Centenary of Anzac Day Menzies Lecture, King’s College London – Watch Online

This year Professor Bruce Scates was invited to present the annual Menzies Lecture at King’s College. To view the lecture click here.

The paper considers the fraught politics of commemoration as Australia and the world commemorate the Centenary of the Great War.  It examines the making and remaking of memorial spaces, the role the ‘memory boom’ in generating interest in the Great War, and it explores new archives set to change the way we remember 1914-1918.  A hundred years ago, the Gallipoli landings became a story of lost opportunities. Are we losing the opportunity of a more inclusive and genuinely transnational form of commemoration today?