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Motherhood, Loss and the First World War

This conference, held on 5-6 September 2018, will bring historians and community groups together to explore maternal bereavement as a result of the First World War, a particularly painful and difficult experience that has not been widely acknowledged or remembered in centenary commemorations of the conflict.

Confirmed speakers include Prof Michael Roper (Essex), Dr Jane Potter (Oxford Brookes) & Dr Jessica Meyer (Leeds). Conference registration now open! 

British History in the Long 18th Century Seminar 'Lightning Talks' - 5 December

The British History in the Long 18th Century Seminar at the IHR is seeking early-stage PhD students to deliver three-minute 'lightning talks' on their research.

The event, part of the regular fortnightly seminar series, will be held on Wednesday 5 December 2018.

The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2018. Contact Miranda Reading (

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