Call for Papers: Legacy of World War I

CFP: Legacy of World War I

The Legacy of World War I 

November 14-15, 2014 

The History and Political Science Department at Chestnut Hill College will host an interdisciplinary conference on “The Legacy of World War I,” November 14-15, 2014. Keynote speakers will be Jay Winter (Yale University) and Laura Lee Downs (European University Institute, Florence, Italy). Proposals for papers or panels are invited on any issue related to “The Legacy of World War I.” The Great War was a cataclysmic event with consequences for the world up to our own day. Papers may relate to the immediate or long-term ramifications of the war – – political, diplomatic, military, social, economic, technological, intellectual, cultural, etc. 

Proposals should be about 250-300 words and be accompanied by a CV. Proposals from advanced graduate students will be considered. Papers will be allowed 20-25 minutes for presentation. We also seek individuals who are interested in serving as a Chair of a session. Presenters of papers and chairs of sessions are required to register for the conference. 

In 2003 Chestnut Hill College inaugurated the “Legacy Conferences”; previous conferences have addressed the “Kennedy Legacy” (2003), “The Legacy of the Second World War” (2005), the “Legacy of 1968” (2008), and “The Legacy of the Civil War” (2011). 

Deadline for proposals is April 1, 2014. Send proposals to William Walker at or mail them to him at Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118. To be placed on a mailing list for conference registration, send your name, mailing address, and email address to William Walker at .The conference web site is being developed and will be announced as soon as possible.

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