Join Gateways to the First World War for a free study day at Westgate Hall, Canterbury, exploring the experiences of Prisoners of War and civilian internees during the First World War, with historians Professor Matthew Stibbe (Sheffield Hallam University), Dr Oliver Wilkinson (University of Wolverhampton) and Dr Emma Hanna (University of Kent).
During the First World War thousands of soldiers and civilians spent time in captivity, many for the duration of the conflict.
Gateways to the First World War is supporting a new project by Westgate Community Trust Canterbury, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), exploring the experiences of camp life and the cultural pursuits that Allied prisoners developed behind the barbed wire. This free study day brings together some of the latest academic research on internees and prisoners of war and will be part of a weekend of events launching the Hidden Culture in Captivity project.
Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.
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IMAGE: Reproduced with permission of Professor Roy Ellen, University of Kent.
VENUE: Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BT