Call for Papers: HOTCUS Winter Symposium
Eccles Centre for American Studies, British Library, London
Saturday 18 February 2017
War and Conflict in Twentieth Century US Society and Culture
Keynote Speaker: Professor Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck, University of London)
2017 marks the hundredth anniversary of US entry into the First World War. That conflict saw the emergence of the US as a global military power, but also had a profound impact on American society and culture. In subsequent years, war and conflict of various sorts have shaped the way that Americans think about their place in the world and their relationships with each other, and has molded the way that the US is viewed in international and transnational contexts.
This one-day symposium seeks to explore and re-assess the impact of war and conflict on US society and culture during the twentieth century. Panel and paper proposals are encouraged on all topics, especially the following:
Proposals of no more than 250 words should be sent to the HOTCUS Committee Secretary, Nick Witham (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Assistant Head of the Eccles Centre, Fran Fuentes (email@example.com), by the deadline of Monday 31 October 2016. All submissions should include the name of the presenter, their institution, email address, a short profile, and the title of the proposed presentation.