Military Service, Students as Researchers and London in the Great War: Public Lecture with Dr Dan Todman.
Based on a multi-year research project conducted in partnership with undergraduate students, this lecture explores the ways in which military service was experienced and constructed in London between 1914 and 1918. It argues that dense street level research not only suggests new understandings that advance the field of First World War studies, but also provide a means to engage and collaborate with students by showing them what historians really do.
Dan Todman (Queen Mary, University of London) researches the social, military and cultural history of Britain in both world wars, with a particular interest in intersections between home and fighting fronts and the remembrance of conflict. He is the author of The Great War: Myth and Memory (2005), Britain's War: Into Battle, 1937-1941(2017), and Britain's War: A New World, 1942-1947 (2020).
The event is free, however please register your attendance via Eventbrite.