War Without Limits: Spain 1936-1939 and Beyond     

War conference poster

Call for Papers

Event organised by:   Group for War and Culture Studies             
Location:                     University of Bristol
Dates:                           17th-19th July 2006

Profoundly Spanish in origin, yet almost immediately internationalised, the Spanish Civil war had a marked impact on the politics and culture of many nations. Considered by many of its generation as the first ideological war, it has become for many since a precursor of the Second World War sometimes subsumed into, or obscured by, this latter in our memory of the period. Yet, its significance continues to be reflected in a variety of cultural representations of the conflict emanating from many different nations and cultures and in its continual pertinence and interest as a subject of historical research.

The aim of this three-day, international conference is to explore the international social, political, military and cultural history of this conflict from 1936 to the present. The organisers therefore welcome proposals for papers on any aspect of the conflict from established scholars or postgraduates working in a range of disciplines including, for example, social, political and cultural history, military history and war studies, intellectual history, cultural memory, literary studies, art history, photography, media studies, film studies. Proposals should not exceed 350 words and should be sent, in English or in French, the two official languages of GWACS, to either of the organisers at the addresses below by the 31st December 2005.

The theme of this conference will tie into the launch of the new School of Modern Languages MA programme - MA Conflict and Culture in Twentieth Century Europe which will commence in October 2006.

Dr Martin Hurcombe
Department of French
University of Bristol
19 Woodland Road
BS8 1TE.
Tel 0117 9288447
E-mail: M.J.Hurcombe@bristol.ac.uk

Prof Debra Kelly
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages
University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
London, W1B 2UW