Thursday, October 20, 2011

The beginning...

Hello world,
This is the beginning of my new First World War research blog, "Ghosts of 1914." I am a Yale University graduate student completing a Ph.D. dissertation on British life and history writing of the Great War era. This project was born out of a love of the material, textual, and cultural artifacts that I have encountered in my work on the relationship between individual and national narratives of a modern crisis. I am a bookish creature whose native habitat comprises libraries, archives, and museums. My blog is meant to be a cabinet of curiosities and wonders--some possessed of strange beauty, others marked by poignant tragedy. I hope to share with you some of my passion for the history of the Great War and what it can teach us, who live in an era of conflict ourselves, about the experience and costs of combat. It is my hope that studying war will teach us to love and seek peace.

© Fiona Robinson

4 comments:

  1. Excellent start Fiona! Wow!! Best of luck and good wishes.

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  2. My Great Great Grand Father served the Birtish Royal Navy in WWI .. May his soul rest in peace.

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    1. Ritesh, thank you for your comment. It is so important to reflect on our ancestors' histories. Do you happen to have more family history notes about your Great-Great-Grandfather? I'd be very interested in knowing more.

      All the best,
      Fiona

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  3. Ritesh, thank you for your comment. It is so important to reflect on our ancestors' histories. Do you happen to have more family history notes about your Great-Great-Grandfather? I'd be very interested in knowing more.

    All the best,
    Fiona

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