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[Commlist] CfP: The Stage of War

Tue Oct 01 11:10:29 GMT 2019

We are pleased to announce that the deadline of abstract submission for our upcoming conference, 'The Stage of War', has been extended to *October 15, 2019*!

Please consider sending us your abstracts (max. 300 words) and a short biographical statement (max. 50 words) to: (thestageofwar /at/ <mailto:(thestageofwar /at/>. Notifications of acceptance will be sent on *December 1st, 2019*.

More information about the conference can be found on our conference website:


*The Stage of War: Academic and Popular Representations of Large-Scale Conflicts*

The conference "The Stage of War" focuses on academic and popular representations of war and other large-scale conflicts. Nowadays, the cultural engagement with the history of violent conflicts spans a multitude of academic and above all popular genres, including (graphic) novels, films, tourism, musicals, games, exhibitions and reenactments. Producers of popular genres try to bring the past closer to the public through interaction, performance and multi-sensory experience, often to the discontent of academic historians who fear for a distorted or trivialized past. Nonetheless, research indicates that these popular genres can significantly affect and enhance our understanding of the past.

The unique aim of this conference is to stimulate an exchange between academic and popular approaches to the representation of violent conflicts. Instead of just criticizing popular historical culture, we call on academic historians to make clear what a responsible approach to the past might entail. On the other hand, we ask producers to clarify what the practical and ethical limitations and opportunities are of representing violent pasts in contemporary society. How can we learn from each other? To what extent can critical historical thinking be stimulated through popular productions?

This two-day conference comprises academic lectures, presentations, roundtable discussions, and a battlefield tour through Rotterdam by military history specialists.


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