'Silence(s) and the Great War': A Roundtable Symposium
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Who this event is for
407, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site
Discussants include Professor Adrian Gregory, Associate Professor
Kate McLoughlin, Professor David Nash, and Dr Jane Potter with Dr Alice
This symposium brings together scholars from the
University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University to discuss
methodological approaches to written sources on the First World War.
Recent work has increasingly examined what has been silenced as much as
what has been said. The experience of violence during the conflict made
many soldiers, nurses and civilians unable to communicate what they had
been through. Self-censorship and official censorship furthermore
created acceptable discourses on the war, silencing many aspects of life
at on both fronts. How can historians and literary scholars transform
these silences themselves into fruitful research? How can
multi-disciplinary lenses deepen current understandings of experiences
that occurred between 1914 and 1918?
This event has been
organised by the Globalising and Localising the Great War network, based
in Oxford University’s History Faculty and at The Oxford Research
Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), in conjunction with Oxford Brookes.
For registration and information, contact Jeanette Atkinson (email@example.com).