CANCELLED Collection Encounter: Literature, loves and liminal spaces: private correspondence and conscientious objection to the First World War
|Dates:||15 March 2023|
|Times:||13:30 - 16:30|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute and Library|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Current University students, General public|
What leads people to refuse to go to war in times of conscription? How did books sustain conversation between those imprisoned for their beliefs, and their friends, families and political or religious comrades?
Drop in and join Dr Ingrid Hanson and PhD student Dyuti Gupta’s discussion on the use of archives in understanding the experiences of conscientious objectors in the First World War.
We’ll be using personal letters and collections to reveal the thoughts, emotions and surprising connections between disparate groups of people who objected to participating in war. By tracing literary, political and religious links and affiliations between groups we can explore how private letters complicate our understandings of national, political and literary movements and events in the past.
The event will begin with a short introduction by Dr Hanson using collections drawn from the University’s Special Collections. We will also hear from Dyuti about her PhD studies on nurses’ experiences in the First World War.
Dr Ingrid Hanson is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Manchester and has published work on literature of battle, social change, peace and peace protest.
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