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‘From Trauma to Protection: the Twentieth Century as the Children’s Century’


19-20 April 2018

University of Warwick (venue tbc)

Keynote speaker: Dr Manon Pignot (Université de Picardie-Jules Verne)

Please note that the call for papers has now closed and information about registration will be available on this page in due course. In the meantime, feel free to address all queries about the conference to childrenconferencewarwick at gmail dot com
We thank all those who submitted abstracts for consideration. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the middle of October. 

Destroyed family home, Caen, Normandy, 1944. Image courtesy of Archives départementales de Calvados

About the keynote speaker

Manon Pignot is maitresse de conférences in Modern History at the Université de Picardie-Jules Verne in France. A scholar of children’s experiences during the First World War, her monographs (including Allons enfants de la patrie. Génération Grande Guerre, Éditions Seuil, 2012; and Paris dans la Grande Guerre, Parigramme, 2014) have examined, amongst other issues, how children experienced and articulated their feelings of fear, isolation and trauma during conflicts in France and (to a lesser extent) Britain and Germany. Dr Pignot's work makes use of uncommon sources (children’s diaries, drawings and material culture) to contribute to an analysis of children’s well-being and emotional landscapes during times of war.


Andrew Burchell (doctoral candidate, University of Warwick)

Camille Mahé (doctoral candidate, University of Warwick and Sciences Po, Paris)

Image credit: War damage, AD/14 5Fi 6/14, Archives Départementales du Calvados

Supported by

Centre for the History of Medicine, Warwick 

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