, Writings of War in the English-speaking World (XVIIIth-XXIst century)

    The wars of the past have not left the same imprint on collective memory. Wars of conquest or liberation have marked the history of the British Empire and its colonies in different ways. American foreign policy seems to be motivated by what is sometimes viewed as an imperialist vision which led the army into the quagmire of Vietnam and more recently into controversial involvement in the Gulf. Whether they end in victory or defeat, or are a source of patriotic pride or collective shame, wars are commemorated in museum exhibitions or through literature and the cinema in which the threads of ideological discourse and the expression of subjective experience are intertwined. In the wake of the 100th anniversary of the Great War, when the links between memory and history are central to historiographical preoccupations, this international conference will encompass the representations of wars in the English-speaking world during the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

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