Gallipoli 1915

Gallipoli 1915: a century on – International History Conference

From March 18-20, the Australian War Memorial and Australian National University will present an unprecedented lineup of renowned historians from around the world at this year’s international history conference Gallipoli 1915: a century on.

Presentations will cover a wide range of international perspectives on the Gallipoli conflict including those from: Britain, Turkey, France, New Zealand, India, Ireland and New Foundland as well as new research from the Australian perspective that could change the way we view the Gallipoli campaign.

One hundred years later, the campaign still generates mythology and debate over the strategy and planning, the real or illusory opportunities for success, and the causes of failure. The campaign involved military and naval forces from many nations around the world, and the lingering memory of Gallipoli continues to play a central role in the national narratives of Australia, New Zealand, and Turkey.

Also, for the first time, the annual conference will feature speakers from a range of different fields including film-makers, musicians, archaeologists and artists to provide their unique view on the Gallipoli campaign.

The Australian War Memorial encourages members of the media to attend the Gallipoli conference as either full-time attendees or media covering the event.

Program Overview

Speakers at the conference will include:

Professor Sir Hew Strachan (University of Oxford)
Author of The First World War and The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War

Professor Jay Winter (Yale University)
Series editor of The Cambridge History of the First World War

Professor Joan Beaumont (Australian National University)
Author of Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War

Professor Robin Prior (Flinders University) 
Author of Gallipoli: the end of the myth, The Somme, and Passchendaele: the untold story

Mr Kenan Çelik OAM

Australian War Memorial visiting scholar, 2000, 2010

Mr Les Carlyon AC

Author of Gallipoli and The Great War

The full program for the conference can be found here. It details the session topics and speakers for each of the three days.


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