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Histories of Violence in War

Call for Papers


23-24 November 2023

National Library of Portugal, Lisbon


The Deadline for Submissions is 30th June 2023

Please see here for details of the call for papers and the submission process

The Society for the History of War – in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Centre for History, Cultures, and Societies (CIDEHUS) of the University of Évora, the Department of History, Arts, and the Humanities of Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, the Centre of the History of Society (CHSC) and Culture, of Universidade de Coimbra, and the Center for the Humanities (CHAM), of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa – invites proposals for a conference on the history of violence in war and conflict.

The history of war is the history of violence. But historians of war have yet to unravel the many layers, logics, and dimensions of violence as it is inflicted and endured in the context of military conflict. By contrast, historians of violence have recently made important contributions to the theoretical and empirical framing of violence as a concept, as a political tool, as a social practice, and as a cultural phenomenon. In this conference, we aim to broaden discussions between historians of violence and historians of war. This will make it possible to explore, discuss and deconstruct different empirical, methodological and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of war and violence.

We would particularly welcome early innovative and/or interdisciplinary methodological approaches that aim to highlight the range and complexity of challenges faced when studying violence and war.

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