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Announcing the First World War Seminar Series, 2018-19

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In Flanders Fields Museum, Gateways to the First World War and the University of Kent present a series of eight seminars in Canterbury and Ieper, free and open to all.   Canterbury seminars will take place in Eliot Lecture Theatre 2, Eliot College, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NS, from 6pm.   Ieper seminars will take place in Reading Ro…


'British Children’s Literature and the First World War ' with Dr David Budgen

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Dr David Budgen will be giving a talk on British Children’s Literature and the First World War based on his academic study 'British Children's Literature and the First World War: Representations since 1914'. Children's authors have continually attempted to engage with changing perceptions, points of view and attitudes towards the First World War…


Ep. 3 - Stately Homes and Cartoons in the First World War

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This episode looks at the new research on the Great War from the University of Kent. PhD students Jack Davies tells about his research into stately homes as hospitals and Philippa Gregory discusses her doctoral study into cartoon humour during the war.


Ep. 16 – The Myths of the Irish at Messines – Dr Tim Bowman

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Dr Tim Bowman, University of Kent, gives a guest lecture at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland in Belfast to mark the centenary of the Battle of Messines (7 June) which involved the Irish raised divisions, 16th Irish and 36th Ulster. His talk addresses the myths which have grown up around the battle. …


Ep. 134 – Bainsfather’s ‘Other ‘ole’ cartoon – Dr Helen Brooks & Dr Pip Gregory

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On this week’s Dispatches podcast, Dr Helen Brooks, Reader in Theatre and Cultural History, School of Arts, and Dr Philippa Gregory, History HPL Tutor, both from the University of Kent, talk about Bruce Bairnsfather’s famous ‘Other ‘Ole’ cartoon and its impact and resonance during the Great War and after. …


Ep. 174 – Ypres and its meaning through time – Prof Mark Connelly & Dr Stefan Goebel

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Professor Mark Connelly, Professor of Modern British History, University of Kent and Dr Stefan Goebel, Reader and Director of the Centre for the History of War, Media and Society, University of Kent, talk about their recent book on Ypres. This is published by OUP. Your brows…


Ep. 178 – Irish Recruitment in World War One – Dr Tim Bowman, Dr Michael Wheatley & Dr William Butler

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Dr Timothy Bowman, a Reader in modern British military history, University of Kent, Dr William Butler, the Head of Military Records, The National Archives, UK and Dr Michael Wheatley, an independent researcher who writes on early twentieth century Irish politics, talk about their latest book, The Disparity of Sacrifice. This book examines the mi…


Ep. 222 – Commemoration and CWGC sites in England – Megan Kelleher

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Megan Kelleher talks about her research into public awareness of Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites in England. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent.


ONLINE : ‘Great War Theatre: Both sides of public engagement’ with Helen Brooks and Mike Waters

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Dr Helen Brooks is a reader in Theatre and Cultural History. She is the Director of Research and Innovation for the Division of Arts and Humanities. She is editor of the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to First World War Theatre and is currently writing a book on theatre during and immediately after the First World War.    Above: A female imper…


The Western Front Association is delighted to announce the winners of its inaugural Masters Grant Scheme.

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The Western Front Association Masters Grant Scheme is offered to provide postgraduate students the opportunity to enrich their research and thus elevate their dissertation on a First World War topic. This first iteration of the award saw a range of topics proposed. The judging panel, made up of The Western Front Association President Professor…