CFP: Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines

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End: October 15, 2019
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The Contemporary History Institute (Ohio University), The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience (Florida State University), and Stars and Stripes are inviting papers for a symposium at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC on April 23-24, 2020 titled: “Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines.” We are especially interested in newspaper reporting, magazines, and soldiers’ newspapers, but we would also consider scholarship on radio reporting and other forms of media. Participants should be prepared to present a paper at the symposium and provide a roughly 8,000-word chapter contribution for a planned book volume with Fordham University Press by Labor Day 2020.   


If interested in being considered for the symposium, please submit a 500-750 word abstract and a cv by October 15, 2019 to Professor G Kurt Piehler at Please place in the title line: Reporting World War II Conference. When submitting your proposal, please indicate whether you request a stipend to help defray travel costs. The organizers will be able to provide limited grants for travel with first preference going to those who lack any institutional support.


Contact Professors G. Kurt Piehler ( or Ingo Trauschweizer ( with questions.