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