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1 Merchants of Death? The Nye Commission, the Business of War, and the Politics of Memory Professor Christopher Capozzola specializes in the political and cultural history of the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present. His research interests are in the history of war, politics, and citizenship in modern American history. Christopher Capozzola 22 May 2017
2 ‘O Say Can You See?’ Art, Propaganda and the First World War A public lecture by Professor David Lubin (Wake Forest University) as part of a series on the history of the United States and World War One. David Lubin 28 Feb 2017
3 “Deeds Not Words”: American Social Justice Movements and World War One A public lecture on the United States and World War One Jennifer Keene 14 Feb 2017
4 Creative Commons The long and the short of it: time and strategic planning in the First World War Keynote lecture given at the War Time 2016 conference Hew Strachan 28 Nov 2016
5 Creative Commons Mancunian Crusaders? Exploring the chasm which existed between the crusading rhetoric of clergymen and the ways in which soldiers in the Manchester Regiment rationalised their involvement in the First World War. Dan Smith 10 Nov 2016
6 Creative Commons A Wordly War: Battle Experiences through the Eyes of African Cultures Examining the First World War through the lives of African soldiers and labourers. Josephine Niala 10 Nov 2016
7 Creative Commons Remembering before the End: Death and the Great War' Examining the many inventive and moving ways in which people began to mourn and commemorate their loved ones while WW1 was still ongoing and before official acts of public memory were established. Alice Kelly 10 Nov 2016
8 Creative Commons Bringing WW1 History into the Present with Twitter Mechthild Herzog discusses how Twitter can be harnessed to engage large audiences with WW1 history in a range of creative ways. Mechthild Herzog 16 Feb 2015
9 Choice or Accident? The outbreak of the First World War The causes of the First World War have long been controversial and remain so. The Warden of St Antony's College, Oxford, and author of The War that Ended Peace (2013) brings us up to date on the debate. Margaret MacMillan 04 Nov 2014
10 The Meaning of 1914 A conversation between Professor Sir Hew Strachan and Professor Margaret MacMillan, chaired by Professor Patricia Clavin. Hew Strachan, Margaret MacMillan, Patricia Clavin 30 Oct 2014
11 Creative Commons RunCoCo: how to run a community collection online Find out about “the Oxford Community Collection Model” used for successful crowdsourcing since 2007. The RunCoCo service at the University of Oxford University shows how you can run a community collection online and engage with your community. Patrick Penzo, Alun Edwards, Ylva Berglund Prytz, Stuart Lee 13 Oct 2014
12 Creative Commons What is a Roadshow? Find out about roadshows - face-to-face engagement – part of “the Oxford Community Collection Model” used for successful crowdsourcing, e.g. Europeana 1914-1918. RunCoCo shows how you can run a community collection online and engage with your community. Patrick Penzo, Alun Edwards, Ylva Bergland Prytz 13 Oct 2014
13 The Ottoman Front: The First World War in the Middle East Drawing on European and Middle Eastern sources, historian Eugene Rogan provides an overview of the Great War in the Middle East from both sides of the trenches. Eugene Rogan 03 Oct 2014
14 Creative Commons Edmund Blunden Margi Blunden, daughter of Edmund Blunden, talks about her father and his work. Margi Blunden 23 Sep 2014
15 Creative Commons Impact of the 1914 – 1918 Poets Adrian Barlow looks at the impact of World War One poets in the years immediately following the War, in late 20s and early 30s, and as we embark on the 100 year anniversary of the conflict. Adrian Barlow 23 Sep 2014
16 Creative Commons Poetry of the Empire World War One was a conflict of empire, not of nation. In this lecture Dr Simon Featherstone looks at four distinctive poets who provide a version of empire that is much more nuanced than the imperial rhetoric of the established canon. Simon Featherstone 23 Sep 2014
17 Creative Commons Siegfried Sassoon Meg Crane looks at the war poems of Siegfried Sassoon, framed by the first and last (non-war) poems of his literary career. Meg Crane 23 Sep 2014
18 Creative Commons 'Earth Voices Whispering’: Reading Ireland’s Poetry of WWI: An Introduction Professor Gerald Dawe relates the Irish poetry of World War One to the history of Ireland itself and explores why the first anthology of Irish WW1 Poetry was only published in 2008. Gerald Dawe 22 Sep 2014
19 Creative Commons David Jones Often overlooked, Dr Stuart Lee introduces David Jones and his seminal work 'In Parenthesis'. Stuart Lee 22 Sep 2014
20 Creative Commons Wilfred Owen Professor Jon Stallworthy, editor and biographer of Wilfred Owen, introduces one of the most notable poets of World War One. Jon Stallworthy 22 Sep 2014
21 Creative Commons Isaac Rosenberg: ‘Fierce Imaginings’ – the Private and the Poet Author and editor, Jean Liddiard, presents the life and work of Isaac Rosenberg. Jean Liddiard 21 Sep 2014
