1917: War Fatigue at Home and Abroad

1917: War Fatigue at Home and Abroad

The WW100 Program of Memorial University of Newfoundland presents a Symposium on the First World War in 1917.

Keynote presentations by Dr. Dean Oliver and Mr. Andrew Robertshaw

PLEASE NOTE: There are three events - a screening of the film, Paths of Glory on Friday November 3, a symposium on November 4 and a banquet that evening. THE MOVIE AND SYMPOSIUM ARE FREE while there is a charge of $50 per person for the banquet.

Presented in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment Advisory Council and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum.

To register, please RSVP by contacting Douglas Ballam at dballam@mun.ca or 709.864.3960.


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3

Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, 155 Ridge Rd, St. John's

7:00– 9:30 pm (doors open 6:30 pm)

Special Presentation of “PATHS OF GLORY”, an award winning 1957 film by Stanley Kubrick about mutinies in the French Army in 1917. Followed by an expert panel.


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4

Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, 155 Ridge Rd, St. John's

10:00 – 10:20 am (doors open 9:30 am)

Bert Riggs, Co-Chair, Memorial University’s WW100 Steering Committee, "Overview of major events leading up to 1917"

10:20 – 11:00 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dean Oliver, “Monstrous anger of the guns”: 1917

11:00 – 11:20 am

Discussion

11:20 – 11:40 am

Refreshment Break


 

“The Global War in 1917”

CHAIR: Perry Grandy, Chair, Royal Newfoundland Regiment Advisory Council

11:40 – 12:00 pm

Luke Ashworth, '"Our Country's in It Now! (We've Got to Win It Now)" Idealism and Reality in America's Great War.'

12:00 pm – 12:20 am

Justin Fantauzzo, ‘A Glimmer of Hope: The First World War, and the Middle East in 1917’

12:20 – 12:30 am

Questions and Answers

12:30 – 1:30 pm

LUNCH - PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE IN MARINE INSTITUTE CAFETERIA


“Homefronts of 1917”

CHAIR: Larry Dohey, President, Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society

1:30 – 1:50 pm

Terry Bishop-Stirling, “The political, social and economic environment in Newfoundland in 1917”

1:50 – 2:10 pm

Bonnie White, "Amazon Women, Control your Children:" Food Protests in Wartime Britain

2:10 – 2:20 pm

Questions and Answers

2:20 – 2:40 pm

Refreshment Break


“Broken Bodies - War Weariness from the medical perspective”

CHAIR: Bert Riggs, WW100 Steering Committee Chair

2:40 – 3:00 pm

Heidi Coombs-Thorne, “Discharged Medically Unfit: Tuberculosis among the Troops, 1914-18”

3:00 – 3:20 pm

Jim Connor, “Mending a Broken Face: Plastic Surgery During the First World War”

3:20 – 3:40 pm

Sandra MacDonald, “Compassion Fatigue in WWI Nurses at Home and Abroad”

3:40 – 4:00 pm

Question and Comment

4:00 - 4:10 pm

CLOSING COMMENTS – Bert Riggs


SYMPOSIUM BANQUET

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ANDREW ROBERTSHAW

COST: $50 per person

6:30 – 7:00 pm

Cocktails, Senior Ranks Mess, Surgeon Lieutenant Commander W. Anthony Paddon Building in Pleasantville, St. John’s

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Supper

8:30 – 9:30 pm

Keynote Address, 'The Weary Road: 1917 to 1918 at the Front and at home'

10:00 pm

Banquet Concludes

Contact

WW100 Commemoration Program

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca