Kate Ariotti

Kate Ariotti

Kate Ariotti is a Lecturer in History and member of the Centre for the Study of Violence at the University of Newcastle. She is author of Captive Anzacs: Australian POWs of the Ottomans During the First World War (2018) and co-editor of Australians and the First World War: Local-Global Connections and Contexts (2017). Later this year she will commence an ARC DECRA Fellowship on the history of the war corpse in twentieth century Australia.

Kate Ariotti reviews 'The Great War: Aftermath and commemoration' edited by Carolyn Holbrook and Keir Reeves

April 2020, no. 420 19 March 2020
Kate Ariotti reviews 'The Great War: Aftermath and commemoration' edited by Carolyn Holbrook and Keir Reeves
The centenary of World War I offered a significant opportunity to reflect on the experience and legacy of one of the world’s most devastating conflicts. In Australia such reflection was, on the whole, disappointingly one-dimensional: a four-year nationalistic and sanitised ‘memory orgy’ (to use Joan Beaumont’s wonderful phrase). It did, however, galvanise historians to produce important ne ... (read more)