CFP Deadline Today: Women and the First World War, Newcastle University

Please find below the CFP for Women and the First World War, to be held at Newcastle University on Thursday 17 September 2015. The event will feature a keynote address from Professor Alison Fell (Leeds), and is supported by the North East Forum for FWW Studies, the Living Legacies 1914-1918 AHRC Engagement Centre, the Gender Research Group (Newcastle) and the Military, War & Security Research Group (Newcastle). 
 
Please note that the deadline for abstracts is TODAY, Wednesday 15 June 2015. Papers from PG students are most welcome. Please circulate widely, and apologies for cross posting.
Many thanks, and best wishes,
Emma Short and Stacy Gillis, Conference Organisers

Women & the First World War (1910-1930)

North East Research Forum for First World War Studies

17 September 2015

Newcastle University

Call for Papers

 

This interdisciplinary symposium will showcase research on any aspect of women’s history in relation to the First World War. We welcome papers on the role and place of girls and women both during the war and also in the years leading up to the outbreak of hostilities and in the decade after. For example, how did literature for girls before the war prepare children for war? How were women involved in pacifist groups? What kinds of work did women do during the war? How were women and girls involved in memorialisation activities? What is the relationship between spiritualism, war and gender politics? Do new transnational paradigms complicate our understanding of women and war? What role did women play in journalism during the war? These are indicative questions only – the symposium is intended to share and develop research on women and the First World War. Papers from a range of fields – including Literature, History, Archaeology, Geography, Politics, Film and Media, Modern Languages, History of Medicine, and Law – are encouraged.

Keynote Address: 

Professor Alison Fell (Leeds) 

Back to the Front: French and British Female Veteran Groups in the 1920s’

Please send abstracts of 150 words for

20-minute papers to fww@ncl.ac.uk by 15 July 2015.

This event is supported by the North East Research Forum for First World War Studies, the Living Legacies 1914-18 Engagement Centre, the Gender Research Group (Newcastle) and the Military, War & Security Research Group (Newcastle).

 

Conference Organisers: Stacy Gillis & Emma Short