Poziéres in 1916

The aftermath of the battle of Poziéres in 1916, the Australian official war historian Charles Bean began to develop plans for a national memorial to commemorate the sacrifices made by his fellow Australians.


Honour and conduct

l commemorative ceremonies, including on Australia’s two major days of remembrance.

Commemoration reframed is a series of linked projects and events that seek to open up new ways to conceptualise commemoration based on how people experience it. It builds on approaches that focus on historical representation or political significance, going beyond this by arguing that commemorative events’ and sites’ messages are significantly reproduced, reinforced and redistributed experientially. We argue that this is a vital part of how we should understand these important state-sponsored activities.

Our first workshop, held in September 2017, cohered an international and interdisciplinary network of scholars and establish a shared agenda. The position paper from this workshop is now available. 2018 will see the development of new collaborative projects to build on this foundation. To keep up to date with our activities and projects as they unfold, get in touch here.


State Commemoration in a Digital World

30 August 2017 - London

Experiencing state commemoration at the close of the First World War centenary

7 September 2017 - Brussels

Investigating Remembrance Day 2018

9 February 2018 - Brussels