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Events calendar September Wednesday 05 Institute of Historical Research Two-day conference 09:00–17:00 IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, NB01/NB02 (Senate House)

Motherhood, Loss and the First World War Conference and Public Lecture The extraordinary death tolls suffered on the fighting fronts of the First World War gave rise to devastating and unprecedented levels of loss for individuals and communities across Europe and the wider world. Indeed, bereavement became so widespread during the conflict that it can rightly be regarded as one of the defining experiences of the war. Historians have had relatively little to say about wartime loss, however, and the bereaved have not been widely acknowledged or remembered during the centenary commemorations of the conflict. This two-day conference will bring historians and community groups together to explore maternal bereavement as a result of the war, an experience that was understood to be particularly painful and difficult to come to terms with. The conference will be staged as part of an ongoing community project on motherhood, loss, and the First World War funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government and organised by the Big Ideas Company, the London Centre for Public History, and the Institute of Historical Research. Fee applicable advance registration required https://sas.ac.uk/events/event/15858

Monday 10 Institute of Classical Studies

Drawing on the Past: The Pre-Modern World in Comics

Two-day conference

This two-day conference on comics and the pre-modern world is aimed at academics, teachers, and artists. It will range widely in its chronological and geographical scope, from the Bronze Age onwards, through Classical Antiquity, the Near East, Mesoamerica, and beyond. The concept of comics itself is similarly broadly interpreted, covering different traditions including (among others) the American graphic novel, the Franco-Belgian tradition, and Japanese manga, and comics as a medium through which to conduct as well as express academic research.  Free advance registration required https://drawingonthepast.wordpress.com/

09:00–17:00 Woburn Suite, G22/26 (Senate House)

Friday 14 Institute of English Studies One-day conference 09:30–18:30 Gordon Room, G34 (Senate House)

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The Book as Cure: Bibliotherapy and Literary Caregiving from the First World War to the Present Organised by the History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) research collaboration at The Open University. A one-day conference exploring the legacy of bibliotherapy from WW1 to the present. Led by three members of The Open University’s Department of English and Creative Writing, Siobhan Campbell, Sara Haslam, and Edmund King, this event will contribute to and shape understanding of the therapeutic importance of books across disciplines and help to generate further focused research in the Humanities and beyond. Free advance registration required https://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/ event/15638

School of Advanced Study

School of Advanced Study Events Brochure May-September 2018  

Hundreds of events highlighting the latest research across the humanities hosted by the School of Advanced Study

School of Advanced Study Events Brochure May-September 2018  

Hundreds of events highlighting the latest research across the humanities hosted by the School of Advanced Study

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