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Eyes on Events: Pro-and Anti-War Voices, with Joseph Rix (University of Worcester)

Eyes on Events: Pro-and Anti-War Voices, with Joseph Rix (University of Worcester)


For the first Eyes on Events of the 2023-2024 academic year, we talked to Joseph Rix, a PhD Candidate at the University of Worcester, about the upcoming University of Worcester conference, Pro- and Anti-War Voices, which will be held on Saturday 11th November at the University’s St John’s Campus.

At this conference, speakers from across the UK and Europe are congregating to illuminate the various ways in which “ordinary” people, both men and women, used their voices during wartime to either support or criticise government policy. Focusing on United States’ military actions, papers will consider the War of Independence, the Civil War, World War Two, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War to provide a comprehensive analysis of the US public’s reactions to conflict. The “ordinary” people under examination represent a similarly diverse range of political persuasions and ethnicities, including conscientious objectors, Welsh Americans, conservative women, planter women, active duty servicepeople, Japanese Americans, intellectuals and activists.

To find out more about the conference, click here: https://www.worcester.ac.uk/about/academic-schools/school-of-humanities/humanities-research/pro-and-anti-war-voices-conference.aspx