This international conference will be hosted by the Centre for Historical Research at the University of Wolverhampton in collaboration with the Western Front Association and the FWW Network for Early Career & Postgraduate Researchers.
The event will spotlight the latest research on the events of 1918 as well as the global significances, consequences and legacy of this watershed year.
It seeks to encourage international perspectives and to encompass a wide range of historical approaches as well as cross-disciplinary insights. It will feature keynote addresses from some of the leading academic authorities on the First World War and what came afterwards, along with panel sessions from established and emerging researchers. The event is being developed collaboratively with heritage agencies, museums, art galleries, funders, local schools and community groups involved in First World War research, remembrance and events.
We ask you to ‘Save the Date’ and we invite expressions of interests from scholars (including early career and postgraduate researchers), independent researchers, organisations, groups, schools and individuals interested in participation (as contributors or attendees) in the conference.
A formal call for papers will be announced in summer 2017.
Keynote speakers to include:
Professor Alison Fell (University of Leeds)
Dr Peter Frankopan (University of Oxford)
Professor John Horne (Trinity College Dublin)
Professor Sir Hew Strachan (University of St. Andrews)
Professor Jay Winter (Yale University)
The conference is being organised by: Professor Stephen Badsey, Professor John Buckley, Dr Simon Constantine, Dr Spencer Jones, Professor Gary Sheffield, Professor Laura Ugolini and Dr Oliver Wilkinson.
To register your interest or for further enquires please contact Dr Oliver Wilkinson Email to O.Wilkinson@wlv.ac.uk
You can keep up to date with the latest event news on these webpages and by following us on twitter @1918to2018
Details of how to book; the conference fee; postgraduate/early career travel bursaries; and the programme will be published closer to the date.
Photo credit: A British patriotic postcard captioned 'Victory in sight', The Army Children Archive, reproduced under a Creative Commons License layered over photograph of amassed German prisoners, France, World War One, National Library of Scotland, reproduced under a Creative Commons License.