Transitions from war to peace have been one of the most fertile grounds for contemporary historical analysis in the last twenty years. In this last year of the Great War centenary, the “end of the conflict” topic (as well as the possible or impossible “return” to peace) will be the discussion focus among specialists in the 1914-1918 period. However, the numerous forms of war-exit are difficult to understand through a short-term perspective. In order to answer these questions, the University of Padua – Comitato per il Centenario della Grande Guerra in collaboration with the Melammu Project – The Heritage of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East, have organised the Making Peace international congress, in Padua, on 5-9 November 2018. Keynote speakers will be: Gastone Breccia (University of Pavia), Etienne Boisserie (Inalco, Paris), Christoph Cornelissen (University of Frankfurt a. M. and ISIG-FBK), Adrian Gregory (University of Oxford), Paolo Matthiae (Emeritus, University of Rome La Sapienza), Kurt Raaflaub (Emeritus, Brown University), Leonard Smith (Oberlin College).
We invite scholars interested in the war-and-peace topic from the Middle Ages to the 21st century to send abstracts related to the following sub-themes: War end, Borders, Demobilization, Heritage, The return.
Abstract submission guidelines: Approx. 250 words; before 31st May; including name, affiliation and a brief resume (approx. 100 words) – We welcome scholars (including ECR and PGR) and independent researchers.
For further information, please see the conference website.