Behind the Wire: Internment in the British Empire


Exhibition opening, organized by the Prairie Centre for Ukrainian Heritage, for the travelling exhibit produced by Aston University (Birmingham, UK) and the Internment Research Centre (Scotland). Prof. Stefan Manz, of Aston University, will be the guest speaker.

Travelling Exhibit on WWI Internment as a Global Phenomenon

Behind the Wire: Civilian Internment in the British Empire, 1914-1919 is a travelling display organized by Aston University (Birmingham, UK) and Edinburgh Napier University (Edinburgh, Scotland) in partnership with Archaeology Scotland and the Internment Research Centre, Hawick Museum (Hawick, Scotland). The exhibition is hosted by the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage (PCUH) in association with the St. Thomas More Art Gallery. The exhibit marks the centenary end of the Great War and is scheduled to run October 28 – December 15, St. Thomas More Art Gallery.

The guest speaker at the Tuesday, 5 November, 7:00 pm Wine and Cheese Reception is Prof. Stefan Manz, Professor of German and Global History and Head of Languages and Translation Studies, Aston University. He is the author of Constructing a German Diaspora: The “Greater German Empire,” 1871-1914 (2014) and more recently co-editor of Internment during the First World War: A Mass Global Phenomenon (2019).

Event Details

07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Shannon Library


Bohdan Kordan