Submit a proposal to the 2015 AAEH Conference, held by the Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle, Australia

AAEH conference call for papers

Start Date Sunday, 1 February 2015, 09:00 am
End Date Sunday, 1 February 2015, 05:00 pm

Hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Science, the Australasian Association for European History (AAEH) XXIV Biennial Conference 'War, Violence, Aftermaths: Europe and the Wider World' will be held in Newcastle in 2015.

Call for papers deadline 1 February 2015

Proposals for should be submitted by email to They should include title of paper, abstract of 100 words, and a brief professional biography with contact details/institutional affiliation. 

  • Submission of abstracts close 1 February 2015. 
  • Notification to abstract authors by 1 March 2015.
  • Conference held 14 to 17 July 2015

Conference: 14 to 17 July 2015 

For the first time the University of Newcastle, Australia, will host the 24th biennial meeting of the Australasian Association for European History (AAEH).


The conference will be held on the 14 to 17 July 2015. Newcastle is a vibrant city on the coast of Australia, two hours drive north of Sydney. 

Our themes for 2015 Conference coincide with anniversaries of a number of key events in Europe, and deal broadly with war, violence and aftermaths, including: the bi-centenary of the battle of Waterloo; the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli; the centenary of the Armenian Genocide; the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War; and the 20th anniversary of the massacre at Srebrenica. 

The conference encourages reconsideration of Europe's violent past – national, regional, religious, economic, ethnic, social, cultural, generational, and international. The Organising Committee particularly invites proposals for papers that address the history of European conflict in terms of its repercussions for the non-European world. Papers on Early Modern Europe are also welcome, as are specialists in the First World War.

The conference will be structured in parallel panels, plenary sessions and round tables. Each panel presentation should not exceed 20 minutes.

Panels may explore such ideas as:

  • Violence in society, culture, economics and politics
  • The origins and consequences of war and acts of mass violence
  • Ethnic, racial, religious and ideological violence
  • Violence and war from a transnational perspective
  • Cultural constructions and representations of war and violence
  • Emotions and memories of war and violence
  • Aftermaths and legacies of war and violence

Keynote speakers

  • John Horne, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Richard Bessel, University of York, UK
  • Norman Naimark, Stanford University, US
  • Patricia Clavin, Jesus College, Oxford University, UK

Also participating

  • Joy Damousi, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Katherine Jolluck, Stanford University, US

Conference organisation committee

Attending a conference in Newcastle

See information on visiting Newcastle, including travel options and accommodation.

Welcome/farewell dinner 

There will be a dinner for those attending the conference on Thursday 16 July 2015. See more information and RSVP for the dinner.

Location Crowne Plaza, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Contact Submissions:
General enquiries: +61 2 4921 7318
RSVP Sunday, 1 February 2015