CFP: Last and final call for papers for "International Seminar -The First World War: Indian Context"

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November 30, 2017
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Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, European History / Studies, Local History, Military History, South Asian History / Studies

Last and final call for Papers for the International Seminar -

The First World War: Indian Context

 Department of History of St Aloysius College (Autonomous)Mangalore-575003, Karnataka, India organizes an International Seminar on The First World War: Indian Context on 5 and 6 January 2018


The College invites scholars in Humanities, Arts, Literature, Social Sciences and in related fields to participate in the Seminar.


St Aloysius College was founded in the year 1880 in Mangalore by the Jesuits at the invitation of the local Catholics of the time.  Since then, in keeping with its motto, Lucet et Ardet  ( Shine to enkindle), it has emerged as one of the pioneering centres of higher education offering quality education in the Western Coast of India. It is located in the heart of the city of Mangalore on a Hill overlooking the Arabian Sea.


The Department of History is one of the earliest departments in the College since its inception. The department caters to the needs of students from all over India and abroad with an excellent faculty. The faculty have been guiding students for Doctoral Studies. The department conducts various seminars and workshops for the benefit of the students, teachers and scholars of History.  The department organised a National Level Workshop on ‘Semiotics, Structuralism and Research Methodology’ in the year 2009. A National Level Seminar on ‘Dakshina Kannada after 1947’ was held in 2014. The papers presented were published under the title ‘Dakshina Kannada After 1947, Some Reflections’. (ISBN: 978-93-5235-191-6).


Theme and Context -It is 100 years since the First World War. The Great War was a result of complex political developments in Europe. It had a huge impact on colonial Indian society, economy and political life.

The Department of History at St Aloysius College(Autonomous), Mangalore intends to study and document the entire history, literature and the accompanying trauma faced during the war. A large corpus of literature must be available on the topic as well as of those times which must be lying in various libraries and archives and even in contemporary newspapers and journals, unattended to by scholars.

The international seminar on the subject involves scholars from Europe, USA, Australia, South Asia, and India.  The presented papers will be published by a reputed publisher with peer review.

Call for Papers

The academic community and Research Scholars are requested to scientifically study such literature (including books, folk literature, songs etc.,) and present them in the seminar.

Scholars from Europe, America, Africa, Asia, Australia are invited to participate and present papers on new research on War, policies of European powers in their colonies during the War and any other aspects of War relevant to India. Their research papers would be presented in slots called ‘Special Lectures’ if they so intend. Scholars who want to present through video conferencing are also welcome.

N.B.: - The research papers must be related to the main theme i.e. The First World War: Indian Context. 

Papers on social, political, cultural, economic, literary, and psychological or other aspects of War which are India specific are welcome.

Full length papers (along with an abstract) have to reach the Coordinator before 30 November, 2017. The details are given below.

They may be print ready with endnotes/ notes and references in the standard format. In no case should the text of a paper exceed 3500 words including footnotes. Footnotes should be numbered continuously through the whole paper and not per page. The papers have to be submitted in soft copy.

The Department of History takes great pleasure to welcome all scholars to St Aloysius College (Autonomous) campus in Mangalore on 5 and 6 January, 2018.


For further details, contact:  Chief Coordinator

Dr Vishanz Pinto, Head & Associate Professor, St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore-575003, Karnataka, India

Phone: + 91 9480289560



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