CFP: Military and Civilian Internment in World War I

Military and Civilian Internment in World War I
Differential Treatment, Its Motives and Long-Term Implications

The University of Haifa and the Tel Aviv University
October 16-19, 2017

We invite proposals for original and integrative papers on one of the following themes:

• Patterns of military and civilian internment during WWI and their relevance to contemporary norms.
• Motives and determinants of differential treatment of POWs and interned civilians during WWI (specific case studies or comparisons).
• Gendered, sexual and emotional aspects of long-term internment.
• The impact of WWI on subsequent wartime treatment of POWs.
• Is WWI a turning point in the treatment of POWs and interned civilians in modern times?

Proposals should include:

(1) Name and affiliation
(2) The applicable theme of the paper
(3) Title and a short abstract (150-200 words)
(4) Brief CV (1-3 pages)

Proposals, as well as further inquiries, should be sent by email to the workshop secretariat (

The deadline for submitting proposals is 1 October 2016.
Accepted proposals will be notified by 1 November 2016.
Full papers (up to 7,000 words) are due by 1 September 2017.

The organizers will cover airfare cost (economy class) and four-night accommodation in Israel. The workshop will be conducted in English. It is open to the public and participation is free of charge. We would be grateful if you could distribute this call for papers among your colleagues.

Prof. Rotem Kowner ( and Prof. Iris Rachamimov (
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