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The Legacies of War Centenary project is run by colleagues at the University of Leeds who have research interests in different aspects of the First World War, and is partnered with Gateways to the First World War. The 2014-18 centenary of what was referred to at the time as the ‘Great War’ is a time for reflection and debate about what happened during the war and what its profound and long-term consequences were. Members of the Legacies of War project are participating in and helping to coordinate a series of events and activities that are taking place across Leeds in 2014-18 in theatres, cinemas, museums, galleries and at the University. These events commemorate and explore different histories of the First World War, and examine its multiple historical, cultural and social legacies. There is a exciting and varied programme of events that responds to widespread public interest in this crucial period of our history.
- Dr Jessica Meyer, who leads the War and Medicine strand of Legacies of War, is leading a large EU funded project Men, Women and Care.
- Prof Graeme Gooday, who leads our Science and Technology strand, has been awarded a PhD studentship: Making electronics in interwar Britain: gendered labour in the thermionic valve industry The University of Leeds Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science, in collaboration with the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester invites applications for a fully-funded three-year PhD studentship (or 5 years part-time) on electronics and gender in mid 20th-century Britain. The project is especially suited to applicants with historical interests in gender, science & technology, and/or business.
2nd March, 5.00pm — 6.30pm: LoW Seminar Series: Panikos Panayi, "The Global War Against the German ‘Enemy Alien’: Internment in the British Empire, 1914-1920"During WWI, the British Empire interned tens of thousands of German enemy aliens. The lecture explores the system of incarceration which stretched from Sydney to Newfoundland.
23rd March, 5.00pm — 6.30pm: LoW Seminar Series: Dr Cristina Savettieri "‘Beautiful Wounds: Male Bodies in Distress in the Italian Literature of the Great War"Lecture about wounded male bodies in Italian literary and visual representations of the First World War.