Gallipoli's impact explored in free public forum

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

The Centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli will be commemorated in a series of events at the University of Adelaide, including a free public forum that will explore some of the biggest impacts of the Gallipoli campaign.

In Gallipoli Revisited, a special Research Tuesdays Forum to be held on Tuesday 14 April, three leading researchers in the field will discuss:

* Why Gallipoli was a critical turning point for the Australian Army Medical Corps – going beyond just Simpson and his donkey;
* The enduring lessons of the impact of war on mental health, and particularly the understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder; and
* How the myths of Gallipoli differ from historical reality, and why this campaign is so important to our nation's identity.

The panellists are: Professor Alexander McFarlane AO (Head, Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies, University of Adelaide), Professor Robin Prior (Visiting Research Fellow, University of Adelaide, and Professor of History, Flinders University), and Alexia Moncrieff (PhD candidate in History, University of Adelaide).

WHAT:  Gallipoli Revisited: A Research Tuesdays Forum
WHERE:  The Braggs Lecture Theatre, North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN:  5.30–6.30pm, Tuesday 14 April, 2015
COST:  Free and all welcome – but registration is essential: please register online.

Other events being held at the University of Adelaide include:

ANZAC Centenary Celebrations at the Roseworthy campus on Sunday 26 April, commemorating the World War I military service of Roseworthy students and staff.  Starting at 11.00am with an ANZAC service in the College Chapel.  The event includes a presentation by military historian Dr Michael Tyquin, and will conclude at 2.00pm with a demonstration by Troopers of the Barossa Light Horse Historical Association.  This event is open to the public and is organised by the Roseworthy Old Collegians Association.

A free public seminar on The High Court of Australia and the First World War, presented by Professor John Williams (Dean, University of Adelaide Law School).  This talk will discuss the High Court's role in adjudicating on many critical moments during the war; and how High Court judges, like other parents, dealt with the tragic loss of that conflict.  5.30pm Wednesday 29 April, Napier lecture theatre G04, Napier building, North Terrace campus.

The unveiling of a Commemorative Board for the Walter, Carew and Richard Reynell Fellowship recipients at the Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Science Laboratory, Waite campus, on Wednesday 15 April.  These fellowships are awarded each year to international visiting winemakers.  They were established to honour the contribution of the Reynell family to Australian winemaking, and to perpetuate the memory in particular of Carew Reynell, who was killed at Gallipoli in 1915.


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