Participants – in alphabetical order

Julie Anderson (University of Kent, UK): A Spectacle of Cure: royalty, hospitals and disabled servicemen in Britain in the First World War

Monika Baár (University of Groningen, The Netherlands):  The Impact of the Great War on the Human-Animal Bond: Blind Veterans and their Guide Dogs in Interwar Germany

Alice Brumby (University of Huddersfield, UK): “Disorientated in time, space and identity:” Understanding the experience of institutionalisation as told by the mentally disabled war veterans in post- war Yorkshire, 1924-1931.

Ana Carden-Coyne (University of Manchester, UK): The Politics of Wounds: Military Patients and Medical Power in the First World War

ADDED – Clément Collard (Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po): From Soldiers to Citizens: Disabled Veterans of WW1 in France, between Rehabilitation and Solidarity

ADDED – Wendy Gagen: Moments of categorization: the male body and war pensions in Britain

Gary Haines (Birkbeck College, UK): Sargent, Galsworthy, Lawrence and the ‘Cancelled’ Soldier: The Visual and Cultural Representation of the Blinded British Soldier of the Great War.

Floortje Haspeslagh & Pieter Verstraete (KU Leuven, Belgium): The mutilated Belgian: An analysis of the invalid Belgian soldier’s image in the newspaper ‘De Belgische verminkte’, 1917-1940

Katherrine Healey (California State University, USA): Title to be announced later

Dee Hoole (University of Aberdeen, UK): ‘The Abode of Madness’: Soldiers in the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum 1914-18

Sabine Kienitz (University of Hamburg, Germany): Brains, habitus and narratives: The everyday life approach in the rehabilitation of the brain injured soldiers (WWI/WWII)

Nils Löffelbein (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany):  “Citizens of honor– The disabled veterans of the First World War and the national-socialism

Kate Macdonald (Ghent University, Belgium):  Political war wounds in post-First World War popular fiction

CANCELED – Fabio Montella e Francesco Paolella (Italy): Bodies’ war: Degenerations and regenerations in the First World War Italy

Kerry Neale (Australian War Memorial): Disabled, disfigured or both? Exploring the post-war experiences of facially disfigured Great War soldiers.

Michael Roper (University of Essex, UK): The long Great War: psychological legacies across the century

Emily Rootham (Glascow Caledonian university, Scotland):  The visual representation of the Scottish disabled ex-serviceman during the interwar period: Conflicts of identity.

Melanie Ruff (Institute for the History of Medicine, Germany):  “Repulsive and disfigured”: from medical discourses on face injured man to the Imperial Supply Act of 1920

Martina Salvante (Trinity College, Ireland): Aurelio Nicolodi and the War Blinded in Florence

CANCELED – Rebecca P. Scales (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA):  Sonic Vision: Radio, Rehabilitation, and Disabled Veterans in Interwar France

Alexandre Sumpf (Université de Strasbourg, France): Les invalides à l’écran : Mémoire et oubli de la Grande Guerre dans le cinéma russe et soviétique, 1914-1940

Nurseli Yeşim Sünbüloğlu (University of Sussex, UK):  Rehabilitation of the Disabled Veterans of the Kurdish Conflict in Turkey: Social and Political Implications

Axel Tixhon (Université de Namur, Belgium): Le corps en ruines : Les invalides dans la presse illustrée de la Grande Guerre

Christine Van Everbroeck (Royal Museum of the Army and Military History, Belgium): War-related psychiatric distress, as treated by the Belgian campaign army, 1914-1918

Pieter Verstraete (KU Leuven, Belgium):  The bird of solidarity: Mutilated soldiers and the rise of a comprehensive care system for persons with disabilities in Belgium

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