Conference - World War II in Film

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Call for Papers
March 15, 2018
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Film and Film History, Military History, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

The Liberty University History Department and the National D-Day Memorial Foundation will be hosting a conference on June 5, 2018.  While the conference will have a focus on World War II in Film, we welcome a wide array of paper topics and/or panel proposals on World War II topics and aim to create a forum for collegial discourse with scholars and students from various perspectives and academic disciplines.  Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals as well.  The conference will feature Dr. Don Miller of Lafayette College as its keynote speaker. He is the author of numerous books including Masters of the Air: American Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany, D-Days in the Pacific, and The Story of World War II.   He has also worked as a historical consultant on numerous film and television productions including The Pacific, WWII in HD, The Air War, and He Has Seen War.  He is currently working with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg on a HBO miniseries based on his Masters of the Air.  The conference will be held at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  At the close of the conference on June 5, there will be a showing of “Saving Private Ryan” in recognition of the 20th anniversary of its release. A commemorative celebration honoring the 74th Anniversary of D-Day will be held at the National D-Day Memorial ( in Bedford, VA on Wednesday, June 6.

Scholars interested in presenting papers should electronically submit a title, brief abstract, and a brief vita to  Those interested in forming a panel should submit a title of the proposed panel along with each presenter’s paper title, abstract, and vita.  Please include the name and vita of a chair and/or paper commenter as well. All proposals should be received no later than March 15, 2018. The conference organizers will notify of participation status by April 1, 2018.

Contact Info: 

Dr. David L. Snead

Department of History

MSC Box 710050

Liberty University

1971 University Blvd.

Lynchburg, VA 24515


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