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Motherhood, Loss and the First World War

This conference, held on 5-6 September 2018, will bring historians and community groups together to explore maternal bereavement as a result of the First World War, a particularly painful and difficult experience that has not been widely acknowledged or remembered in centenary commemorations of the conflict.

Confirmed speakers include Prof Michael Roper (Essex), Dr Jane Potter (Oxford Brookes) & Dr Jessica Meyer (Leeds).

Proposals for papers accepted until 20 June

Colophons and Scribal Cultures across the Early Modern World - 2 July 2018

Book now for this workshop which will bring together researchers working on a variety of languages and regions, ranging from Europe to the Middle East, South Asia, and the Americas.

New Perspectives on Humanitarianism and Human Rights

This one-day workshop considers how social histories of ideas—particularly in the domains of international legal thought, diplomacy, and activism—raise new questions for scholarship on human rights and humanitarianism. 

Panelists and commentators will consider a range of sources beyond the realm of high diplomacy to ask how the conceptual boundaries around humanitarian concerns have been redrawn from the early modern period to the present day. 

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