Events

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Professor Lucy Noakes, University of Essex ‘Dying for the nation: death, grief and commemoration in interwar Britain’ All seminars begin at 17.15 in the Grant Room (3.11), 3rd floor, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds. 
Anna Hammerin and Julie Moore, Everyday Lives in War, University of Hertfordshire “Nothing for lunchbox: reclaiming the story of ‘the archipelago women’ and their role in the hunger uprisings in Sweden 1917”.   All seminars take place at 5.15 in the Grant Room (3.11), third floor, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds.
Many of women’s roles in the First World War – as nurses, munitions workers or members of the newly formed auxiliary services of the armed forces – are well-known. But what impact did this work have on women’s lives? How did they remember the war? This talk by Professor Alison Fell (University of Leeds) will look at a range of examples of women from different backgrounds to consider the impact of war service on women’s lives in the 1920s and 1930s.
In this talk Dr Jessica Meyer (University of Leeds) traces the journey that wounded British soldiers went on from the front line, through a variety of sites of medical care-giving, to recovery in convalescent hospitals on the home front. She looks at the different types of care-givers, both men and women, they encountered along the way, as well as significant medical technologies that helped to save lives throughout the war.
Communications were as vital as armaments in the course of the Great War. Telegraph, telephone and radio were used intensively on all sides by both military and civilian personnel. This talk by Professor Graeme Gooday (University of Leeds) explores how exciting innovations were developed while new opportunities for intercepting enemy communications became possible, as scope for both winning and losing battles depended on the security of telecommunications and the skills of the men and women involved.
Date: Thursday 22 November, 5.15 pm Location: Grant Room, Michael Sadler building, University of Leeds We’re looking forward to welcoming Dr Mary McAuliff from UCD, who will be speaking on ‘The making of an Irish female militant revolutionary; Margaret Skinnider, the Glasgow years, 1892-1916’.  All welcome!
Author Andrea Hetherington will speak about her latest book, British Widows of the First World War – the Forgotten Legion. This is the first major account of the experience of women who had to cope with the death of their husbands during the conflict and then rebuild their lives. There will also be the opportunity to browse the WWI collections from Central Library before the talk begins at 5.30pm.
This will be held at 17:00 on Thursday 18 October, in the Grant Room (Michael Sadler 3.11). All welcome!
The first Legacies of War seminar for 2018-19 will be our very own Professor Ingrid Sharp and Dr Corinne Painter alongside Professor Matthew Stibbe (Sheffield Hallam) on ‘Women of Aktion: writing women back into the German Revolution, 1918’. Thurs 4 October, 5.15, Grant Room, Michael Sadler building. All welcome!
What happened after the guns fell silent on the Western Front? One hundred years after the Armistice on 11 November 1918, this exhibition explores the legacies of the First World War.