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Narratives of War / Military History Society of Australia Conference 2017

The University of South Australia’s Narratives of War (NOW) research group in conjunction with the South Australian Branch of the MHSA will be holding a combined conference in Adelaide on 17-19 November 2017.

Acknowledging the historical significance of World War 1 in forming and framing Australians’ attitudes to conflicts over many generations, the theme of the combined conference is Generations of War. Each new generation experiences conflict – and especially war – in a new and different context. The technological aspects of today’s conflicts, for example, require knowledge and skills that would have been unthinkable in the Great War. Yet some things are common to all wars – people die, science advances and acts noble and ignoble are produced. The Generations of War conference gives voice to narratives new and old and in so doing, we hope, adds to our understanding of the human condition.

The Conference organisers welcome papers and suggestions for panels that reflect the theme, which embraces not only World War 1, but also a century of service by the nation’s armed forces. Abstracts of no more than 250 words, together with a brief biography of the presenter(s), for either papers or panel proposals, should be submitted to by 17 July 2017. Depending on the number of proposals received, it is estimated that individual papers will be allotted 30 minutes’ presentation time, including questions. Alternatively, panels consisting of three to four speakers
may be proposed; please provide the session title, a brief description of the theme, and details of the proposed speakers.

A registration fee of $60 will include the welcome function, attendance at all sessions, and refreshments. There will be an optional conference dinner held at the Naval and Military Club, Adelaide, for an extra $75 plus drinks. Full registration details will be advised shortly at the Narratives of War website (see link). Notifications will also be posted on the Facebook page for the Duntroon Society South Australia at

Earlier Event: November 8
Queensland Branch 'With Partners' Lunch
Later Event: December 13
Queensland Branch Lunch