First World War Studies – Call for Papers

Call for Papers
‘Other Combatants, Other Fronts: Competing Histories of the First World War’
The 5th Conference of the International Society for First World War Studies
The Imperial War Museum
London, UK
10th to 12th September 2009

We would like to call your attention to the Fifth Conference of the International Society for First World War Studies, which will take place in association with the Imperial War Museum and War Studies, King’s College, London in September 2009. Since 2001, the International Society for First World War Studies has held successful conferences in Lyon, Oxford, Dublin and Washington DC.

In line with previous conferences the Society seeks emerging and innovative research on all aspects of the First World War. We would encourage applications from a variety of disciplines, including literature, art, archaeology, philosophy and music, as well as from historians. As with all the Society’s previous conferences a publication based on conference papers is anticipated.

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words, accompanied by a one page CV by 31 January 2009. Following the Society’s commitment to promote the work of young scholars, we are particularly keen to receive proposals from PhD candidates, post-doctoral students and early career researchers. Please be prepared to submit a paper of no more than 8000 words by 1 June 2009. Please note that we welcome papers written in French and German, but ask that the author provide a 1000 word summary in English in addition to their original draft. All papers will be pre-circulated.

The Society brings together over 200 members from all over the world to enhance the public understanding of the First World War. In the egalitarian spirit of the Society we aim to foster cross-disciplinary exchange and debate between international postgraduate and postdoctoral scholars, along with established senior academics. For more information about the Society please see the website: (

For further information and enquiries, please email


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