CfP: Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century

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Please see below for a new Call for Papers on Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century, for a conference to be held next May at the University of Hull.

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Call for Papers

Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century
University of Hull, 20th-21st May 2015
Keynotes: Doctor Holly Furneaux and Professor Joanne Bailey

To commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and the lasting impact of the Napoleonic Wars upon the history of militarism, submissions are welcomed for ‘Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century’, an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Hull on the 20th and 21st May 2015. We welcome papers from scholars across the humanities on the topic of nineteenth-century ‘military’ manliness. The conference will encompass a range of themes relating to notions of gender, war and empire, exploring the ways in which nineteenth-century society responded and reacted to ideas of militarism and mobilised manhood.

(Image used with kind permission of the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection,
Brown University Library)

Topics might include (but are certainly not limited to):
• The Napoleonic Wars.
• Victorian war and empire.
• Hero worship.
• Military fashion.
• Returning soldiers.
• Soldiers and families (military fathers, husbands and sons).
• Military hierarchies.
• Men and nursing.
• The …read more