WHAM Research Network

WHAM (War History Heritage Art and Memory) is a research network and community developed to facilitate multidisciplinary “dialogue” on war and peace at the intersection of history, heritage, art, and memory. WHAM has created a “meeting place” where those involved in making, writing, display, performance, and other forms of expression can come together. This is enabled through WHAM’s individual and institutional membership database and the promotion of its members’ activities.

Although WHAM’s war concerns potentially extend to all conflict, the forthcoming anniversaries related to World War I’s centenary offer the opportunity to reflect on war both generally and specifically. There is worldwide interest in observing these commemorations over the period 2014-2018, in particular. WHAM has an international reach through its individual and institutional membership and the network will contribute to the dissemination of information about proposed activities such as conferences, exhibitions, performances, and scholarly publications in different locations around the world.

  • WHAM board membership

    WHAM’s vision and activities are led by the WHAM board comprising:

    Maartje Abbenhuis, 
Department of History, University of Auckland (NZ)
    Kingsley Baird (chair), Associate Professor, Whiti o Rehua - The School of Art, College of Creative Arts (NZ)
    Suzanne Bardgett, Head of Research, Imperial War Museum, London (UK)
    Doran Cart, Senior Curator, National World War I Museum (US)
    Piet Chielens, Director, In Flanders Fields Museum (Belgium)
    Jeremy Diggle, Professor, Head of the School of Art, RMIT University (Aus)
    Hervé François, Directeur, Historial de la Grande Guerre (France)
    Paul Gough, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor of Fine Arts, University of the West of England, Bristol (UK)
    Glyn Harper, Professor, General Editor of the Centenary History of New Zealand and the First World War (NZ)
    Windsor Jones, Curator, National Army Museum Te Mata Toa (NZ)
    Tanya Marriott, Ngā Pae Māhutonga - The School of Design, College of Creative Arts, Massey University (NZ)
    Sally Morgan, Professor, Director of Doctoral Research, College of Creative Arts, Massey University (NZ)
    Gorch Pieken, Wissenschaftlicher Leiter, Militärhistorisches Museum (Germany)
    Donald Preston, Ngā Pae Māhutonga - The School of Design, College of Creative Arts, Massey University (NZ)
    Claire Regnault, Senior Curator History, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (NZ)
    Euan Robertson, Ngā Pae Māhutonga - The School of Design, College of Creative Arts, Massey University (NZ)
    Gail Romano, Associate Curator, History, Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, (NZ)
    Jay Winter, the Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University (US).