Globalizing the History of the World Wars Conference

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October 7, 2022
8:45AM - 4:15PM
Pfahl Conference Center (Blackwell Inn), Room 302, 2110 Tuttle Park Pl, Columbus, OH 43210

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Add to Calendar 2022-10-07 08:45:00 2022-10-07 16:15:00 Globalizing the History of the World Wars Conference   Register Here In this series of roundtable discussions, co-organized by Bruno Cabanes (Donald G. and Mary A. Dunn Chair in Modern Military History) and Cameron Givens (Ph.D. Candidate in History), renowned historians of the First and Second World Wars reflect on how the global turn of historical research is impacting the study of these armed conflicts. As scholars now adopt comparative, rather than strictly national, frameworks; employ transnational approaches to highlight different levels of historical experience; integrate the stories of frequently marginalized actors; rewrite nation-state warfare as a clash of global empires; and trace the extent to which warfare has propelled people, ideas, knowledge and practices across national boundaries, this event aims to chart the achievements, challenges, and future research agenda of the history of warfare under a more global optic. An international group of scholars hailing from Australia, Austria, Britain, France, Ireland, and the U.S. will join us on campus both in-person and remotely for three thematic discussions led by Yiğit Akin (Carter V. Findley Associate Professor of Ottoman and Turkish History), Lydia Walker (Assistant Professor and Seth Andre Myers Chair in Global Military History), and Christopher McKnight Nichols (Wayne Woodrow Hayes Chair in National Security Studies and Professor of History). Agenda 8:45 – 9 a.m. Opening Remarks, Scott Levi and Bruno Cabanes   9 – 10:15 a.m. Panel 1: Global Home Fronts Annette Becker, Paris West-Nanterre University Mary Cox, Central European University Sheldon Garon, Princeton University Victor Louzon, University of Paris-Sorbonne Bruce Scates, Australian National University Yiğit Akin, The Ohio State University (chair) 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m Panel 2: Imperial Histories Susan Grayzel, Utah State University Erik Linstrum, University of Virginia Michelle Moyd, Michigan State University Lydia Walker, The Ohio State University (chair) 12 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch            1:30 – 2:45 p.m Panel 3: Global Memories Annette Becker, Paris West-Nanterre University Santanu Das, All Souls College, Oxford John Paul Newman, Maynooth University Ran Zwigenberg, Penn State University Christopher McKnight Nichols, The Ohio State University (chair) 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Break 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Keynote Lecture Jay Winter, Yale University, “The Civilianization of War and Its Global Legacies”                       Pfahl Conference Center (Blackwell Inn), Room 302, 2110 Tuttle Park Pl, Columbus, OH 43210 Department of History history@osu.edu America/New_York public
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In this series of roundtable discussions, co-organized by Bruno Cabanes (Donald G. and Mary A. Dunn Chair in Modern Military History) and Cameron Givens (Ph.D. Candidate in History), renowned historians of the First and Second World Wars reflect on how the global turn of historical research is impacting the study of these armed conflicts. As scholars now adopt comparative, rather than strictly national, frameworks; employ transnational approaches to highlight different levels of historical experience; integrate the stories of frequently marginalized actors; rewrite nation-state warfare as a clash of global empires; and trace the extent to which warfare has propelled people, ideas, knowledge and practices across national boundaries, this event aims to chart the achievements, challenges, and future research agenda of the history of warfare under a more global optic. An international group of scholars hailing from Australia, Austria, Britain, France, Ireland, and the U.S. will join us on campus both in-person and remotely for three thematic discussions led by Yiğit Akin (Carter V. Findley Associate Professor of Ottoman and Turkish History), Lydia Walker (Assistant Professor and Seth Andre Myers Chair in Global Military History), and Christopher McKnight Nichols (Wayne Woodrow Hayes Chair in National Security Studies and Professor of History).

Agenda

8:45 – 9 a.m. Opening Remarks, Scott Levi and Bruno Cabanes  

9 – 10:15 a.m. Panel 1: Global Home Fronts

Annette Becker, Paris West-Nanterre University
Mary Cox, Central European University
Sheldon Garon, Princeton University
Victor Louzon, University of Paris-Sorbonne
Bruce Scates, Australian National University
Yiğit Akin, The Ohio State University (chair)

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m Panel 2: Imperial Histories

Susan Grayzel, Utah State University
Erik Linstrum, University of Virginia
Michelle Moyd, Michigan State University
Lydia Walker, The Ohio State University (chair)

12 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch           

1:30 – 2:45 p.m Panel 3: Global Memories

Annette Becker, Paris West-Nanterre University
Santanu Das, All Souls College, Oxford
John Paul Newman, Maynooth University
Ran Zwigenberg, Penn State University
Christopher McKnight Nichols, The Ohio State University (chair)

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Keynote Lecture

Jay Winter, Yale University, “The Civilianization of War and Its Global Legacies”

             

 

 

 

 

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