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International conference “Transnational War Volunteering: From Garibaldi to the Cold War” organized by the University of Leeds.


Leeds, July 10-11, 2018


The conference seeks to explore traditions of transnational military engagement associated with political radicalism and the legacy of Garibaldi as well as to examine how practices of volunteering to fight against colonial occupation and perceived oppression continued into the Cold War.

The conference particularly encourage papers dealing with the participation of foreign volunteers in anti-colonial and/or Cold War conflicts in post-1945 Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.


Enquiries and proposals of up to 300 words (in English) should be sent to: by 31 January 2018.

Limited funds will be available to help pay for the travel expenses of participants, with preference given to early career researchers.

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