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First World War at LSE - Events

The Literary Festival - Reflections|
Monday 24 February – Saturday 1 March 2014

Paths of Glory
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Monday 24 February at 6-8.30pm, including interval with complimentary drink, in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building with Richard Daniels, Michael Leader and Professor James Hughes

A screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 1957 anti-war film Paths of Glory, set during the First World War starring Kirk Douglas, will be followed by a panel discussion.
A podcast of this event is available here|.

War and Memory
|LSE Language Centre Literary Festival discussion
Wednesday 26 February at 4.30-6pm, in the Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building with Richard Ormond, Dan Todman and Rachel Wagstaff

The First World War is arguably the first major conflict to have been waged after the advent of mass levels of literacy with the Education Act of 1870. While literature produced by combatants in the Napoleonic, Crimean and Boer wars is relatively modest in volume, there is a veritable plethora, especially of poetry, from 1914-1918.
A podcast of this event is available here|.

Why Remember? Reflections on the First World War Centenary|
woman-driving-ambulanceLSE Literary Festival discussion 
Wednesday 26 February at 7-8.30pm, in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building with Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, Professor Michael Cox, Dr John Hutchinson, Professor Margaret Macmillan and Professor David Stevenson

This multi-disciplinary panel discussion will reflect on the consequences of the First World War and the value of remembrance, including the impact on international relations, the effect on nationalism and the home front, and what photography and narration of the war can tell us about our society.
A podcast of this event is available here|

Voices of the Great War|
Royal Society of Literature LSE Literary Festival event
Saturday 1 March at 7-8.30pm, in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building with Tobias Hill, Michael Longley, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Louisa Young and Sebastian Faulks

One hundred years after the outbreak of the Great War, Sebastian Faulks, whose novel Birdsong has sold over 2.5 million copies, introduces four writers, and the pieces of First World War literature that mean most to them. 
A podcast of this event is available here|.

International History Department - roundtable discussions on the First World War 
Reappraising the First World War: Global War
Wednesday 5 March at 6.30-8pm in the Wolfson Theatre with Dr Antony Best and Dr Paul Mulvey
This event will assess the First World War’s importance in global history, and as a turning point in Europe’s relations with the wider world.

Reappraising the First World War: the Legacy|
Wednesday 30 April at 6.30-8pm in the Wolfson Theatre with Dr Bill Kissane, Dr Svetozar Rajak, Professor Max Schulze, Professor Alan Sked and Professor Soenke Neitzel

This event will assess the impact and the aftermath of the war on the British Isles and Continental Europe, as well as the links between the First and Second World Wars.

LSE's War: 1914-1918
|Tuesday 6 May at 6.30-8pm in the Wolfson Theatre with Professor David Stevenson
Drawing on new research in the School's archives, this lecture will retrace the LSE experience before, during, and in the aftermath of the First World War.

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