Anti war: rethinking the twentieth century

From the Boer War to now, it is hardly controversial to say that modern history has been marked by war and its legacies. But what if we examine the long twentieth century from a different vantage point, through an anti-war lens? Because being anti-war is not new, but it takes a particular type of courage to pursue. So how does the twentieth century look from a perspective of opposition to war, and what can it tell us today? How has warfare been experienced, remembered and resisted, and by whom, in the past? And why should that vibrant, painful history be important to us today? Listen to this panel to learn more about the history of anti-war, from Brisbane anti-conscription in World War One, to civilian memories in World War Two, to international networks working to secure world peace in our region and around the world.

In this panel chaired by Kate Evans (Radio National), three leading historians and a leading political scientist talk about their work on gender, war and memory in Europe; internationalists and pacifism in the interwar Asia-Pacific; Aboriginal Australian internationalism in Europe; and the human cost of modern warfare today.

Supported by the Australian Historical Association and the Centre for Cultural Research, Griffith University.

Speakers - Professor Karen Hagemann; Professor Neta Crawford; Associate Professor Fiona Paisley; Associate Professor Victoria Haskins; Facilitator: Dr Kate Evans

Date: Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

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