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 7 (2)

Centring a sideshow: local experiences of the First World War in Africa
vol. 7 (2): 111-130

Volume 7 (1)

Drawing Borders in the Middle East after the Great War: Political Geography and ‘Subject Peoples’
vol. 7 (1): 5-21
Peripheries of belonging: military recruitment and the making of a ‘minority’ in wartime Iraq
vol. 7 (1): 23-42
Jesus optional: First World War and the shifting institutional identity of the Syrian Protestant College in Beirut
vol. 7 (1): 43-62
Counter-currents: Mzabi independence, pan-Ottomanism and WWI in the Maghrib
vol. 7 (1): 81-96

Volume 6 (3)

Reading as war effort: the National Home Reading Union during the First World War
vol. 6 (3): 219-238
Civilians in the combat zone: Allied and German evacuation policies at the Western Front, 1914–1918
vol. 6 (3): 239-255
“There is no trace of him”: the Australian Red Cross, its Wounded and Missing Bureaux and the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign
vol. 6 (3): 277-292
Discourses surrounding British widows of the First World War
vol. 6 (3): 293-294
Dark Invasion, 1915: Germany’s secret war and the hunt for the first terrorist cell in America
vol. 6 (3): 294-295
Crisis in the mediterranean: naval competition and great power politics, 1904–1914
vol. 6 (3): 295-297
Landscapes of the Western Front: materiality during the Great War
vol. 6 (3): 297-299
The Canadian experience of the Great War: a guide to memoirs
vol. 6 (3): 299-300
Small powers in the age of total War, 1900–1940
vol. 6 (3): 300-302

Volume 6 (2)

Modern warfare: camouflage tactics (‘Tarnung’) in the German army during the First World War
vol. 6 (2): 113-132
Dunsterforce or Dunsterfarce? Re-evaluating the British mission to Baku, 1918
vol. 6 (2): 133-149
‘Go with the hare’s ticket’ mobility and territorial policies in Ober Ost (1915–1918)
vol. 6 (2): 151-170
‘Without methods’: three female authors visiting the Western Front
vol. 6 (2): 171-185
A fear of flying: diagnosing traumatic neurosis among British aviators of the Great War
vol. 6 (2): 187-202
Guarded neutrality: diplomacy and internment in the Netherlands during the First World War/defending neutrality: the Netherlands prepares for war, 1900–1925
vol. 6 (2): 203-205