Gallipoli Revisited

A Research Tuesdays forum

In recognition of this year’s Centenary of the ANZAC Gallipoli landing, the University of Adelaide is delighted to invite you to an information-filled forum to explore some of the occasion’s greatest legacies. You will hear:

  • Why Gallipoli was a critical turning point for the Australian Army Medical Corps – there’s a lot more to remember than just Simpson and his donkey.
  • The enduring lessons of WWI in the field of mental health, and particularly our understanding of the devastating impact of post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • How the myths of Gallipoli differ from historical reality, and why – even with all mistruths stripped away – it’s still incredibly important to our nation.

We hope you can join us for this significant Research Tuesdays event.

The presenters

Professor Alexander C. McFarlane AO is Professor of Psychiatry and the Head of the University of Adelaide Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies. He has held the role of Senior Adviser in Psychiatry to the Australian Defence Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and has been recognised by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Professor Robin Prior is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide and Professor of History at Flinders University. He was inaugural Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Australian Defence Force Academy, where he taught for 22 years, has written six books on WWI, and has been involved in the making of a major documentary on Gallipoli to be screened on Anzac Day 2015 by the ABC.

Alexia Moncrieff is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Adelaide. Her thesis examines the medicalisation of the Australian Imperial Force through the work of the Australian Army Medical Corps in the First World War. Alexia’s research is part-funded by a grant from the Australian Army History Unit’s Research Grants Scheme.

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