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Scarred Nations: Intrastate conflicts, legacies, and reconciliation – 20th-21st April 2023, Auckland War Memorial Museum

The Symposium’s framing of intrastate conflict (or civil war) within an international and historical context (with significant Aotearoa New Zealand and Pacific content) is unique, timely, and relevant to both local and international audiences. Intrastate conflicts are characterised by a multitude of perspectives, experiences, cultures, histories, and sites. The Scarred Nations symposium draws together these… Read more »

Color of memory – National WWI Museum and Memorial 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64108 USA – Until 02/11/2019

This exhibition explores manifestations of remembrance through striking and moving World War I textile works from the museum and memorial’s collection. Romantic and patriotic scenes were created on silk and cotton and wool felt. Many of the objects were made in direct response to those loved ones going to war from every country. Others were… Read more »

Renewal: Life After the First World War in Photographs – IWM London Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ, UK – Until 31/03/2019

In the years after the First World War, countries, cities and individuals had to regenerate and rebuild themselves on an extraordinary scale. From the devastation and loss, a new world emerged. Through a rich collection of photographs, discover the innovation and resourcefulness that shaped the rebuilding and regeneration of the world post-war, revealing resilience and… Read more »

Amours en guerre – Historial de la Grande Guerre Musée à Péronne, Château de Péronne, Place André Audinot 80200 Péronne, France – 28/04/2019

On an intimate scale, conflict creates profound upheavals that are still difficult for us to grasp. However, numerous correspondences allow us to enter in these paper links woven between the battle and home fronts. From these we can measure how much the conflict affected individuals and their social practices. More broadly, the maintenance of these… Read more »

Gallipoli: The scale of our war, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand, Until April 2019 In total, 2,779 New Zealanders lost their lives during the Gallipoli campaign in the First World War.  Gallipoli: The scale of our war combines the world of museums with the world-class creative artistry of Weta Workshop to immerse you in the eight-month campaign. The exhibition tells the story through the eyes and words of eight… Read more »

For Liberty: American Jewish Experience in WWI, National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, USA, Until 11 November 2018 Hailed as “remarkably prescient” by the New York Times, this special exhibition examines the American Jewish battlefield and homefront participation through a series of remarkable stories and objects. Featured items including Irving Berlin’s draft registration card and the handwritten draft of the Balfour Declaration, which eventually paved the way for the establishment of the Jewish… Read more »

Traces of War: WWI Archaeology
In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper, Belgium, Until 30 September 2018 By the end of the First World War the front line landscape had been turned into a huge wilderness. When people returned after the conflict they were faced with the tremendous challenge of reconstructing the region and making it habitable. The traces of war were then erased to become part of the archaeological soil… Read more »

Gewalt und geschlecht: Männlicher Krieg – Weiblicher Frieden? – Gender and violence: War is for Men – Peace is for Women?, 
Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr, Dresden, Germany, Until 30 October 2018 Are violence and the capability to use violence a matter of gender? Is “female” an equivalent to “weak” and “male” an equivalent to “soldierly”? Or is what is considered a typical male and female (violent) behaviour the consequence of societal rules and traditions which are subject to change?  The Museum of Military History is… Read more »

African Soldier, Imperial War Museum London, UK
21st, September 2018 to 31st March 2019 The First World War was waged between empires that were global in their ambitions and reach. Between 1914 and 1918, millions of African soldiers served in long, colonial campaigns that spanned the whole of the African continent, contributing to victories throughout the First World War. In addition to this fighting, African soldiers from British,… Read more »