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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.
- Anne Buckley, who teaches German in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds, updates us on the Skipton POW diary project, which is a collaboration between the university, the Craven and the First World War project, and other partners.
- Tickets for the Friday evening event only are £6 and £3 for full-time students and unwaged and for Saturday conference only they are £20 and £10 for full-time students and unwaged. For both Friday & Saturday tickets cost £25 and £12.50 for full-time students and unwaged. They can be booked through the MAW website www.abolishwar.org.uk.
- Films will be introduced briefly before each screening. Non-English language films are shown in the original; whether subtitles are available is stated below. Weekly screenings on Tuesdays, 6pm, in Room G.04 School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies (University Road, campus map 38) You are welcome to bring a drink or snack.
15th December, 1.00pm — 2.00pm: At the Engländerlager Ruhleben: British ‘Enemy Aliens’ in the First World WarOver 5,000 British civilians were interned near Berlin between 1914 and 1918. Drawing on personal documents from Leeds University’s Liddle Collection, Claudia Sternberg introduces some of the internees and their families and considers life in the camp, European mobility before the war and conditions at the time of repatriation.