Exploring the history of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission; its task, legacies and future.
University of Kent, Canterbury Campus, Grimond Building (Lecture Theatre 3), CT2 7NZ
“The single biggest piece of work since the Pharoahs” (Kipling)
A conference for PhD students and Early Career Researchers
2017 marks the centenary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Originally named the Imperial War Graves Commission, the organisation emerged from the various bodies given responsibility for the war dead of the British Empire. Led by the remarkable Sir Fabian Ware, a man driven by a vision of imperial collaboration, the Commission took responsibility for a global project for the permanent commemoration of the dead.
Finding solutions to the vast number of questions faced by the Commission was a delicate process, and it resulted in a unique form of remembrance which has left a deep impression on people across the world.
The Centre for War, Propaganda and Society (School of History, University of Kent) and Gateways to the First World War (AHRC-funded World War One Engagement Centre, University of Kent) are hosting an International conference in the CWGC’s centenary year to explore its work and legacies.
This conference is free to attend but please register
To book accommodation on campus please book and pay via the Hospitality website selecting the 3rd and/or 4th September and entering the promotion code “COMMONWEALTH17”.
Prices will be £51.50 for a single and £82.50 for a double and these prices include VAT
For more info please see here