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GALLIPOLI 1915: RECORDING STORIES

Tuesday 9 September 2014 3:55pm

A cross‐disciplinary interchange on the value of artifacts as resources for research into ANZACs at Gallipoli 1915.

Date: Tuesday September 9th 2014, starting 1pm
Venue: Toitu ‐ Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand


Many different artifacts are used to visualise the World War I Gallipoli campaign. To better understand how the physical geography of the Gallipoli Peninsula impacted on the campaign, how the campaign was perceived ‘at home’ and how ANZAC troops viewed their time in the Dardanelles, access to and the use of rich media is needed.

For those in the mapping community, this can involve using contemporary data capture, analysis and geographical visualisation tools to map and visualise the political geography that determined the need for a second front in the Dardanelles and the physical geography that dictated troop movements and campaign strategies.

Outside the mapping community scholars use other artifacts to support their research. Many rich media resources are sourced to facilitate research outcomes that provide a greater understanding of the campaign itself, from a European and colonial perspective, and from the perspective of ANZAC troops at Gallipoli.

This half-day symposium brings‐together New Zealand and Australian historical and geographic scholars, curators and professionals to provide “A cross‐disciplinary interchange on the value of artifacts as resources for research into ANZACs at Gallipoli 1915”. We seek to better understand different disciplinary the strengths of research into better understanding the campaign itself, ANZAC troops and the wider New Zealand and Australian views on this theatre of warfare in the early days of World War I.


For more detail on the programme see the symposium website: http://gallipoli1915recordingstories.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/7/