The Center for Civil War Research and the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History at the University of Mississippi seek papers for a conference to be held October 1-3, 2015 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. This conference will be hosted in conjunction with WAR-Net, and it will be the first conference WAR-Net has sponsored outside of the UK.
The conference uses the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the U. S. Civil War, the 100th anniversary of the First World War, and 75th anniversary of the Blitz as an opportunity to bring together scholars of gender, memory, and war on both sides of the Atlantic. The conference will broadly consider these themes in the United States, the British Isles, and the former British Empire during each of these conflicts as well as in their aftermath. We encourage submissions from a wide range of disciplines that address the cultural, economic, military, political, social and literary dimensions of these subjects. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the memory of emancipation and the end of slavery; memorialization of the military and civilian experiences of war; the role of gender in constructing postwar nationalism and patriotism; wartime literary and cinematic constructions of gender; photography/visual representation and memory; the cultural legacies of internal dissent and anti-war activism; gender and questions of wartime and postwar health (including mental well-being), medicine, injury and mortality; gender, religion and morality in the aftermath of war; the impact during and after the war of refugees and displaced persons; the trope of war as a catalyst for sexual expression or repression; representing wartime in postwar culture and media; gendered commemorations of civil and military leadership as well as of ordinary participants at local, regional, and national levels.
We encourage submissions from scholars at all career stages, including graduate students. To submit a proposal, send a brief CV and a 600-word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 15, 2015.
Questions should also be directed to email@example.com. For more information about the conference and the Center for Civil War Research, visit http://www.civilwarcenter.olemiss.edu/Conference2015.shtml
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