Ending War, Imagining Peace: Germany 1918

Date: 03/10/2018

Time: 14.30 to 16.30

Location: Pickering Meeting House

Talk by Professor Ingrid Sharp and Dr Corinne Painter from the University of Leeds
The Home Front in Germany at the end of the First World War erupted with revolution. After enduring four years of food shortages, strikes and unrest, men and women took to the streets to demand peace, bread and an overhaul of the political structures they believed had led to the war. This talk will tell the story of the revolution by including the voices of the revolutionaries themselves. Using eye-witness accounts, it will introduce some key figures who have been almost written out of history today and explore the visions for peace they shared.
It will conclude with a discussion of whose history we tell, and what happens to our understanding of historical events when we add the voices of those hidden from history.