Thursday, May 1, 2014

Call for Papers - War in the history of ideas

Conference of the British Society for the History of Philosophy in collaboration with the Netherlands Defence Academy
 War in the History of Ideas
 Tuesday 14 October 2014
 Conference venue
Netherlands Defence Academy, Kraanstraat 4, 4811 MA Breda
 Confirmed key-note speaker professor Azar Gat, Ezer Weizmann Professor of National Security and Chair of the Department of Political Science (Tel Aviv University)
 Organised by Paul Schuurman (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Paul Donker (Netherlands Defence Academy)
2nd Call for Abstracts
The first centennial in 2014 of the First World War forms the occasion for a one-day conference on War in the History of Ideas. The nature of war, the causes of war, its prevention, its acceptability, war as a cultural phenomenon, the relation between war and philosophy, war and religion, war and politics, war and economics and the nature of military genius have all been the object of intense scrutiny by the greatest thinkers in the history of ideas and will form as many scholarly topics during this one-day conference.

The conference will be opened by Azar Gat, author of A History of Military Thought (2001), War in Human Civilization (2206) and numerous other books and articles.

We welcome proposals for 25-minute papers (plus 10 minutes question time) on all topics bearing on the conference theme. The conference is organised for scholars and students who are interested in the wide field where the history of ideas meets the history of warfare. The papers will be presented in parallel sessions. Papers by established scholars and PhD-students are encouraged.
Please send an abstract of no more than 400 words to Paul Schuurman, or to Paul Donker P.Donker.02@NLDA.NL by 1 June 2014 as a pdf attachment.

In the body of the email, please state the title of your paper; your name and institutional affiliation; and your preferred email contact address.
In the subject line of the email, please state ‘War in the History of Ideas’ plus your last name.

Paul Schuurman
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Faculty of Philosophy
P.O. Box 1738
3062 PA Rotterdam

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