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Call for Papers “Voices of Conscience” Conference on Antiwar Opposition in the Military

May 22 - May 24

This is a call for papers and participation in the conference “Voices of Conscience,” which will take place at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies May 22-24, 2018.


Scholars and students are encouraged to submit proposals for papers to present at the conference and for consideration in a published volume. Graduate students, PhD candidates and post-docs are particularly encouraged to apply. The conference will be of interest to students of history, social change, peace studies, security studies, social movement analysis, the Vietnam and Iraq wars, and class, race and gender studies. Scholars selected to present at the conference will receive a stipend and travel costs for participation in the conference.


“Voices of Conscience” will draw attention to the newly created digital archive of ‘underground’ antiwar newspapers published by and for active duty GIs during the Vietnam War, the GI Press Project. The conference will feature panels on the following topics:


  • Historical perspectives and new research findings on the extent and impact of antiwar opposition within the military during the Vietnam War,
  • Assessments of the extent and impact of antiwar opposition within the military during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,
  • Issues or class, race and gender in military resistance movements,
  • The role of VVAW, IVAW and other veterans’ and military support organizations in building opposition to war, and
  • Lessons from the history of resistance within the military for antiwar strategy now and in the future.

The purposes of the conference and planned volume are to encourage greater understanding and scholarship on resistance within the military and provide encouragement and support for young scholars to study this topic. A short bibliography of published works on antiwar resistance in the military is provided below.


Scholars and students interested in applying should submit a one-page letter of application, a CV and a 150-word proposal/abstract of the proposed paper and research topic. The deadline for submission of proposals is December 15, 2017. Stipends and travel support will be available to approved applicants. Send proposals to:

David Cortright,

171011 Call for Conference Papers w Bibliog


May 22
May 24
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