In June 2022, we hosted our first virtual coffee morning for postgraduate researchers in the field of Second World War studies.   This event was an informal hour of conversation and connection, allowing PGRs to introduce themselves and outline their research to their peers. We were very conscious that the pivot to online conferences and […]

In April 2022 we hosted an expert round table discussing the British Empire and the Second World War.   As the British Empire was mobilised to fight, it had far reaching consequences for all of those involved; the political, social, and economic transformations created new relationships, shifting loyalties and divisions, opening up new possibilities and […]

Welcome to our first Digest of 2022!   To kick off the new year, our Second World War Network has pulled together a short digest of Second World War-related books and articles published during the pandemic. We know that the last few years have been both busy and enormously challenging, but in amongst the chaos […]

As part of our ‘Second World War Conversations’ series, we are rounding off 2021 with a panel on the Global Serviceman.   This discussion on the experiences of servicemen from Canada, Italy and the UK will feature papers from Professor Geoff Hayes, Dr Alex Henry and Dr Joel Morley, and will be facilitated by Dr […]

As part of our ‘Second World War Conversations’ series, we are hosting a panel on the Italian factor: the Mediterranean turning point.   This discussion on the Italian government and Italian Armed Forces will feature papers from Dr Karine Varley, Dr Richard Hammond and Dr Marco Maria Aterrano, and will be facilitated by Professor Tobias […]

In September 2021 we held an expert round table discussing the original themes emerging from recent key texts in the field of Second World War British History.   Our invited authors were:   Alan Allport Britain at Bay: The Epic Story of the Second World War: 1938-1941, London: Profile Books Ltd., 2020   Lucy Noakes […]

As part of our ‘Second World War Conversations’, we are continuing with a panel on visuals, news and propaganda in wartime Britain.   This discussion is moderated by Wendy Ugolini.   Jonathan Black will be speaking on wartime artist Eric Kennington, Grace Stephenson on British cinema newsreels, and Marc Wiggam on the British national press. […]

As part of our ‘Second World War Conversations’ series, we are beginning with a panel on East Asia.   This discussion on East Asia is moderated by Felix Boecking.   Andrew Levidis and Jeremy Yellen will be speaking on Japan’s empire and Odila Schroder on Japanese-occupied China.   The panel will be taking place on […]


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