CFP: Veterans: Enduring, Surviving, and Remembering War

Veterans: Enduring, Surviving, and Remembering War
An International Conference
September 12–13, 2019
U.S. Naval War College

In 2018, the University of Massachusetts Press launched “Veterans,” the first academic book series devoted to the postwar lives of military personnel and the enduring human consequences of war. To celebrate its launch, series editors Brian Matthew Jordan and J. Ross Dancy invite individual paper and full panel proposals for a two-day conference, to be hosted by the U.S. Naval War College, exploring veterans in history. In keeping with the goals of the series, the conference aims to build connections and foster conversations between disparate historiographies. As such, we invite historians who work on any time period or conflict to submit proposals. Paper and panel topics may include but are not limited to:

      •    Veterans as custodians of historical memory
      •    Veterans as historians, relic collectors, and autobiographers    
      •    Veterans and their struggles for benefits and recognition
      •    Medical and disability histories of veterans
      •    Veterans and politics
      •    Transitions to peacetime and civilian life
      •    Veterans and posttraumatic growth    
      •    Veterans’ fraternal organizations and culture 
      •    Veterans’ relationships with families and children 
      •    Veterans’ relationships with other generations of veterans    
      •    The socioeconomics of veteranhood    
      •    The experiences of women veterans
      •    Veteranhood and race and/or ethnicity    
      •    Veterans in historical memory
      •    Veterans engagement in and relationship to anti-war activism
      •    Methodologies for exploring veterans in history

Individual paper or full panel proposals must be submitted by June 15, 2019, and include an abstract of 300 words and one-page curriculum vitae for each presenter. Panel proposals should include a brief statement about the thrust of the session and must include a chair. All proposals including panel proposals should be submitted as single .pdf files.

Submissions and inquiries should be addressed to:
Dr. J. Ross Dancy 

Posted: April 30, 2019
Tagged: Calls for Papers