Skip to main content
KBS_Icon_questionmark link-ico

Doing Impact during the First World War Centenary Years - 4 December 2019

Please note that this event has passed.

This research seminar will be led by Dr Stefan Manz and chaired by Dr Catherine Smale from the Department of German at King's. 

During the First World War, Britain interned 50,000 German and Austro-Hungarian civilians in camps across the Empire. Internees pursued a range of cultural activities behind barbed wire. The paper introduces an AHRC-funded research and impact project which reconstructs this chapter of British-German relations. Project strands include theatre productions, an exhibition, large-scale German-British translations, education packs for schools and a research centre. The paper reflects on issues such as transnational commemoration, Holocaust relativisation and camp conditions, asking probing questions about Britain's role in developing the first global mass detention system of the twentieth century.

Free and open to all to attend. No registration is required. 

At this event

Catherine Smale

Catherine Smale

Senior Lecturer in German Studies

Search for another event

Event details

4 December 2019

Virginia Woolf Building, Strand Campus, London