Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Invitation to public history address

Please join us at a public history talk on Wednesday
5 August at 12.15pm to hear Dr Steven Loveridge discuss

The dynamics of mobilisation and comprehension of
New Zealand society at war

The First World War saw all belligerent societies engaged in an ongoing process of channelling massive physical, financial and emotional investments into their war effort.  The results of this phenomenon, as well as the means by which it operated, make mobilisation a crucial concept for comprehending the relationship between war and society during 1914-1918.
This talk explores the dynamics of the mobilisation process and considers what it might add to our comprehension of wartime New Zealand.
About the speaker
Steven Loveridge holds a PhD in history from Victoria University of Wellington and has researched, taught and written on various aspects of the First World War.  His book, Calls to Arms: New Zealand Society and Commitment to the Great War, was published by Victoria University Press in 2014 and he is currently heading the New Zealand Society at War, 1914-1918 project.

Time:    Wednesday 5 August at 12.15pm

Venue: Ministry for Culture and Heritage, L4, ASB House, 101-103 the Terrace, Wellington.

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