The past four years have seen an upsurge of interest in the First World War. How has the centenary period transformed, or challenged, how we remember those who fought in the conflict, and how does that vary across the world?
Our panel of experts will be looking at how the conflict has impacted the different countries that participated, and the outcomes of the centenary activity. It will raise questions about who we remember, how we remember, and what the legacy of the centenary will be.
Our keynote speaker will be Sir Hew Strachan, Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews and Chair of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's 2014-18 Committee.
9.30am - 10am
Registration and coffee
10am - 11.50am
Welcome by Justin Maciejewski, Director of the National Army Museum
Panel 1: The Centenaries
Chaired by Dr Jenny Macleod (University of Hull)
12pm – 1.15pm
Panel 2: Conflicting Commemorations
Chaired by Dr Jonathan Boff (University of Birmingham)
1.15pm - 2pm
2pm - 3.10pm
Panel 3: Beyond the Centenary
Chaired by Justin Maciejewski
3.30pm - 4.50pm
Keynote intro: Justin Maciejewski
Keynote: Why Have We Commemorated the Centenary?
Sir Hew Strachan (University of St Andrews)
Conclusion and thank you