International Network for the Study of War and Religion in the Modern World
Eighth Annual Conference
Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House, Hampshire
Wednesday 12- Friday 14 July 2017
Call for Papers: ‘Faith and War in Retrospect: Remorse, Reconciliation and Renewal’
In July 2016, the findings of The Iraq Inquiry, popularly known as the Chilcot Report, reignited public anger over the most controversial conflict that the United Kingdom has participated in since the Suez Crisis of 1956.
Ironically, the publication of the Report coincided with the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the most contentious battles of the First World War, a conflict that continues to polarise scholarly opinion and popular perception.
By bringing together researchers from a wide range of disciplines (including law, ethics, cultural studies, psychology, international relations, religious studies, history, literary and media studies), this inter-disciplinary conference will explore how people of faith have come to terms with the traumas, dilemmas and challenges of modern conflict, addressing the origins, range, and impact of their responses, and their significance for religion, culture, ethics, non-governmental organisations, international relations, and international law.
As the centenary of the First World War unfolds, proposals focusing on that era are welcome, but those relating to the entire period c.1700 to the present will also be warmly received. A case may also be made for presenting a paper on an earlier period if it can be shown that it will be of special relevance to the theme of the conference. It is intended that a selection of the conference papers will be published in the Defence Academy Yearbook 2017.
The conference will be hosted by the staff of the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre (AFCC) and will be co-ordinated by Canon Professor Michael Snape (Michael Ramsey Professor of Anglican Studies, Durham University), Dr Emma Hanna (Senior Research Fellow, School of History, University of Kent), and Dr Alastair Lockhart (Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge).
Four-hundred word abstracts should be copied, along with a one-page CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org, E.L.Hanna@kent.ac.uk, and email@example.com by Friday 5 May 2017.
The International Network for the Study of War and Religion in the Modern World was established in 2009 to promote greater communication and collaboration among scholars working in the field of war and religion from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries. AFCC, Amport House, is a constituent College of the Defence Academy, delivering and fostering research, education and training, and is the home of Faith across Defence.
Supported by: Gateways to the First World War, The Michael Ramsey Centre for Anglican Studies and Voices of War and Peace