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Why Should We Commemorate the First World War?

Saturday 13 June 2015, 10.00AM to 1.00pm

Speaker(s): Panellists from the University of York and local community group representatives

The Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past and York Castle Museum would like to invite you to an open conversation concerning the legacy of the First World War. The discussion will be led by local community group representatives and University of York postgraduates.

The event will offer an interactive opportunity for panellists and audience members to reflect on how we think about the First World War and its legacy today. We will consider how the war has been remembered over the last 100 years, what the importance of commemoration might be today and in the future, and whether we should alter the way we remember the war. The discussion will bring to light some of the hidden histories that are often neglected in First World War narratives, and will give us the opportunity to decide whether commemorations should incorporate these histories.

We hope you will join us to discuss Why Should we Commemorate the First World War?


Download the flyer for this event:
Why Should We Commemorate the First World War Flyer, 13 June 2015 (PDF , 1,210kb)

Admission: By free ticket only. Please email to register. Places are limited.

Location: York Castle Museum