Keynote Speakers

Professor Panikos Panayi, School of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester

Panikos Panayi is Professor of European History. He has worked at De Montfort University since 1990 and has held a personal Chair since 1999. He has published widely and his research fits into three areas in particular: the history of immigration and interethnic relations; the history of food; and the First World War. He is currently working on 2 projects: The first (with Stefan Manz) is entitled, ‘Enemies in the Empire: Interning German “Enemy Aliens” during the First World War’ and is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The second is a book commissioned by Yale University Press entitled Real Londoners: Immigration and the Making of the Capital.

Professor Heather Streets-Salter, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University

Heather Streets-Salter’s research focuses on world history, the structure of empires and colonial relationships, and the scholarship of pedagogy. She is the author of World War One in Southeast Asia: Colonialism and Anti-Colonialism in an Era of Global Conflict (2017), Empires and Colonies in the Modern World (2010) with Trevor Getz, Martial Races: The Military, Martial Races, and Masculinity in British Imperial Culture, 1857-1914 (2004), and Traditions and Encounters: A Brief Global History (2006, 2009, 2012) with Jerry Bentley and Herb Ziegler.

Christopher Latham, School of Music, Australian National University College of Arts & Social Sciences

Christopher Latham was an ACO violinist before becoming editor for Peter Sculthorpe and other leading Australian composers while working for Boosey and Hawkes (1998-2013). He was the music director of the DVA’s Gallipoli Symphony (2005-2015) and currently directs the Flowers of War, which measured the cultural cost of the Great War, and produced the first recordings of the Australian composer Frederick Septimus Kelly, including the lost “Gallipoli Sonata,” the manuscript of which he had finally tracked down in Florence. In 2015 He was awarded University of Canberra’s honorary doctorate for his work on the music of WW1. In 2016 he was awarded the Chevalier of the order of Arts and Letters by the French Government, and in 2017 he was appointed Artist in Residence at the Australian War Memorial in March of 2017 for five years, the first musician to be appointed to that role. He is the director of the Diggers’ Requiem which will premiere in France and Australia in 2018, telling through music, the story of the Australian soldiers on the Western Front.