Modern Warfare Event Targets Arts & Humanities

Organizers of a Third Annual Modern Warfare Symposium at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas have issued a call for proposals. The theme of this year's event is "Modern Warfare through the Arts & Humanities." The date of the event is Oct. 6, 2018.

Deadline for proposals is Aug. 1, 2018. Individual presentations, as well as panel-style discussions comprising 2 to 3 presenters, will be considered. Presentations by veterans are encouraged, as are presentations by graduate students.

Sessions should fill approximately 60 minutes, with another 30 minutes for Q&A discussions with audience members. Notifications of acceptance will take place not later than Aug. 15, 2018. Accepted presenters will confirm presentations not later than Aug. 31, 2018.

Organizers seek proposals that consider the following topics within the context of the modern era—a period defined as 1975 to present:
  • The ways in which Arts & Humanities can help us understand modern warfare and the veteran experience
  • The ways in which Arts & Humanities can foster peace and reconciliation
  • The Arts & Humanities and veterans’ mental health and healing
  • The effect of modern warfare on the arts and/or humanities output of war torn nations (e.g. Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan)
  • Analyses or case studies of particular conflicts from a humanities perspective
  • Presentations of arts and/or humanities projects by modern war veterans (including performance)
  • Any other topic relevant to the study of modern warfare through an arts and/or humanities lens
Submissions for individual papers and panel sessions must include:
  • Paper/Session title
  • Presenter’s CV/resume (maximum 2 pages)
  • An abstract/summary of the proposed presentation (approximately 500 words)
  • Specific technology or other presentation requirements
Please send submissions via e-mail: andrew.hinton AT ttu DOT edu. If submitting a panel proposal, please include separate abstracts for each proposed presentation and CVs/resumes for each speaker.

The call for proposals states: "All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance understanding about modern warfare through an arts or humanities lens. Acceptance is competitive."

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