The submission deadline for the International Conference on War and Social Movements has been extended to February 1, 2019.
Movements for social change have often preceded or immediately followed periods of warfare. The temporal proximity of social movements and warfare raises several interesting questions. Among others, in what ways have movements for social change been linked to periods of violent conflict? How might war contribute to the expansion or limitation of rights for marginalized and oppressed groups? How does warfare shape the attitudes and strategies of social activists in local, transnational, and global contexts? This inter-disciplinary academic conference seeks to examine these and other relevant questions. Continue reading
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Remembering Muted Voices: Conscience, Dissent, Resistance and Civil Liberties in World War I Through Today
Oct. 19-22, 2017: A Symposium on resistance and conscientious objection in WWI
Co-sponsored by Peace History Society
(2017 Peace History Society Conference)
The World War’s profound effect on the United States is often overlooked. Although the United States actively took part in the conflict for only 18 months, the war effort introduced mass conscription, transformed the American economy, and mobilized popular support through war bonds, patriotic rallies, and anti-German propaganda. Nevertheless, many people desired a negotiated peace, opposed American intervention, refused to support the war effort, and/or even imagined future world orders that could eliminate war. Among them were members of the peace churches and other religious groups, women, pacifists, radicals, labor activists, and other dissenters.