Please see below for upcoming events!
Summer events at Grosvenor Museum
Please join us for discussion about Cheshire experiences of the First World War at the Grosvenor Museum, Chester, on 12, 19 and 26 June between 5:30-7:30pm. Wine and canapes will be served.
The events are FREE but for catering purposes and to avoid disappointment please book using the eventbrite link below:
12 June 2018: Dr Tim Grady
The “Enemy” Interned: Germans in Cheshire during the First World War
19 June 2018: Dr Hannah Ewence
Refugees in Crisis?: Belgians in Cheshire during the First World War
26 June 2018: Roundtable discussion
The Centenary of the First World War: New Directions or Old Histories?
With Jenny Macleod, Charlotte Czyzyk, Jasdeep Singh and Kathrin Pieren
Seminar CANCELLED because of adverse weather
Seminar: Dr Santanu Das
We are pleased to welcome Dr Santanu Das from King’s College London to speak to us on the topic of ‘South Asia and First World War Culture: Image, Text, Music’.
The seminar is on Thursday 1st March, 2018 at 1.30pm at Chester University Parkgate Road Campus, in Best building, room CBB 115.
Dr Santanu Das grew up in Kolkata and is currently a Reader in English Literature at King’s College, London where he researches the literature and culture of the First World War. His publications include Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature (2006) and as editor Race, Empire and First World War Writing (Cambridge, 2011). Forthcoming is a book provisionally entitled India, Empire and the First World War: Words, Objects, Images, and Songs.
Diversity Festival at the University of Chester
The Diverse Narratives exhibition will be on display at the University of Chester between 27 February and 10 March 2017 in the Grosvenor Common Room (next door to the Chapel).
The exhibition focuses on local stories and minority experiences of the First World War in Cheshire. Open to members of the University and the wider community – pop by and have a look at any point during the fortnight.
A full programme for the Diversity Festival can be found by clicking the link.
*Ongoing: Riverside Museum, University of Chester
A collection of curiosities from the world of medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work, with an exhibit specifically focusing on the First World War at home. http://www.chester.ac.uk/health/riverside-museum
Your Community in the First World War: A Roadshow:
This roadshow is co-hosted by the five First World War engagement centres funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Each centre represents a network of academic support and has various areas of expertise regarding First World War research. You can access their support when developing you own projects. For further information on these centres see here: http://ww1engage.org.uk
Places at these events are free, but limited, so book early to ensure a place.