Symposium Update: Myriad Faces of War

The myriad faces of war: 1917 and its legacy symposium, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand, 25-28 April 2017

1917 was a seminal year in the history of the modern world. The First World War stressed the livelihoods and resources of nations, states and societies – combatant and otherwise – with often direct and devastating impact. Key events influenced the outcome of the war or were in some way set in motion by the emotion and disruptive thinking that accompanied the cataclysmic experiences of 1917. Their legacies continue to be felt today in political, economic, social, cultural, scientific, and technological spheres.

The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its Legacy symposium examines this single year, 1917, and expands outwards to reflect on the significant impact of the Great War and associated events, and the way in which particular actions contributed to a reordering of global structures that have reverberated through the intervening century to the present.

The symposium boasts a very strong line up of international keynote speakers. Please visit the website to read more on our speakers and the symposium at:

Please note early bird registration ends on 3 February.

The symposium is organised by

  • WHAM (War History Heritage Art and Memory) Research Network
  • Massey University Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
  • The University of Auckland Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau
  • Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage