83rd Anglo-American Conference

3 July, 2014 (All day)

Fought across the world, the First World War struck deepest at home. Few neighbourhoods, villages, towns or regions emerged untouched by the global conflict on 1914-18. Next year’s Anglo-American conference takes as its theme the impact of the First World War on the locality and local institutions, on the family and social life, and on the memorialisation of war in the built environment and in private life.

Co-organised with the British Association of Local History and the Victoria County History, the conference aims to be an international festival of local history seen through the lens of war. Our focus is not restricted to the UK, but will cover ‘home fronts’ across the world, including those of Britain’s empire, allies and other combatant nations The conference is also keen to show-case current research projects relating to the First World War, the teaching of the history of the Great War, and the 1914-18 period in the media, visual arts and museum world then and now. Our plenary lecturers include Jay Winter (Yale), and with our sponsors Adam Matthew Digital we will be marking the event with a reception and private viewing of the new First World War galleries at the Imperial War Museum in London.

If you are interested in participating in this conference with a panel please send in your proposal by 15th December 2013. Panels should comprise three speakers and a chair, and the proposal must include the title of the panel, synopses of the individual papers and speakers’ names and affiliations. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept individual paper submissions, except in special circumstances. The final programme will be published in the new year of 2014. Proposals and all other correspondence should be sent to IHR.Events@sas.ac.uk.