Event 1: Their Past, Their Memory?

The first event of the Teaching and Learning War Research Network – Their Past, Their Memory? – will take place on 15 September 2017 at KCL’s Strand Campus in London.

  • What is being remembered via teaching and learning activities on the two world wars, why, and with what consequences for young people?
  • How as researchers and educators do we measure student receptivity and ensure an authentic portrayal of their voice and perceptions?
  • To what extent are these issues in the teaching and remembrance of the two world wars relevant beyond the British world, particularly in former non-white colonies such as India, Jamaica and Kenya?
  • How do educators in Britain and internationally negotiate the distinctions between different white, non-white and indigenous experiences of war in their educational practice and offer inclusive teaching?
  • What are the challenges of teaching and commemorating war in ways that engage young people of diverse backgrounds?

Our confirmed key note speakers are:

Click here for the Call for Papers – abstracts of no more than 200 words should be emailed to Catriona Pennell (C.L.Pennell@exeter.ac.uk) no later than 9 June 2017. A limited number of AHRC-funded travel bursaries (up to £100 p.p.) are available for those participants travelling from outside Greater London.

The Call for Papers has now closed and abstracts selected. The finalised programme can be found here.

Please note this is an invite-only event owing to limited space and budget.