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Conflicts and societies: from weapons to discourse

Conflits et sociétés : des armes aux discours

21st interdisciplinary conference of the association of graduate students of Montreal University history department (AEDDHUM)

XXIe colloque international interdisciplinaire de l’association des étudiant(e)s diplômé(e)s du département d’histoire de l’université de Montréal (AEDDHUM)

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Published on Friday, November 15, 2013


Cette XXIe édition du colloque annuel de l'association des étudiant(e)s diplômé(e)s du département d’histoire de l’université de Montréal (AÉDDHUM) propose de prendre prétexte du centenaire du déclenchement de la première guerre mondiale pour explorer et interroger, dans une perspective interdisciplinaire, la notion de conflit et ses multiples acceptions. Cette notion dépasse largement le simple cadre militaire. Identité et intérêts, groupes et classes sociales, religion et idéologie, passé et présent s'y recoupent et lui donnent une dimension bien plus large de même qu'une portée tant individuelle que sociétale.




Université de Montréal, 26-29 March 2014

The year 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War (1914-1918). This seminal event continues to hold a central place in the collective memory. The unprecedented human and material destruction and the extensive geopolitical upheaval led all involved to proclaim this "the war to end all war." This optimistic prophecy proved to be in vain as the world was at war again barely twenty years later.

Yet, conflict goes far beyond military engagement - identities and interests, groups and social classes, religions and ideologies, past and present - all these concepts are inextricably linked to conflict. Consequently, conflict takes on a much broader dimension, simultaneously manifesting itself in terms of the individual and society.

Through their different theoretical and methodological disciplines historians, geographers, sociologists, anthropologists and political scientists are working to understand, analyze and, ultimately, to prevent conflicts. To this end, an interdisciplinary forum provides a unique opportunity to reflect on conflicts, their epistemology and varied approaches.

Submission guidelines

We invite researchers from master's, doctoral and post-doctoral levels, whose work focuses on these themes, to contribute to the XXI International Interdisciplinary Conference of the Department of History Graduate Students' Association of the Université de Montréal.

Participation in this conference offers a valuable opportunity to present your research and discuss key principles with other scholars, and possibly to publish your results.

You are invited to send panel or individual presentation abstracts (maximum 250 words) in either English or French to both colloquemontreal2014@gmail.com and nari.shelekpayev@umontreal.ca 

before December 20, 2013.

Proposals on alternative topics will also be considered.

Please include your name, institutional affiliation and the estimated cost of travel, if financial assistance is required. The organizing committee is hopeful of providing partial funding for selected participants.

Proposal's evaluation

Proposals will be evaluated by a scientific committee composed of members of the AEDDHUM, all of whom are master's and PhD candidates in history and representative of various disciplinary approaches. The proposals will be evaluated based on their potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge on the main topic of the conference and on the theoretical and methodological quality of the research.


  • Université de Montréal
    Montreal, Canada


  • Friday, December 20, 2013


  • première guerre mondiale, conflit, interdisciplinaire


  • Nari Shelekpayev
    courriel : nari [dot] shelekpayev [at] umontreal [dot] ca
  • François-Olivier Dorais
    courriel : fodorais [at] uqac [dot] ca

Information source

  • Nari Shelekpayev
    courriel : nari [dot] shelekpayev [at] umontreal [dot] ca


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« Conflicts and societies: from weapons to discourse », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, November 15, 2013, https://calenda.org/265031

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