Symposium, Fremantle, Australia, 3 – 5 October 2013
The University of Notre Dame Australia is proud to host the 2013 symposium "Empire, Faith and Conflict," 3-5 October 2013. The event is part of the World History Association Symposia program and will be held in partnership with the Australian Historical Association.
Since the days of Ancient Civilisations the world has been shaped by the rise and fall of empires, the disputes of faith and the outbreak of conflict. From Mesopotamia to Rome and Byzantium to Gallipoli, civilisations have been shaped by three critical elements: empire, faith and conflict. Perhaps more than any other period of world history, the past century has seen empires brought to their knees, faith pitted against faith, and conflict sweep the globe.
On the eve of the centenary of the Great War, the World History Association, the Australian Historical Association and the University of Notre Dame Australia invite you to join us at this beautiful and historical venue on the Indian Ocean for a unique opportunity to examine the intersection of empire, faith and conflict in world history, and their impact in shaping the modern world.
Call for Papers, Sessions and Panels
Papers are invited from scholars and postgraduate students of all historical traditions, periods and genres, including the Ancient, Medieval and Modern ages.
Session themes might include (but are not limited to) imperialism; science and faith; mission; church history; military history; gender studies; colonisation and post-colonialism; trans-national, regional and national histories; historiography; art, artifacts and visual evidence; strategy, security, terrorism and diplomacy; faith in war; and myth and legend.
Proposals should be submitted to the World History Association at www.thewha.org by 1 June 2013.
Proposals for research posters are invited for display during the conference. Posters should be presented on paper stock up to A0 in size (1189 x 844 mm or 46.8 x 33.1 in) and relate to one or more of the conference themes.
Proposals for conference posters are due no later than 23 August 2013.