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Children and War: Past and Present

Photo credit: "A little girl wandering through a ruined street in the village of Szydlow, Poland". Courtesy of UN Archives and Records Management, New York (Record Group S-1058-0001-01).

Children and War: Past and Present 2016

Join us for the third international multidisciplinary conference on Children and War: Past and Present, to be held at the University of Salzburg, Austria, on 13-15 July 2016. Organised by the University of Salzburg and the University of Wolverhampton, in association with the UN Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.

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This conference is planned as a follow-up to the two successful conferences, which took place at the University of Salzburg in 2010 and 2013. It will continue to build on areas previously investigated, and also open up new fields of academic enquiry.

Around 160 speakers from all over the world will focus on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Children as victims, witnesses and participants in armed conflicts.
  • Holocaust, genocide and forced labour.
  • Deportation and displacement, refugees and asylum seekers.
  • War crimes, trials and human rights.

Download the programme, abstracts and a registration form.

Get information about the venue, how to get there, travel information and accommodation.

Read the University of Wolverhampton news article about the conference.

Keynotes

Sharon Riggle (UN Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict) - Watch and listen to Sharon's keynote address on University of Salzburg's UniTV

Gloria Atiba Davies (International Criminal Court, The Hague) - Watch and listen to Gloria's keynote address on University of Salzburg's UniTV

Fees and funding

Regular Fees: EUR 210 (3 days); EUR 90 (1 day).
Students: EUR 160 (3 days); EUR 70 (1 day).

All participants need to secure their own funding to participate in this conference.

Conference language

English

The organising team

  • Wolfgang Aschauer (Salzburg)
  • John Buckley (Wolverhampton)
  • Helga Embacher (Salzburg)
  • Albert Lichtblau (Salzburg)
  • Grazia Prontera (Salzburg)
  • Johannes-Dieter Steinert (Wolverhampton)

The conference is generously supported by the Foundation 'Remembrance, Responsibility and Future' (EVZ).

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