CfP: Colonies and Colonial Wars in History

The Educational Committee of the International Commission of Military History invites PhD. students to take part in a workshop for young scholars who are still working on or have just finished their PhD thesis on a topic related to ‘Colonies and Colonial Wars in History’.

The purpose of the workshop is to give young scholars the opportunity of discussing their projects with young as well as experienced colleagues from over 40 Countries.

This workshop is part of the annual meeting of the International Commission of Military History, which will take place under the auspices of the Cameroonian Commission of Military History in Douala, Cameroon from 2 to 8 September 2017.

We expect a presentation of 20 minutes. Some PhD papers may be published as part of the conference proceedings in 2018.

Applicants should offer papers dealing with:

Significant military figures in colonies
Local authorities and wars
War efforts in colonies
Colonial possessions and wars
Women and wars in colonies
Colonial prisoners and deportees during the World Wars
International Conventions and wars in colonies
World Wars and migration in colonies
World Wars and decolonization
Cold War and post-independence revolutions.
Colonial Wars and Civil Society

The working languages for the event are English and French.

Applicants should send their proposals to the Secretary General of the Educational Committee, Prof. Dr. Michael Epkenhans, Centre for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr, Zeppelinstrasse 127/28, D-14471 Potsdam, Germany no later than 1 March 2017. The Educational Committee will inform you if your paper has been accepted by 1 April 2017.

Proposals must include an outline of your paper as well as an academic CV.

The Educational Committee will support PhD. students with a small travel grant of up to €200. Accommodation will be at a discounted rate. PhD. students will have to pay a congress fee of only €100.

For further information, please consult the official website of the Cameroonian Commission.