Gallipoli 1915: a century on - header image

An international conference hosted by the Australian War Memorial and the Australian National University
Llewellyn Hall, Australian National University, Canberra
18-20 March 2015

The Gallipoli campaign of 1915 was one of the most controversial campaigns of the First World War. The major allied powers aimed at shortening the war by eliminating Turkey, but the campaign ended in complete failure and over 140,000 allied casualties.

One hundred years later, the campaign still generates mythology and debate over the strategy and planning, the real or illusory opportunities for success, and the causes of failure. The campaign involved military and naval forces from many nations around the world, and the lingering memory of Gallipoli continues to play a central role in the national narratives of Australia, New Zealand, and Turkey.

On the centenary of Gallipoli, Australia’s national memorial and museum of war joins with Australia’s national university to host this major international conference. Leading historians from all the countries who contributed forces to the campaign will present the most current perspectives on the many faces of Gallipoli.

Themes to be covered will include:

  • The planning and conduct of the campaign on land and sea
  • The impact of Gallipoli on the societies involved
  • Myth, memory, and nationalism
  • The legacies and heritage of the Gallipoli peninsula
  • Gallipoli today.

This is the conference not to miss in this important centenary year.

Please contact Paulina Leko at Conference Logistics for any enquiries relating to the conference. Paulina can be contacted on 6281 6624 or