Constructing Messages of War

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Symposium – Constructing Messages of War.

This afternoon symposium will explore how messages about the First and Second World Wars are conveyed through print culture, material culture, and teaching.


Hanna Smyth (University of Oxford): Messages and the Missing: Battlefield Commemoration and the Construction of Identity.

Dr Vincent Trott (Oxford Brookes/The Open University): The Divided Marketplace: Publishers and the First World War, 1919-1930.

Sarah Wearne (author): Messages from the Grave.

Dr Susannah Wright (Oxford Brookes): Internationalist Messages of War: The League of Nations Union in the Interwar Years.

This event is free and open to all, but registration necessary for all attendees. Please contact to register.

This joint event has been coorganised by Dr Jane Potter and Dr Susannah Wright. Part of the Globalising and Localising the Great War Network, based in University of Oxford's History Faculty, and Oxford Brookes University.

Please note different start time and location.

A poster for the event can be found here


Globalising and Localising the Great War

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Audience: Open to all