IWM regularly hosts and contributes to seminars and conferences in collaboration with a range of academic and cultural institutions. 

For information on past seminars and conferences, please take a look at our Annual Research Reports.

Conference

Curating the Great War

Conference

Curating the Great War

13 to 14 September 2018
IWM London
Curating the Great War forms part of IWM London’s 2018 Making a New World season, which explores responses to the war in its aftermath and attempts to rebuild the world. The theme of the conference will be how the war was and is represented and interpreted in museums across the world. This conference is organised by the University of Bristol and Imperial War Museums. Brought to you by the IWM Institute.
Somme - Curating the Great War

Materialities and cultural memory of 20th century conflict

Materialities and cultural memory of 20th century conflict

In September 2001, IWM (Imperial War Museums) and University College London initiated a series of conferences focusing on the interdisciplinary study of twentieth and twenty-first century conflict - a focal point of which is the study of material culture and memory through a hybrid approach which embraces archaeology, anthropology, cultural history, military history, art history, cultural geography, and museum and heritage studies. The aim of the conferences is to offer an intellectual centre of gravity for a wide variety of scholars who specialize in different aspects of twentieth and twenty-first Century conflict, but whose work centres on some aspect of materiality.