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Panel Discussion: What else is there to say about the First World War?

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Monday, 1 September, 2014

Canterbury History Foundation Seventh Meeting for 2014

Greg Hynes (UC History), David Monger (UC History) and Sarah Murray (Canterbury Museum)
Panel Discussion: What else is there to say about the First World War?

People have been writing and talking about the First World War since its commencement 100 years ago. With a flood of new books, television programmes, exhibitions and other things already released or planned for the next few years, it is tempting to ask what else we can possibly find to say about one of the most discussed events of human history. In this panel discussion, Greg Hynes, David Monger and Sarah Murray will offer some examples of how the research community, including postgraduates, academics and muse-um professionals, is finding new ways to explore, understand and explain the events of the First World War.

Greg Hynes completed his MA with Distinction at UC in 2013 on the subject of official propagan-da in First World War New Zealand and Britain. He won the James Hight Prize for the Best History MA thesis of the year, and will shortly begin doctoral research at the University of Oxford.

David Monger specialises in First World War history in UC’s History Department. He published Patriotism and Propaganda in First World War Britain in 2012 and is co-editor (with Sarah Murray and Katie Pickles) of the forthcoming collection Endurance and the First World War: Experiences and Legacies in New Zealand and Australia.

Sarah Murray is Curator Human History at Canterbury Museum. She is co-editor of Endurance and the First World War and her previous publications have focused on the history of the First World War as well as sport and identity in New Zealand. She is currently part of the curatorial team for Canterbury Stories: Remembering the First World War, the Canterbury100 project’s exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Tuesday 9 September 2014 at 6:30pm
Arts Lecture Theatre A4, University of Canterbury.
Drinks & nibbles to be served in the foyer from 5:30pm