• Neko Case
    E Patrick Johnson

    Gender, War, and Memory in the Anglo-American World Conference hosted by UM this fall

    From October 1-3, the Center for Civil War Research and the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History in conjunction with WAR-Net, with its co-sponsors the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Department of English, will host an international conference on “Gender, War, and Memory in the Anglo-American World.”

    women-in-wwii-snapshot3WAR-Net is an interdisciplinary network of scholars working on war representation, which was founded in Britain in 2010, and this will be the first conference that WAR-Net has sponsored outside of the United Kingdom. One of the major aims of the conference is to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the U. S. Civil War, the 100th anniversary of the First World War, and 75th anniversary of the Second World War, especially the Blitz, by bringing together scholars of gender, memory, and war on both sides of the Atlantic. Panels include historians, art historians, literary and cinema critics and feature the work of PhD students as well as established professors from both the UK and across the US to address such themes as masculinity and war memory, and gender, race and wartime culture.

    The conference will feature three keynote panels with leading scholars of these conflicts that highlight gender and memory in light of each particular war, starting with the session on the US Civil War with Professors Anne Sarah Rubin (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and author of Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman’s March and American Memory) and Susan-Mary Grant (Newcastle University (UK), and noted author of The War for a Nation: the American Civil War ) on Thursday Oct. 1 at 4:30.


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