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War and Emotions
17 September 2015 - 18 September 2015
This two-day symposium will explore new perspectives and understandings of the emotional and physical impacts of the First World War, and how the war is remembered today. It will build on the themes of the highly-acclaimed ‘ World War I: Love & Sorrow’ exhibition at Melbourne Museum, which follows eight personal stories through the chronology of 1914-18 and into the long post-war years, revealing the tragic consequences of the war.
Keynote speakers Dr Michael Roper (University of Essex) and Dr Tracey Loughran (Cardiff University)
Speakers include Professors Joy Damousi, Alistair Thomson, Peter Stanley, Andrea Witcomb, Bruce Scates and Barry Conyngham; Dr Marina Larsson, Dr Bart Ziino, Dr Kerry Neale and Dr Ross McMullin.
A broad range of delegates, including scholars, students, curators, veterans and families affected by war, will contribute to lively and challenging discussions.
The two-day symposium includes free entry to Melbourne Museum and the ‘Love & Sorrow’ exhibition, refreshments, and an evening reception for speakers and delegates.