'Australian troops marching to the trenches; near Amiens, September 1916', courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, © IWM, Q 1382

Conference: 'The First World War: Local, Global and Imperial Perspectives', Australia

Posted on centenarynews.com on 14 March 2014
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The University of Newcastle in Australia is organising a conference considering the local, global and imperial perspectives of the First World War.

It will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the 27th-28th March 2015.

The university's Centre for the History of Violence is organising the conference to mark the Centenary of the First World War, and more specifically, the landings at Gallipoli.

The conference aims to "refocus discussion of this monumental episode in world history; to move beyond the well-worn nation-centric narratives, and to instead promote a greater appreciation of the conflict's often elided local, global and imperial contexts".

Confirmed Speakers

- Joy Damousi, University of Melbourne

- Keith Jeffery, Queen’s University Belfast

- Jenny Macleod, University of Hull 

Call for papers

The organisers have issued a call for papers, with topics which may include - but are not restricted to:

- Marginal voices (e.g. Indigenous troops, women, non-combatant labourers)

- Transnational and comparative perspectives

- Dissent and division on the home front

- Legacy, memory and commemoration

- Representation in film, television, literature and interactive media

- Historians and key texts

- Teaching the First World War: implications for teachers and the school curriculum

Proposals including a title, abstract (200–250 words), institutional affiliation and a brief professional biography should be submitted by email to matthew.lewis@newcastle.edu.au by the 30th June 2014.

Source: University of Newcastle

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News