Seeking third paper for panel on internationalism, warfare, & popular politics in interwar Britain (NACBS 2016)

Emily Curtis Walters Announcement
District of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields
British History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, European History / Studies, Military History, Political History / Studies

We are two doctoral candidates seeking a third participant for a proposed panel on internationalism, warfare, popular politics, and humanitarianism in Britain between the world wars, for the 2016 NACBS session in Washington, D.C.


One paper will focus on popular internationalism and the transnational circulation of commercial narratives of the Great War in the theatre and film industries during the 1920s and 1930s. The other paper will examine the transnational circulation of British and French press among British relief workers and its use in humanitarian campaigns during the Spanish Civil War.


We are especially interested in work that engages with issues of democratization, the way ordinary Britons conceived of their place in the international community, the intersections of commercial culture and political participation, pacifism, grassroots activism, how ideas and debates about diplomacy extended beyond the confines of high politics and central government, and representations of warfare and violence in the press and entertainment industries. While our papers focus primarily on the 1920s and 1930s, we would also welcome scholarship that extends into the First or Second World Wars.


Submissions for the NACBS close on 2 March 2016. We are asking interested participants to submit a CV and abstract to both Emily Curtis Walters ( & Kerrie Holloway ( by Sunday, 31 January 2016.

More information about the conference is available at: