The anti-war movement in Dundee during the First World War, 1914 to 1919 - Upskilling Module

School of Humanities

Date of entry

June 2022

Start date
June 2022
10 weeks
Study mode
Distance Learning
Dundee City Campus
Fully funded places available

A limited number of fully funded places are available for eligible Scottish applicants through the Scottish Government's Upskilling Fund.

If you are living in Scotland and are currently:

  • unemployed and seeking work
  • at risk of redundancy or their job under threat as a result of Covid-19 or the economic impact of EU Exit
  • employed and have identified a skills gap in their current job

then you can apply for a fully funded place.

This module investigates the role of Scottish war resisters in Dundee. It demonstrates that the city had a unique quality in Scotland – and with a few exceptions England and Wales also - and uncovers the existence of an extensive, well organised, and broadly supported anti-war working-class movement.

We will focus on the impact of the First World War on home front politics and society. We will also explore the role played by the Scottish and Dundee anti-war movement in providing an alternative tradition, which inspired later generations of Scottish socialists after the failure of International Socialism in 1914.

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