Legacies of War

Legacies of War Seminar Series

The Legacies of War Seminar Series meets frequently during the academic year to hear papers from both established scholars and postgraduate researchers. A selection of these events have been recorded and made available for viewing via the Legacies of War YouTube channel.

Events start at 5pm. Attendance is free and all are welcome. For further information, or to join our mailing list, please email Coreen McGuire prcamc@leeds.ac.uk

Forthcoming events 

Thursday, 2 March 2017 Professor Panikos Panayi (De Montfort University, Leicester)

‘The Global War Against the German ‘Enemy Alien’: Internment in the British Empire, 1914-1920’

Venue: Room G.04, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University Road Campus map no. 38

Thursday, 23 March 2017 Dr Cristina Dr Savettieri (University of Edinburgh)

‘Beautiful Wounds: Male Bodies in Distress in the Italian Literature of the Great War’

Venue: Room G.04, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University Road Campus map no. 38

Thursday, 11 May 2017 Dr Alexia Moncrieff (University of Leeds)

‘The Australian Army Medical Corps at 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield Park, during the First World War’

Venue: Room G.04, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University Road Campus map no. 38


Previous events

2016/17

Thursday, 20th October Dr Vera Pavlova (Moscow/University of Leeds)

‘Aleksandr Golovin – Vsevolod Meyerhold in 1914-1917’

Thursday, 10th November 2016 Samraghni Bonnerjee (University of Sheffield)

‘The Second Battlefield: Writing the Woman’s Body in War’

Thursday, 1 December 2016 Dr Berkan Ulu (Inonu University, Turkey/University of Leeds)

‘Achilles Meets Mehmetcik: Heroism in British, Anzac and Turkish Poetry during the Gallipoli Campaign (1915)’

2015/16

Thursday 17th March Professor Tammy Proctor (Utah State University)

“An English Governess in Occupied Brussels (1916-1919):  Resistance and Nationalism”.

-Venue: Grant Room Michael Sadler Building

Thursday 5th May Sabine Grimshaw (University of Leeds)

‘Anti-war women and men in the wartime press’

– Venue: Parkinson SR 4.20

Thursday 9th June Professor Benjamin Ziemann (University of Sheffield)

‘The German Military Strike in 1918’

-Venue: Grant Room, Michael Sadler Building

Thursday 22nd October Professor Frank Finlay (University of Leeds)

The Enemy Within: German Academics in Britain during the First World

Thursday 12th November Professor John Taylor (University of Liverpool)

Meeting the financial challenge: funding British higher education in the First World War and the long-term consequences.

Thursday 26th November Dr Heather Ellis (University of Sheffield)

The Sage and the Hero: British Science, Masculinity and the First World War

Krisztina Robert (University of Roehampton)

‘Local Patriots, Public Enemies, National Heroines, Comrades-in-Arms: Military and Civil Relations of the Women’s Corps, 1914-1919’ – Paper delivered at the University of Leeds, 11 October 2012. Click on the title to view this lecture.

Rob Thompson (University of Birmingham)

”By the Leave o’ the ground’: The Engineers at Third Ypres’ – Paper delivered at the University of Leeds, 8 November 2012. Click on the title to view this lecture.

Simone Pelizza (University of Leeds)

”Pour la Victoire Intégrale’: Halford Mackinder and the Challenges of Global War’ – Paper delivered at the University of Leeds, 29 November 2012. Click on the title to view this lecture.

Adrian Gregory (Pembroke College, Oxford)

‘Did God Survive the Somme?’ – Paper delivered at the University of Leeds, 7 February 2013. Click on the title to view this lecture.

Jessica Meyer (University of Leeds)

‘The conflict between traditional principles and the call of their country: The Friends’ Ambulance Unit, the British Society of Friends and the Adventure of War’ – Paper delivered at the University of Leeds, 25 April 2013. Click on the title to view this lecture.

Don Leggett (University of Kent)

‘Give me a laboratory and I will win you a war: governing invention and research in the British Admiralty, 1914-1919’ – Paper delivered at the University of Leeds, 24 October 2013. Click on the title to view this lecture.

Gary Sheffield (University of Wolverhampton)

‘John Terraine and the Battle for the History of the First World War’ – Paper delivered at the University of Leeds, 28 November 2013. Click on the title to view this lecture.

Christine van Everbroeck (Musée Royal de l’Armée et d’Histoire Militaire, Brussels)

‘Religious and Medical Vocations in the Belgian Medical Service’ – Paper delivered at the University of Leeds, 20 March 2014. Click on the title to view this lecture.

Richard Smith (Goldsmiths, London)

‘Recovering West Indian Memories of the First World War’ – Paper delivered at the University of Leeds, 30 October 2014. Click on the title to view this lecture.

Chris Kempshall (University of Sussex)

‘Now and Forever: The Many Faces of Tommy/Poilu Relations on the Western Front’ – Paper delivered at the University of Leeds, 6 November 2014. Click on the title to view this lecture.

 

Santanu Das (King’s College London)

‘India, Empire and the First World War: Objects, Images, Words’  – 7 March 2013.

Anthony Fletcher

‘Seventeen Soldiers: Life and Death on the Western Front’ – 10 October 2013.

Stephan Petzold (University of Leeds)

‘The elusive scholarly consensus: the origins of war 1914 as a site of memory’ – 14 November 2013.

Susan Grayzel (University of Mississippi) and Alison Fell (University of Leeds)

‘”Always and Everywhere Stood Apart”: Towards a Nuanced Historical Approach to Women and the First World War’ – 5 December 2013.

Edward Madigan (Royal Holloway, University of London)

‘Banded in a Great Crusade: the Clergy and the British War Effort, 1914-1918’ – 6 February 2014.

Chris Phillips (University of Leeds)

”Privileged Greatly to Serve his Nation in Days of Mortal Danger’: Sir Eric Geddes and ‘management’ on the Western Front’ – 6 March 2014.

Roy MacLeod (University of Sydney)

‘The Scientists go to War: Consequences, Community and Conscience, 1914-1919’ – 9 October 2014. To be added to YouTube soon.

Peter Liddle (University of Leeds)

‘Britons in Berlin: the Internment of British Civilians in Germany during the Great War’ – 5 February 2015. To be added to YouTube soon.

Philippe Roussin (Wadham College, Oxford)

‘What is a Crisis of Language? French Literature and the Great War’ – 18 February 2015.

Philippa Read (University of Leeds)

‘The Political Re-orientation of Female Heroism in First World War France’ – 5 March 2015. To be added to YouTube soon.

Pierre Purseigle (University of Warwick)

‘Mourir pour la Patrie. The Contested Nature of French Patriotism in the First World War’ – 14 May 2015.

 

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