Symposium: Constructing Messages of War

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



David Nash (Oxford Brookes): The Birth of Strange England: Esoteric Worlds and Popular Voices after 1917

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

Sarah Wearne (author): Messages from the Grave

Susannah Wright (Oxford Brookes): Internationalist messages of war: The League of Nations Union in the interwar years


Event Organisers:

Jeanette Atkinson (History Faculty, University of Oxford), Jane Potter (School of Arts, Oxford Brookes University), Hanna Smyth (History Faculty, University of Oxford), and Susannah Wright (School of Education, Oxford Brookes University)

This event has been organised by the Globalising and Localising the Great War network, based in Oxford University’s History Faculty, and Oxford Brookes University.


Non-Oxford attendees are very welcome to our seminars; we request they please RSVP to convenors Dr. Jeanette Atkinson & Hanna Smyth.

Free and open to all, but registration essential


Globalising and Localising the Great War

Contact name: Dr. Jeanette Atkinson & Hanna Smyth

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Audience: Open to all