Gateways to the First World War

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Mark Connelly

Principal Investigator

Professor of Modern British Military History, School of History, University of Kent


Gateways' Director Mark Connelly has been interested in the First World War for as long as he can remember and is passionate about getting others interested in the conflict. He is currently involved in many centenary-related projects and activities and is an adviser to BBC SE and BBC online and consultant to Ministry of Defence First World War 2014 Staff Ride. He is a member of the academic advisory panel for the Institute of Education’s schools battlefield tours project, the steering committee of the IHR Anglo-American 2014 conference, ‘The Great War at Home’, and the advisory committee for the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War project.

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  • The Great War: memory and ritual (Boydell and Brewer, 2002)
  • ‘Britain and the memory of the Great War’, Kulturwissenschafliches Institut, Essen, Jahrbuch 2002/3 (Kulturwissenschafliches, Essen, 2003)
  • ‘Never Such Innocence Again: Grosbritannien und das Jahr 1914’, Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (German Bundestag journal), B29-30, 2004
  • ‘The British Campaign in Aden, 1914-1918’, Journal of First World War Studies, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2005
  • Steady the Buffs! A Regiment, a Region and the Great War (OUP, 2006)
  • ‘“A Poignant Search for National Identity”: Peter Weir’s Gallipoli’ in Mark Glancy, Sue Harper, James Chapman (ed), The New Film History (Palgrave, 2007)
  • ‘Ypres: Holy Ground of British arms. The Ypres League and the commemoration of the Ypres salient, 1918-1940’, War in History, Vol. 16, No. 1, January 2009
  • ‘The Cenotaph’ in David Musgrove (ed), 100 Places That Made Britain (London: Random House/BBC Books, 2011)
  • ‘The Army, the Press and the Curragh Incident’, Historical Research, Vol. 84, No. 225, August 201 (with Timothy Bowman)
  • The Edwardian Army: recruiting, training, and deploying the British army, 1902-1914 (OUP, 2012)
  • ‘Where history happened: Great War memorials’, BBC History Magazine, Issue 7, July 2013
  • ‘The visualisation of violence for home front audiences, 1914-1918’, entry for Free University of Berlin online encyclopedia, ‘1914-1918’ [to come online November 2013]
  • ‘Trench warfare: Britain and the memory of the Great War’ in G. Seybert and T. Stauder (eds.).Heroisches Elend: Der Erste Weltkrieg im intellektuellen, literarischen und bildlichen Bewusstsein der europäischen Kulturen. (Augsburg, forthcoming November 2013)
  • The British Army and the First World War (CUP, forthcoming 2014)
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Last Updated: 24/09/2014