Exhibiting War

Author: Jennifer Wellington
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107135079
Release Date: 2017-09-30
Genre: History

A comparative study of how museum exhibitions in Britain, Canada and Australia were used to depict the First World War.

War beyond Words

Author: Jay Winter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521873239
Release Date: 2017-06-30
Genre: Architecture

What we know of war is always mediated knowledge and feeling. We need lenses to filter out some of its blinding, terrifying light. These lenses are not fixed; they change over time, and Jay Winter's panoramic history of war and memory offers an unprecedented study of transformations in our imaginings of war, from 1914 to the present. He reveals the ways in which different creative arts have framed our meditations on war, from painting and sculpture to photography, film and poetry, and ultimately to silence, as a language of memory in its own right. He shows how these highly mediated images of war, in turn, circulate through language to constitute our 'cultural memory' of war. This is a major contribution to our understanding of the diverse ways in which men and women have wrestled with the intractable task of conveying what twentieth-century wars meant to them and mean to us.

Does War Belong in Museums

Author: Wolfgang Muchitsch
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839423066
Release Date: 2013-02
Genre: Art

Presentations of war and violence in museums generally oscillate between the fascination of terror and its instruments and the didactic urge to explain violence and, by analysing it, make it easier to handle and prevent. The museums concerned also have to face up to these basic issues about the social and institutional handling of war and violence. Does war really belong in museums? And if it does, what objectives and means are involved? Can museums avoid trivializing and aestheticising war, transforming violence, injury, death and trauma into tourist sights? What images of shock or identification does one generate - and what images would be desirable?

War and Remembrance in the Twentieth Century

Author: Jay Winter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521794366
Release Date: 2000-08-27
Genre: Architecture

Collaborative volume examining how wars have been remembered in Europe, America and the Middle East.

A Terrible Beauty

Author: Paul Gough
Publisher: Sansom (Acc)
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215471835
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Art

In-depth survey of artists of the Great War, including Paul Nash, Muirhead Bone, Nevinson, Orpen, Stanley Spencer and Wyndham Lewis.

Women in War

Author: Professor Kjersti Ericsson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781472445179
Release Date: 2015-11-28
Genre: Law

This book examines what happens to women and gender relations in times of upheaval, and is based on the experience of Norway during World War II, as well as on wars both past and present in other parts of the world. The collection discusses the various roles of women during war and explores whether gendered cultural conceptions influence the way war is remembered and represented, both collectively and individually. The book also follows the struggle to bring women’s role in war and peacebuilding onto the international agenda.

Uses of Heritage

Author: Laurajane Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134368037
Release Date: 2006-11-22
Genre: Art

Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent importance, Smith forcefully demonstrates that heritage value is not inherent in physical objects or places, but rather that these objects and places are used to give tangibility to the values that underpin different communities and to assert and affirm these values. A practically grounded accessible examination of heritage as a cultural practice, The Uses of Heritage is global in its benefit to students and field professionals alike.

The Great War and the British Empire

Author: Michael J.K. Walsh
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317029830
Release Date: 2016-11-25
Genre: History

In 1914 almost one quarter of the earth's surface was British. When the empire and its allies went to war in 1914 against the Central Powers, history's first global conflict was inevitable. It is the social and cultural reactions to that war and within those distant, often overlooked, societies which is the focus of this volume. From Singapore to Australia, Cyprus to Ireland, India to Iraq and around the rest of the British imperial world, further complexities and interlocking themes are addressed, offering new perspectives on imperial and colonial history and theory, as well as art, music, photography, propaganda, education, pacifism, gender, class, race and diplomacy at the end of the pax Britannica.

The Great War on the Small Screen Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britain

Author: Emma Hanna
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748633906
Release Date: 2009-10-20
Genre: Performing Arts

In Britain since the 1960s television has been the most influential medium of popular culture. Television is also the site where the Western Front of popular culture clashes with the Western Front of history.This book examines the ways in which those involved in the production of historical documentaries for this most influential media have struggled to communicate the stories of the First World War to British audiences. Documents in the BBC Written Archives Centre at Caversham, Berkshire, the Imperial War Museum, and the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives all inform the analysis. Interviews and correspondence with television producers, scriptwriters and production crew, as well as two First World War veterans who appeared in several recent documentaries provide new insights for the reader.Emma Hanna takes the reader behind the scenes of the making of the most influential documentaries from the landmark epic series The Great War (BBC, 1964) up to more recent controversial productions such as The Trench (BBC, 2002) and Not Forgotten: The Men Who Wouldn't Fight (BBC, 2008). By examining the production, broadcast and reception of a number of British television documentaries this book examines the difficult relationship between the war's history and its popular memory.

