CFP: ‘Conquest and Expansionism’

5th Annual Conference of the York History Research Society

Friday 8 July 2011
University of York

“Conquest and expansionism are themes that pervade all historical eras. Individuals and societies have always sought to advance themselves, be it politically, socially or economically. Such ambition can manifest itself in peaceful endeavours, but it can also engender conflict. This important topic will be the subject of the 5th Annual Conference of the York History Research Society. We hope to bring together postgraduates from all aspects of history to join us in a stimulating debate on these issues.”

If you would like to present a paper, please send a short abstract of no more than 300 words to Tom Wright ( by Friday 13 May 2011. Papers should be designed to last no more than 20 minutes.

Suggested themes for papers might include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of nation
  • Expansionism and the military
  • Trade and mercantile interests
  • Dissemination of ideas, technologies and practice
  • Assimilation
  • Religious or irreligious expansion
  • Political conquest
  • Experiences and representation of conquest
  • Failed conquests and expansion
  • Protection rackets and tribute culture

This is a postgraduate-run conference which aims to foster collaborative engagement between research students. The event, including lunch, refreshments and a drinks reception, will be free of charge. All are welcome.

For any further information please contact one of the organisers: Laura Chesworth, Andrew Stead, Jenny Tomlinson, Tom Wright

Conquest & Expansionism CFP


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