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.

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.