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Wed 27 Apr 2016, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Auckland Museum Event Centre, 3/F Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Institute Members: $5.00
  • Students: $5.00
  • Booking Fee Offsite Transaction: $3.00
  • General Admission: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Join us for a topical and stunning panel discussion featuring Dr Maartje Abbenhuis, Dr Felicity Barnes and Dr Maria Armoudian from the University of Auckland.

A Myriad Faces of War

A hundred years after the catastrophic events of the First World War (1914 - 1918), why should New Zealanders care or be interested?

In this panel discussion, three experts – Dr Maartje Abbenhuis, Dr Felicity Barnes and Dr Maria Armoudian all from the University of Auckland will debate the history and legacies of the First World War and ask questions of its relevance for today. Jim Mora from RNZ will chair the discussion and bring his own insights from his research on the First World War.

Focusing on Gallipoli, the Middle East, genocide and the global revolutions of 1917, the panel will explore the on-going meanings of the war and its vital importance for understanding the shape of the modern world.

Presented by The myriad faces of war: 1917 and its legacy Symposium 2017.

The panel

Dr Maartje Abbenhuis
Maartje is Associate Professor in Modern European History at the University of Auckland. Her research interests are wide-ranging but include the international history of the 19th century and the First World War. She has published two books - An Age of Neutrals. Great Power Politics 1815-1914 with Cambridge University Press (2014) and The Art of Staying Neutral. The Netherlands in the First World War with Amsterdam University Press (2006). At present, she is working on a global history of the two Hague peace conferences of 1899 and 1907.

Dr Felicity Barnes
Felicity is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland where she specialises in New Zealand and imperial history. She has a particular interest in the impact of WWI on New Zealand's culture and identity.

Dr Maria Armoudian
Maria is the author of Kill the Messenger: The Media's Role in the Fate of the World, a lecturer at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, the host and producer of the syndicated radio program, The Scholars' Circle. She served as a commissioner for the city of Los Angeles for six years and in the California State Legislature for eight years. In addition to her academic publications, her articles have been published by the Columbia Journalism Review, New York Times Syndicate and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, The New Zealand Herald, the Los Angeles Daily News, The Progressive,, Truthout, Alternet, Inc., Daily Variety and Billboard. She has just completed her second book, Reporting from the Danger Zone: Frontline Journalists, Their Jobs and an Increasingly Perilous Future.

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