Tynemouth World War I Commemoration Project & Northumbria University First World War lecture series

Date of Event: 09 October 2013
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The Tynemouth World War I Commemoration Project & Northumbria University have organised a series of First World War lectures, to be held at Northumbria University between Autumn 2013 - Spring 2014.

The free lecture series programme currently includes:

Wednesday 9th October 2013

Professor Sir Hew Strachan, All Souls College, Oxford University

Lecture: The ideas of war, 1914

Professor Sir Hew Strachan is Chichele Professor of the History of War at Oxford University and Fellow of All Souls College. He has authored numerous titles on the First World War, including The First World War: Volume 1: To Arms.


Wednesday 13th November 2013

Dr. Martin Pugh, former Professor, Newcastle University

Lecture: Women and the Great War

Between 1974 and 1999 Dr. Pugh was successively lecturer, senior lecturer and professor of modern British history at Newcastle University. His latest book is Britain: Unification and Disintegration, a study of national identity in Britain.


Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Mr John Lewis-Stempel

Lecture: The experiences of junior officers at the front

John Lewis-Stempel is a historian and author. His works include Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in the First World War  and The War Behind the Wire - a history of First World War British PoWs in Germany.


Tuesday 21st January 2014

Emeritus Professor John Derry, Newcastle University

Lecture: Hindenburg and Ludendorff: A brilliant partnership?

Professor Derry studied History at Cambridge and was appointed lecturer at LSe in 1961 before returning to Cambridge to a lectureship and eventually becoming Professor of Histoy at Newcastle University.


Tuesday 18th February 2014

Dr. Edward Madigan, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Lecture: The better part of valour: British understandings of courage during WW1

Dr. Madigan is Resident Historian at CWGC and his work combines military, cultural and social history. His research interests include the British and Irish experience and memory of the First World War, and British religious faith, morality and identity in wartime.


Tuesday 4th March 2014

Professor Gary Sheffield University of Wolverhampton

Lecture: Haig reconsidered

Professor Sheffield will serve as Chair for War Studies at Wolverhampton University from September 2013. He recently published The Chief: Douglas Haig and the Transformation of the British Army.


Tuesday 8th April 2014

Professor Andrew Lambert King’s College London

Lecture: The Royal Navy during WWI

Professor Lambert BA (Law) MA, PhD, is Laughton Professor of Naval History in the Department of War Studies at King's College, London. He has taught at the University of West of England, the Royal Naval Staff College, and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.


Thursday 8th May 2014

Professor Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck College London

Lecture: Armistice and disability

Professor Joanna Bourke is Professor of History in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck College. In 2011, she published a history of what it means to be human, exploring human-animal relations between 1791 and the present. She is currently engaged in a project investigating the history of pain.

Images courtesy of the Tynemouth World War I Commemoration Project website

Source: Tynemouth World War I Commemoration Project website

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