New Perspectives on the First World War and its Legacies (18th June)


Courtesy of Great War Primary Document Archive: Photos of the Great War - www.gwpda.org/photos

Courtesy of Great War Primary Document Archive: Photos of the Great War – http://www.gwpda.org/photos

Want to take part and learn more about First World War studies in the North East? The next North East Research Forum for First World War Studies event will take place on 18 June. All are welcome. Please contact Dr André Keil (andre.keil@durham.ac.uk) to reserve a place.

Following their successful inaugural event at Northumbria University in May, the North East Research Forum for First World War Studies cordially invites you to their second event. This workshop, funded by the Department of History at Durham University, will showcase current research in First World War studies undertaken in the North East.

The purpose of this event is to facilitate regional links and collaborations, to foster cross-disciplinary conversation and bring together academic staff, students, heritage, as well as heritage and museum professionals.

The event will take place on Thursday, 18 June 2015, from 12 pm to 4 pm, in the Birley Room, Hatfield College, North Bailey, Durham DH1 3RQ. A light lunch, tea, and coffee will be served. Please state any dietary requirements.

If you are interested in attending, please register by emailing André Keil (andre.keil@durham.ac.uk) by Monday, 15 June.

Programme

12.00-1.00: Arrival and Lunch

1.00-2.15: New Perspectives on the Great War and Its Legacies

Matthew Johnson (Durham): Khaki in the House of Commons: British Members of Parliament in the Armed Forces during the Great War

André Keil (Durham): In Defence of British Liberty? The National Council for Civil Liberties and the British State during the First World War

2.15-2.45: Coffee Break

2.45-4.00: Literary Perspectives on the Great War 

Tommy Stephenson (Durham): ‘Don’t those shells split ’em!’ Killing Germans in Boys’ Literature, 1914-18

Katherine Baxter (Northumbria): ‘All seemed to be foreigners – judging from their accents’: Humour and Multilingualism in Popular Fiction of the First World War

3.45-4.15: General Meeting of the North East Research Forum for First World War Studies

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