27th Jun 2013 5:00pm-6:45pm
Dr Keir Reeves, Monash University, Australia
This presentation investigates the sometimes-fraught intersection of history and heritage. In doing so it engages with recent discussions and debates about commemoration of war and the process of history making. It will also discuss the role of heritage in influencing popular memories of war in the present day. This presentation stems from comparative research into conflict and remembrance (including the United Kingdom, Singapore, Western Flanders, mainland South East Asia and the Pacific War). The discussion begins from the premise that Commonwealth war heritage and memory in the early twenty-first century is best understood within the context of forthcoming centenary of the Great War.