Military Service, Students as Researchers and London in the Great War

  • Wed 10 Feb 21

    17:30 - 19:00

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  • Event speaker

    Professor Dan Todman

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    War, Culture and Society Lecture Series

  • Event organiser

    History, Department of

  • Contact details

    Professor Lucy Noakes

Come and join us for a public lecture by Professor Dan Todman in the MA War, Culture and Society Series

This weeks speaker is Professor Dan Todman from Queen Mary, University of London.

Professor Todman is a historian of war and its remembrance, who specialises on the history of Britain, the British Commonwealth and Empire during the two world wars. His publications include The Great War: Myth and Memory (Hambledon: 2005) and the two volume history of Britain's Second World War Britain's War, Volume One: Into Battle 1937-41(Penguin: 2016) and Volume Two: A New World 1942-47 (Penguin 2020). He is Head of the Department of History at Queen Mary, University of London.

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.

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