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Call for papers for the Second World War Research Group Annual Conference – “The Peoples’ Wars? The Second World War in Socio-Political Perspective


14-15 June 2018. Strand Campus, King’s College, London.


See here the complete call.

The conference aims to explore these dynamics and the changes in perspective that emerge from a socio-political rather than a military-organisational approach to studying the Second World War. With that aim in mind, we invite paper proposals on themes including, but not limited to:

  • Legitimacy
  • Mobilisation
  • Political and social change
  • Alliance and coalition warfare
  • Grand strategy
  • Propaganda and diplomacy
  • Neutrality and belligerence
  • Intelligence
  • Empire/Imperialism
  • Writing the history of the Second World War
  • Gender
  • Elites/Minorities
  • Operations
  • Global war
  • Experiencing war
  • Forgotten fronts
  • Resistance/Collaboration


The deadline for proposal submissions is 31 January 2018. Submissions, queries and expression of interest to attend should be addressed to Send your Paper proposals (300 words) and a one-page CV, or Panel proposals (with a brief description of the panel theme in max 500 words).

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