The Flemish Peace Institute is an independent
institute for peace research at the Flemish Parliament.

11 November lecture by Lois Bibbings: ‘War Resistance Then And Now’

Datum
10/11/2019
20:30 - 22:30

In this lecture professor Lois Bibbings (University of Bristol) will look at groups and individuals who in various ways refused or resisted war during First World War, including oncsientious objectors, soldiers and women peace activits. In this context, links will be made with war resistance and peace activism today. Whilst the focus will be upon the United Kingdom and Ireland, historical and present-day examples will also be drawn from around the world.

 

Programme

8.30 pm

Welcome by Piet Chielens Coordinator In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres

8.35 pm

Speech by Emmily Talpe Mayor of Ypres

8.45 pm

11 November Lecture by Lois Bibbings Professor of Law, Gender and History at the University of Bristol

“War resistance during the First World War: Reflections from beyond the Centenary”

(Lecture in English)

9.15 pm

Concert by the female choir Amaranthe

9.45 pm

Reception

 

The event takes place in the cultural center het Perron in Ypres.

Admission is free, but please register by sending a message to kenniscentrum@ieper.be.

 

Biography Professor Lois Bibbings

Lois Bibbings is Professor of Law, Gender and History at the University of Bristol. Much of her research has centred upon the First World War in Britain, looking at hidden histories or lesser known stories of the conflict, and she has spoken and published extensively in this area. Thirty years ago she started researching conscientious objection to military service. Her work in this area has focused upon legal issues, gender and the nature of conscience. Her monograph on objectors, Telling Tales About Men: Conceptions of Conscientious Objectors to Military Service During the First World War (Manchester University Press, 2009) offered a completely original perspective by considering objectors, along with soldiers and male and female civilians, in terms of gender. In the lecture professor Lois Bibbings will look at groups and individuals who in various ways refused or resisted war during the First World War.