Re-engaging with the First World War Conference

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.

Provisional Programme

09.30-10.00: Morning Coffee

10.00-10.45: Dr Dan Todman (Queen Mary, University of London): The First World War in History I

10.45- 11.30: Professor David Stevenson (London School of Economics): The First World War in History II

11.30-12.00: Coffee

12.00-13.00: Dr Andrew Murrison, MP, Prime Minister’s Special Representative to the Centenary Commemoration of the First World War

13.00-14.00: Lunch

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?

15.30-16.00: Tea

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.

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