Glasgow University Archive Services

Glasgow University Archive Services is a unique learning and corporate heritage resource that is an inspiration for all. We hold the records that document the history of the University and its management, staff and students from its foundation in 1451 to the present day.

We also have one of the largest collections of historical business records in Europe and it includes much of the archive of Scottish industries such as banking, retail, distilling and shipbuilding.

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Searchroom Opening Hours:

Monday 13.30 – 17.00
Tuesday 09.30 – 17.00
Wednesday 09.30 – 17.00
Thursday 09.30 – 20.00
Friday 09.30 – 17.00

It is strongly recommended that readers make an appointment in advance before visiting our Public Searchroom as it may be closed for classes, meetings or local public holidays.

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Women's Peace Crusade

Faith and the First World War

  • 21 — 22 July 2016

The extent and importance of religious faith in the First World War is undoubtedly one of the great rediscoveries of the centenary years. Among the belligerent empires and nations, religion proved to be a vital sustaining and motivating force, with the Ottoman war effort cloaked as a jihad, the United States entering the war on Good Friday 1917, and even professedly secular societies such as France experiencing a degree of religious revival. At the same time religious convictions also provided some of the most powerful critiques of the war, contributing to tireless peace-making efforts by Pope Benedict XV and to the stand of thousands of conscientious objectors in Great Britain and the United States. Faith also inspired many of the women who were active in war resistance and initiatives for peace, including Quakers, feminists and Christian socialists who were involved in the Hague Peace Congress of 1915, the resulting Women’s International League, and also grassroots action such as the Women’s Peace Crusade, which was launched in Glasgow in the summer of 1916.

This conference seeks to explore the huge diversity and significance of religious faith for those who experienced the First World War, addressing themes such as faith in the armed forces and on the home front, religion, war resistance and the peace crusade, and the role of religion in remembrance.

Key-note speakers will include Professor S. J. Brown (University of Edinburgh), Dr Lesley Orr (University of Edinburgh) and Professor Michael Snape (University of Durham).

Deadline for paper proposals is 31 May 2016. Please send abstracts (ca. 150 words) to Dr Charlotte Methuen: Registration will open soon afterwards.

To register for the conference, please contact Dr Charlotte Methuen ( or visit ( Cost to participants is £25.00 per day to include coffees, teas and lunch. Please pay by cheque (made out to “The University of Glasgow”) or by cash on the day. We can provide a list of local and university accommodation.


University of Glasgow
University Avenue
G12 8QQ


£25.00 per day

Glasgow University Archive Services
Archive Services
University of Glasgow
13 Thurso Street
G11 6PE



0141 330 5515


0141 330 2640/4158

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