Dr. Mark Humphries
Dunkley Chair in War and the Canadian Experience
Wilfrid Laurier University

Shell Shock and the Emotional Legacy of the Great War

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of World War I, we are pleased to present a foremost expert, Dr. Mark Humphries, who will speak on Shell Shock and the Emotional Legacy of the Great War.

Dr. Humphries is interested in how wars affect society, especially the health consequences of mass mobilization and military service. This has led him to investigate the origins and history of the 1918 influenza pandemic and he is currently finishing a book on shell shock in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. At the same time he is also interested in the operational history of the Great War and earlier conflicts which had led him to write on the Seven Years War, the leadership of Sir Arthur Currie, and to co-edit a series of translations from the German official history of the Great War.  His major research project over the next few years will be to investigate war’s long term effects on Canadian veterans and their families after they returned home.

Dr. Humphries is the author of several books, including The Last Plague: Spanish Influenza and the Politics of Public Health in Canada and Combat Stress in the 20th Century: The Commonwealth Experience.


Luncheon Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Registration 11:30 – 11:45 am
Luncheon 12:00 – 1:30 pm

To reserve a seat, call Jamie at 519-747-3014 or email [email protected]

Crowne Plaza (formerly Delta) Hotel, King St. E., at Benton, Kitchener, ON

Reserve your tickets by noon Tuesday November 18, 2014
Members $25 / Non-members $35

**Parking is free for luncheon guests. Please present your parking stub to our registration table**


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