Saturday Spotlight: People in Objects - First World War Trench Art | University of Oxford

Saturday Spotlight: People in Objects - First World War Trench Art

Speaker
Dr Nicholas Saunders
Event date
Event time
14:30 - 15:30
Venue
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3PP
Venue details

Entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Event type
Gallery tours / talks
Event cost
Free entry
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Dr Nicholas Saunders (University of Bristol) specialises in conflict archaeology and social anthropology. His interest in the cultural memory of 20th-century conflict begins with First World War 'trench art'. This talk examines how these 3D objects embody the different experience of war for makers and consumers. Dr Saunders' archaeological investigations, collecting and research have led to collaborations with the Pitt Rivers Museum, the Imperial War Museum, Flanders Fields Museum (Belgium) and Historial de la Grande Guerre (France).