Anti-Communism in the Twentieth Century:  An

International Historical Perspective

Conference Call for Papers, 30-31 May 2019

Queen’s University Belfast 

The aim of this conference is to examine the various facets of anti-communism throughout the twentieth century irrespective of focusing on any particular geographical region or limited to a specific sub-field in the study of history.  By opening this discussion to scholars researching all types of anti-communism we hope to offer a diverse range of themes which will thus contextualize this topic in the historical narrative.   Hence, contributions can range from individual case studies to global histories. All types of historiography and research methodology are welcomed for consideration.  Potential themes pertaining to anti-communism could include, but are certainly not limited to:

• Cold War, interwar period, world wars  

• Diplomatic and international relations

• Political and party reactions  

• Transnational activities 

• Religious response  

• Biographical accounts and oral histories

• Espionage and covert undertakings  

• Cultural depictions

• Imperial/colonial studies

• National security 

We of course welcome contributions from history, but also geography, politics, sociology, anthropology and international relations as well.  When sending proposals for a 20 minute paper please include an abstract of no more than 350 words, and a short biography.  There is no registration charges or fees for attendance or presenting. 


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