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Receive Your First World War Studies Journal

The First Word War Studies Journal is peer-reviewed and published by Taylor & Francis. Since 2014 the society has published 3 issues per year and society members have had online access to the journal.

Attend Our Conferences

At our conferences we discuss pre-circulated research papers in a friendly and constructive way.

We particularly aim to help postgraduates to develop their research, but any society member may submit their work.

Melbourne 2018

Recording, Narrating and Archiving the First World War

Oxford 2016

War Time

Italy 2015

Landscapes of the Great War: imagination, representation, experience

Paris 2013

Encountering the Other in Wartime: The Great War as an intercultural moment?

What else does the society do?

Collaborative Bibliography

Franziska Heimburger is leading our crowdsourcing effort to build a bibliography of the First World War. Follow us on Twitter @FWWsoc or find us on Facebook


Our next book is coming soon

Other Fronts, Other Wars?
Other Combatants, Other Fronts
Finding Common Ground
Untold War
Warfare and Belligerence

After each of our conferences we have published an edited volume of a selection of the conference papers.

How do I join the society?

Our membership subscriptions are managed by the publisher of our journal, Taylor and Francis. Please visit their site for the online sign-up form.

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