War and Peace in the Age of Napoleon – CALL FOR PAPERS

Date / time: 19 April, All day

War and Peace in the Age of Napoleon - CALL FOR PAPERS


War and Peace in the Age of Napoleon | Call for Papers, deadline – 19 April 2024

More than 200 years after his death, the life and times of Napoleon Bonaparte continue to fascinate and ignite passionate debate. From the intriguing new discoveries and fresh perspectives unearthed in ongoing academic research since the bicentennial, to the immense popularity (and controversy!) of the recent Napoleon movie, there is a clear enduring appeal of the Napoleonic era both within and beyond academia. Yet the period 1769-1821 was about far more than the life of one man and the source of one conflict, witnessing revolutions in everything from the waging of wars, to the running of governments, and much more besides.

The ‘War and Peace in the Age of Napoleon’ conference aims to build upon the rich research which has emerged in recent years, with a vibrant 2.5-day international conference (including ‘hybrid’ provision for online papers). Following the huge success of events in 2019 and 2022, this conference will be run jointly by the Napoleonic and Revolutionary War Graves Charity and York St John University, and will be held in York (UK) from the 5th to 7th September 2024.

Organisers are now welcoming proposals for 20-minute conference papers offering a fresh perspective on any subject relating to the history of the period c.1769-1821. Possible topics might include (but need not be limited to) social, political, military, or economic aspects of the period, gender history, diplomatic history, war and society, conflict archaeology, literary history, or, in keeping with the NRWGC’s focus, memory and memorialisation. Studies of local and regional issues, as well as wider national or international events, are also welcome. The organisers welcome proposals for individual papers, or for panels of three speakers on a particular theme.

The organisers would welcome applications from anyone with original research in the period, from any walk of life or stage of career. Applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in researching this period and in military history generally are particularly welcome.

To apply simply send your paper title and a 300-word abstract outlining your proposed paper’s aims, arguments, and how it will advance understanding of the period, along with your name, email address, and a 150-word biography, to NRWGCconferences@gmail.com by 19 April 2024.