Event: Women and the army: 100 years of progress? National Army Museum, 24 June 2017

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HT
24 June 2017, 9.40am – 5.00pm

It’s 100 years since women were first allowed to perform roles within the British Army other than nursing. In light of this, we’re holding a conference to examine the evolution of women’s service in the military.

2017 is the ideal time for examining women’s involvement in the British military. It’s the 100th anniversary of women being able to enlist into non-nursing branches of the army. It’s also the 25th anniversary of the disbandment of the Women’s Royal Army Corps, which resulted in female soldiers being absorbed into the army as a whole. And just last year, women became eligible to serve in combat roles for the first time.

To mark these important milestones, the National Army Museum is holding a conference to review decades of debate around the role of women in the military, and to consider the roles they might perform in the future.

The conference will cover all aspects of women’s military service from 1917 to the present day, whether historical, operational, political, sociological or philosophical.

Conference programme here.
Further information and to book, see here.

Admission: £25.00
Concessions for students: £18.75
Ticket price includes lunch, tea and coffee. Any dietary requirements should be emailed to info@nam.ac.uk.

Study day: T E Lawrence, the British Armed Forces & the First World War in the Middle East

The Oxford Changing Character of War Programme & the Society for Army Historical Research
10 July, 1pm – 5.30pm – Pembroke College, Oxford

Speakers include: Dr John Peaty, Dr Neil Faulkner, Gp Capt John Alexander, Maj Dr Paul Knight and CCW Director, Dr Rob Johnson.

The event is open to all, but registration is required: http://www.ccw.ox.ac.uk/events/2017/7/10/t-e-lawrence-the-fall-of-aqaba-global-war
There will be a small fee for non-students, but students will be able to attend free of charge. Please note that lunch is not provided, although there will be some light refreshment.

Further information here.

Event: The First World War and the Americas: from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego

The National Archives is hosting a conference on the Americas, which will address the impact of the conflict across the length and breadth of the two continents.

Speakers will discuss the conflict experiences of those living far from the battlefield, including war enthusiasm, loss and the longer term impact on memory and national identity. They will also consider some of the other ways in which the conflict affected the Americas, notably through trade and economic development. In doing so the event will explore some of the war’s untold stories far away from the Western Front and highlight why it was a truly global conflict.

PROGRAMME
Sat 1 July 2017, 09:30 – 17:00
The National Archives
Bessant Drive
Richmond
TW9 4DU

9:30 Registration, tea and coffee

9:45 Introduction

10:00 Keynote lecture
Prof Ian Beckett, University of Kent
‘1917: Year of Decision’

11:00 Break

11:15 Session 1: ‘Associated Powers’
Dr Sam Edwards, Manchester Metropolitan University
‘The Great War and the Great Republic: the American Experience of the First World War’

Dr Rory Miller, University of Liverpool
‘War, Business and Uncertainty in South America: A Bumpy Ride on the Periphery’

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Session 2: ‘Empire’
Dr Bonnie J. White, Memorial University of Newfoundland
‘‘Sorrow, Gratitude, and Pride’: Newfoundland’s Cultural Memory of the Great War’

Dr Kent Fedorowich, UWE Bristol
‘‘The True North Strong and Free’? Canada’s War at Home, 1914-1919’

Dr Richard Smith, Goldsmiths, University of London
‘‘That our national and allied hopes be speedily realized’: West Indian war experiences and aspirations during 1917′

15:00 Break

15:30 Round Table

16:00 Wine Reception

Cost: £24-£30. Purchase tickets here.

Event: War, Health, and Humanitarianism, 16 June 2017, Weston Library, Oxford

16th June 2017, 11am-5.30pm
Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Oxford OX1 3BG

‘War, Health and Humanitarianism’ brings together historians studying conflicts from the medieval period to the modern world in order to discuss the potential impact of historical research on present day policy.
Convened by Dr Rosemary Wall (University of Hull, and Sassoon Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries)

Programme: War-Health-and-Humanitarianism_Programme

Register: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whatson/whats-on/upcoming-events/2017/jun/war-health-humanitarianism
Free event but limited places so registration is essential

With thanks for support from the Society for the Social History of Medicine, All Souls College and the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Workshop: Veteran Dialogue and the Future of War, Pembroke College, 13 & 14 June 2017

The Changing Character of War (CCW) programme, Pembroke College Oxford, is hosting a two day workshop on the 13th and 14th of June on the themes of veteran civilian dialogue and the future of warfare.

Location: Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW

This event is a two-day, panel-based workshop, devoted to the two themes of veteran/civilian dialogue and the future of warfare. The purpose of this workshop is to engage a broad audience of civilians, military personnel, academics and non-academics alike and encourage them to think more deeply about their moral relationship to these important and timely themes. The veteran dialogue portion of the workshop will focus on such broad themes as: soldier recruitment and the making of soldiers, the ethical experience of war, what we think society owes to veterans, veteran healthcare and compensation, moral injury, PTSD, spouse and family issues, and civil-military relations. The future of war portion of the workshop will focus on such broad themes as: emerging technologies such as fully autonomous weapons, soldier enhancement, surveillance and meta-data; counter-terrorism and institutional reform, the ‘individualization’ of war, war and poverty, and emerging conceptual frameworks for military tactics and strategy.

Further information on the workshop and booking via Eventbrite here.

There is an evening event at 7pm on 13 June, which people are invited to, even if they cannot attend the workshop. Further information here and download poster: Veteran Poster- Is War the Health of the State

Workshop: Writing The First World War, Oxford Brookes University, Saturday, 17 June 2017, 10:00 to 17:00

‘Boy Soldiers of the Great War’ with Richard van Emden
Executive Meeting Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site

This interactive day will draw on the extensive experience of bestselling author and well-known historian of the Great War, Richard van Emden.

It will cover all aspects of non-fiction writing from honing your research skills to using archives, structuring your work and getting published. It’s suitable for anyone, published or aspiring, who’s writing or wanting to write about the First World War.

Also taking part will be Stephen Barker, author of Lancashire’s Forgotten Heroes.

Cost: £65 (including tea/coffee and lunch)
Or £60 for:
Brookes staff and alumni
Western Front Association members.

For further information and to book, see here.
Download poster: History Short course Jan 2017 Final RVE

Film: ‘Meeting in No Man’s Land’, The Ruskin School of Art Bullingdon Road Studios, 17 March, 18.00

IT Services’ Great War project have arranged for a screening in the Bullingdon Road of a film by the Age Exchange dementia care charity who were trained to work with the public about WW1 memories.

Meeting in No Man’s Land is a feature film by Ivan Riches and dementia care charity Age Exchange, which relates to family history, the First World War, ageing, relationships between generations, and comparisons with UK and Bavarian experiences.

Screening: Friday 17th March 18.00 at The Ruskin School of Art Bullingdon Road Studios, 128 Bullingdon Road, Oxford OX4 1GP.

Poster downloadable here.

Further information:
* Free Tickets: https://oxford.imparando.com/accessplan/clientinput/course/coursebooker.aspx?coursedateid=27683
* Help with tickets: tel@it.ox.ac.uk
* Website: http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/engage/2017/02/15/meeting-in-no-mans-land/
* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1108952312564836/
* Ivan Riches showreel: https://youtu.be/md0pzc4SG9c
* Children of The Great War, Peter’s Story: https://youtu.be/vC_nDGaQaa8