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Newcastle University. Conference: The Global Challenge of Peace: 1919 as a Contested Threshold to a New World Order
17 May 2019 @ 12:30 - 18 May 2019 @ 16:00
Organised by Labour and Society Research Group and Conflict and Revolution Research Strand of Newcastle University
Friday 17 May 2019
12.30 – 13.00 Registration and Coffee
13.00 – 14.30 Panel 1: The Dynamics of Contention in 1919, Chair: TBC
Jacopo Perazzoli (University of Milan): The General Strike of July 1919: Lenin, Wilson and their Influences on Italian Socialism
Jude Murphy (WEA) and Nigel Todd (WEA): How did military/civilian dynamics shape matters with the return and demobilisation of millions of military personnel?
Gordon J Barclay and Louise Heren (Independent Scholars): The Battle for George Square, 1919: myth, memory and reality in Red Clydeside
14.30– 15.00 Tea and Coffee
15.00 – 15.45 Keynote Lecture – Chair: Máire Cross
Professor Tyler Stovall (University of California, Santa Cruz): The Black and the Red: the Elaine, Arkansas Massacre of 1919.
16.00 – 17.30 Panel 2: Contentious Politics from Below, Chair: TBC
Professor Claudia Baldoli (University of Milan): “Do as in Russia”: The Italian Peasant Movement in 1919
Matt Perry (Newcastle University): The 1919 mutinies in the French Armed Forces: Colonialism, Ethnicity and the Remaking of the French left
Professor Máire Cross (Newcastle University): Blessed are the peacemakers! The presence of ideas of nineteenth-century French socialists in twentieth-century pacifism
Reception / Dinner
Saturday 18 May 2019: ARMB 2.16
09.30 – 11.00 Panel 3: Colonialism and Race
Chair: Joe Redmayne
Neelam Srivastava (Newcastle University): Sylvia Pankhurst in 1919: Feminism, communism, and Interwar Internationalism
Paul Griffin and Elizabeth Martin (Northumbria University): The “Race Riots” of 1919: Within and Beyond Exceptional Moments in Glasgow and South Shields
Willow Berridge (Newcastle University): Iraqi Perspective on Gertrude Bell
11.00 – 11.30 Tea and Coffee
11.30 – 13.00 Panel 4: Reaction and Non-Reaction
Chair: Rob Dale
Christopher Loughlin (Newcastle University): The Forward March of Reactionary Working-Class Politics? Democratic Authoritarianism and “Modernity” in Britain and Ireland, 1919
Professor Tim Kirk (Newcastle University): 1919: Revolution, Counter-revolution and Fascism in Austria.
Jeffrey Johnson (Providence College): The “Soviet Ark” in Context: The Buford and the Anti-Radicalism of 1919
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Panel 5: Transnational Interactions in 1919
Chair: Matt Perry
Sarah Hellawell (Sunderland University): Women as Peacemakers: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in Zurich, 1919
Megan Trudell (Newcastle University): Soldiers, Veterans and Volunteers for Gabriele D’annunzio’s occupation of Fiume
Estela Rukseniene (Independent Scholar): British Military Missions as Intermediaries between Western Europe and Lithuania in 1919-1920s.
15.30 – 16.00 Closing Comments (Rob Dale)