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FGCU History Program Presents "Civilians and Warfare in World History: An International Conference"

FORT MYERS, FL - The History Program at Florida Gulf Coast University will host a conference on Civilians and Warfare in World History, Feb. 23-25 at the Cohen Center Ballroom (Student Union). Speakers from around the world, including prominent scholars in the fields of history, philosophy and political science, present their research and interact with students, faculty and the Southwest Florida community.

The lectures are free and open to the public. For information about times and topics visit

The conference aims to create a new direction in the academic study of war and society; and broaden the boundaries of the discussion by undertaking the first study of non-combatants in world history that is fully comprehensive in its chronological, disciplinary, thematic and regional scope.

For more information, media representatives should contact Nicola Foote, associate professor of Latin American and Caribbean History at (239) 590-7368.

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