WW1 Study Day

The First World War and Memory – a study morning on Saturday, 30th November.

NEW – Venue – York University, Norman Rae Gallery

NEW – Venue – Medical Rooms, 23 Stonegate, York

It is especially fitting that the first YEDFAS study morning will be on the theme of the First World War and Memory given that the centenary commemorations of the start of the conflict are in 2014.

Although the day will be especially useful for those going on the Battlefields trip in April, 2014, everyone is welcome.

The format of the day will be as follows:

  • A brief overview of the First World War and its impact with especial reference to the Western Front – Richard Drysdale
  • The art of commemoration as exemplified by the memoralisation programmes of the British, French and German authorities, the themes and traditions tapped into together with the public and private responses – Dorothy Nott
  • The explosion of art work generated by Official War Artists in Britain and its relevance to contemporary and twenty first century audiences – Dorothy Nott
  • A brief summary of the itinerary for those going on the April trip – Richard Drysdale

The sessions are designed to be interactive and will give ample opportunity for discussion.

The sessions will last from 10am until 12.30pm. Coffee will be provided. The cost of the morning is £20, payable by cheque to YEDFAS. The venue is yet to be confirmed but is likely to be the University of York.

Booking can be done through Richard (01904-622136 or dr5372@hotmail.com) or Dorothy (01759-307709 or wattnott@btopenworld.com).

There are three places left on the Battlefields trip for anyone who would like to go. Full details of the itinerary and a booking form can be found on the YEDFAS website.

People going on the trip will find the morning especially valuable preparation and it will be a chance to meet others who have signed up .