26 de enero de 2017

CfP: In the Heart of the Great War. The Individual at theCrossroads between the Civilian and Military Worlds


Deadline : 3th March 2017*

The 2016 Summer School organised by the International Research Centre of the Historial de la Grande Guerre de Péronne has led to many exchanges and debates which needed to be prolonged and perpetuated. In that sense, we invite *papers for a symposium directed at young researchers, such as graduate students and PhD students*.

The historiography of World War I has been largely built upon the basis of separation between the History of battles on one side and occupied populations and the home front on the other1. Nonetheless, to reason with this image is to forget that World War I, as total warfare, has set new means of meeting, coexisting and cohabitating between the civilian and the military spheres. From the military front to the home front, and through occupied territories, the war experience is a crossway, perhaps even an interaction between the civilian and military worlds, as the expression ‘home front’ suggests.

Expected proposals will discuss this *link between the civilian and military worlds in the Great War*, but may also extend across a longer timeframe. The geographical frame of the subject is not limited to European events, but can also stretch out to other places of confrontation, in order to question the relevance of this interpretative framework to all the warring countries.

Proposals should be approximately one page in length.

Applications should also be accompanied by a short CV. Please submit
proposals to: intheheartofthegreatwar@gmail.com *by 3**th **March 2017.*

The working language of the conference is French and English.

*Scientific Committee*
Luc Capdevila (professor / Université Rennes 2)
Emmanuelle Cronier (maître de conférence / Université de Picardie –
Jules Verne)
Emmanuel Debruyne (professor / Université catholique de Louvain)
Franziska Heimburger (maître de conférence / Université Paris-Sorbonne)
Chantal Kesteloot (head of department Public History / CEGESOMA)
Benoît Majerus (assistant professor / Université du Luxembourg)
Markus Pöhlmann (researcher / Zentrum für Militärgeschichte und
Sozialwissenschaften der
Bundeswehr)
Axel Tixhon (professor / Université de Namur)
Laurence van Ypersele (full professor / Université catholique de Louvain)

*Conference Committee*
Emmanuel Debruyne (professor / Université catholique de Louvain)
Erwan Le Gall ( PhD candidate / Université de Rennes 2)
Gwendal Piégais (Université catholique de Louvain)
Élise Rezsöhazy (F.R.S.-FNRS research fellow / Université catholique de
Louvain)
Axel Tixhon (professor / Université de Namur)