january, 2016

27jan4:00 pm- 7:30 pmDifficult histories and modern conflictA public symposium from UON's Faculty of Education & Arts


Event Details

As the First and Second World Wars fade from living memory, new questions arise as to how to teach these cataclysmic events to students in the 21st century, and what cultural memory messages are transmitted in the course of educational interaction.

A group of scholars from various countries in the British world that had major commitments in both conflicts have founded a new research project on this topic. This process will generate new questions and ways of thinking about and teaching these important issues across identified English-speaking countries including the Indigenous service experience.

You are invited to participate in and benefit from this latest international research at the Public Symposium Difficult Histories & Modern Conflict: The State of the Field Internationally,which will be hosted by the University of Newcastle’s Faculty of Education and Arts and Newcastle Museum on 27 January 2016.

This symposium will be of particular interest to academics in history and education (with broad appeal across disciplines), postgraduate research students and history teachers.

The evening will include talks by Dr Catriona Pennell (University of Exeter, UK), Dr Mark Sheehan (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ) and Dr Paul Kiem (History Teachers Association NSW). This will be followed by a Q&A session with the presenters, and then refreshments will be served.

This event is free to attend, but registration is essential.


(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Newcastle Museum

6 Workshop Way, Newcastle NSW


Faculty of Education & Arts

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