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Stories, Spaces and Societies - Globalising and Localising the Great War

The centenary of the First World War demands innovative and inspiring research. Based in Oxford, Globalising and Localising the Great War (GLGW) is a centre for interdisciplinary research on the conflict committed to producing such scholarship.
This podcast series contains excerpts from GLGW’s second Graduate Conference, held in March 2016. Focused on ‘Stories, Spaces and Societies’, the event showcased new work by graduate students and early career researchers investigating unexplored narratives of the war, the influence of real and imagined spaces on lived experience, and the relationship between the personal, the local and the global during the war. These themes culminated in the keynote addresses, which you can listen to here.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 'The Marrow of the Tragedy is Concentrated in the Hospitals': Negotiating Trauma and Resilience in the Narratives of Medical Personnel in the Great War The closing keynote by Dr Jane Potter illuminates how medics and nurses charged with treating the war wounded responded to and processed their experiences, analysing the stories these healers left behind and the silent spaces within them. Jane Potter 21 Oct 2016
2 Public or Private? Personal Correspondence during the Great War In the first keynote of the conference, Professor John Horne (Trinity College Dublin, University of Oxford) explores the convergence of the public and private spheres during the Great War through the practice of letter-writing. John Horne 21 Oct 2016