Erasmus University Rotterdam is organising an international conference on the 26th and 27th of March entitled The Stage of War: Academic and Popular Representations of Large-Scale Conflicts. War and conflict are depicted differently in academia and popular genres, such as novels, films, tourism, musicals, games, exhibitions and re-enactments, often resulting in tension between the two approaches. The unique aim of this conference is to stimulate an exchange between academic and popular approaches to the representation of violent conflicts.

Contributors are invited to submit papers on topics such as: diversification of war experiences, embodiment and bodily understanding, the commercialization of war heritage, creating immediacy, direct contact with the past, battlefield representations for education, tourism and military training, representing and experiencing authenticity, marginal perspectives/multiperspectivity, and commemoration and re-enactments.

Please send abstracts of max. 300 words and a short biographical statement of max. 50 words to before 1 October 2019.

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