This workshop, organised by the British Commission for Military History in association with the Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham will discuss not only how the First World War has been remembered, but also how it will be commemorated in the upcoming centenaries. The workshop will include keynote papers by Professor David Stevenson and Dr Dan Todman and by Dr Andrew Murrison MP, Prime Minister’s Special Representative to the Centenary Commemoration of the First World War. After lunch there will be a range of shorter presentations on themes and issues that the commemorations will engage with from Commission members and others.
09.30-10.00: Morning Coffee
10.00-10.45: Dr Dan Todman (Queen Mary, University of London): The First World War in History I
10.45- 11.30: Professor David Stevenson (London School of Economics): The First World War in History II
12.00-13.00: Dr Andrew Murrison, MP, Prime Minister’s Special Representative to the Centenary Commemoration of the First World War
14.00-15.30: Panel: Aspects of Commemoration
Michael St Maur Shiel: Fields of Battle
Dr Tom Greenshields: Living History
Chris Atkin: Teaching the First World War
Dr Kristina Robert: Women and the First World War
Professor William Philpott: Does the Military History Matter?
Dr Malcolm Dick: Localism and Commemoration
Professor Peter Simkins: The Western Front Association and the Centenary
Nigel Steel: The Imperial War Museum and the Centenary
16.00-17.00: Major General (rtd.) Mungo Melvin: The BCMH and the Centenary of the First World War