An International Leverhulme Trust Project

Third International Conference

Approaching War: Europe

This is the third of three conferences aimed at producing a website and edited collections to provide teachers, academics, and the interested public with a rich and diverse resource of materials on childhood, children’s culture and children’s literature in the period 1890-1919. The searchable website will consist of video recordings of the conference papers, backed up by summaries, images, links and bibliographies; the published volumes will contain expanded versions of the conference papers.

We are inviting proposals for papers on any aspect of childhood, children’s culture and children’s literature in this period, relating to the approach of war. Potential topics might include

Toys, Games and Ephemera
Children’s Literature before 1914 (especially poetry)
Children’s Poetry of the War
The Approach to War in Continental Europe
Materials Written by Children
The Treatment of Children and War in 20th and 21st Century Children’s Books

Proposals should be in the form of a detailed summary (no more than 300 words). If you have any (non-copyright) visual materials that you could provide for the project website., please include details of these in your proposal At the conference, speakers will be asked to give a 20 minute presentation, which will be digitally recorded for the website.

The deadline for proposals is 31 October 2012, and we will inform you of the outcome by 15 November 2012.

Please send proposals to: [email protected]

Some bursaries for travel will be available to international delegates. Please contact the conference email account ([email protected]) for further information.