Anti-war? Rethinking the twentieth century

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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 twentieth century from a different vantage point — through an anti-war lens? How has warfare been experienced, remembered and resisted, and by whom? And why should that vibrant, painful history be important to us today?

Come along to learn more about the history of anti-war, from 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 ABC Radio National’s Dr Kate Evans, four leading academics (Professor Karen Hagemann, Professor Neta Crawford, Associate Professor Fiona Paisley and Associate Professor Victoria Haskins) talk about their work on gender, war and memory, internationalism and pacifism, and the human cost of modern warfare today.

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

Plus, don't miss out on a special behind the scenes look with a talk about ABC's new documentary The War That Changed Us on 8 July.

Wed 9 Jul 2014, 6:30 pm - 07:30 pm
SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
Free, bookings required
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