The Returning Soldier and The War, Conflict and Society Group, History Research Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University


Veteran Politics in Europe Workshop


17th June 2019, Manchester Metropolitan University

Council Chamber, Ormond Building


10.00 Registration, Tea & Coffee


Welcome: Kathryn Hurlock and Mercedes Peñalba-Sotorrio


10.30-11.30 Session One

Owen Rees (Manchester Metropolitan University) ‘Veterans as a Political Force in Ancient Greece.’


Matilda Greig, (Sciences Po, Paris) ‘The Politics of Napoleonic War Memoirs, 1814-1914’, 


11.30-11.45 Comfort Break


11.45-12.45 Session Two

Marcus Morris (Manchester Metropolitan University): ‘‘Vote for the man who fought with you’: returning soldiers and British politics in the immediate aftermath of the First World War.’  


Ángel Alcalde Fernandez (University of Melbourne) ‘Italy 1919: Returning soldiers and Fascism.’


12.45-1.30 Lunch


1.30-2.30 Session Three


Ana Carden-Coyne (University of Manchester): ‘The Politics of Wounds.’


Enrico Acciai (University of Copenhagen): ‘Veterans of the IB after the Spanish Civil War.’


2.30-2.45 Comfort Break


2.45-4.15 Session Four


Robert Dale (Newcastle University): ‘Red Army Veterans of the Great Patriotic War: Loyalties, Mobilization and Political Education.’


Frances Houghton (University of Manchester): 'The Veterans' Tale: Controlling Histories and Memories of the Second World War through British Military Memoir'


Sam Edwards (Manchester Metropolitan  University): ‘US Veterans of World War II and the Politics of Battlefield Pilgrimage, c. 1970-1999.’


4.15-4.30 Tea & Coffee


4.30-5.00 Round Table Discussion


Follow on the day: @thereturningso1 #rs19  

Veterans in Europe

Manchester Metropolitan University, June 2019

More details of this event, generously funded by the Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence and the War, Conflict and Society Research Group (MMU), which will take place at Manceseter Met in June 2019.

Combat Stress and the Pre-Modern World

Manchester Metropolitan University
7th December 2018

Location: All Saints Theatre, All Saints Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

This workshop is free to attend, with food and beverages provided. Space is limited, so if you would like to attend please email Owen Rees (

9.00 – 9.30 Registration and coffee

9.30 – 11.30 – Ancient I


Melissa Gardner (Durham University):   “PTSD and the Study of the Ancient World”


Constantine Christoforou (University of Roehampton): “Combat Trauma in Sophocles’ Ajax.”


Jeffrey J Howard (Memorial University of Newfoundland): “Vectors Leading to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Roman Soldiers in the Republic”

Andy Fear (University of Manchester Manchester): “Marius’s Dreams and other phantoms of Roman PTSD”


11.30 – 11.45 Tea/Coffee


11.45 – 13.15 -  Ancient II


Bernd Steinbock (Western University, Ontario): “Combat Trauma in Ancient Greece: The Case of the Athenians’ Sicilian Expedition”


Giorgia Proietti (Universit of Trento): “A ‘collective war trauma’ in Classical Athens? Coping with war deaths in Aeschylus’ Persians”


Jamie Young (University of Glasgow): “The Psychological Impact of Slavery; Mental Illness and Stockholm Syndrome in Slaves of the Roman Republic.”


13.15 – 13.45 Lunch


13.45-14.45 – Medieval and Early Modern


Kathryn Hurlock (Manchester Metropolitan University): “Was there combat trauma in the middle ages?”


Chelsea Grosskopf (University of Iceland, Reykjavik): “Combat Trauma and Eyrbyggja Saga” 


Ismini Pells (University of Leicester): “Adventure or adversity? Child soldiers, childhood experience and trauma during the British Civil Wars”


14.45 – 15.00 Tea/Coffee


15.00 – 17.00 – Round Table and Closing Remarks


The Returning Soldier Symposium

Thursday 6th September 2018, MMU Council Chamber, Ormond Building, Manchester Metropolitan University


10.30 Registration, Tea & Coffee

Welcome: Kathryn Hurlock and Mercedes Peñalba-Sotorrio


10.45-11.45 Session One: Chair, Emma Liggins


Moral Injury, Criticism of Crusading and Returning Crusaders, c.1100-1200

Kathryn Hurlock, Manchester Metropolitan University


Conflict, Welfare and Memory during and after the British Civil Wars, 1642-1710

Andrew Hopper, University of Leicester


11.45-12.00 Comfort Break


12.00-1.00 Session Two: Chair: Kathryn Hurlock


The Justicier: the military officer in eighteenth-century domestic tragedy

Karen Lacey, Birkbeck College, University of London


Judging heroes: magistrates’ approaches to wife battery, military service and marital duty in English Police Courts in the shadow of the First World War.                                          

Rebecca Crites, Warwick University


1.00-2.00 Lunch


2.00-3.30 Session Three: Chair, Mercedes Peñalba-Sotorrio


‘Rest you, charger, rust you, bridle’: Animals from the Wars Returning?

Gervase Phillips, Manchester Metropolitan University


Who Dares Wins: veteran SAS on contemporary television’

Nicola Bishop, Department of English, Manchester Metropolitan University


Disabled War Veterans in Tito´s Yugoslavia, 1945-1961

John Paul Newman, National University of Ireland, Maynooth


3.30-4.00 Tea & Coffee

4.00-5.00 Round Table Discussion: The Returning Soldier

6.00 Dinner



Tel 123-456-7890

Fax 123-456-7890



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