Re-engaging with the First World War
17 November 2012
The British Commission for Military History in association with the Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham
This workshop, organised by the British Commission for Military History in association with the Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham will discuss not only how the First World War has been remembered, but also how it will be commemorated in the upcoming centenaries. The workshop will include keynote papers by Professor David Stevenson and Dr Dan Todman and by Dr Andrew Murrison MP, Prime Minister’s Special Representative to the Centenary Commemoration of the First World War. After lunch there will be a range of shorter presentations on themes and issues that the commemorations will engage with from Commission members and others.
09.30-10.00: Morning Coffee
12.00-13.00: Dr Andrew Murrison, MP, Prime Minister’s Special Representative to the Centenary Commemoration of the First World War
14.00-15.30: Panel: Aspects of Commemoration
Chris Atkin: Teaching the First World War
Dr Kristina Robert: Women and the First World War
Dr Tom Greenshields: Living History
Dr Malcolm Dick (University of Birmingham): Localism and Commemoration
Professor Peter Simkins (President, Western Front Association): The Western Front Association and the Centenary
Professor William Philpott (Secretary-General, British Commission for Military History and King’s College London): Does the Military History Matter?
16.00-17.00: Major General (rtd.) Mungo Melvin (President, British Commission for Military History): The BCMH and the Centenary of the First World War
Details of how to regiter can be found here.