Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914-1918: Traces, Spaces, Legacies

21.-22.01.2016, Tagung, DHI London

Convenors: Dr Santanu Das, King’s College London, Prof Andreas Gestrich, German Historical Institute, Dr Daniel Steinbach, King’s College London

Venues: King’s College, Strand, London WC2R 2LS (21. Jan.) and German Historical Institute London (22. Jan.)

The First World War resulted in an unprecedented range of encounters between peoples from different ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds. Soldiers from across the globe travelled to different theatres of war where they not only encountered fellow-soldiers and non-combatants with different languages, religions or customs, but also interacted with friendly or belligerent civilians. This interdisciplinary conference seeks to investigate the different kinds of encounters, exchanges and entanglements happening during wartime.

Please note that spaces at the conference are limited. If you are interested in attending this two-day event, please contact Daniel Steinbach: daniel.steinbach(ghi)kcl.ac.uk

Conference Programme