A one-day conference convened by the School of Culture at the University of Sunderland to commemorate the end of World War One 1918-2018.
Keynote speakers include Peter Hart (author of The Last Battle: Endgame on the Western Front 1918) and Taylor Downing (author of Secret Warriors: Key Scientists, Code Breakers and Propagandists of the Great War).
The conference is FREE to attend, but you will need to book a place through Eventbrite.
Download the conference programme.
Peter Hart – Imperial War Museum; author of The Last Battle: Endgame on the Western Front 1918 (2018).
Paper: ‘The Last Battle:Victory, Defeat and the End of World War One’.
Sponsor: Blackwell’s Bookshop Newcastle.
Taylor Downing – author of Secret Warriors: Key Scientists, Code Breakers and Propagandists of the Great War (2014)
Paper: ‘John Buchan and the Propaganda War’.
Sponsor: John Buchan Story Museum/John Buchan Society.
Dr Ingrid Sharp and Dr Corrine Painter – University of Leeds: ‘Finding the Women: German Revolutionaries 1918/19’.
Dr Andre Keil – University of Sunderland: ‘The Ordeal of Victory: Demobilisation and the Crisis of 1919 in Britain’.
Dr Sarah Hellawell – University of Sunderland: ‘Students in North East England and the Promotion of an International Community after the Great War’.
Professor Angela Smith – University of Sunderland: 'Sympathy and Suspicion: the state’s surveillance of widows of the First World War'
Trevor Thorne of the Sunderland Antiquarian Society will also be presenting an exhibition on ‘Sunderland and the Great War’.
The conference organiser is Steve Watts (Head of the School of Culture). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the School of Culture and updates on the conference, please visit the School of Culture blog.