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 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
Mobilisation, Sacrifice et Citoyenneté: Angleterre – France, 1900–1918
vol. 6 (2): 205-207
Muddling through: the organisation of British army chaplaincy in World War one/The Clergy in Khaki: new perspectives on British army chaplaincy in the first World War
vol. 6 (2): 207-210
The short story and the First World War
vol. 6 (2): 210-212
The aesthetics of loss: German women’s art of the First World War
vol. 6 (2): 212-214
Torpedo: inventing the military-industrial complex in the United States and Great Britain
vol. 6 (2): 214-216
Philanthropy and voluntary action in the First World War: mobilizing charity
vol. 6 (2): 216-217

Volume 6 (1)

Commemorating the disabled soldier: 1914–1940
vol. 6 (1): 1-7
‘Jumpy Stump’: amputation and trauma in the first world war
vol. 6 (1): 9-19
‘Thanks to the Great War the blind gets the recognition of his ability to act’: the rehabilitation of blinded servicemen in Florence
vol. 6 (1): 21-35
‘A painful and disagreeable position’: rediscovering patient narratives and evaluating the difference between policy and experience for institutionalized veterans with mental disabilities, 1924–1931
vol. 6 (1): 37-55
War disabled on screen: remembering and forgetting the Great War in the Russian and Soviet cinema, 1914–1940
vol. 6 (1): 57-79
Prosthesis for the body and for the soul: the origins of guide dog provision for blind veterans in interwar Germany
vol. 6 (1): 81-98
Creating the Russian peril: education, the public sphere, and national identity in imperial Germany, 1890–1914 / Our friend “the enemy”: elite education in Britain and Germany before World War I
vol. 6 (1): 99-101
Aftershocks: politics and trauma in Britain, 1918–1931
vol. 6 (1): 101-103