Virtual Event to Remember Australian soldiers at 11am Tuesday, 10 November

Monash University is hosting a ‘Virtual event’ aimed at Remembering our Australian Soldiers entitled Returning Home: The Traumatised Male Soldier from Federation to the First World War and Beyond

You  are invited to join in.

Returning Home: The Traumatised Male Soldier from
Federation to the First World War and Beyond

After four years of fighting and millions of casualties, the armistice of November 11, 1918 was declared, ending World War I.

This November, Monash University Library is winding up their exhibition Return; the way back home held in the Gallery, Sir Louis Matheson Library, Clayton campus. To honour those who died, and continue to explore the legacy of those who returned, the Library invites you to attend Returning Home: The Traumatised Male Soldier from Federation to the First World War and Beyond presented by Dr Effie Karageorgos. She will be talking about the difficulties faced by traumatised veterans after the First World War, and the continuing impact of nineteenth century beliefs about psychiatry and masculinity on soldiers from Federation until today. Dr Karageorgos is a historian based at the University of Newcastle. Her research is in the social history of war, and specifically histories of gender and mental health. Her monograph Australian Soldiers in South Africa and Vietnam: Words from the Battlefield, was published in March 2016.
The full abstract of her paper can be found here
Q & A will follow the talk and guests will be invited to submit questions to the facilitator.
Event details Date: Tuesday, 10 November at 11am – 12pm AEST.                                                                                                              Everyone’s welcome – so forward this invite to your family, friends and contacts.  Register here