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The First World War, 100 Years on: Transnational cultures of remembrance in interdisciplinary comparison

Project management: Prof. Dr.Oliver Janz, Dr. John Connor

Forschergruppe: Martin Bayer, Nicolai Burbass (2016), Dr. Michael Elm, Tom Sear, Dr. Christina Spittel, associated: Andrei Zamoiski

Project duration: 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2017

Funding: DAAD Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme

This project seizes the opportunity provided by the Centenary of the outbreak of the First World War to engage a team of researchers from various disciplines (Film Studies, History, Literary Studies, Digital Humanities, Memory Studies etc.) in an analysis of current discourses of remembrance. We contrast and compare German/European and Australian/British cultures of remembrancein contemporary historiography, in novels and films, in commemorative ceremonies and online. Led by two experienced historians, five early career researchers will discuss and develop their research in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment, and present their findings to academic audiences and the general public. Various research visits and four conferences and workshops will be held over the course of the project.

The project is conducted in close collaboration with researchers from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales in Canberra, and is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Universities Australia, through the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme.

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Announcement of the public lecture from Prof. Dr. Oliver Janz: "Commemorations compared: The Centenary on European government websites" (27 April 2016 in Canberra).

See the Video of the public lecture from Prof. Dr. Oliver Janz.

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