Conference: Colonial and Wartime Migration, 1815-1918

13 and 14 September 2018
Université de Picardie Jules Verne
Amiens, Logis du Roy
CORPUS (EA 4295)

Wednesday 12 September
Reception at Amiens City Hall at 6:30pm

Thursday 13 September (Logis du Roy)

9:00-9:15: Introduction: Marie Ruiz

9:15-10:15: Keynote Address
Eric Richards (Flinders University, Australia) – “Migration at Extremes”

10:15-10:45: Discussion

10:45-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-12:00: Panel 1: Exceptional Migration Patterns (Chair: Laura Sims)
Bernard Porter (Newcastle University, UK) – “British colonial migration in the 19th century. The Short Route”
James Hammerton (LaTrobe University, Australia) – “’Empire made me?’: English lower middle-class migrants and expatriates, 1860-1930.”

12:00-12:30: Discussion

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm: Panel 2: Scottish Migration (Chair: Yann Béliard)
John MacKenzie (Lancaster University, UK) – “Early nineteenth century war and the distinctive Scottish Diaspora”
Marjory Harper (University of Aberdeen, UK) – “”The hands of the clock have begun to move backwards”: postwar emigration from Scotland”

2:30–3:00pm: Discussion

3:00–4:00pm: Panel 3: Ireland, the Great War and New Zealand (Chair: Marianne Kac-Vergne)
David Fitzpatrick (Trinity College, Ireland) – “Irish Migration and the Great War”
Jim McAloon (Victoria University, New Zealand) – “Irish immigrants and the middle class in colonial New Zealand 1890-1910”

4:00–4:30pm: Discussion

Friday 14 September (Logis du Roy)

9:30-10:30: Panel 4: Labour Migration (Chair: Géraldine Vaughan)
Fabrice Bensimon (Université Paris-Sorbonne) – “British Labour and Migration to Europe during Industrialisation (1815-1860). The Case of the Lace Makers”
Yann Beliard (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle) – “Migration to and from Hull, and its impact on the labour movement, 1840s-1914”

10:30-11:00: Discussion

11:00-11:30: Coffee break

11:30-12:30: Panel 5: Religious Migration (Chair: Aurélie Thiria)
Hillary Carey (University of Bristol, UK) – “Clergy for Convicts: Religion, Emigration and the Convict Probation System in New South Wales”
Géraldine Vaughan (université de Rouen – IUF) – “‘Promote Protestant emigration!’: John Dunmore Lang, Religious Immigration and Imperial Identities in the Mid-Victorian era”

12:30-1:00pm: Discussion

1:00-2:30pm: Lunch

2:30-3:30pm: Panel 6: The Empire and WWI: Canadians and Kiwis (Chair: Frédérique Spill)
Kent Fedorowich (University of the West of England, UK) – “The ‘Sawdust Fusiliers’: The Canadian Forestry Corps, 1916-1919”
Adam Cutforth (France-New Zealand Association) – “‘There and back again’: an ANZAC’s round-trip to the Western Front”

3:30-4:00pm: Discussion

4:00-4:15pm: Coffee break

4:15–5:15pm: Panel 7: Migrant Representations of WWI (Chair: Nathalie Saudo-Welby)
Edward Higgs (University of Essex, UK) – “Spirit photography as war photography, and migration across the Great Divide”
Santanu Das (King’s College London, UK) – “South Asian Troops in Europe, 1914-1918 – Image, Song, Literature”

5:15-5:45pm: Discussion

5:45pm: End of Conference

Shakespeare and the Great War

Cry havoc! and let slip the dogs of war!

The War and Representation Network (WAR-Net) invites paper proposals for a conference on Shakespeare and the Great War to be held at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, on Friday 8 April 2016.

2016 is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. This one-day conference will explore intersections between Shakespeare’s plays and the Great War and reflect on anniversary culture more generally.

Keynote Speakers
Professor Gordon McMullan, King’s College, London
Professor Emma Smith, University of Oxford

Proposals for 20-minute papers should be sent to Kate McLoughlin ( by 31 January 2016. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

Ø  Wartime performances of Shakespeare
Ø  Shakespeare in the Trenches
Ø  Shakespeare on the Home Front
Ø  Global Wartime Shakespeare
Ø  Shakespeare / Nation / Empire
Ø  Ireland, Shakespeare and the Uprising
Ø  Shakespeare and Anzac
Ø  Shakespeare in Translation
Ø  Shakespeare and Propaganda
Ø  Shakespeare and Memorialisation
Ø  Shakespeare and ‘The Enemy’
Ø  Shakespeare and Morale
Ø  Wartime dramaturgy
Ø  Wartime publications relating to Shakespeare
Ø  Anniversary Culture (including commemorations of the 350th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and 300th anniversary of his death)

Please send proposals of up to 350 words and include your academic affiliation and a brief (100-word) biography. Please use ‘Shakespeare and the Great War’ as a subject-line.

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.