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?
100 Stories Launched at Melbourne Museum
‘World War One: A History in 100 Stories’ was launched at Melbourne Museum on Remembrance … Continue reading 100 Stories Launched at Melbourne Museum
New Ways to Explore the Centenary with the BBC and the Guardian
The Guardian: A Global Guide to the First World War – An Interactive Documentary Ten … Continue reading New Ways to Explore the Centenary with the BBC and the Guardian
World War One: A History in 100 Stories to be launched this Remembrance Day
This Remembrance Day ‘World War One: A history in 100 stories’, written by Monash University … Continue reading World War One: A History in 100 Stories to be launched this Remembrance Day
Explore the One Hundred Stories Project
The One Hundred Stories are a silent presentation. They remember not just the men and … Continue reading Explore the One Hundred Stories Project
Bruce Scates on the BBC and ABC
Bruce Scates has recently featured in interviews and documentaries on various aspects of Anzac commemoration. … Continue reading Bruce Scates on the BBC and ABC