Book launch: Writing the Great War

Nicolas Bianchi and Toby Garfitt’s edited collection Writing the Great War / Comment écrire la Grande Guerre? will be launched in the Common Room, History Faculty at the University of Oxford on Tuesday 28 November at 5.30 pm. The launch will take place during the drinks reception to follow Professor John Horne’s valedictory Leverhulme lecture … Continue reading

New publication: ‘A Slashing Man of Action’

Hailed by General Sir Ian Hamilton as «a slashing man of action», Aylmer Hunter-Weston began the Great War as one of the British Army’s rising stars. By its close, his reputation was very different. Branded by some contemporaries as a «butcher» and a «mountebank», he has also been criticised by modern military historians both for … Continue reading

Book launches for Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration

Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration: Mobilizing the Past in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, edited by Shanti Sumartojo and Ben Wellings, was launched in Canberra and Melbourne on the anniversary of the start of the First World War. Their book is available for purchase here. The first launch took place on Monday 4 August … Continue reading

Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration: The conversation continues

We are pleased to share a series of articles appearing on The Conversation website on the topic of ‘Commemorating World War I’. The contributors to the recent Peter Lang volume Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration: Mobilizing the Past in Europe, Australia and New Zealand will be taking part in the discussion. Volume editors Ben … Continue reading

Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration

On the occasion of the First World War centenary and upcoming Anzac Day on 25 April, we are pleased to announce our new title: The Great War continues to play a prominent role in contemporary consciousness. With commemorative activities involving seventy-two countries, its centenary is a titanic undertaking: not only ‘the centenary to end all … Continue reading

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