Armistice 1918: Reflections on the First World War

Date / time: 21 November, 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Armistice 1918: Reflections on the First World War

Throughout the First World War centenary, the History department and its postgraduate students at Bishop Grosseteste University have conducted original research on the human experience of war, exploring the role and impact of war on combatants and civilians, alongside how it was shared and imagined. Topics such as soldier sanitation and wellbeing will be presented on, alongside soldier suicide, flight experience at Cranwell, conscientious objection, and Lincolnshire home front poetry. This history symposium showcases aspects of this research and commemorates the signing of the Armistice on 11 November 1918.

The event is generously supported by BGU School of Humanities, the City of Lincoln Historical Association branch, and the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. The event will feature ten transparent seated military figures. These silhouettes form part of the national ‘There But Not There’ project which aims to place a representative figure for every name on local war memorials around the UK, providing a powerful act of remembrance.

This event is free and all are welcome to attend, but registration is required no later than 4pm on Friday 16 November 2018. For further information please contact the convenor Dr. Claire M. Hubbard-Hall by emailing:* Due to the subject matter of some of the papers, this event is kindly supported by the BGU Chaplaincy team.

Location: Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY