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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…


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…


A talk by Professor Mark Connelly 'The game of ghosts: visiting the battlefields of the Western Front, 1919-1939'

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Mark Connelly is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Kent. His main research interests are the memory of war, the image of the armed forces in popular culture and aspects of operational military history. During the centenary he was director of the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded, ‘Gateways to the First World War’,…


Seminar Series 2022-2023

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In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper – School of History, University of Kent in partnership with the Western Front Association and the Gateways Partnership present details of the seminar series, 2022-23. This is the seventh series of eight seminars on the history of the First World War, free and open to all. Ieper venue and start times: Educational…


'A Street Called Langemarck: War, Propaganda and Memory in Contemporary Germany' with Dr Stefan Goebel (University of Kent)

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Today there are some 35 streets or squares named 'Langemarck' (typically spelled with a 'ck', but sometimes with a simple 'k') in German towns. Where does the name originate from, and when and why were streets named after 'Langemarck'? Many Langemarck streets were created during the Weimar Republic; after 1933 their number increased exponentially. …


'King Albert's Heroes. The Odyssey of a Belgian armoured corps, 1914-1918' with August Thiry (Independent scholar)

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The Belgian Army’s First Armoured Car Unit, organised in Paris and known as ACM, was transferred to Imperial Russia in 1915. The ACM-Belgians arrived in Saint Petersburg by the end of 1915 and in the summer of 1916 their combat cars were deployed on the Galician Front in western Ukraine against Austrian and German troops. In 1917, the Belgians go…


Ep 279 – The Bucks Battalion in the Great War – Prof Ian Beckett

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Professor Ian Beckett, Honorary Professor of Military History at the University of Kent, talks about the 1/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, during the Great War. Your browser does not support the audio element. …