1919-1939: Towards a New History of the Interwar Period


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.


Among those speaking will be Dr Carolyn Holbrook, Professor James Cotton, Professor Joan Beaumont and Professor Frank Bongiorno, as well as a host of established and emerging scholars from across Australia and the world.


Conference registration is now open. Click here to register. Once registered, you will receive a unique link which you can use to amend your registration.

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