Invitation: British Empire & the Great War

To mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War in July 1914, Nanyang Technological University invites speakers to participate in an international conference to be held in Singapore, 19-22 February 2014. Call-for-papers opened now. See programme detail, conference registration process, Singapore venue information.

Conference hosted by School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University and sponsored by NTU's Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)

Conference Participation

Call-for-papers; abstract

Foundation of empire is art and science – 200 word abstract and a short biography of about 100 words.

Conference programme

Conference will be held at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on 19-22 February, 2014.

Results & Outputs

The feedback and research outputs emanating from the conference can be found here.

Conference Organising Committee 


Conference Organiser
Senior Lecturer in Imperial and Military History, Flinders University, Australia

and author of the monograph British Imperialism in Cyprus, 1878-1915: The Inconsequential Possession (MUP, 2009; paperback 2012).



Conference Organiser

Associate Professor in Art History, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore has primarily published on English painting in the first two decades of the 20th century and the art and conservation of Famagusta, Cyprus.


Special Guest

Special Guest Eric Bogle
Songwriter: And The Bands Played Waltzing Matilda and No Man's Land (The Green Fields of France)

Conference Participation 

  • Tim Barringer

    Paul Mellon Professor History of Art, Yale University
  • John M. MacKenzie

    Emeritus Professor in Imperial History, Lancaster University
  • Sir Hew Strachan

    Chichele Professor of the History of War, University of Oxford
  • Jay Winter

    Charles J. Stille Professor of History, Yale University