The University of Newcastle, Australia

2015 Australasian Association for European History (AAEH) Conference

Event Name 2015 Australasian Association for European History (AAEH) Conference
Start Date 14 Jul 2015 9:00 am
End Date 17 Jul 2015 5:00 pm
Duration 3 days and 8 hours

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.

Newcastle 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.

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

Download the conference program

Conference program - XXIV Conference of the Australasian Association for the European History: War, Violence, Aftermaths: Europe and the Wider World (PDF, 161KB)

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

  • Sheila Fitzpatrick, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Katherine Jolluck, Stanford University, US

Conference organisation committee

Attending a conference in Newcastle

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

Public Lecture: The changing face of war in the 20th Century

Presented by Professor John Horne, from Trinity College Dublin,

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 06:00 pm, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newcastle

Fore more information and to RSVP please visit 'The changing face of war in the 20th Century'

Welcome/farewell dinner

There will be a dinner for those attending the conference on Thursday 16 July 2015.

Please purchase your place for the conference dinner at the UON Online Shop.

For more information please visit AAEH Conference dinner.

Register now for the AAEH conference.