From the Garden to the Trenches: Childhood, Culture, and the First World War Conference


“From the Garden to the Trenches,” the second of three international “Approaching War” conferences marking the centenary of WWI, will focus on childhood culture and war from the perspectives of the Americas. The first conference in Sydney Australia (December 2011), centred on the Global South, and the third, in Newcastle UK (March 2013) will focus on Europe. This conference will take place in three parts, from May 10-12, 2012, in Niagara and Toronto. We are delighted to announce that Michael Morpurgo, author of “War Horse”, is one of our Keynote speakers. The Toronto production of the play will be running during the conference and we will be featuring connections with the production.

For event details, including location, accommodations, program information, and registration, please visit the From the Garden to the Trenches Official Website or view the Event Flyer.