Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Claremont Graduate University - Grad. Conf.

Note: This is a conference hosted by history students, but they hope to receive submissions from students in all disciplines.

The Ruptures of War: A Conference
on War, Culture, and Society

A Graduate Student Conference
Presented by
CGU's History Department, Graduate Student
History Association, and Phi Alpha Theta

A 250-word abstract must be received by December 21, 2009
Via email: gsha@cgu.edu
Via mail:
GSHA
School of Arts & Humanities Claremont Graduate University
121 East 10th Street Claremont, CA 91711

War is the most intense nexus of politics, violence, culture, society, and nature. The fact that it is with us constantly is exemplified by Foucault’s provocative question: “If we look beneath peace, order, wealth, and authority, beneath the calm order of subordinations, beneath the State and State apparatuses, beneath the laws, and so on, will we hear and discover a sort of primitive and permanent war?” This conference is designed as a way to explore the multifarious ways in which war affects cultures and societies. The idea of war is neither constrained by temporality nor discipline, and it is enmeshed in the human condition. War is essentially an organizing principle by which we hope to discuss many diverse topics, which can include but are not limited to:

✤ Trauma ✤Suffering ✤Gender ✤The Environment ✤Memory ✤Race ✤Affect ✤Political Violence ✤ Ideology ✤Technology ✤Secrecy ✤Human Rights ✤Torture ✤Justice ✤Power ✤Genocide

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