CFP (deadline postponed) – The First World War from Tripoli to Mogadishu (1911-1924)

“How, because of two wild beasts the world was set alight”

International conference – Addis Ababa University – Sep. 30 – Aug. 1, 2016

Call for abstracts. Attention! Deadline postponed to February 12, 2016.

The idea that WWI has been a global conflict is commonly accepted by the scholarly community and it constitutes a real leitmotif of the most recent literature on this topic. As a consequence of this development, a number of scholars has started investigating the impact of WWI on Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and even Latin America.

Indeed, the Great War, as it is otherwise called, deserves to be remembered not just by the nations of Europe but also by the peoples of the rest of the world whose destinies were shaped by it or because of it. This includes the Middle Eastern countries and a number of German colonies in Africa. Historians have studied the course of the war in these parts and have established how much price was paid and what the enduring legacies were. The effects of the war on the countries of Northeast Africa has not been studied with as much depth. Nevertheless, the available documentation clearly reveals that the First World War indeed had an impact on the history of the region.

Applicants are encouraged to submit original work on the conference themes. To apply, please, send 500 words proposal for 20 minutes papers, inclusive of: paper title, a clear description of sources and methodology that will be used in the paper, and institutional affiliation. To the proposal should also be attached an academic CV.

Proposals must be sent to the following address:, no later than February 12 2016.

Further information here.