Behind the Wire. An exhibition in Kwa-Zulu Natal Museum

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This article discusses an example of public history on the theme of civilian internment during the First World War. It demonstrates how academic arguments around, for example, violence, gender, globality, and historical continuities can be presented to local audiences through contextualisation and primary sources. It argues that more collaboration between academics, curators and education specialists is desirable for high-quality public representations of historical themes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThere Came a Time 2: Essays on the Great War in Africa
EditorsAnne Samson, Ana Paula Pires, Dan Gilfoyle
Place of PublicationRickmansworth
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2023


  • Museums; history; politics; impact; public history; knowledge transfer
  • First World War
  • internment
  • exhibition


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