The heroism and horror of war

Flinders’ Chair of History, Professor Melanie Oppenheimer, will deliver a keynote presentation on experiences of war since 1917, the year Australia recorded its highest casualties from conflict.

The Narratives of War Symposium will be held from 17-19 November 2017 at University of South Australia’s City West campus.

The conference theme, ‘Generations of War’, will see historians discuss many different contexts of conflict, along with the things that are common to all wars – casualties, scientific advancements and heroic and ignoble acts.

Professor Oppenheimer’s presentation, titled ‘War Stories: From Global to Local’, will outline the impact of World War I, the effect it had on Australian society for decades after the war had ended, and family narratives from different conflicts.

This year is also the first year that the Narratives of War Symposium is jointly presented with the South Australian branch of the Military History Society of Australia (MHSA).

For more information, see the event webpage.



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