“Children, Youth, and War Symposium"

Call for Papers for “Children, Youth, and War Symposium,” University of Georgia.

A one-day symposium on Children, Youth, and War will be held at the University of Georgia on March 19, 2018.  Hosted by James Marten, Professor of History at Marquette University, and Stephen Berry, Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era at the University of Georgia, the symposium will provide an intense exploration of all aspects—on both the home front and the battlefront—of the experiences of children in times of war in all eras and throughout the world.  Interdisciplinary (although historically based) approaches are welcome.  “War” will be defined broadly to include irregular and undeclared wars, as well as the aftermath and meaning of wars. 

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De wieg van WO II.

Oorlogskinderen op de as Brussel-Berlijn.

"In de loop van de Tweede Wereldoorlog worden er in bezet België en in Duitsland zelf kinderen geboren uit Belgische vrouwen en Duitse mannen. Zij zijn oorlogskinderen in strikte zin: zonder de oorlog zouden hun ouders elkaar (hoogstwaarschijnlijk) niet hebben ontmoet."

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Close-to-home book...

explores fate of children born of conflict.

"When Gerlinda Swillen talks about war children, she has something specific in mind. Not simply children born during wartime or affected by a conflict, but those whose parents were on opposing sides. In the strictest sense, these children only exist because of the war."

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Research on Peacekeeper-Fathered Children in Haiti

"In November 2016, CHIBOW network coordinator Sabine Lee and CHIBOW partner Susan Bartels (Queen’s University Kingston and HHI) were awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council network grant for work on ‘Peace babies' - the unintended consequences of United Nations peacekeeping (AH/P006175/1) and a linked research grant under the PaCCS (Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research) scheme for a project on Peacekeeper Fathered Children in Haiti (AH/P008038/1)."

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”Krigsbørnskaravanen” on tour in Denmark

"The Educational Caravan of War Children in Denmark, an idea of Journalist Lotte Printz, was recently established by DKBF, and has achieved some financial support. The Caravan makes arrangements with schools across the country to have a one or two hours meeting with a single school class or a larger group of children. A Caravan visit may typically involve three war children of DKBF (possibly from the local region) ready to tell about their story and answer questions – all moderated by Lotte Printz such that a fruitful discussion may evolve."

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Werkstattgespräch "Besatzungskinder" am 4.4.2017


Prof. Markus Kornprobst, M.A., Ph.D. (Diplomatische Akademie Wien)
Dr. Kurt Scholz (Vorsitzender des Kuratoriums, Zukunftsfonds der Republik Österreich)

Doz.in Dr.in Barbara Stelzl-Marx (Zeithistorikerin, Graz)
Doz.in Dr.inHeidi Glaesmer (Psychologin, Leipzig)

„Besatzungskinder. Die Nachkommen alliierter Soldaten in Österreich und Deutschland“
- anschließend Publikumsdiskussion

Anmeldung bis 30. März 2017 oder per Fax 01/504-22-65-200

Dutch love-child fathered by First Nations’ Canadian veteran...

... finds lost identity, gets citizenship. 

"Six weeks before Christmas a retired Dutch carpenter named Will van Ee met with Sabine Nolke, Canada’s ambassador to the Netherlands at the Canadian embassy in The Hague. Van Ee brought a small bottle of liqueur crafted in his small hometown of Sas van Gent, near the Belgian border, as a gift." 

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