A Student of History

March 4, 2006

Upcoming history conferences

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Maass @ 3:08 pm

The department of History of Kansas State University and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, through the KSU Institute for Military History & 20th Century Studies, will host the 73rd annual meeting of the Society for Military History. The conference will take place 18-21 May 2006 in Manhattan, Kansas. For more inforamtion, go to http://www.k-state.edu/history/institute/smh%20conference.html.  The conference theme will be the Construction, Reconstruction, and Consumption of Military History.  I won’t be able to go this year, though I have gone for the last four years beginning in 2002 (Madison, Wisc.)

Also of interest: October 6–8, 2006 is the
“Warfare and Society in Colonial North America and the Caribbean” conference at theUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville.  These are the same folks who put on the SMH meeting in 2003.  It is co-sponsored by Omohundro Institute
of Early American History & Culture which is at William and Mary, diretced by Dr. Ron Hoffman.  Hopefully I can attend this one.

Finally: There is the Great Lakes History Conference on October 20th and 21st 2006.  This is not a military history organization per se, but this year thier theme is “New Perspectives on War and Society.”  This will be at Grand Valley State University, will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The conference site is located at: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=149096.  I am going to try to get a panel proposal together for this one…. The announcement says that the conference will be organized around themes that have dominated recent scholarship. Papers are encouraged to touch on, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Psychological trauma
  • Race, violence, and war
  • Genocide
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Social and political consequences of war
  • War and revolution
  • Economic consequences of war
  • Memory and memorialization
  • History of the ‘home front’
  • Health and medicine
  • Theories on violence (origins and consequences)
  • Brutalization and its effects on social and political systems
  • Militarization and its role in society
  • Propaganda, media, and perceptions of war
  • Terrorism and warfare in the 21st century
  • Children in war
  • Refugees
  • War in film and popular culture
  • Literature and war (including narratives, memoirs, and fiction)
  • Oral history

I plan to propose a paper on NC and the draft, 1776-1782.

 

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