The long tail of war symposium

Remembrance Day marks the end of First World War hostilities, but did the war truly end on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918?

As part of the Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation program, The Long Tail of War Symposium will explore the aftermath of war and the stories of what happened to the soldiers and nurses who returned home.

The two-day symposium will feature individual presentations and panel discussions from historians, writers, journalists and curators covering themes on returning home; health wellbeing and medical; remembrance; economic and social impact and the ripple effect.

Returned soldiers on the wharf at Petrie Bight, Brisbane, ca. 1920, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

Day 1 presenters include:

  • Dr Carolyn Holbrook, historian at Deakin University and coordinator of the Australian Policy and History network
  • Mr Ian Townsend, journalist and author, will be the evening’s MC.

Carolyn Holbrook is a historian at Deakin University and co-ordinator of the Australian Policy and History network.

Day 2 presenters include:

  • Professor Bruce Scates, Australian National University
  • Associate Professor Martin Crotty, The University of Queensland
  • Professor Emerita Joan Beaumont, Australian National University
  • Mr Michael Bell, Australian War Memorial
  • Professor John Pearn, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
  • Dr Geoff Ginn, The University of Queensland
  • Dr Bart Ziino, Deakin University
  • Dr Jon Piccini, The University of Queensland
  • Dr Carolyn Holbrook, historian at Deakin University
  • Mr Ian Townsend, journalist and author

Join us for this fascinating symposium that will reveal the stories of what happened next as we commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Armistice.

Campbell family of Clayfield, 1919, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

Day 1

When: Tue 6 Nov

Time: 6.30-7.30pm

Where: slq Auditorium 2, level 2, State Library of Queensland

Cost: Free

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Day 2

When:Wed 7 Nov

Time: 9.30am -3.30pm

Where: slq Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland

Cost: Free

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Part of Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation, a joint initiative between the Queensland Government and the Anzac Centenary Public Fund.