'A Game That Calls Up Love and Hatred Both': The Child, the First World War, and the Global South
1-4 December 2011, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
This international conference aims to explore the impact of the First World War on childhood from the perspective of the global south. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, will address the ways in which attitudes and events were disseminated to children prior to and during the war, and examine various points and sites of children’s involvement in war, with particular reference to the experiences of children in the countries of the global south drawn into the conflict by virtue of being part of the British Empire.
The conference will provide a multidisciplinary perspective on childhood and war and invites papers from scholars working in all related fields. Papers from scholars working in former Commonwealth countries which have historically been under-represented in research on this topic are particularly welcomed. Small travel bursaries are available for delegates based on 'soft-currency' nations.
In addition to a full programme of papers, the conference will offer access to the unique holdings at the Dromkeen National Centre for Picture Book Art, which include material relating to Australian children's literature and culture during and after the First World War. Delegates will have the opportunity to explore this unique collection, and to engage in sessions designed to further explore the research potential of this and other similar collections. We welcome papers or panels focusing on the use of archives and special collections in areas relating to the conference topics.
Call For Papers
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