Inaugural Workshop AHRC Network ‘Passions of War’ on Saturday June 20th

Achilles kills Hector, Crispijn van de Passe (I), 1613. © Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Achilles kills Hector, 1613. © Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

On Saturday June 20th, the Museum Dr Guislain and GEMS will host the inaugural  workshop of the AHRC Network Passions of War: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality and Conflict, 1550-1945.  The workshop programme consists of three sessions, two with paper presentations and one with a group discussion based on exhibits from the War & Trauma exhibition and other objects related to that exhibition. An introduction to the group discussion about ‘War trauma and gendered emotions’ will be provided by Patrick Allegaert and Eline Van de Voorde of the Museum Dr Guislain. The sessions with paper presentations will be about ‘Sexuality and gender in war narratives’ and ‘Military masculinities and female soldiers’. Speakers are Jessica Meyer (University of Leeds), Marysa Demoor (Ghent University), Victoria Basham (Exeter University), Marian Füssel (Universität Göttingen), Stefan Dudink (Radboud University Nijmegen) and Simon Bainbridge (University of Lancaster). After the last session, James Wharton will provide a public lecture about his book Out in the Army – a detailed account of ten years in the British Army, discussing sexuality and modern equality.