Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents during the First World War

How did the First World War create new spaces for as well as put new pressures on encounters between peoples and cultures from belligerent, colonised and politically neutral countries and what were the lasting consequences (in terms of social, cultural and literary memory) for Europe?

‘Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents during the First World War’ (CEGC) is a three-year collaborative research project funded by Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA). Led by Dr Santanu Das (King’s College London), this project brings together a cross-disciplinary and multilingual team of researchers – Professor Geert Buelens (Utrecht University), Dr Heike Liebau (Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin), and Professor Hubert van den Berg (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland) – and a number of cultural institutions from across Europe to illuminate and examine this overarching question during the centennial years of the war’s commemoration.

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