22 Creative Commons Ivor Gurney: A Poet born out of War Dr Philip Lancaster presents the life of literary musician Ivor Guney, and introduces some the key themes in his poetry. Philip Lancaster 20 Sep 2014
23 Creative Commons Manuscripts In this short talk Dr Stuart Lee introduces some of the primary sources of World War One poetry: manuscripts. Stuart Lee 20 Sep 2014
24 Creative Commons Poetry vs. History What place do the poets and their work have in the historical analysis of the War? Dr Stuart Lee takes a look at the debate. Stuart Lee 20 Sep 2014
25 Creative Commons ‘On your lips my life is hung’: Robert Graves and War Dr Charles Mundye takes a look at how Robert Graves' experiences and feelings about War that influenced his poetic career. Charles Mundye 19 Sep 2014
26 Creative Commons Women Poets Dr Jane Potter looks at a range of women poets who wrote during, and in the years that followed, World War One. Jane Potter 18 Sep 2014
27 Creative Commons Edward Thomas: Edwardian War Poet Dr Guy Cuthbertson takes an in-depth look at the poet Edward Thomas. Guy Cuthbertson 16 Sep 2014
28 Creative Commons Popular Poetry Dr Stuart Lee discusses the popular poetry of the War years and the formation of the canon in the years that followed. Stuart Lee 15 Sep 2014
29 Creative Commons Georgians and Others Dr Stuart Lee gives a short introduction to the poetry movements that led up to the War. Stuart Lee 15 Sep 2014
30 Creative Commons The Early Poets Dr Alisa Miller looks at the popular poets in the early years of the War and the way that the press and publishing worlds created a commercial culture in support of the conflict. Alisa Miller 15 Sep 2014
31 Creative Commons War Poetry Dr Mark Rawlinson explores the relationship between War and War Poetry using Owen's famous 'Preface' as the starting point. Mark Rawlinson 14 Sep 2014
32 Creative Commons New Perspectives 1: Georgians and Others Short presentation as part of the Oxford 'British Poetry of the First World War' Spring School Stuart Lee 06 Sep 2014
33 The past is never dead: Balkan legacies of the First World War part two Speakers include: Ivo Banac (Yale University), Richard Crampton (St Edmund Hall, Oxford), Basil Gounaris (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Margaret Macmillan (St Antony’s College, Oxford), Eugene Rogan (St Antony’s College, Oxford) Ivo Banac, Richard Crampton, Basil Gounaris 19 Jun 2014
34 The past is never dead: Balkan legacies of the First World War part one Speakers include; Ivo Banac (Yale University), Richard Crampton (St Edmund Hall, Oxford), Basil Gounaris (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Margaret Macmillan (St Antony’s College, Oxford), Eugene Rogan (St Antony’s College, Oxford) Othon Anastasakis, Elizabeth Roberts, Margaret MacMillan, Richard Crampton 19 Jun 2014
35 The Black Hand Conspiracy and the Events that lead up to the First World War Professor Sir Ivor Roberts, President of Trinity College, gives a talk on the events leading up to the assasination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which started the First World War Sir Ivor Roberts 03 Jun 2014
36 Creative Commons “If you do not want to see God’s hand in everything, even in the most unbearable, you are lost.” Experiencing the First World War Alongside Kaiser Wilhelm II Leeds University's Professor of Central European History, editor of An Improbable War?The Outbreak of World War I and European Politicsl Culture before 1914, views the war through the letters of one of the Kaiser's generals to his wife. Holger Afflerbach 04 Mar 2014
37 Creative Commons From Mametz Wood to The General Lecture on Siegfried Sassoon given at the Imperial War Museum, London, 12th November 2011. Jean Moorcroft Wilson 27 Feb 2013
38 Creative Commons Les Permissionnaires A look at the different experiences of service leave during the First World War (in French). Emmanuelle Cronier 20 Feb 2013
39 Creative Commons Soldiers on Leave A look at the different experiences of service leave during the First World War. Emmanuelle Cronier 20 Feb 2013
40 Creative Commons Popular fiction in World War One An argument for a more nuanced assessment of the popular literature consumed by the wider public during the First World War. Jane Potter 10 Dec 2012
41 Creative Commons Wartime Art and Grief German women and the aesthetics of loss portrayed through art during the First World War. Claudia Siebrecht 10 Dec 2012
42 Creative Commons Morality in Wartime Britain Dr Edward Madigan from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission considers the issue of morality and the role of the British clergy during the First World War. Edward Madigan 10 Dec 2012
43 Creative Commons Conflict Culture How much do we really know about the experience of the average individual soldier? Matthew Leonard 29 Oct 2012
44 Creative Commons The Better Part of Valour Combatant Courage on the Western Front. Edward Madigan 29 Oct 2012
45 Creative Commons Surplus Women The First World War and its impact on emigration, work and marriage. Rosemary Wall 29 Oct 2012
46 Creative Commons The Indian Sepoy in the First World War The role of India and the Indian Sepoy in the First World War. Santanu Das 29 Oct 2012
47 Creative Commons Rethinking British Volunteerism in 1914: A Rush to the Colours? The British response to the outbreak of War in 1914. Catriona Pennell 29 Oct 2012
