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Call for papers for the First World War Home Front conference.


19 and 20 October 2018 at The National Archives, London.


‘With the centenary of the end of the First World War approaching, this conference seeks to bring together independent researchers, community groups and academics to discuss the impact of the Armistice. ’This includes life and society in the immediate aftermath of the war – from national and international perspectives – through the use of unusual and under-used sources.’
The organizers invite proposals for conference papers, panels, and workshops on topics which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Demobilisation, homecomings, the ‘return to normality’
  • New nations and everyday identities
  • Veteran politics, charities, sports, clubs and entertainment
  • Post war education and work – industrial relations, reconstruction, local and regional economies
  • Environment
  • Family and childhood
  • Local party politics
  • Faith and belief
  • Disability

The organizers particularly encourage submissions from independent researchers, institutions, and community groups.


Monday 30 April 2018. Find more information on how to submit a proposal.

The conference, ‘Voices of the Home Fronts: Reflections and Legacies of the First World War’, is being delivered in partnership by The National Archives, the ‘Gateways to the First World War’ and the ‘Everyday Lives in War’ Engagement Centres. The keynotes speakers will be Prof Sophie de Schaepdrijver and Richard Van Emden.
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