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Thank you to New Zealand Micrographics Services Ltd (NZMS) for their generous sponsorship of the upcoming Reflections on the commemorations of World War One conference.

NZMS works with libraries, archives, museums, galleries, government agencies, companies, clubs & societies, iwi and individuals accross New Zealand to help them preserve and share their items through digitisation.

You can find out more about NZMS through their website http://www.micrographics.co.nz/

Thank you to the Canterbury History Foundation for their generous sponsorship of the upcoming Reflections on the commemorations of World War One conference.

The Canterbury History Foundation is an organisesation which fundraises and supports the stpudy, research, publication and interest in history with a special focus on Canterbury. They aim to promote awareness of the social value of history in our community.

You can find out more about the organisation through their website http://www.chf.org.nz/

The abstracts for the keynote speakers for the upcoming Reflections on the commoration of World War One conference are now available on the conference page.

The Colours of Memory: the racial politics of the centennial commemoration

                                                                               

The abstracts for the keynote speakers for the upcoming Reflections on the commoration of World War One conference are now available on the conference page.

Entrenched Culture: Soldiers’ Culture in the Aftermath of the First World War

The abstracts for the keynote speakers for the upcoming Reflections on the commoration of World War One conference are now available on the conference page.

Blood, Bodies and Bones: Remembering Violence of the First World War in the 21st century

There will be three WWI themed lectures presented as part of the 2018 Canterbury Historical Association lecture series. 

13 March 2018 7th Annual Geoff Rice Lecture

Emeritus Professor Geoff Rice, 'Fresh Answers to Old Puzzles: on the Centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic'

10 April 2018

David Littlewood: ‘Beyond Baxter and Briggs: Attitudes Towards Military Service Among New Zealand’s Great War Conscripts’

9 October 2018

Canterbury Museum's exhibition Exhibition: Canterbury and World War One: Lives Lost, Lives Changed opened on 30 November 2017.  The displays follow the experiences of Cantabrians who served on the battlefields of Europe and the Middle East as well as those they left behind. The exhibition runs until 11 November 2018. Admission is free.

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand has a new exhibition.

The First World War was the most destructive conflict the world had ever seen. Over four years, the political map of Europe was redrawn and empires and governments were overthrown. 17 million people died and 20 million more were injured in mind or body.

The call for papers for Canterbury 100's upcoming conference has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract. The committee looks forward to reading your submissions.

Saturday 2 September, 1pm, Lecture Theatre 105, Law Building, University of Canterbury

A symposium hosted by the Department of Art History & Theory, free entry

Exploring visual practices of remembrance in Aotearoa New Zealand during the decade after the end of World War One, this symposium examines the production and consumption of commemorative images and objects in national and local contexts, and public and private settings.

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