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A Northumbria University Event, ‘Wild’ War One – A Symposium Concerning World War One and the Environment

3 May 2018 @ 13:30 - 18:00

There are 80 spaces and registration is open now. This is a free public event.


1.30-1.40: Welcome

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): Sacred Ground: The relationship between Imperial War Graves, Commission Sites and their Landscapes

2.40-3.00: 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: 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: Final discussion


3 May 2018
13:30 - 18:00


The Lit & Phil
23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
0191 232 0192