7-9 September 2012, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw.

Organised jointly by the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Queen’s University of Belfast.

Keynote speakers: Norman Davies (tbc), Jay Winter, Barbara Szacka.

Presentations centred on the literary, cinematographic and artistic representations of war in the twentieth century, particularly World War I, the Spanish Civil War, and the Second World War, are warmly invited from scholars worldwide, as are papers concerned with the memories of these wars, their legacies and their metamorphoses over the years.  The conference aims to examine the representations in the different disciplines, in different genres and in media such as film and propaganda of the phenomena of war and conflict, together with the way in which individual and collective memories of those phenomena are transmitted. The participating academics will be those who are engaged in research on the cultural and aesthetic effects of war and conflict on Europeans, particularly in the twentieth century. 


Travel to the conference

To book flights to Warsaw, please consult on the internet the following site:


This should give you a range of airlines and flights from which to choose.  Please note that you should book your flight as soon as possible since prices will increase between now and September 2012.