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International Conference: Civilians and Warfare in World History

International Conference: Civilians and Warfare in World History
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Dr. Nicola Foote
Associate professor of History, FGCU
phone: 239-590-7368 

Dr. Nadya Popov-Reynolds
Assistant professor of History, University of West Georgia
phone: 678-839-5370



Thursday, 23 February 2012

8:30am - 9:00am  Welcome and Introduction to the Conference by Nicola Foote and Nadya Popov.

9:00am - 10:30am  Panel One: Blurred Lines: Civilians as Soldiers and Non-Combatants within the Armed Forces, Part One – Ancient and Medieval World

Nadya Popov, University of West Georgia

The Theory and Practice of Civilian Participation in Ancient Greek Warfare

Gwyn Davies, Florida International University

Prey or Participants? Civilian siege experiences during the First Jewish Revolt 

David Bachrach, University of New Hampshire

Civilians and Militia in Ottonian Germany 919-1024: Warfare in an era of Small Professional Armies

Melodie Harris Eichbauer, Florida Gulf Coast University

The Bishop with Two Hats: Substantive Law and the Balancing of Episcopal versus Military Obligations in Gratian's Decretum

10:30am - 11:00am  Coffee

11:00am - 12:30pm  Panel Two: Blurred Lines: Civilians as Soldiers and Non-Combatants within the Armed Forces – Early Modern and Modern World

Tryntje Helfferich, Ohio State University

Civilians in Combat: Indistinct Boundaries in the Thirty Years War

Nicole Dombrowski, Towson University

Who is a non-combatant and how can we know? Writing the History of the Modern Complexities of Experience and Categorization of Non-Combatants in Comparative Global Historical Perspective, 1776-Present

Erik Carlson, Florida Gulf Coast University

Two Kinds of Civilians: American Encounters with Civilians on Kerama Retto and Ie Shima

12:30pm - 1:30pm  Lunch

1:30pm - 3:30pm  Panel Three: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Civilians in Warfare

Jeffrey Hass, Ave Maria University

Civilians on the Northern Border in Fourteenth Century England

Jason Warren, United States Military Academy at West Point

All Warfare is Local: Colonial Relations With Local Native Groups During King Philip’s War, 1675-1676

Patrick Bottiger, Florida Gulf Coast University

Fearing Prophetstown: French and Miami Self-Interest and Frontier Violence in Indiana Territory, 1808-1811

Nicola Foote, Florida Gulf Coast University

War, Civilians, and the Formation of Ethnic and National Identities in Modern Latin America

3:30pm - 4:00pm  Coffee

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Documentary screening

Gender Against Men, Refugee Law Project  

Friday, 24 February 2012

9:00am - 11:00am  Panel Four: Attacks on Civilians  -- Practical Considerations and Consequences

Bernard Bachrach, University of Minnesota

Collateral Damage in Christian Warfare from Constantine I to the First Crusade

Stephen Conway, University College London

The response of American non-combatants to British army depredations during the War of Independence

Marilyn Young, New York University

Quantifiable Abstractions: Bombing Civilians

Alexander Downes, George Washington University

It's a Crime, but Is It a Blunder? Evaluating the Efficacy of Targeting Civilians in War

11:00am - 11:30am  Coffee

11:30am - 12:30pm  Documentary Screening

July 17, 2008  with introduction by film-makers Farshad Aminian-Tankei and Sachiko Tankei- Aminian

12:30pm - 1:30pm  Lunch

1:30pm - 3:30pm  Panel Five: Attacks on Civilians  -- Ethical Debates

John Lango, Hunter College, City University of New York

The Just War Principle of Noncombatant Immunity

Jan Lemnitzer, London School of Economics

Why is Killing Civilians Bad? The History of a Modern Debate

John Cox, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Warfare as Catalyst for Genocide

Rajmohan Ramanathapillai, Gettysburg University

Animals at War: The Rights of Non-Human Animals in Warfare

3:30pm - 4:00pm Coffee break

4:00pm - 6:00pm Panel Six: The Most Vulnerable and Innocent? – Women and Children in War

Kathy Gaca, Vanderbilt University

Mass Rape and its Modes of Warfare in the Ancient Mediterranean

René Harder Horst, Appalachian State University

Indigenous Women’s Participation in Latin American Warfare

Stewart Lone, University of New South Wales

The Supporting Cast: Women and Youth in the Nationalist Wars of Northeast Asia 1890s-1940s

James Marten, Marquette University

The Intersection of Children, Childhood, and Armed Conflict: From the American Civil War to the Second World War

Jocelyn Courtney, Columbia University

Child Soldiers in Modern Civil Wars 


Saturday, 25 February 2012

9:00am - 9:30am  Guggenheim Funding Opportunities, presented by Karen Colvard, Program Director

9:30am - 9:45am  Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC). Overview of Making Amends Campaign, presented by Golzar Khielash, Program Director

10:00am - 12:00pm  Panel Seven: Civilian Experiences of War and Shifts in Intellectual, Political and Cultural Currents

Michael Neiberg, United States Army War College via skype

A Dance of the Furies: Civilians and the Outbreak of War in 1914

Geoffrey Hudson, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Ripping off the War Disabled? A whistleblower extraordinaire & the rapacious civilian elite of 18th-century Britain

Erika Kuhlman, Idaho State University

War Widows, Pro-natal Movements, and Remilitarization in Interwar Europe

Judith Hicks Stiehm, Florida International University

Arming for the Warfare Debate

12:00pm - 1:00pm  Lunch

1:00pm - 3:00pm  Panel Eight: Civilian Life,  Culture and Activism  During Wartime

Susan R. Grayzel, University of Southern Mississippi

Aerial Warfare and the Militarization of Civilian Life During and After the First World War

George Kieh, University of West Georgia

Civilians and Civil Wars: Lessons from West Africa

Francis Shor, Wayne State University

From Bereaved Mother to Anti-War Activist: The Iconic Transformations of Cindy Sheehan

3:00pm - 3:30pm  Coffee Break

3:30pm - 5:00pm  Final Roundtable for Presenters and Students