University of Leeds
Venue: Richard Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building
Rejecting the traditional focus on national histories, this lecture tells the story of the First World War in terms of interconnected global histories, explored through a series of towns and cities. Oxford in the UK, Halifax in Nova Scotia, Jerusalem in Palestine and Verdun in Eastern France will be used to illustrate how the world and the war interacted in flows of materials, people, ideas and images.
Professor Adrian Gregory is Damon Wells Fellow in Modern History and Associate Professor of Modern History at Pembroke College, Oxford. He is the Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded project ‘Localising and Globalising the Great War’ at the Oxford Changing Character of War Programme. He is the author of A War of Peoples, 1914-1919.