Globalising and Localising the Great War
The Globalising and Localising the Great War (GLGW) research network comprises scholars, both young and established, who study the War in a global rather than merely European context, and whose chronological focus is not confined to the period 1914-18. Established in late 2013, as a joint initiative between the Changing Character of War Programme (Pembroke College) and the Oxford Centre for Global History (Faculty of History), GLGW will continue through into mid 2019 in order to commemorate the entirety of the conflict and peace process. So far, we have produced a number of funded doctoral studentships and post-doctoral positions at the University and been awarded external funding for three projects and a Leverhulme visiting professor. We have an extensive events programme of seminars, workshops and conferences, and we collaborate on a regular basis with the Rothermere American Institute, Maison Français d’Oxford and Oxford Brookes University.
The fundamental objective of the network is to ensure that the commemoration of the War produces ground-breaking new research and fresh insights which challenge rather than confirm our often clichéd perspectives on an event that shaped – and continues to shape – our world. In order to achieve this, we facilitate dialogue between scholars in Oxford, and across the world, who study the phenomenon of war in all its diversity and complexity. We are always looking for researchers – at all levels, and from all disciplinary backgrounds – to participate in our network. We are also keen to forge partnerships and to arrange exchange programmes with non-UK based universities.