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

2015 Australasian Association for European History (AAEH) Conference

Start Date Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 09:00 am
End Date Friday, 17 July 2015, 05:00 pm

UON's School of Humanities and Social Science would like to invite you the 2015 Australasian Association for European History (AAEH) XXIV Biennial Conference, 'War, Violence, Aftermaths: Europe and the Wider World,' to be held in Newcastle, Australia.

Register for AAEH conference nowNewcastle is a vibrant coastal city located within easy driving distance to the Hunter Valley wine region and popular Port Stephens. Australia's 7th largest city is also a mere two hours drive north of Sydney. Find out more about attending a conference in Newcastle.

AAEH Conference 2015

Our themes for the 2015 AAEH Conference coincide with the 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, including:

  • 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

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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.

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Location Crowne Plaza, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
General enquiries: +61 2 4921 7318
RSVP Tuesday, 30 June 2015