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Peace History Conference, Leeds, 2016
Leeds City Museum
Leeds United Kingdom
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Peace History Conference 2016 in Leeds
Conscience and Conscription:
Resistance to War 1916-2016
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October 2016
Holy Trinity Church  (Friday)
and Leeds City Museum (Saturday)


Friday 14th October
Leeds Peace Trail: a guided walk starting from outside The Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University
Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, LS1 6HW followed by
Oh What a Lovely War Resistance  a musical evening of historic
opposition to war
The Free Range Choir and Clive Barrett (Peace Museum)

Saturday 15th October  Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, LS2 8BH

Chair: Clive Barrett (Peace Museum)
Civic Welcome by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Gerry Harper
Conference Introduction by Bruce Kent (Movement for the Abolition of War)

Martyrs and Rebels  perceptions of resistance in World War One
Cyril Pearce (University of Leeds)
Inspired to action  CO stories on stage and in schools
Jude Wright (Peace Museum)
Coffee/Tea Break

Different Faces of Resistance 1: the German Experience
Chair: Peter van den Dungen (International Network of Museums for Peace)
German Resistance to World War One
Guido Grünewald (peace activist and peace historian)
German anti-war dissenters: international pacifism and human rights
André Keil (Durham University)
'The great, inspiring example': German pacifist responses to British Conscientious Objectors
Ingrid Sharp (University of Leeds)

Lunch Break including showing of Watfords Quiet Heroes DVD

Fight or Flight?
Chair: Valerie Flessati (Pax Christi)
The awkward case of Belgian soldiers and able-bodied men in Britain during WW1
Christophe Declercq (University College London)
Conscription and Child Soldiers
David Gee (ForcesWatch)

Tea/Coffee Break

Different Faces of Resistance 2: the Nuclear Age
Chair: Rachel Julian (Leeds Beckett University)
Resistance to War by Scientists
Dave Webb (Leeds Beckett University)
Resisting US Military and Agency Occupation
Lindis Percy (Campaign Against American Bases)

Summing Up and Announcements from the Floor
Valerie Flessati (Pax Christi)
Close of Conference

Conference Information:
On Saturday there will be stalls, displays and a major exhibition: 'The Challenging Road to Peace since the First World War'.
Registration includes coffee/tea morning and afternoon on Saturday and also the Leeds Peace Trail walk.
Registration packs will include the programme, a City map and information on hotels, hostels and places for lunch.
We regret that we cannot undertake visa applications, accommodation or travel.
We have kept the registration fee as low as possible. Concessions are for full-time students and unwaged only.
If you are able to make a donation on top of the fee it would
be much appreciated.
Friday & Saturday £25/£12.50 concessions, Friday only £6/£3 concessions, Saturday only £20/£10 concessions. On-line booking fees:£0.79 + 3.5%
Booking cut-off date is 30th September 2016. If places remain they can be paid for on the day.
Please come in plenty of time for registration on Friday or Saturday so that the first speakers are not interrupted once they have started their talks.
This Conference is organised or supported by Movement for the Abolition of War, International Peace Bureau, Bradford Peace Museum, Grassington and District Peace Group, Legacies of War: University of Leeds, Peace Studies: Leeds Beckett University,
The Clun Trust, Pax Christi, Yorkshire CND, Northern Friends Peace Board
Friday Oct 14, 2016 3:00 PM - Saturday Oct 15, 2016 5:15 PM | £3.00 - £25.00


Leeds City Museum (View)
Millennium Square,
Leeds LS2 8BH
United Kingdom


Other > Political

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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