Why the EU should not eschew the centenary of the First World War

This is the full and original version of the interview I recently gave to Portuguese newspaper Público. (See the published version here). Since many – like me – do not read Portuguese, I thought it might be useful to publish the English original.

In this interview, I briefly argue why European institutions should not shy away from the centenary of the First World War.

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CENDARI Visiting Fellowships 2013

Call for 2013 Fellows

CENDARI (Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure) invites applications for its Visiting Research Fellowship Programme for 2013.  The fellowships are being funded through the CENDARI project by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research.

Visiting Research Fellowships are available in the following CENDARI partner institutions

  • Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • King’s College London, UK
  • National Library of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
  • University of Goettingen, Germany
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The Historian and the Centenary – A Podcast

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the University of Oxford is producing a series of short talks to present new perspectives on the world’s first experience of Total War. Presented by renowned experts in the field, the series explores topics such as ‘conflict culture’, ‘surplus women’ and the role of the historian in the centenary.  A world class resource that is set to grow in the coming years, be prepared to move beyond the mud of the Western Front and reconsider the the varied impact of one of the largest conflicts in history.

The following is the first podcast I recorded for the series:

The Historian and the Centenary – Oxford University Podcast

The project is run by Katharine Lindsay, Manager for Discovery and Engagement | Director, World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings | Learning Technologies Group | IT Services | University of Oxford


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