Art and the First World War: Global to Local

This website contains audio recordings and transcripts of a series of eight public talks exploring the relationship between art and the First World War through a variety of approaches to this subject.

The talks are part of the First World Centenary 2014-2018 and were presented to a live audience from October 2014 to May 2015 in the Henry Moore Lecture Theatre at Leeds Art Gallery, West Yorkshire, UK. The series was co-hosted by Leeds Art Gallery and Legacies of War and the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds.

With the exception of the introductory lecture which sets the scene, all presentations have a connection to Leeds or Yorkshire, either by way of biography or through an engagement with local sites, collections and institutions.

Speakers included historians, art historians and a contemporary artist.

Leeds students on the MA Cultural and Critical Theory were involved in preparing the lecture series. The website was created by students from the MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies. Please see this blog post to find out more about their experiences.

Art and the First World War: Global to Local website