Myriad Faces of War Symposium

The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its Legacy symposium examines the year 1917, and expands outwards to reflect on the impact of the Great War and associated events.

  • When Tue 25 Apr 2017, 4:00pm–Fri 28 Apr 2017, 5:30pm
  • Where
    Various locations around Te Papa
  • Cost $450
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1917 was a seminal year in the history of the modern world.

The First World War stressed the livelihoods and resources of nations, states, and societies – combatant and otherwise – with often direct and devastating impact.

Key events influenced the outcome of the war or were in some way set in motion by the emotion and disruptive thinking that accompanied the cataclysmic experiences of 1917.

Their legacies continue to be felt today in political, economic, social, cultural, scientific, and technological spheres.

The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its Legacy symposium examines this single 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. 

Speakers

Associate Professor Maartje Abbenhuis (The University of Auckland)
Professor Annette Becker (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)
Piet Chielens (In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres)
Professor Glyn Harper (Massey University)
Professor Michael Neiberg (U.S. Army War College)
Dr Catriona Pennell (University of Exeter)
Dr Jock Phillips 
Dr Gorch Pieken (Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr)
Dr Galina Rylkova (University of Florida)
Dr Monty Soutar (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Awa, Ngai Tai) (Ministry for Culture and Heritage)
Professor Peter Stanley (University of New South Wales)
Professor Jay Winter (Yale University)

Myriad Faces of War Symposium website

Postcard with an embroidered 1917 date on it

Caption

‘Souvenir de France’ Postcard, 1917. Te Papa (CA000316/007/0001)