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Published on April 1, 2014

Call For Proposals--Representing WWI: Perspectives at the Centenary

October 31st - November 2nd, 2014

Harbourfront Centre

Toronto, Canada


Organized by Humber College, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences in Participation with the

International Festival of Authors (IFOA)

Keynote Speakers:
Michael S. Neiberg, United States Army War College, PA, USA
David Stevenson, London School of Economics, UK
Annika Mombauer, The Open University, UK
Nicolas Offenstadt, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France



The year 2014 marks the centenary of the beginning of World War I. Although primarily a European conflict, its impact was global and still resonates throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, affecting political and economic relationships, the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.

World War I remains a central concern for scholars in all fields. This international conference, hosted by Humber's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the International Festival of Authors, will facilitate further discussion among scholars, researchers, and public intellectuals across a wide range of academic disciplines.

We invite proposals for individual and panel presentations that may address but are not limited to the following topics:


  • Cultural memory
  • Empire and colonialism
  • Nationalism and transnationalism
  • Aboriginals and the war
  • Women and the war
  • The home front
  • Global contexts
  • Politics
  • Propaganda
  • Diplomacy
  • Medical and psychological responses
  • Economic responses and models
  • Literary representations (fiction, poetry, graphic novels, etc.)
  • Visual representations (painting, photography, film, etc.)


Deadline and Submission Process:

Individual presenters should submit an abstract of 300 words. If accepted, the presenter should prepare a 20 minute presentation, the oral equivalent of approximately 8 to 10 pages, double spaced, in Times New Roman 12pt font.

For those interested in panel presentations, please submit an abstract of 500 words. The panel should involve no more than threeparticipants and the names of all participants should be clearly stated on the proposal. If accepted, the panel will be scheduled for a 90 minute session at the conference.


All abstracts for proposed presentations should be submitted to by April 7, 2014. Please note that all submissions will be subject to blind review. Successful applicants will be contacted no later than June 7, 2014.


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