War Without Glamour: Emily Hobhouse and the 'enemy' civilian, 1899 - 1919 

26 September 2019 1.00pm 1.45pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Dr Helen Dampier (Leeds Beckett University); Dr Rebecca Gill (University of Huddersfield)




In 1918 peace was declared after the violent conflict of the First World War. Sixteen years earlier armed combat in South Africa between Britain and the Boer Republics had ended and peace was announced. But peace is not simply the absence of war; peace has to be made. This talk examines the peace-making activities of the British pacifist Emily Hobhouse (1860-1926). It tells the story of her attempt to rip the glamour from war, provide relief for 'enemy' civilians and put their testimony on record. 

This talk launches the display 'War Without Glamour: Emily Hobhouse's peace activism, 1899-1926' at the Proscholium, in which Hobhouse’s newly-donated papers at the Bodleian Library are showcased.


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