1918 – 2018: The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century

Oliver Wilkinson Announcement
United Kingdom
Subject Fields
Cultural History / Studies, Military History, Modern European History / Studies, Public History, World History / Studies

An International Conference to be hosted by the Centre for Historical Research at the University of Wolverhampton (UK) in collaboration with the Western Front Association and the First World War Network for Early Career& Postgraduate Researchers


Keynote Contributions will include:


Professor Alison Fell (University of Leeds)


Dr Peter Frankopan (University of Oxford)


Professor John Horne (Trinity College Dublin)


Professor Sir Hew Strachan (University of St Andrews)


Professor Jay Winter (Yale University)


2018 represents a major milestone in the history of the First World War, not least because it marks the centenary anniversary of the end of the conflict. This encompassing conference seeks to spotlight the latest research on the events of 1918 as well as the global significances, consequences, and legacy of this watershed year. It encourages international perspectives and seeks to encompass a wide range of historical approaches as well as cross-disciplinary insights.


The event will feature keynote addresses from some of the leading academic authorities on the First World War and what came afterwards, along with panel sessions from established and emerging academic researchers. Moreover, the event is being developed in collaboration with heritage agencies, museums, art galleries, funders, schools and community groups involved in First World War research, remembrance and events.


We ask you to ‘Save the Date’ and we invite expressions of interest from scholars (including early career and postgraduate researchers), independent researchers, organisations, groups and individuals interested in participating (as either contributor or attendee) in the conference.


A formal call for papers will follow in summer 2017.


Organising Committee: Professor Stephen Badsey, Professor John Buckley, Dr Simon Constantine, Dr Spencer Jones, Professor Gary Sheffield, Professor Laura Ugolini and Dr Oliver Wilkinson.


How to book: Details of how to book; the conference fee; post-graduate/early career travel bursaries; and the programme will be published closer to the date.

Contact Information

To register your interest or for any further enquires please contact:


Dr Oliver Wilkinson (O.Wilkinson[at]wlv.ac.uk)


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