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Their Past, Their Memory?

King’s College, London, Friday 15th September 2017 A one-day interdisciplinary workshop hosted at King’s College, London as part of the AHRCfunded Teaching and Learning War Research Network to explore young people’s engagement with and receptivity to the cultural memory messages of the two world wars from an international comparative perspective. We welcome abstract submissions from  Continue Reading »

Men of the Royal West Kent Regiment in a dugout on Monastery Hill at Cassino, Italy, 26 March 1944

Jon Stallworthy

The widespread ignorance of Second World War poetry is disturbing. Why it persists is a question cultural historians should address and a curriculum imbalance that educationalists should urgently correct. Too many schoolchildren (and too many teachers) need to be reminded how warfare – and poetry – have changed since 1918. The New Oxford Book of  Continue Reading »

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