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The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its Legacy

April 25, 2017 – April 28, 2017
Tuesday, April 25 17.00–20.30; Wednesday, April 26 9.00–19.30; Thursday, April 27 9.00–18.30; Friday, April 28 9.00–15.00
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarew, Wellington, New Zealand

This symposium examines the year 1917, and expands outwards to reflect on the significant impact of the Great War and associated events, and the way in which particular actions contributed to a reordering of global structures that have reverberated through the intervening century to the present.

The narrative of 1917 and its legacy is characterised by a multitude of perspectives, practices, cultures, histories, locations, and expressions. The symposium will draw together many of these diverse facets of the war into a shared conceptual space. In keeping with the symposium’s multidisciplinary aspirations, there will be expressions and performances of visual arts, theatre, poetry, prose and animation along with conventional oral presentations, poster and ‘lightning’ presentations, and panel discussions.

The symposium has drawn together leading international scholars including:

  • – Professor Annette Becker (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)
  • – Piet Chielens (In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres)
  • – Dr Santanu Das (King’s College London)
  • – Dr Jock Phillips
  • – Professor Michael Neiberg (U.S. Army War College)
  • – Dr Gorch Pieken (Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr)
  • – Dr Galina Rylkova (University of Florida)
  • – Professor Peter Stanley (University of New South Wales)
  • – Professor Jay Winter (Yale University)
  • Visit the symposium website to see the full programme and abstracts for the talks.

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