Voordracht door professor Lucy Noakes: Poppy Petals: The Meaning of the Great War in 21st Century Britain
In 2014 Britain embarked on four years of commemorative activity to mark the centenary of the Great War.
This talk considers what the past four years tell us about the meanings of this conflict in 21st century Britain, where, far from being universally established and agreed upon, symbols of remembrance such as the British Legion poppy are contested and fought over, demonstrating the political nature of remembrance. Drawing on a range of material, including political debates, commemorative activities and a Directive on individual understandings of the Great War, commissioned by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, the talk will discuss both the meanings of the Great War in 21st century Britain, and what these might tell us about the country today.
Deze voordracht in het kader van de samenwerking tussen In Flanders Fields Museum en de University of Kent is in het Engels, en gaat door in de leeszaal van het Kenniscentrum, In Flanders Fields Museum, Sint-Maartensplein 3, 8900 Ieper.
Gratis toegang, geen aanmelding vereist.