1000 Years of War Poems, Archaeology, Artifacts of War, Diaries, Free Talk, Letters, Life Lines Archive Project, Nottingham University, Nottingham University Campus, Photos, Poems, Samantha Glasswell, Talks, University of Nottingham Museum, War Poems, World War 1, WW1
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5TH at 1pm. Held in the Djanogly Theatre
Free talk by hosted by the University of Nottingham Museum, Lakeside.
Please book your place in advance 0115 846 7777
1000 years of war poems
Archaeology can give a great insight into past conflicts through the study of weapons used, wounds inflicted, how battles took place in the landscape and the settlements laid to waste. None of these actually tell us how the people involved felt. Poems of war and conflict can help us to do this. This talk takes examples of poems from Anglo-Saxon times to the 20th century and looks at what these can add to our understanding of the artefacts, and the experience of the people who used them.
Talk given by Samanatha Glasswell AMA, Freelance Archaeologist and part time curator of Bassetlaw Museum.
In remembrance of World War 1 collections from the University’s Manuscripts and Collections Department will be shown that detail the personal stories of local people including the Life Lines archive project. Anyone with WW1 letters, diaries and photos, who would like them to be recorded as part of this project can bring them along.