'Mortality, Care and Military Welfare during the British Civil Wars'

Series Name Centre for English Local History
Type Conference
When 7 - 8 Aug 2015
Venue National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum, Old Magnus Buildings, Newark-on-Trent
Open To Public
Ticket Price £50

This exciting international conference organised by the University of Leicester’s Centre for English Local History will celebrate the opening of the National Civil War Centre at Newark Museum, Nottinghamshire, on 7-8 August 2015. The conference will examine care and military welfare during the British Civil Wars, embracing themes such as hospitals, medicine, surgery, nursing, disease, wounds, maimed soldiers, war widows and orphans. It will also focus on the costs of these wars, as well as the social memory and lasting scars of this important series of conflicts. The conference also celebrates the establishment of a Wolfson Foundation Research Centre for Care, Welfare and Medicine during the British Civil Wars based at Newark Museum and in partnership with the University of Leicester.

As well as the usual academic panels, this conference will allow attendees to visit the new National Civil War Centre and walk through more civil war history – utilising mobile technology – on an augmented reality Newark Town Trail. At the time of the conference there will be a specialist bookstall, and the Museum will be displaying exciting exhibits such as the wheelchair made for the parliamentarian General Fairfax, the portrait of Henry Ireton and the buff-coat and armour of local royalist, Sir Edward Hussey.

Newark and Sherwood District Council received a grant of £3.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a National Civil War Centre at Newark Museum, which opened in May 2015.

Places can be booked online via the University's e-shop.

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