War and Peace: Diplomacy, Espionage and the First World War
This one-day conference will explore the use of diplomacy, propaganda and intelligence throughout the build-up to war, and its influence on the peace negotiations and the construction of the new world order. The conference will appeal to all those interested in intelligence, diplomacy and military studies.
Ticket price is £40, with discount for students and Friends of The National Archives. Book now to guarantee your place!
The Road to War:
The prelude to war (Dr Stephen Twigge, The National Archives)
At home and abroad: propaganda and intelligence (Dr Martin Farr, Newcastle University)
The role of the Empire (Dr Bryan Glass, Texas State University)
Getting global: American involvement (Dr Richard Dunley, The National Archives)
Building Peace/A New World Order:
Lines in the sand: the First World War and its consequences in the Middle East (Dr Juliette Desplat, The National Archives)
Peacetime diplomacy and the New European Order (Professor Alan Sharp, University of Ulster)
Closing remarks: Gill Bennett (former Chief Historian, Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
The National Archives holds the official UK government records of the First World War, including a vast collection of letters, diaries, maps and photographs. We are marking the centenary of the war with First World War 100, an extensive programme spanning a five-year period between 2014 and 2019.
This conference is supported by the Friends of The National Archives.
When & Where
The National Archives
The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK government, and for England and Wales. We are the guardians of some of our most iconic national documents, dating back over 1,000 years.
The National Archives' collection of over 11 million historical government and public records is one of the largest in the world. From Domesday Book to modern government papers and digital files, our collection includes paper and parchment, electronic records and websites, photographs, posters, maps, drawings and paintings.