Conference Schedule

Friday, March 18

8:30 am

Welcome, Opening Remarks, Introductions
Bridget E. Keown / she/her / / @sevenpaperclips

9:00 - 10:30 am

Activating Violence

  • “Both Intimate and Atmospheric”: The deployment of sexual violence as a weapon of war in the U.S. South, 1890-1940
    Cécile Yézou / she/her / / @cecileyezou
  • Disciples of European Authoritarianism: Anti-democratic Romanian Great War Veterans and their Transnational Influences, 1920-1939
    Blasco Sciarrino / he/him /
  • Gender, Nation, and Violence in Shidai manhua (Modern Sketch), 1934-1937
    Asia Adomanis / she/her /
  • Hungarian Guards of a Concentration Camp: Interactions and Atrocities in Bergen-Belsen, 1945
    András Szécsényi / he/him /

10:45 am – noon

Looking At and Learning From Conflict (recording passcode: xV3!fQl7)

  • What can we learn about conflict and post-conflict photography from public engagement workshops?: Examining the Tim Hetherington Collection
    Katy Parry / she/her / / @reticentk
    Kate Thornton / she/her /
    Greg Brockett / he/him /
  • War and Commerce: Case Study Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts Context
    Julie Mujic / she/her / / @juliemujic
  • Rethinking World War II in the Middle East
    Stefanie Wichhart / she/her /
  • Visualizing War with Children
    Alice König / she/her / / @VisualisingWar

Noon – 1:30 pm

Keynote Lecture:  Bodies of Evidence: Local Memory and the Prosecution of War Crimes
Lada Šoljan, Legal Officer in the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Ambiguities of Violence, Victory, and Defeat

  • A ‘Politics of Oblivion?’ Remembering (and Forgetting) the Second Indochina War during 1976’s American Revolutionary Bicentennial
    Tom Cryer/ he/him / / @ThomasOCryer
  • Mythologies and Public Perception in Indian Counterinsurgency: A rebuttal from India’s northeast, c. 1967-70
    Benjamin Holt / he/him / / @BHoltLds
  • Remembering Defeat: Bolivian Histories of the Chaco War
    Liz Shesko / she/her /
  • ‘Rest, Recreation, and Refreshment’: Leisure and morale in First World War Macedonia and the Middle East
    Allison Bennett / she/her / @AllisonLynnNL

3:45 – 5:00 pm

Wars on the Page

  • In Their Own Words: Soviet Women and Intelligence on German-Occupied Territory During World War Two
    Regina Kazyulina / she/her /
  • ‘Nuestro Soldado Elemental’: Creating and Contesting Military Identity in the Republican Military Press during the Spanish Civil War
    Henry Brown / he/him / / @hda_brown
  • The World War II Diaries of U.S. Sailor Carlos "Jack" McGowin
    Whitney Snow / she/her /
  • War Reportage and the Transformation of Violence
    Isaac Blacksin / he/him /

Saturday, March 19

9:00 – 10:30 am

Tangible Traces of War

  • Study and Memorialization of Battlefield: The Case of Barvinkiv Salient (May, 1942)       
    Yuriy Dolzhenko / he/him /
  • Tell Me, Where Was God? Monuments of Remembrance at Dachau and Auschwitz
    Jessy Saffell-Busch / she/her /
  • Towards a Material and Spatial History of Urban Combat: Berlin, 1945
    Eli Rubin / he/him / / @isolellu
  • Rethinking Remembrance: How cultural institutions are reshaping 21st century commemorative spaces
    Ellie O’Keefe / she/her / @dr_okeeffe

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Culture, Technology, and War  (recording passcode: !gm5qh3S)

  • Bomber Crew: A Case Study of the 2017 Video Game and How It Reflects Cultural Memories of RAF Bomber Command in the Second World War
    James Jefferies / he/him / / @jamesjhistory
  • Where was Captain America punching Bin Laden? Conflicting narratives of the Afghanistan war in American Comic Books
    Edward Salo / he/him /
  • Leveraging Cultural Narratives: The New War on Social Capital
    Garrett Martin / he/him /
  • Conflict, Identity and Commemoration: Exploring Veterans’ Voices and Collective Memory through Virtual Reality
    Iain Donald / he/him / / @laddoni

12:15 – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break (All conference participants are welcome to remain online to chat)

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Theorizing Peace and War

  • The Struggle for Peace: Claudia Jones and the anti-Korean War Movement
    Denise Lynn / she/her / / @DeniseLynn13
  • 'A time-of-not-war-not-peace:' re-imagining narratives of aftermath
    Penny Simpson / she/her / @topscribe
  • International Relations Feminist Security Studies and Feminist Peace Studies Trouble Historical Views of War
    Crystal Whetstone / she/her / / @CrystalWhetsto4
    Luna K.C. / she/her / / @lunakc13
  • ‘What is Cold War?’: A Universal Atomic Age and the Globalization of the Local in North and South Korea
    Derek Kramer / he/him /

2:45 – 4:15 pm

Reconceptualizing Imperial Spaces

  • Nuclear colonialism during the Cold War and its lasting impact on vulnerable populations
    Karen Van Loon / she/her / / @Karen_vanLoon
  • The Empire of Brazil goes to War: Prisoners of War in the Paraguay Campaign (1864 – 1870)
    Danilo Santos e Silva / he/him / / @DanSantoss15
  • Outposts of Empire: Settler Militarism and the Architecture of Occupation in the North Pacific
    Desiree Valadares / she/her /

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Liminal Spaces of Violence and War

  • Policing Homosexuality in African American Military History
    Natalie Shibley / she/her / / @nshibley
  • Foster- Mother to the Forces: The Contested Representation of the British Army Service Corps, 1914-1918
    Thomas P. Stephens / he/him / / @tpstephens12
  • Jarhead Bureaucrats and the Military Gig Economy
    Brian Wierman / he/him /
  • War, urbanization and political consciousness: The changing life situation of black women in South Africa
    Junling Hou / Junling /

Monday, March 21

5:00 – 6:30 pm


Post-Conference Keynote Lecture:
Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

Paul Scharre, PhD
Vice President and Director of Studies
Center for a New American Security

Militaries around the world are racing to build robotic systems with increasing autonomy. What will happen when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Should machines be given the power to make life and death decisions in war? Paul Scharre, a former Army Ranger and Pentagon official, will present ideas developed in his book, Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War, that won the 2019 Colby Award and was named one of Bill Gates’ Top 5 Books of 2018. He will explore the technology behind autonomous weapons and the legal, moral, ethical, and strategic dimensions of this evolving technology. Paul Scharre is the Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security.