CFP: Aftermath - European Reaction to War, Genocide and Catastrophe, Clemson University 1st Annual Conference

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
November 30, 2015
Location: 
South Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, European History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Human Rights, Modern European History / Studies

Clemson's History Graduate Student Association will host its First Annual Conference, February 27, 2016 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The theme of this year's conference is based on Clemson's own Dr. Michael Meng and his Seminar "Aftermath: European Reactions to War, Genocide, and Catastrophe in the Twentieth Century." The course explores the theme of “aftermath” in modern European history by discussing various ways in which Europeans responded to the tremendous death and carnage of the two world wars. Readings in the course include such works as: Mark Mazower's The Dark Continent, Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory, Sigmund Freud's Civilization and its Discontents, Julian Jackson's The Popular Front in France, Primo Levi's Survival In Auschwitz, Michel Foucault's History of Sexuality, and Hannah Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism

We invite papers from all disciplines that explore the aftermath theme with a particular focus on global reactions to the many conflicts of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries and how the world responded to them. 

Please send a 250-word abstract or paper proposal, along with a two page CV to (clemsonhistoryconference@gmail.com) by November 30th, 2015. Registration Fee is $25.00.

Contact Info: 

Constance Wallace, Conference Chair, conniew@clemson.edu