CfP: “100 Years after WWI: Local to Global Impact of an International War”

University of South Carolina Upstate, April 6-7, 2017

As part of its five year commemoration of the centennial of World War I, the University of South Carolina Upstate is hosting an international and interdisciplinary conference on April 6-7, 2017, the anniversary of the United States’ entrance into the war. We seek papers and panels that will examine international aspects of the war, with particular attention to regions of the world and features of the war that are underrepresented. Topics to be explored include military and geopolitical ramifications, colonial experiences, changes in medicine, education, arts, literature, science and economics, and examinations of the roles of and impact on women, African Americans, immigrants and other distinctive population groups.

Keynote address to be delivered by Dr. Jennifer Keene, Professor and Chair of the History Department, Chapman University, CA.

All submissions should be submitted by December 1, 2016 to this website:

Presenters will be notified by December 20, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact
Dr. Catherine Canino: and/or
Dr. Araceli Hernández-Laroche:

Individual Submissions should include:
A 250-500 word abstract and title
A brief curriculum vitae (2 pages)
Full contact information including mail, email, and phone/fax numbers.

Panel submissions are encouraged. Please include the info above for a panel of at least three presenters.

Conference Website:
Conference Hashtag: #USCUpstateWWI

USC Upstate World War I Symposium Committee
Dr. Catherine Canino (Professor of English, Director of Honors Program)
Dr. Araceli Hernández-Laroche (Assistant Professor of French, Assistant Chair of Languages, Literature, and Composition)
Dr. Frieda Davison (Dean of Library)
Dr. Rob McCormick (Professor of History, Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences)
Dr. Dirk Schlingmann (Professor of Mathematics, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences)