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Motherhood and War: A panel discussion on gender and armed conflict

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Traditional histories of war have focused overwhelmingly on masculine narratives of military action, diplomacy, and political maneuvering, leaving the “home front” and private, domestic life relatively unstudied. The papers in this panel look instead at relations between mothers and children, and the varied roles both have assumed during periods of armed conflict, asking how women coped during times of great uncertainty, navigating social boundaries, balancing national and familial commitments, and enduring the injury or even death of their children.

Dr. Claire Phelan of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, co-Chair Dr. Dana Cooper, Stephen F. Austin State University, co-Chair Dr. Annika Culver, Florida State University Dr. Lorraine Ryan, University of Birmingham Dr. Benjamin A. Peters, Miyazaki International College

A drinks reception will follow.

This talk is part of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs series.

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