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International Network for Study of War & Religion in Modern World - 8th Annual Conference

Event date Event time Event location
12/07/2017 - 14/07/2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Amport House, Andover, Hampshire

By bringing together researchers from a wide range of disciplines (including law, ethics, cultural studies, psychology, international relations, religious studies, history, literary and media studies), this inter-disciplinary conference will explore how people of faith have come to terms with the traumas, dilemmas and challenges of modern conflict, addressing the origins, range, and impact of their responses, and their significance for religion, culture, ethics, non-governmental organisations, international relations, and international law. As the centenary of the First World War unfolds, proposals focusing on that era are welcome, but those relating to the entire period c.1700 to the present will also be warmly received.

A case may also be made for presenting a paper on an earlier period if it can be shown that it will be of special relevance to the theme of the conference. It is intended that a selection of the conference papers will be published in the Defence Academy Yearbook 2017.

The conference will be hosted by the staff of the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre (AFCC) and will be co-ordinated by Canon Professor Michael Snape (Michael Ramsey Professor of Anglican Studies, Durham University), Dr Emma Hanna (Senior Research Fellow, School of History, University of Kent), and Dr Alastair Lockhart (Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge).

For more information on Paper Submission or the Conference please contact these staff listed above or telephone 01227 823710.

Four-hundred word abstracts should be copied, along with a one-page CV, to michael.snape@durham.ac.uk, E.L.Hanna@kent.ac.uk, and asl21@cam.ac.uk by Friday 5 May 2017.

The International Network for the Study of War and Religion in the Modern World was established in 2009 to promote greater communication and collaboration among scholars working in the field of war and religion from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries. AFCC, Amport House, is a constituent College of the Defence Academy, delivering and fostering research, education and training, and is the home of Faith across Defence.

For details on access at Amport House, please telephone 01264 773144 or email info@da.mod.uk

This conference is supported by two of the AHRC Funded WW1 Engagement Centres, Gateways to the First World War and Voices of War & Peace and also the Michael Ramsay Centre for Anglican Studies.

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