The first instalment of the ‘IAMHIST Online’ series, ‘Media Histories of World War I’, hosted by Leen Engelen (IAMHIST President) and Brett Bowles (Associate Editor of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television).
Part 1 of this event includes Emma Hanna (University of Kent) discussing her research on the musical cultures of the British armed forces during the Great War. Emma is the author of Sounds of War: Music in the British Armed Forces During the Great War (Cambridge University Press, 2020).
Part 2 of this event includes Veronica Johnson (National University of Ireland, Galway) discussing her research on how Ireland’s distinctive position on the edge of Europe and in the centre of Empire influences filmmaking and film consumption during the Great War. Veronica’s research centres on early and silent cinema with a focus on The Film Company of Ireland (1916-1920).
Part 3 of this event includes Jason Bate (Falmouth University) discussing the projection services of the Royal Society of Medicine and Ministry of Pensions in the Great War. Jason’s research explores photographic and lantern practices of the First World War, focusing in particular on the significance that photographers’ interactions with other media and technologies had on the production of ways of recovering from the war.