Leverhulme Lecture Series: Sophie De Schaepdrijver
Sophie De Schaepdrijver (Penn State University, USA) joins the University of Kent’s School of History as Leverhulme Visiting Professor for the academic year 2016-2017. During her visit she will be holding a series of lectures exploring how studying military occupation helps us understand the First World War.
- Monday 3rd October 2016 Conquered Lands: Occupied Europe in the Great War
- Tuesday 8th November 2016 Hostile Hinterlands: Occupation and War
- Tuesday 6th December 2016 To Wait In Heavy Harness: The Occupiers
- Tuesday 24th January 2017 Dancing with a Bully: Occupied Populations
- Tuesday 28th February 2017 Social Contracts: Citizenship and Sacrifice under Occupation
- Tuesday 28th March 2017 Tangled Memories: Remembering and Forgetting the Occupations of the Great War
Lectures will take place in Grimond Lecture Theatre 2 on the Canterbury Campus from 6pm. The lectures are free and open to all.
Professor De Schaepdrijver is a historian of the First World War with a special interest in gender, social class, and the uses of language; she has published widely on the history of that war’s military occupations. Her most recent books are Military Occupations in the First World War (edited, 2014); Bastion: Occupied Bruges in the First World War (2014); and Gabrielle Petit: The Death and Life of a Female Spy in the First World War (2015). For her work, she was awarded the title of Baroness by H.M. the King of Belgium.
The Leverhulme lecture series is supported by the School of History and the Gateways to the First World War public engagement centre at the University of Kent.