In Flanders Fields Museum and the School of History/Gateways to the First World War, University of Kent present a sixth series of eight seminars on Thursday evening, free and open to all.
Ieper venue and start times: Research Centre, Reading Room, In Flanders Fields Museum, Sint-Maartensplein 3, 8900 Ieper, 7 pm.
Canterbury venue and start times: in Winter Term in Darwin Lecture Theatre 2, Canterbury CT2 7NS, in Spring Term in Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1, Canterbury CT2 7NS, 6 pm
Thursday 10 October 2019 – Canterbury: Pieter Trogh (IFFM): ‘Demographic evolution of the population of Ypres, before, during and after the Great War’
Thursday 24 October 2019 – Ieper: Professor Mark Connelly (University of Kent), ‘Notes and Swearies: Blasphemy and Obscene Language in Soldiers’ speech and song, 1914-1919’.
Thursday 7 November 2019 – Canterbury: Jolien De Vuyst (Ghent University), ‘Refugee relief during the First World War: Belgian refugees in Birmingham’
Thursday 21 November 2019 – Ieper: Tim Godden (University of Kent), ‘Returning Veterans, Pilgrimage and British War Cemeteries of the Western Front’
Thursday 16 January 2020 – Ieper: Matt Haultain-Gall (Université Catholique de Louvain), ‘An elegy of mud, blood and darkness’: Australian war writing and the third battle of Ypres’
Thursday 30 January 2020 – Canterbury: Dries Claeys (IFFM & University of Leuven), ‘Reconstructing Flanders fields after the Great War’
Thursday 13 February 2020– Ieper: Richard Smith (Goldsmiths, University of London), 'Imagining the West Indian soldier: from empire to multicultural commemoration'
Thursday 27 February 2020 – Canterbury: Gareth Hardware (Commonwealth War Graves Commission), ‘Preparing the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for the next hundred years: horticultural challenges in a changing environment.’
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