CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

2020
18 – 19 May 2020

Why fight? Ideology and politics in militaries and paramilitary organisations, 1916-2001

Call for Papers

War was ubiquitous in the short 20th century. From the great theatres of the World Wars to the smaller in scale conflicts of decolonisation and the Cold War, military clashes between state and non-state actors played a central role in shaping the world’s recent past and present. Beyond the obvious geopolitical implications, the wars of the past century left a lasting imprint on the politics and cultures of the populations they involved. These non-directly military aspects and consequences of warfare have been the subject of much historical research in recent years, leading to a fruitful cross-fertilisation of military history with social, cultural and political historical approaches.

Scholars interested in presenting a paper at the conference are invited to submit an abstract of 300 words accompanied by a short biographical note to: whyfight2020@gmail.com

The deadline for submissions is 30 January 2020.

The conference is convened by the UCD Centre for War Studies and will be held at the premises of the National University of Ireland in Dublin.

It is organised as part of a Marie Skłodowska Curie Action.

Click here for the full the Call for Papers.

2019
5 – 6 September 2019

Humanitarianism and the Greater War, 1912 – 1923

The CWS is pleased to host a 2-day international conference on humanitarianism in the era of the Great War, 1912-1923. The conference aims to appraise the impact of the First World War on the making of ‘modern’ humanitarianism but also to assess how humanitarian concerns can alter our understand of the First World War.

5 – 6 September 2019 at NovaUCD

Papers will broadly deal with the following themes:

  • the role of individuals and organizations in humanitarian work
  • the global dimension of suffering and efforts to ameliorate it
  • the emergence of humanitarian norms, organizational forms, and practices, and (where applicable) their long-term impact
  • the place of humanitarian concerns in home front mobilizations and demobilizations
  • the actions and agency of relief beneficiaries
  • ruptures and continuities between the war and the post-war period
  • the relationship between humanitarianism and international politics

 

Humanitarianism and the Greater War, 1912–1923

The conference is funded by the Irish Research Council

28-30 March

Post-War Transitions in Europe: Politics, States and Veterans (1918-1923)

The CWS is pleased to host a 2-day international conference to commemorate the end of the centenary of the First World War. The conference aims to appraise how European WWI ex-service men and officers contributed to the creation of new states in Europe and participated through associative or political activism to the peace process.

28 - 30 March 2019

Papers will broadly deal with the following themes:

  • WWI ex-service men and transnational networks in Europe
  • WWI ex-service men and the peace process
  • WWI ex-service men and politics
  • WWI ex-servicemen and paramilitary violence in Europe
  • WWI ex-service men and the creation of nation states throughout Europe

Click here to see the full Programme - March 2019.

This conference is entirely funded by the Irish Research Council.