Cultural Memory Studies

Author: Astrid Erll
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110207262
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

This handbook represents the interdisciplinary and international field of “cultural memory studies” for the first time in one volume. Articles by renowned international scholars offer readers a unique overview of the key concepts of cultural memory studies. The handbook not only documents current research in an unprecedented way; it also serves as a forum for bringing together approaches from areas as varied as sociology, political sciences, history, theology, literary studies, media studies, philosophy, psychology, and neurosciences. “Cultural memory studies” – as defined in this handbook – came into being at the beginning of the 20th century, with the works of Maurice Halbwachs on mémoire collective. In the course of the last two decades this area of research has witnessed a veritable boom in various countries and disciplines. As a consequence, the study of the relation of “culture” and “memory” has diversified into a wide range of approaches. This handbook is based on a broad understanding of “cultural memory” as the interplay of present and past in sociocultural contexts. It presents concepts for the study of individual remembering in a social context, group and family memory, national memory, the various media of memory, and finally the host of emerging transnational lieux de mémoire such as 9/11.

Mobilizing the Russian Nation

Author: Melissa Stockdale
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107093867
Release Date: 2016-10-31
Genre: History

This study of Russian mobilization in the Great War explores how the war shaped national identity and conceptions of citizenship.

Matters of Conflict

Author: Nicholas J. Saunders
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415280532
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

Matters of Conflict looks at the definitive invention of the twentieth century - industrialised war - and its vast and varied material legacy. From trench art and postcards through avant-garde art, museum collections and prosthetic limbs to battlefield landscapes, the book examines the First World War and its significance through the things it left behind. The contributions come from a multidisciplinary perspective, uniting previously compartmentalized disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, cultural history, museology and art history in their focus on material culture. This innovative, hybrid approach investigates the 'social life' of objects in order to understand them as they move through time and space and intersect the lives of all who came in contact with them. The resulting survey sets a new agenda for study of the First World War, and ultimately of all twentieth-century conflict.

Witnesses to History

Author: Lyndel V. Prott
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9789231041280
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

This Compendium gives an outline of the historical, philosophical and ethical aspects of the return of cultural objects (e.g. cultural objects displaced during war or in colonial contexts), cites past and present cases (Maya Temple Facade, Nigerian Bronzes, United States of America v. Schultz, Parthenon Marbles and many more) and analyses legal issues (bona fide, relevant UNESCO and UNIDROIT Conventions, Supreme Court Decisions, procedure for requests etc.). It is a landmark publication that bears testament to the ways in which peoples have lost their entire cultural heritage and analyses the issue of its return and restitution by providing a wide range of perspectives on this subject. Essential reading for students, specialists, scholars and decision-makers as well as those interested in these topics.

Combat Motivation

Author: A. Kellett
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401539654
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Business & Economics

"What men will fight for seems to be worth looking into," H. L. Mencken noted shortly after the close of the First World War. Prior to that war, although many military commanders and theorists had throughout history shown an aptitude for devising maxims concerning esprit de corps, fighting spirit, morale, and the like, military organizations had rarely sought either to understand or to promote combat motivation. For example, an officer who graduated from the Royal Military College (Sandhurst) at the end of the nineteenth century later commented that the art of leadership was utterly neglected (Charlton 1931, p. 48), while General Wavell recalled that during his course at the British Staff College at Camberley (1909-1 0) insufficient stress was laid "on the factor of morale, or how to induce it and maintain it'' (quoted in Connell1964, p. 63). The First World War forced commanders and staffs to take account of psychological factors and to anticipate wideJy varied responses to the combat environment because, unlike most previous wars, it was not fought by relatively small and homogeneous armies of regulars and trained reservists. The mobilization by the belligerents of about 65 million men (many of whom were enrolled under duress), the evidence of fairly widespread psychiatric breakdown, and the postwar disillusion (- xiii xiv PREFACE emplified in books like C. E. Montague's Disenchantment, published in 1922) all tended to dispel assumptions and to provoke questions about mo tivation and morale.