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War Through Other Stuff // Workshop

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Leeds City Museum

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LS2 8BH

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This one-day event at the Leeds City Museum is dedicated to exploring the non-military history of war and conflict. The programme mixestalks by academics and informal workshop activities, and is open to anyone interested in learning more about the impact of war on culture, politics, art, and society.

This event will also mark the launch of the WTOS Society, and our first Annual General Meeting will be open to all those who wish to attend.

*Booking for this event will close on September 8th*

Programme:

10.00: Registration / coffee & tea

10.30: Welcome talk

11.00: Lightning talks (8-10 minutes from early career researchers)

  • Louise Bell, The National Archives - 'New Limbs For Old: Prosthetics And The First World War'
  • Louise Clare, University of Manchester - 'Misdirected propaganda caused by cultural differences in the Falklands/Malvinas War'
  • Harriet Beadnell, University of York - 'Understanding the Memory of the Second World War Through the Figure of the Veteran'
  • Emma Butcher, University of Leicester - 'Reading War Through Children’s Writings'

11.45: Keynote

  • Andrew Elliott, University of Lincoln - ''Jeanne d'Arc, c'est la France': Medievalism, War, and National Identity'

12.30: Lunch (provided)

1.30: Activity *see below for further details*

  • War Through Other Stuff Themed Tour of Leeds City Museum
  • Storytelling Workshop with Erin Farley

3.00: Coffee & tea

3.30: Lightning talks

  • Pip Gregory, University of Kent - 'Cartooning Conflict: Learning about the Great War through Pictures'
  • Sophie Harwood, University of Leeds - 'Medieval Manuscript Illustrations of Women and War'
  • Rebecca Whiting, University of Glasgow - 'The mobile lives of archives in conflict'
  • Lindsay MacNaughton, Bowes Museum / University of Durham - 'The ‘magnificent, stunning, unimaginable’ ruins of the Paris Commune'

4.15: Keynote

  • Owen Davies, University of Hertfordshire - 'Magic, Faith, and Commerce: Wearing Talismans and Charms during the First World War'

5.00: WTOS Society AGM (optional / open to all)

7.00: Dinner

  • All attendees are welcome to come to dinner (at their own cost) with us following the AGM - we will have further details about location closer to the event.

Activity Options:

You will be required to choose one of the following activity options at the time of your booking. (Places subject to availability)

War Through Other Stuff Themed Museum Tour

  • This option will introduce participants to some of the ‘stuff of war’ through some objects on display at Leeds City Museum. The tour will be led by a local museum volunteer and Curator Lucy Moore, who will be giving a special tour created just for the workshop.

Storytelling Workshop

  • Poet and Presenter Erin Farley (bio below) will lead participants through a variety of activities designed to improve your storytelling and speaking skills. This participatory session will be focused on telling the stories of objects with a WTOS theme. NOTE: participants in this workshop are encouraged (though not required) to bring in their own War Through Other Stuff object. This could be part of your family’s history, something from your personal collection, or feel free to think outside the box.
  • Erin Farley is a second year PhD candidate at the University of Strathclyde on the Collaborative Doctoral Award project “Poetry, Song and Community in the Industrial City: Victorian Dundee,” in partnership with Dundee Central Library. Her research focuses on how the composition, performance and reception of poetry and song reflected and influenced people’s relationships with place. She has previously worked in the fields of oral history and folklore studies, and is also a traditional storyteller.


(Header image: HMS Rocksand in dazzle camouflage, via Wikimedia Commons.)

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