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Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle

23 Westgate Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 1SE

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Thursday 3rd May 2018

Loftus Room, Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society

Following north-east England's extensive four-year programme of centenary commemorative and educational events, ‘Wild War One’ is a focused event hosted by Northumbria University's interdisciplinary research groups, British and Irish Worlds and Environmental Humanities. This half-day public event comprising lectures and discussions will inspire and facilitate in-depth exploration of World War One and the environment. In particular, it considers how World War One’s new and different socio-environmental experiences of and relationships with natural resources and systems and non-human species fundamentally changed both the physical environment itself and environmental attitudes and values. Several different environments are considered, including the impact of the war on the home front River Tyne in Newcastle.

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1.30-1.40: Dr James McConnel: Introductory remarks

1.40-2.10: Dr Ann-Marie Einhaus (Northumbria University): The haunting landscapes of WW1 in literature

2.10-2.40: Hanna Smyth (DPhil Student, Oxford University): Sacred Ground: The relationship between Imperial War Graves Commission Sites and their Landscapes

2.40-3.00: Joint Q&A

3.00-3.30: Tea, coffee and networking

3.30-4.00: Dr Leona Skelton (Northumbria University): The Impact of World War One on the Environmental Regulation and Fisheries of the River Tyne

4.00-4.30: Prof. David Moon (University of York): World War I and Revolution in the Environmental History of Russia: from the Wilderness of Lake Baikal to the Armstrong Whitworth Shipyard on the Tyne

4.30-4.50: Joint Q&A

4.50-5.40: Keynote lecture, Dr Chris Pearson (Liverpool University): Four-legged Poilus: French Army Dogs and the Creation of Militarized Human-Dog bonds, 1914-1918

5.40-6.00: Q&A and final thoughts

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