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Call for Papers – Roundtable on the Second World War

Updated: Jan 31, 2019

Call for Papers


Roundtable on the Second World War


Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society at the UNSW Canberra, in conjunction with the Second World War Research Group’s Asia-Pacific Regional Group


12 April 2019

Troops of the 27th Brigade 8th Division 2nd AIF disembarking at Singapore, August 1941 (Source: Australian War Memorial)

With the advent of the 80th Anniversary of the Second World War the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society (ACSACS) at the University of New South Wales (Canberra), in conjunction with the Second World War Research Group’s (SWWRG) Asia-Pacific Regional Group, will be hosting a series of symposia during 2020 to 2025 addressing a range of themes associated with the war, and particularly Australia's part in it. Subjects will be across all fields: political, social, the Nation in arms, strategy and operations. Each symposium will have five to six papers presented to an audience of about 75 to 100 people. Following this, the papers will be compiled into a hard copy of proceedings for sale.


As a prelude to these, in order to be across the current research being undertaken and consider the themes for the symposia, a Round Table will be held at UNSW Canberra on Friday 12 April 2019. The event will be broken into two sessions. The first is to hear from people undertaking research and PhD's related to the Second World War. The intention is they will give a ten-minute synopsis on the work they are undertaking. The second session is for everyone to consider the themes participants believe ought to be addressed in the symposia during the succeeding five years


ACSACS and SWWRG extend an invitation of expression of interest in participating in the Round Table to you, either to present a ten-minute synopsis and/or discuss the themes to be considered for the symposiums. 


Those wishing to present a ten-minute synopsis are requested to submit a 200-word paper outlining their area of research or interest by the end of 31 January 2019. This needs only to outline the research you are currently undertaking or which you intend to - nothing complex.  It will be the basis for the ten-minute presentation at the Round Table, and these are intended to help determine the themes for the symposia during 2020 -2025.


Organiser

Brigadier Dr Christopher Roberts

c.roberts2@adfa.edu.au or swwresearchgroupap@gmail.com


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© 2019 by the Second World War Research Group.

Background Image: Units of the 21st Australian Infantry Brigade marching along a winding track in the foothills of the Finisterre Ranges on their way to the Ramu Valley after being relieved, November 1943. Photograph by Norman Stuckley. (Source: Australian War Memorial)

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