48 Creative Commons The Historian and the Centenary Important questions, problems, and challenges pertaining to the role historians and scholars will play in the centenary of the First World War. Pierre Purseigle 29 Oct 2012
49 Creative Commons Why are we still trying to understand the outbreak of World War One? In this St John's College Research Centre 2012 Annual Lecture, Professor Margaret MacMillan examines the reasons why this question has remained important over the last 100 years and suggests some possible explanations for the outbreak of the war. Margaret MacMillan 29 Oct 2012
50 Creative Commons Europeana 1914-1918: Community Collection Alun Edwards, Manager for RunCoCo, University of Oxford, discusses the value of crowd-sourcing and public engagement in the Europeana 1914-1918 project to digitise First World War memorabilia. Alun Edwards 24 Aug 2012
51 Creative Commons Beyond 2011 - A Road Movie Alun Edwards and Stuart Lee (Oxford University Computing Services) present their experiences of running public participation days in Germany to gather everyday objects from World War I. Alun Edwards, Stuart Lee 26 May 2011
52 Creative Commons Interview: Peter Scott on Marconi and Radio Manufacturing Professor Peter Scott discusses his research into competitive advantage and innovation in the interwar British radio industry using the Marconi Archive, Britain's most extensive and important archive for the radio and related industries. Peter Scott, Jim Bennett 01 Apr 2011
53 Creative Commons Radio Manufacturing in the Interwar Years Professor Peter Scott (University of Reading) presents the inaugural Douglas Byrne Marconi Lecture based on his research on Marconi and radio manufacturing between the World Wars. Peter Scott 01 Apr 2011
54 Creative Commons Alisa Miller: 'Selling Patriotism: Rupert Brooke in the First World War' Alisa Miller takes a look at the 'Rupert Brooke cult', examining why this particular poet was so popular during the First World War, both with the general public and the soldier, at home and abroad. Alisa Miller 26 Jan 2010
55 Tim Kendall: 'Ivor Gurney: First War Poet' Professor Tim Kendall considers what composer and poet Ivor Gurney understood by the phrase 'war poet' and how he saw his own work as belonging to (and eminent amidst) a tradition of writing about war. Tim Kendall 26 Jan 2010
56 An interview with Colin Hughes Colin Hughes, author of David Jones: the man who was on the field (1979), discusses his friendship with poet and artist David Jones and his research on the Battle of Mametz Wood. Colin Hughes, Alun Edwards 26 Jan 2010
57 WW1 Poetry Digital Archive Project JISC documentary introducing the WW1 Poetry Digital Archive Project website and providing an overview to the wealth of material available. Kate Lindsay 13 Nov 2008
58 War Cemeteries A short video made by the First World War Poetry Digital Archive taking viewers through tracing the burial site of a soldier of the First World War. Everett Sharp, Kate Lindsay, Alun Edwards 05 Aug 2008
59 Kate Lindsay Interview In a podcast recorded earlier this year, Kate Lindsay, Project Manager for the First World War Poetry Digital Archive discusses the exciting development of the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and The Great War Archive. Kate Lindsay 29 Jul 2008
60 Trench Warfare A short video made by the First World War Poetry Digital Archive taking viewers through some of the features associated with trench warfare on the Western Front during World War One. Everett Sharp 29 Jul 2008
61 Poetry Tour - London (2) A second enhanced podcast tour of some of the exhibits in the Imperial War Museum. The tour takes you through the Trench Experience and the end of the war, linking to some of the poets and poetry of the period. Stuart Lee 29 May 2008
62 Teaching WW1 Literature: Andrea Peterson Andrea Peterson 'Children's Literature'. Andrea Peterson 06 May 2008
63 Teaching WW1 Literature: Vivien Noakes Vivien Noakes 'Blasting the Canon'. Vivien Noakes 06 May 2008
64 Teaching WW1 Literature: Meg Crane Meg Crane 'WW1 Poetry in Schools'. Meg Crane 06 May 2008
65 Teaching WW1 Literature: Jon Stallworthy Jon Stallworthy 'War Poetry'. Jon Stallworthy 06 May 2008
66 Richard Holmes interview In this interview, the well-known military historian Brigadier Richard Holmes discusses his work on WW1, remembrance, his views on WW1 poetry, and how those experiences relate to the British Army currently serving in Iraq. Richard Holmes 02 Apr 2008
67 Poetry Tour - London (1) An enhanced podcast tour of some of the exhibits in the Imperial War Museum. The tour takes you through the displays on the First World War but links them to some of the poets and poetry of the period. Stuart Lee 28 Jan 2008
68 Creative Commons Max Arthur Interview An interview with Max Arthur, author of 'Forgotten Voices', 'Last Post', and most recently 'Faces of World War One: The Tragedy of the Great War in Words and Pictures'. Max Arthur 12 Dec 2007
69 Ian Hislop interview An interview with Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye, and TV presenter on WW1 documentaries entitled 'Not Forgotten' (Channel 4, UK). Part of a series of Podcasts from Oxford University's First World War Poetry Digital Project. Ian Hislop 25 Sep 2007