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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen/Campus Fryslân

Lunch lecture: The Effect of the Great War on Breton and Brittany

When:Tu 26-06-2018 12:00 - 13:00
Where:Tresoar, Boterhoek 1, Leeuwarden

In the cultural year 2018, Campus Fryslân organises several lectures. Large subjects, but also small 'niche' topics, brought by numerous speakers. On 26 June we will have a lecture in the Gysbert Japicx Hall in Tresoar. This edition is about:

Prof. Gwendal Denis
Prof. Gwendal Denis

Gwendal Denis

In this year, when we remember that it is one hundred years ago that the First World War came to an end, Professor Gwendal Denis, director of Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique in Rennes, will speak on:

The Effects of the Great War on Breton and Brittany

In 2010 Denis edited a compilation of studies dealing with ‘Meìmoire et trauma de la Grande Guerre: Bretagne, Catalogne, Corse, Euskadi, Occitanie’.

Jelle Krol
Jelle Krol

Jelle Krol

Jelle Krol will give a presentation on his PhD thesis:

Combative Minority Literature Writers in the Aftermath of the Great War: Douwe Kalma, Saunders Lewis, Hugh MacDiarmaid and Roparz Hemon

His presentation can be regarded as an introduction to the work he will defend in the Town Hall of Leeuwarden, later, at 3pm, on that very same day.


11.45 walk in
12.00 Lectures
12.40 Questions
13.00 End


The lecture is free. You can reserve your ticket by sending an email to