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The call for papers is now open for the 2018 conference ‘Global War, Global Connections, Global Moments’. Hosted by the Centre for the History of Violence, at the University of Newcastle (Australia), the conference will take place from 16–18 July.

The conference aims to challenge Eurocentric views of the war and focus instead on its transnational and global face. The aim is to bring together an international group of scholars working on transnational and international fields and aspects of the war, such as diplomacy, rivalry between war partners, secret diplomacy and/or commemoration. This conference will attempt to integrate a wider range of perspectives into the global scope. A special focus will be on scholarship from Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Possible topics for presentations include, but are not limited to:
– International Relations
– Cooperation and Rivalry between War Partners
– Alliances
– Networks, NGOs, Red Cross, Transnational companies
– Visions of Post-War Future, Peace and Order
– Transition from War to Peace (Global War, Local Peace)
– Global War – Global Actors – Local Actors
– Commemoration (transnational)
– Revolutions, Ruptures and Turning Points
– Knowledge transfer, secret diplomacy and intelligence services

Confirmed keynote speakers are:
– Prof. Peter Stanley (Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society, University of NSW Canberra) “Global war; national narratives: encounters in a World War.”
– Prof. Roger Marwick (Centre for the History of Violence, University of Newcastle,Australia): “The Weakest Links: War, Revolution, and Counter-Revolution in Eurasia, 1914–1921.”

To apply send an abstract of 300–350 words for a 20-minute paper and a short biography (max.150 words) in a single Word document to by Sunday 20 May 2018. Presenters will be required to submit a short version of their paper (2,000–3,000 words) by Saturday 30 June for circulation prior to the conference.