Call For Papers: Dissent and the First World War.

Dissent and the First World War
31 August – 2 September 2017 in Wellington

The First World War divided New Zealand society in many ways. But in the current commemorative climate little attention has been paid to the perceptions and actions of those who opposed the war. Dissent may take many forms, and we hope that this conference, co-hosted by the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the Labour History Project, will include discussion of the following themes, among others:

    Māori and dissent, e.g. Te Puea Hērangi and Kīngitanga, or Rua Kenana
    Pre-war anti-militarism
    Post-war dissent e.g. veterans
    Repression and persecution of dissent
    NZ Labour Party and dissent
    NZ trade unions and dissent
    War profiteering
    Dissent within the military
    Pro-German perspectives
    Germans and internment
    Conscientious objection
    The Irish in NZ
    Influence of the Bolshevik Revolution or Easter 1916
    Perceptions of dissent
    Religious dissent
    Moral campaigns
    Gender and dissent
    Divided communities, e.g. sectarianism

The deadline for proposals is 28 APRIL 2017. These should include a title, abstract of no more than 300 words, and full contact details for the presenter(s). We welcome submissions from a broad range of presenters, and encourage those who might be interested in organizing a panel session, or have any further queries, to contact David Grant (see below).

Please email proposals for papers to each of the conference organizers listed below:
Richard Hill
David Grant
Peter Clayworth
Anna Green