Observing the First World War, London, 3 Nov. 2015

Franco-British perspectives

on the History & Memory

of the Great War

3 November 2015

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Organised by the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni in collaboration with British and French Universities

 

Organising committee: 

Ludivine Broch (Westminster), Alison Carrol (Brunel), James Connolly (Manchester), Emmanuelle Cronier (Université de Picardie), Pierre Purseigle (Warwick) and Catherine Robert (IFRU)

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Welcome address by Catherine Robert (IFRU)

9.50am

INTRODUCTION

COMMEMORATING THE GREAT WAR. A RESEARCH AGENDA

10-10.30am

Speakers

Alison Carrol (Brunel)

Ludivine Broch (Westminster)

Pierre Purseigle (Warwick University)

Q&A 30 minutes

PANEL 1

COMMEMORATING THE FIRST WORLD WAR, 100 YEARS ON

10.30am-12pm

Chair: Emmanuelle Cronier (Université de Picardie, Amiens)

Panellists:

Catriona Pennell (Exeter University)

Claudia Siebrecht (Sussex University)

Q&A 30 minutes

LUNCH

12-1.15pm

PANEL 2

TECHNOLOGIES OF COMMEMORATION

1.15-2.45pm

Chair: James Connolly (University of Manchester)

Panellists:

Chris Kempshall (Sussex University)

Julien Lalu (Université de Poitiers)

Yoan Fanise (Ubisoft)

Q&A 30 minutes

COFFEE BREAK

2.45-3pm

PANEL 3

CURRENT RESEARCH ON THE FIRST WORLD WAR

3-4.30pm

Chair: Alison Carrol (Brunel University)

Panellists:

Anna Maguire (Kings College London)

Anne-Lise Prez (Paris I)

Jean-Philippe Miller Tremblay (EHESS)

Q&A 30 minutes

GENERAL DISCUSSION

COMPARATIVE AND CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE CENTENARY

4.30-5.30pm

COCKTAIL

5.30pm

Aftermath. Legacies and Memories of War in Europe, 1918–1945–1989

Edited by Nicholas Martin, University of Birmingham, UK, Tim Haughton University of Birmingham, UK and Pierre Purseigle, University of Warwick, UK
December 2014
254 pages
978-1-4094-4428-2

Focusing on three of the defining moments of the twentieth century – the end of the two World Wars and the collapse of the Iron Curtain – this volume presents a rich collection of authoritative essays, covering a wide range of thematic, regional, temporal and methodological perspectives.

By re-examining the traumatic legacies of the century’s three major conflicts, the volume illuminates a number of recurrent yet differentiated ideas concerning memorialisation, mythologisation, mobilisation, commemoration and confrontation, reconstruction and representation in the aftermath of conflict. The post-conflict relationship between the living and the dead, the contestation of memories and legacies of war in cultural and political discourses, and the significance of generations are key threads binding the collection together.

While not claiming to be the definitive study of so vast a subject, the collection nevertheless presents a series of enlightening historical and cultural perspectives from leading scholars in the field, and it pushes back the boundaries of the burgeoning field of the study of legacies and memories of war. Bringing together historians, literary scholars, political scientists and cultural studies experts to discuss the legacies and memories of war in Europe (1918–1945–1989), the collection makes an important contribution to the ongoing interdisciplinary conversation regarding the interwoven legacies of twentieth-century Europe’s three major conflicts.

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Écrire l’histoire du Déluge. Histoire et expérience britanniques de la Grande Guerre

Histoire@Politique, 22, Janvier – Avril 2014

La Première Guerre mondiale demeure, cent ans après le déclenchement du conflit, au cœur du récit national britannique et continue de provoquer des débats virulents. Dans ce contexte, l’historiographie de l’expérience britannique du conflit se distingue par un dynamisme et une ouverture disciplinaire renforcés par l’internationalisation de ce champ d’étude. La recherche se concentre désormais sur l’adaptation de la société et de l’armée britanniques aux conditions nouvelles de la guerre industrielle. Trois questions majeures traversent donc la production scientifique : celle de la transformation de l’appareil militaire britannique ; la mobilisation de la société et de l’économie de la Grande-Bretagne ; l’impact et les legs de la Grande Guerre outre-Manche.

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