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Legacies of War at the University of Leeds is a First World War Centenary project for 2014-2018. The project will work with people and organisations in Leeds, the UK and internationally to explore the legacy of the First World War. For more information, see the About Us page, or email Kate Vigurs, the Legacies of War project officer on E.K.Vigurs@leeds.ac.uk
- A new online course about how the First World War changed traditional views of heroism is launched today by the University of Leeds, in partnership with the BBC. Starting in October, World War One: Changing Faces of Heroism, is a free online course that looks at the emergence of new kinds of heroes and heroines, such as ordinary ‘Tommies’ and front-line nurses, as well as alternative hero figures including anti-war campaigners. The three week course explores art, literature, film and television, where people will learn about the portrayals of heroism before, during and since the war. The course draws on the expertise of academics behind the University’s Legacies of War centenary project, as well as interviews, film and images from the BBC’s archives and the University’s Liddle Collection. Learners will also look at the war from a range of perspectives, with University of Leeds experts leading them through the changing British, French and German views of heroism.
- Art historian Richard Cork kicks off a series of eight talks about war and art at Leeds Art Gallery today. These free talks are open to all with an interest in how the First World War impacted on artists and their work and how art has been part of remembering the war.
- For the second seminar in this term's Legacies of War calendar, we are delighted to be joined by Dr Richard Smith, Goldsmiths, University of London. Room: 3.11, Michael Sadler Building 5pm for 5:15 start. Attendance is free and all are welcome. For further information and to join our mailing list, please email Christopher Phillips: C.Phillips@leeds.ac.uk