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New Articles are available from ‘Canadian Military History’

Vol. 33, No. 1 Winter / Spring 2024ARTICLE The Vernon Military Camp and the Imperial Training Archipelago, 1939-45 MEGAN HAMILTON Abstract: The Vernon Military Camp was one of the many interwoven institutions that fed trained soldiers into the vast armies of the...

Call for Applications: Canadian War Museum Research Fellowship

This listing is for a research fellowship at the Canadian War Museum. The CWM and LCSC co-publish the bi-annual journal Canadian Military History. Please direct any questions to the contacts identified in the listing.  See the full official listing here: Position...

Call for Papers: Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies Conference in Plymouth, Massachusetts

The Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies (MANECCS) is accepting proposals from all academic disciplines for its 2024 conference to be held at the Hotel 1620 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, November 8-9, 2024.  MANECCS has a long history of...

Watch Now: The War Diary of Leslie Miller, CEF

Held by the family for over a century, Leslie Miller’s war diary, which cover the entirety of the war and the first months of peace, offers fascinating insight into the cultural life of a soldier on the Western Front. Graham Broad, who recently edited Miller’s diary...

The Chancellors’ Challenge: An Introduction

The Chancellors’ Challenge is an innovative cross-listed North American Studies and Political Science course run in cooperation with the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada and the Laurier Library. Senior undergraduate students engaged in collaborative,...

Chancellors’ Challenge: Defence Spending

The Chancellors’ Challenge is an innovative cross-listed North American Studies and Political Science course run in cooperation with the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada and the Laurier Library. Senior undergraduate students engaged in collaborative,...

Watch Now: Morale in the Wartime Canadian Army

Morale is important in any conflict. Canadian army officials during the Second World War spent much energy defining and measuring morale. Their tools ranged from public relations campaigns, censorship reports, films, and questionnaires. This talk will focus on the...

Apply now for 2024 Battlefield Study Tours!

The Canadian Battlefields Foundation Battlefield Study Tour 8-23 June, 2024   Are you an outstanding graduate student, undergraduate, or very recent graduate from a Canadian university who wants to understand the role Canadians played in the liberation of Europe...

Call for Papers: 34th Canadian Military History Colloquium

34th CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY COLLOQUIUM 3-4 MAY 2024The Survivor by Flight Lieutenant Eric Aldwinckle [Canadian War Museum Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, 19710261-1284]34th CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY COLLOQUIUM 3-4 MAY 2024the royal canadian air force at 100call...

Watch Now: How the Great War Haunted the British Empire

In the aftermath of the Great War, people from across the British Isles and Dominion nations read prophecies about the coming new millennium, experimented with seances, and claimed to see the ghosts of their loved ones in dreams and in photographs. On the...

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War is a near-constant aspect of the human experience. For better or worse, it has fundamentally shaped societies across the world.

The War and Society collective exists to foster research, education, public outreach and discussion of historical and contemporary conflict. It acknowledges the importance of conflict as well as its diverse and far-reaching impacts which extend beyond the battlefield.

The War and Society collective encompasses a vast array of topics. The Centre’s researchers study the conduct of specific campaigns and wars, analysing how conflicts were fought, why specific decisions were made and how certain outcomes occurred. They also explore the social and cultural aspects of war, including the medicalisation of conditions like “shell shock” or “PTSD,” and wartime experiences on the battlefield and at home. Still, others explore the short- and long-term effects of war on individuals and social change, peacekeeping and peacebuilding initiatives by local and foreign governments and collective modes of remembrance and commemoration of past conflicts.

Ultimately, the War and Society collective examines the totality of war and endeavours to understand how it has shaped the past and present.

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