Just updated the sidebar to include some more blogs which are now on my regular reading list – Civil Warriors, which I like as a fine example of group blogging and Alan Allport’s War Starts at Midnight, which seems likely to bring Alan’s expertise to bear on a wide variety of ‘Britain in the world wars’ material. I’ve also added Mark Grimsley’s excellent series of posts on academic blogging, which he categorises as ‘Letters to Leila’ – primarily so that I have a single easy place to which to point those who ask me why I do this.
In other news, just received the latest CFP from the International Society for First World War Studies:
CALL FOR PAPERS FOURTH CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR FIRST WORLD WAR STUDIES October 18-20, 2007 Washington D.C. USA New Directions in First World War Studies Following the success of the three previous conferences in Lyon, Oxford, and Dublin, the International Society for First World War Studies is pleased to host its next conference in Washington D.C. through the generous support and cooperation of our hosts, Georgetown University and the German Historical Institute. We are continuing the tradition of bringing together current researchers from both the graduate student and established academic scholarly levels. We invite papers from students and scholars who are working on new paradigms or approaches to understanding the social, cultural, or military history of the war. The purpose of the conference is to facilitate a comparative study of the Great War. Like the previous conferences we will follow the format of circulating the papers ahead of the conference and forming panels from individual paper submissions. Each panel will consist of two to three paper authors, a discussant for each paper, and a chair that will offer a summary commentary of each panel. Applicants please send a two-page abstract of the proposed paper and a curriculum vita to Jennifer Keene at <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com or Mike Neiberg at <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com by February 1, 2007. Please also be prepared to submit a paper of a maximum of 8,000 words by June 1, 2007. Conference Web Site: <http://pop.webster.edu/~saritacargas09/>