Great War East Africa Association Conference 2013

Capture d’écran 2013-06-19 à 10.09.43The second GWEAA conference will take place on 9 November 2013 at The
National Archives, Kew, London (same place as last year).

At the request of many, we will have a conference research day on Friday
8 November for those who wish to access archival material whilst in
London (details below). On the Friday evening, there will be an
opportunity for everyone to meet at The Coach & Horses between Berkeley
Sq. & Bond St. (max 5 mins walk from Bond St / Oxford Circus & Green
Park tube / bus stops).

Given the centrality of the East Africa campaign to the Great War in
Africa more generally, there will, pending interest, be a second strand
of talks dealing with the Great War in other African theatres.

As there is no pre-determined theme for the day, topics relating to any
aspect of the campaigns in Africa are welcomed.

If you would like to present a paper or talk on 9 November, please send
a short overview to Anne at thesamsonsed[@]
Papers and talks will be published following the conference event.

In order to cover the costs for 9 November, there will be a charge of
£60 for participants and attendees. This includes lunch and refreshments
during the day. There will be an additional small charge for the event
on Friday evening 8 November for those wishing to attend. This will be
advised in due course, as will details on how to book your place at the

Research Day
If you would like to participate in the research day on 8 November,
please let me know which of the archives (The National Archives or
Imperial War Museum) you plan to visit. This will enable me to let you
have the necessary information to access the collections (the two
archives have different booking and entry requirements). There will be
someone from the GWEAA at each venue to welcome members and to arrange a
common place for those wishing to meet over lunch that day.

More information on the Research Day and the Conference will be posted
on, but please do get in touch in the meantime to
express your interest etc.

Anne Samson
Co-ordinator, GWEAA

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