Veterans, Globalized: Veterans and their Societies in International Perspective

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End: March 25, 2018
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The Fourth Veterans in Society Conference invites contributions that bring comparative and international perspective to enrich understanding of the interplay of veterans and their societies in any place or era.


Arguably, the First World War established narratives about who counts as a veteran that continue to shape American discourse and policy.  Accordingly, issues raised by the return from the "Great War" provide points of departure for conference participants to look across political, historical, disciplinary, and conceptual boundaries. 


The organizers expect to cluster submissions into thematic groups:

- Solidarity and social transformation: How has veteran-ness manifested itself in social and political movements?

- Receptions and environments: How have civilian communities dealt with anxieties like "how ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm, after they've seen Paree?"

- Technologies: In what ways have sciences and technologies affected veterans' status?

- Meanings and representations: How have non-veterans and veterans explained themselves to themselves and each other?


Conference dates: 26-28 March 2018 (Monday-Wednesday)

Proposals due: 6 January 2018

Location:  ​Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.  Roanoke, Virginia.


"ViS2018" is hosted by Virginia Tech in partnership with the University of Missouri, St Louis, and Arizona State University. All ViS proceedings are curated on Virginia Tech library's institutional repository.