CFP Deadline Extended: Rethinking War Conference

Bridget Keown Announcement
Announcement Type
Call for Papers
Subject Fields
Women's & Gender History / Studies, World History / Studies, Public History, Military History, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

The deadline to submit abstracts to the second annual Rethinking War Conference has been extended to March 19. The conference itself will take place online from April 21-22, 2023. Abstracts can be submitted at

Following a highly successful conference last spring, the Rethinking War Conference is eager to continue the interdisciplinary study of war that incorporates multiple voices, narrative, and frames of analysis. This conference welcomes presentations and works-in-progress from scholars and students of all levels, including undergraduates, public historians, museum professionals, veterans, and military professionals. This conference is sponsored by the Department of History, the Center for Bioethics and Health Law, and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh.

The Rethinking War Conference continues to believe that the work of recovering, constructing, and sharing narratives in an inherently political one. This is especially true regarding discussions of state-sanctioned and organized violence. Multiple frameworks, disciplinary perspectives, and forms of expression are required to grasp such experiences fully and consequentially. More importantly is the act of recognizing the voices, knowledges, and insight of students and scholars from a diverse range of identities and experiences. This conference welcomes inclusive examinations of war that query notions of periodization, power, and relationships with and to violence. Further, we seek to challenge traditional binaries of war/peace, veteran/civilian, home-front/battlefield, and digital/tangible sites of war as a way of querying the nature of war itself as part of the human experience.

This event is intended as a forum for sharing research and, hopefully, as a tool for building a supportive community of scholars and encouraging collaboration. In order to facilitate these goals, presentations should be no more than 15 minutes. We welcome scholars from any field or level of experience, including undergraduates, to submit their abstracts for consideration. 

Please visit to submit your abstract. 

Contact Information

Bridget Keown, University of Pittsburgh

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