'Dissent, Activism & Transformation in the World War I Era' conference, Georgian Court University, USA

Posted on centenarynews.com on 09 August 2013
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Georgian Court University in New Jersey, USA, is hosting a conference entitled 'Dissent, Activism & Transformation in the World War I Era' in October 2014.

"The war triggered dissent and activisim; and it had an impact on political activism, social reform, and cultural expression. In turn, these developments transformed society, politics and culture".

"This conference will explore the themes of dissent, activism, and transformation during the war and the immediate postwar era".

The conference will take place on the 17th-18th October 2014 and is co-sponsored by the Peace History Society.

Keynote speakers

Adam Hochschild, author of To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918.

Harriet Hyman Alonso, author of Peace As a Women's Issue: A History of the U.S. Movement for World Peace and Women's Rights.

Call for papers

"For this interdisciplinary conference, we welcome paper and panel proposals from all scholarly disciplines. We also welcome panels dealing with teaching and pedagogy related to the conference theme"

Proposals should be no more than one page and should explain the scholarly significance of the topic. With your proposal, submit a short CV (3 pp.). Please forward proposals for individual papers or panels by the 1st March 2014 to Scott H. Bennett at bennetts@georgian.edu.

Paper topics might include:

- Local, national, transnational, & global topics
- Peace activism, antiwar dissent, & modern peace movements
- Individuals, groups, governments, & institutions
- Conscientious objection & conscription
- Civil liberties in wartime
- Cultural & intellectual movements (literature, poetry, art, music, philosophy, theology)
- Social & political movements (social justice, reform, resistance, & revolution)
- Dissent (social, political, cultural, intellectual, economic)
- Opposition to dissent, peace activism, & social reform
- Repression, loyalty & conformity
- Impact of WWI on immediate postwar developments
- Labor, race, & African American activism
- Anti-colonial movements
- Women’s movement & activism
- International law & treaties, postwar peace treaties, & economic consequences
- New social, political, cultural, & intellectual trends & developments

Source: Georgian Court University website

Images courtesy of the Georgian Court University website

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News