The centenary of the First World War is described on the British Government’s website as “a significant milestone in world history”. On August 4 it was marked by a range of national commemorative events including services of remembrance.
The New Zealand-United Kingdom Link Foundation in association with The Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Imperial War Museum warmly invites you to the NZ-UK Link Foundation Inaugural Annual Lecture. Speaker: Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War (All Souls College, University of Oxford) When George V addressed the British empire shortly after… Continue reading #PotW: Democracy or empire? Reflections on the British imperial experience of the First World War – 16 Oct
By Dejan Djokić Squeezed between the centenaries of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914 – which inspired a recent media frenzy, numerous academic conferences and even political events – and the Great Powers’ entry into the war in early August, almost forgotten is the date on which… Continue reading The day Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia (28 July 1914)
Fought across the world, the First World War struck deepest at home. Few neighbourhoods, villages, towns or regions emerged untouched by the global conflict on 1914-18. This year’s Anglo-American conference takes as its theme the impact of the First World War on the locality and local institutions, on the family and social life, and on the… Continue reading #PotW – The Great War at Home 3-4 July
A local history workshop organised by British Association for Local History (BALH) and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. We are connected to the First World War through our family and community histories, and through the war’s impact on British and other societies. The war provided opportunities to go to… Continue reading PoTW – Experiences of World War One: strangers, differences and locality