Over the past century, paintings of the Great War have played an important role in shaping and expressing public memory of the conflict. Indeed, many canvases—think, for example, of the Panthéon de la Guerre or John Singer Sargent’s iconic Gassed—have enjoyed just as much cultural prominence as photographs or works of cinema. The Great War represents a “last hurrah” for painting as a significant form of cultural war remembrance.
Reclaiming van Gennep's "The Rites of Passage"
The Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
May 15th-16th, 2016
Abstract submissions are invited for an international workshop on Reclaiming van Gennep's "The Rites of Passage".
I am seeking two other panelists and a chair for the June 1-4, 2017 Berkshires Conference on Women’s History at Hofstra University. This panel will consider how various forms of imagery (photography, painting, drawing, film, etc) have modified and created new understandings of women. As part of a larger project on the history of purses in American women’s lives, my paper will examine studio portraits of women, exploring the performative role purses played in shaping the identities of their holders.
Organized by the Amherst Reading Group for Continental Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Centre for Culture and Cultural Studies (CCCS)
Call for Papers and Panel Proposals
Fourth Annual International CCCS Conference 201 6:
"Dislocations and Cultural Conflicts: Migrations, Diaspora, Terrorism, Borders (MDTB)"
September 1- 3, 2016, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Deadline for submitting abstracts: March 15, 201 6
Deadline for submitting full papers: December 15, 201 6
BETWEEN UTOPIA AND DYSTOPIA: VISIONS OF GERMANY
2016 Germanic Graduate Student Association Conference
At The Ohio State University
Coined by Sir Thomas More in 1516, the word “utopia” — an amalgam of the ancient Greek οὐ (not), τόπος (place) and the classical Latin suffix –ia — describes, in its eponymous work, an imaginary island with a perfect social, legal, and political system. Despite the island’s perfection, More’s work leaves open the question of whether this non-place is truly ideal.
Call for Participation 2016
9th Global Meeting
2nd Call for Papers
Aftermath: European Reactions to War, Genocide, and Catastrophe in the Twentieth Century
History Graduate Student Association Conference
Clemson, South Carolina
Saturday, February 27, 2016 8:30 - 5:00
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jason Dawsey from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville. "History as Permanent Aftermath: 'Auschwitz,' 'Hiroshima,' and Guenther Anders' Theory of Mass Annihilation."
Opening Address: Dr. Michael Meng, Associate Professor, History, Clemson University