Martin Bayer’s work as freelance historian, publicist and arts curator centres around the cultural dimensions of war, including the cultures of commemoration. He was educated as photographer (1992-94 Lette-Verein Berlin) and holds a BA in War Studies (2000-03 King’s College London) and a Master of Peace and Security Policy Studies (2003-04 IFSH/University of Hamburg). Among other publications on the First World War, he has written the study “Not just in Flanders Fields – The First World War as Topic of German and International Politics of Memory” for the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa), commissioned by the German Foreign Office in 2013. His photos of German First World War memorials have been exhibited at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra (‘After the War’, 10-12/2018). He is currently preparing a PhD at Freie Universität Berlin (with Prof Oliver Janz) on the British and German approaches to commemorate the First World War centenary.