No End to War: Cultures of Violence and Care in the Aftermath of the First World War

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Europe’s post-war transition of 1918/1919 has received new scholarly attention in light of the First World War centenary. There has been a recent attempt to contextualise this transition, and to understand the continuing traces of violence after 1919. Particularly relevant are the ways in which, across Europe, the war gave rise not only to paramilitary violence and civil unrest, but also new cultures of humanitarianism. This international conference aims to act as an intellectual and public intervention in the discussions of 2018 and 2019, hence its provocative title: No End to the War. The conference encourages engagement with key issues in the cultural history of the transition from war to peace, such as: how civilians fared during demilitarisation or under Allied occupation; the political and social impact ex-servicemen made upon their return; how the injured and disabled represented a challenge to social reintegration; the new challenges families faced; the gradual dismantling of wartime attitudes; how creative arts and languages served populations coming to terms with survival and loss; and how images of human suffering were mobilised by humanitarian activists.
Period24 Jan 2019
Event typeConference
LocationManchester, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational