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: