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Voices of the Home Fronts - call for papers

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19/10/2018 - 20/10/2018 The National Archives, Kew

We are delighted to announce a call for papers for First World War Home Front research which has been conducted over the centenary period, for presentation at a two-day conference taking place at The National Archives, Kew.

Paper submissions for presentation must be received by Monday 30 April 2018.

The conference, ‘Voices of the Home Fronts: Reflections and Legacies of the First World War’, is being delivered in partnership by The National Archives, the ‘Gateways to the First World War’ and the ‘Everyday Lives in War’ Engagement Centres.

The keynotes speakers will be Professor Sophie de Schaepdrijver and Richard Van Emden.

Jessamy Carlson, Partnerships and Programme Manager, First World War 100 and Other Special Projects at The National Archives, said: ‘With the centenary of the end of the First World War approaching, this conference seeks to bring together independent researchers, community groups and academics to discuss the impact of the Armistice.

’This includes life and society in the immediate aftermath of the war - from national and international perspectives - through the use of unusual and under-used sources.’

Proposals are invited for conference papers, panels, and workshops on topics which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Demobilisation, homecomings, the ‘return to normality’
  • New nations and everyday identities
  • Veteran politics, charities, sports, clubs and entertainment
  • Post war education and work – industrial relations, reconstruction, local and regional economies
  • Environment
  • Family and childhood
  • Local party politics
  • Faith and belief
  • Disability

We particularly encourage submissions from independent researchers, institutions, and community groups.

How to submit a paper

Please view the guidelines on the National Archives website.

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