The Globalising and Localising the Great War Research Network is a project based at the University of Oxford which aims to bring together scholars who are working on the War from a variety of different perspectives. Its primary objective is to ensure that the commemoration of the War produces ground-breaking new research and fresh insights that challenge, rather than confirm, our often clichéd perspectives on an event that shaped – and continues to shape – our world. It is fundamentally interdisciplinary in its methodology and aims to encourage scholars from different fields and backgrounds to broaden their approaches to writing histories of the First World War.
On 20th March 2015, Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers will come together in the Oxford History Faculty in a Conference which aims to promote the goals of the Globalising and Localising project, uniting scholars researching the War to discuss new approaches and ideas. Panellists will debate issues of memory and identity, military aspects of the War and cultural changes on a local, national and international scale. The Keynote Speakers are Professor Roy MacLeod (University of Sydney) and Sir Stephen Sedley (Visiting Professor, University of Oxford).
Conference programme: Final Programme
All those with an interest in the scholarship of the First World War are warmly invited to participate, and are asked to book their place using the following link by Friday 13th March: click to register