17 May: FREE CONFERENCE Contested Commemorations: Reflections on the First World War Centenary.
17 May
Reflections on the First World War Centenary. A Royal Historical Society Symposium at the Open University
A FREE day of lectures organised by the Department of History, The Open University
Programme:

10.00 – 10.15 Tea and Coffee

10.15 – 10.30 Welcome from Professor Annika Mombauer (The Open University)

10.30 – 11.30 Keynote Lecture

Professor Jay Winter (Yale University): ‘The Centenary of the Great War: Unfinished Business’

11.30 – 13.00 Panel 1: Europe

Dr Helen McCartney (King’s College London): ‘Commemoration of the First World War in Britain 2014-2018’

Dr Alison Carrol (Brunel University): ‘Commemoration in France’

Professor Annika Mombauer (Open University): ‘2014: Germany remembers the First World War’

 

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch (free for all attendees)

 

14.00 – 15.30 Panel 2: Africa and Asia

Dr John Slight (The Open University): ‘Commemorating the war in the Middle East during a time of turbulence’

Professor Santanu Das (Oxford University): ‘Centennial Commemoration in an age of Multiculturalism: The Case of South Asia’

Dr Anne Samson (Independent Scholar): ‘Who in Africa remembered? Who remembered Africa?’

15.30 –16.00 Tea and coffee break

16.00 – 16.30 ‘Commemoration in the Museum Sector’, speaker TBC

 

16.30 – 17.30 Roundtable discussion

 

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The Open University, Berrill Lecture Theatre Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
17 May: FREE CONFERENCE Contested Commemorations: Reflections on the First World War Centenary., rachel.james@open.ac.uk
17 May 2019 10:00