Each week we’ll examine a different topic, including the physical and psychological wounds of war- shell shock, disability and trauma; women’s mobilisation both at home and in the field; and what we’ve called ‘the other Anzac’: indigenous soldiers too often ignored in our history.
We’ll examine grief and mourning; protest and repatriation, the politics of war and its intensely personal dimensions.
You’ll hear from leading historians in the field, and together we’ll debate the meanings of the stories. We’ll also show you how to research your own stories, introducing you to the new digital archives that are changing the way we remember the War, and explaining how to use them.
By the end of this course, you’ll have a better understanding of one of the greatest catastrophes of the 20th Century, and the skills to embark on independent research of your own.