1919-1939: Toward a New History of the Interwar Period – A Conference in Memory of Jeff Grey


UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy

Northcott Drive

Campbell, ACT, 2612

8.00am to 5.00pm



The centenary of the First World War has seen an extraordinary blooming of scholarship on the conflict, much of it looking beyond the traditional histories of combat and high politics. The conference will build on this legacy, looking to trace the multiple impacts of the First World War on the two decades following the Paris Peace Conference. In doing so it will draw together fresh scholarship in traditional areas such as Great Power diplomacy and international law, and connect this with newer foci of research including social and medical experiences of veterans. Together this will allow us to look once again at the way in which the First World War shaped so much of what followed for so many, and consider new areas for research and collaboration as the centenaries of the interwar era approach.

Conference Bursary

The Society for Military History and UNSW Canberra are pleased to offer a bursary to support PhD and Early Career scholars to attend the conference. The bursary of $1000AUD is intended to allow scholars who might not otherwise be able to travel to Canberra to engage with the region’s foremost historians of war and the interwar period. The bursary reflects the commitment of the conference, UNSW Canberra and the Society of Military History to support the discussion of military history by historians with a wide range of approaches, topics and backgrounds. Scholars who take innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to military history, or who are currently studying areas not considered ‘traditional’ military history are particularly encouraged to apply. For further details click here.





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Holly Carter
Event Coordinator, UNSW Canberra
E: events@adfa.edu.au
M: 0466 562 533