‘Globalising and Localising the Great War’ is a joint initiative between the Changing Character of War Programme (Pembroke College) and the Oxford Centre for Global History. The Changing Character of War is an interdisciplinary research centre which has addressed law, ethics and international relations as well as history. The Oxford Centre for Global History has embraced those in Oxford who are interested in imperialism and empires as well as transnational topics. The launch of the project was marked by a major conference, held at the Maison Française d’Oxford in January 2014.
‘Globalising and Localising the Great War’ aims to bring together scholars both young and old(ish) who are working on the War from a variety of different perspectives. The project will result in the creation of a number of funded doctoral studentships and post-doctoral positions at the University. The fundamental objective of the project is to ensure that the commemoration of the War produces ground-breaking new research and fresh insights which challenge rather than confirm our often clichéd perspectives on an event that shaped— and continues to shape— our world.
For more details, see greatwar.history.ox.ac.uk
A central aim of the project is to facilitate dialogue between scholars in Oxford, and across the world, whose research focuses on the Great War. We are also keen to forge partnerships and to arrange exchange programmes with non-UK based universities. To get involved please contact the Project Administrator, Jeanette Atkinson firstname.lastname@example.org or any faculty at Oxford who are involved with the project. Meanwhile the creation of doctoral studentships and post-doctoral posts relies upon the continued generosity and vision of benefactors: for further information, see Support Us.