First World War Studies

First World War Studies is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that seeks to publish articles that explore comparative, trans-national, and multi-disciplinary strengths evident in the International Society for First World War Studies and pursue as its guiding principles the same intellectual assets. As the Society draws its strengths from graduate students to more experienced scholars, the journal is equally committed to a collegial academic forum open to any scholar irrespective of degree, academic seniority, or disciplinary affiliation. The journal approaches the subject of the First World War without chronological, geographic, or topical constraints. It embraces not merely the period associated with the years between 1914 and 1918, but seeks to include the diplomatic, political, social, cultural, and military complexities evident before, during, and most certainly after the cessation of hostilities. The journal will contribute significantly to the ongoing debates concerning the origins and causes, conduct, and implications of the First World War. First World War Studies is the only scholarly journal devoted to this extraordinary and controversial conflict and maintains an Editorial Board that consists of many internationally recognized scholars.

Two issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 5 (2)

Peace-mongering in 1913: the Carnegie international commission of inquiry and its report on the Balkan Wars
vol. 5 (2): 147-162
Labour and the monarchy: patriotism and republicanism during the Great War
vol. 5 (2): 163-179
The negotiation of national and regional identity during the Schleswig-plebiscite following the First World War
vol. 5 (2): 181-211
The role of nationalism in Australian war literature of the 1930s
vol. 5 (2): 213-231
Love and loss, marriage and mourning: World War One in German home front novels
vol. 5 (2): 233-250
World War I in Africa: the forgotten conflict among the European powers
vol. 5 (2): 251-252
On the far western front: Britain's First World War in South America
vol. 5 (2): 252-253
Reconstructing patriarchy after the Great War: women, gender, and postwar reconciliation between nations
vol. 5 (2): 254-255
Men of war: masculinity and the First World War in Britain
vol. 5 (2): 255-257
I dannati dell'Asinara: L'odissea dei prigionieri austro-ungarici nella Prima guerra mondiale [The damned of Asinara: The odyssey of Austro-Hungarian prisoners in the First World War]
vol. 5 (2): 257-259
The Ottoman road to war in 1914: the Ottoman Empire and the First World War
vol. 5 (2): 259-260
The Ottoman mobilization of manpower in the First World War: between voluntarism and resistance
vol. 5 (2): 260-262
Selling the Great War: the making of American propaganda
vol. 5 (2): 262-263
American pandemic: the lost worlds of the 1918 influenza epidemic
vol. 5 (2): 264-265

Volume 5 (1)

An explosion of new endeavours: global humanitarian responses to industrialized warfare in the First World War era
vol. 5 (1): 1-16
The disaster of war: American understandings of catastrophe, conflict and relief
vol. 5 (1): 17-28
An American enterprise? British participation in US food relief programmes (1914–1923)
vol. 5 (1): 29-42
Touring occupied Belgium: American humanitarians at ‘work’ and ‘leisure’ (1914–1917)
vol. 5 (1): 43-53
Waging relief: the politics and logistics of American Jewish war relief in Europe and the Near East (1914–1918)
vol. 5 (1): 55-68
Politics of wartime relief in Ottoman Beirut (1914–1918)
vol. 5 (1): 69-82