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Innsbruck 2011

Other Fronts, Other Wars?

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 to Friday, 23 September 2011

The 6th Conference of the International Society for First World War Studies, held at Leopold-Franzens-University in Innsbruck on 21 – 23 September 2011, followed by a field trip along the former Dolomite frontline 24-25 September 2011.

Call for Papers: Other fronts, other wars?

The Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck is pleased to organize together with the Karl-Franzens-University Graz and the Andrássy University Budapest the 6th Biennial Conference of the “International Society for First World War Studies” in September 2011. After very successful conferences in Lyon, Oxford, Dublin, Washington D.C. and London, the Society is now pleased to be meeting in one of the succeeding countries of the Habsburg Empire and in our host city of Innsbruck.

The conference’s topic

With the title “Other fronts, other wars?” the continuity from the last conference in London (“Other fronts, other combatants”) is obvious; at the same time “other” fields of the First World War are in focus. Hereby, the category of “space” stands at the center of interest, with all its different and conceivably abstract facets. Thus, the organizers are planning to further the investigation of questions regarding topics such as home fronts and approaches involving the history of mentality. Additionally, the dominance of the Western Front, especially in the Anglo-Saxon historical community, will be diversified by including other “front-spaces”. This CfP aims not only at classic military historians, but invites all scholars of the humanities and social sciences (historians, art historians, political scientists, philosophers, musicologists, archeologists etc.) working on the various aspects of the First World War and seeking the opportunity for an international and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas. Following the Society’s policy, this CfP strongly encourages postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in all related disciplines.

Call for Papers Now Closed

Organising Committee

  • Joachim Bürgschwentner

  • University of Innsbruck
  • Matthias Egger

  • University of Innsbruck
  • Nicole-Melanie Goll

  • University of Graz / Andrássy University Budapest
  • Georg Hoffmann

  • University of Graz / Andrássy University Budapest
  • Philipp Lesiak

  • Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the Research of War Consequences
  • Brigitte Strauß

  • Museums of the Province of South Tyrol

Academic support

  • Gunda Barth-Scalmani University of Innsbruck
  • Dieter A. Binder University of Graz / Andrássy University Budapest
  • Laurie Cohen University of Innsbruck
  • Helmut Konrad University of Graz
  • Hermann J. W. Kuprian University of Innsbruck
  • Werner Suppanz University of Graz
  • Oswald Überegger University of Hildesheim

Conference sponsors