About us

WHAM

WHAM (War History Heritage Art and Memory) is a research network and community developed to facilitate interdisciplinary “dialogue” on war at the intersection of history, heritage, art, and memory.

It is anticipated that WHAM will make a significant contribution to the study of war and peace by creating a “meeting place” where those involved in making, writing, display, performance, and other forms of expression can come together. This is enabled through WHAM’s individual and institutional membership database and the promotion of its members’ activities. WHAM aims to promote the cross-fertilisation of disciplinary thought by fostering projects between its members that may lead to different ways of seeing

within disciplines and the creation of new and sometimes revolutionary research. Although WHAM’s war and peace concerns potentially extend to all conflict, the forthcoming anniversaries related to World War I’s centenary offer the opportunity to reflect on war both generally and specifically. There will be worldwide interest in observing these commemorations over the period 2014-2018, in particular. WHAM has an international reach through its individual and institutional membership and the network will contribute to the dissemination of information about proposed activities such as conferences, exhibitions, performances, and scholarly publications in different locations around the world.

Our Objectives

  • To develop an international and multidisciplinary nexus of “researchers” whose interests lie in the intersection of: war, history and heritage (historians and museum curators and researchers whose work is concerned with war); art (artists both contemporary and past and their work related to war); and memory.
  • To bring together researchers from around the world representing a wide spectrum of disiplines – to engage in a multidisciplinary “dialogue” on the intersection of war, history, heritage, art and memory through praxis and theory enabling the cross-fertilisation of disciplinary thought thus enriching disciplinary expertise.

  • To foster interdisciplinary projects between WHAM members that may lead to different ways of seeing within disciplines and the creation of new and sometimes revolutionary research.
  • To organise, support, or promote international and national (local chapter) events such as conferences, exhibitions, and scholarly publications.
  • To provide opportunities for postgraduate students from a disciplinary base to explore their discipline through the intersection with other disciplines.

WHAM Board Membership 2014

 

Kingsley Baird, Professor, School of Art, College of Creative Arts, Massey University (NZ) (Chair)

Dr Maartje Abbenhuis, Associate Professor, Modern European History, University of Auckland (NZ)

Suzanne Bardgett, Head of Research, Imperial War Museum, London (UK)

Doran Cart, Senior Curator, National World War I Museum (US)

Piet Chielens, Director, In Flanders Fields Museum (Belgium)

Hervé François, Directeur, Historial de la Grande Guerre (France)

Paul Gough, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, College of Design and Social Context, RMIT University, Melbourne (Aus)

Glyn Harper, Professor of War Studies, Massey University; Massey Project Manager of the Centenary History of the New Zealand and the First World War (NZ)

Windsor Jones, Curator, National Army Museum (NZ)

Tanya Marriott, Digital Media, School of Design, College of Creative Arts, Massey University (NZ)

Sally J. Morgan, Professor, Director of Doctoral Research, College of Creative Arts, Massey University (NZ)

Gorch Pieken, Wissenschaftlicher Leiter, Militärhistorisches Museum (Germany)

Donald Preston, School of Design, College of Creative Arts, Massey University (NZ)

Claire Regnault, Senior Curator History, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (NZ)

David Reeves, Director Collections and Research, Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira (NZ)

Euan Robertson, School of Design, College of Creative Arts, Massey University (NZ)

Gail Romano, Associate Curator, History, Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira (NZ)

Jay Winter, the Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University (US)

 

CONTACT

t.r.lyons@massey.ac.nz