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On War

On War
Exhibiting War Talks / Lecture

 When
19 February 2018, 6pm-7pm
 Where
Theatre, Lower Ground 1

Free

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What does it mean to display war? Examining a range of different exhibitions in Britain, Canada and Australia, Jennifer Wellington reveals complex imperial dynamics in the ways these countries developed diverging understandings of the First World War, despite their cultural, political and institutional similarities. While in Britain a popular narrative developed of the conflict as a tragic rupture with the past, Australia and Canada came to see it as engendering national birth through violence.