An upcoming talk on Conscientious Objectors in Britain during WW1.
Tuesday 7 May - Senate House, London - 5.15pm. Cyril Pearce (University of Leeds)
Communities of resistance: towards a geography of dissent in First World War Britain
Cyril Pearce is mapping the geography of Conscientious Objectors in WW1 using a unique database he's compiled from archives in National Archives, Friends House and other archives. If you have names of particular people you're interested in bring them along and see what he knows about them! It is hoped the the database will be launched for public access in the near future.
A review of one of Cyril Pearce's earlier books on dissent in Huddersfield during the war is here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2002/feb/23/historybooks.highereducation1
The seminar is part of the London Group of Historical Geographers seminar series and takes place on Tuesday 7 May, in Senate House at 5.15pm.