A multi-disciplinary event analysing the legacy of the First World War in culture, politics and international relations.
Regent's University London, A201
There are a number of other events across the country being organised to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War and the start of the ‘short twentieth century’. This is one of the few, however, which seeks to pull out the lasting lessons and consequences for early twenty-first century Europe. While the morning session looks at the historical aspects of the war and the effects of the conflict on literature and culture, the second half of the day looks at the long-term legacy in terms of international law, Balkan nationalism and the Middle East. As such, the event takes advantage of the multi-disciplinary focus of much of Regent’s University London’s research.
The project is an event organised by the Networks of Power research centre. Networks of Power is a research centre that brings together scholars at Regent’s University London to work on the construction of power relations at a national and international level. Not only are we at the forefront of academic research in this area, but we also provide advice to governments all over the world. Networks of Power continues to forge links between academics and policy makers as well as fostering and supporting high-quality research. This event fits with one of the aims of the centre to provide a space where the differing worlds of politics and academic can discuss topics of mutual interest.
10.00 - 10.30 Arrivals and Coffee
10.30 - 10.45 Welcome and Introduction
10.45 - 11.30 Major General John Moore-Bick: Great War, Theories, Contemporary Conflicts in the Gulf and the Balkans
11.30 - 13.00 Literature and the Great War
Dr Henry Mead (Worcester College, Oxford)
Dr George Yeats (Regent’s University London)
Dr Tom Villis (Regent’s University London)
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 Post-War Justice and Reconciliation
Dr Jasna Dragovic Soso (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Dr Eric Gordy (University College London)
Dr Neven Andjelic (Regent’s University London)
Professor Yossi Mekelberg (Regent’s University London)
15.30 - 16.30 International Justice
Sir Geoffrey Nice, QC
16.30 - 16.45 Coffee
16.45 - 18.00 Alternative perspectives:
The Great War in Ancient History (Lady Sophie Laws)
The Great War and Music (Benjamin Woolf)
Songs from ‘Oh What a Lovely War’ performed by Regent’s University London Drama Students directed by Dr Benjamin Woolf and Dr Judith Ackroyd.
18.00 - Conclusion of the Symposium and Drinks
Regent’s University London has no connection with Regent University of Virginia USA
Last updated: 17 April 2018
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