AHS Classics Virtual Issue: Australia and the First World War

This Special AHS Classics Virtual Issue highlights the important contribution that Australian Historical Studies has made to our understanding of Australia and the First World War. Drawing on over forty years of scholarship and debate, the volume showcases key articles by some of Australia’s most significant historians of the war and the Anzac tradition that emerged from it. These articles show that the adaptability of the Anzac legend requires investigation and caution in the production of new histories of events a century distant.

The articles in this virtual special issue are currently free to view until the end of December 2015. For further information and to access the articles, click here.

CFP: War, Violence, Aftermaths: Europe and the Wider World

The Australasian Association for European History (AAEH) XXIV Biennial Conference: “War, Violence, Aftermaths: Europe and the Wider World”

Call for Papers

14th – 17th July 2015, Crowne Plaza, Newcastle

Hosted by: The School of Humanities and Social Science and the Centre for the history of Violence at The University of Newcastle, Australia

Keynote Speakers:
John Horne, Trinity College, Dublin
Richard Bessel, University of York
Norman Naimark, Stanford University
Patricia Clavin, Jesus College, Oxford
Also participating:
Joy Damousi, University of Melbourne
Katherine Jolluck, Stanford University

Conference Website: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/events/faculty-of-education-and-arts/aaeh-conference

The website will be periodically updated with information about registration, accommodation, keynote speakers, abstracts and the conference program.

Conference Venue:
The AAEH Conference in July 2015 will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Newcastle

Enjoy Harbourside Accommodation at Crowne Plaza Newcastle Hotel

Conference Overview
For the first time, the University of Newcastle, Australia, will host the 24th biennial meeting of the Australasian Association for European History (AAEH). Newcastle is a vibrant city on the coast, two hours north of Sydney.

Our themes for 2015 coincide with anniversaries of a number of key events in Europe, within the broad themes of war, violence and aftermaths, including: the bi-centenary of the battle of Waterloo; the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli; the centenary of the Armenian Genocide; the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War; and the 20th anniversary of the massacre at Srebrenica.

The conference encourages reconsideration of Europe’s violent past – national, regional, religious, economic, ethnic, social, cultural, generational, and international. The Organizing Committee particularly invites proposals for papers that address the history of European conflict in terms of its repercussions for the non-European world. Papers on Early Modern Europe are also welcome, as are specialists in the First World War.

The conference will be structured in parallel panels, plenary sessions and round tables.
Each panel presentation should not exceed 20 minutes.

Panels may explore such ideas as:
· Violence in society, culture, economics and politics
· The origins and consequences of war and acts of mass violence
· Ethnic, racial, religious and ideological violence
· Violence and war from a transnational perspective
· Cultural constructions and representations of war and violence
· Emotions and memories of war and violence
· Aftermaths and legacies of war and violence

Proposal submission information:
Title of paper, abstract of 100 words, and a brief professional biography with contact details/institutional affiliation.

Please send these items to: aaeh-conference@newcastle.edu.au

1 February 2015 Submission of abstracts close
1 March 2015 Notification to abstract authors
Early March 2015 Early Bird Registration opens
1 May 2015 Early bird closure

Conference Committee
Prof. Philip Dwyer, Philip.Dwyer@newcastle.edu.au
Prof. Roger Markwick, Roger.Markwick@newcastle.edu.au
Dr. Camilla Russell, Camilla.Russell@newcastle.edu.au
Dr. Matthew Lewis, Matthew.Lewis@newcastle.edu.au

General enquiries
Ms Kara Waite, Kara.Waite@newcastle.edu.au
+61 2 4921 7318
Mailing address
AAEH Conference
School of Humanities and Social Science
University of Newcastle
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia