The festival took place over four days and comprised some 300 conferences and round tables, as well as a book fair, film screenings, debates, workshops and a selection of exhibitions.
A number of the events focused on the economics of war:
- The challenges of economic war
- Modern wars: economic wars?
- Wars and conflicts in cyberspace
- War and energy
- Does money make war?
- Money, the sinews of war?
- War: an economic opportunity?
- A social history of the First World War
- Slavery: an ongoing war?
- Feeding towns during periods of war
- Is famine always a weapon of war?
- The CGT and war: trade unions, pacifism and internationalism
- Life during wartime in the Middle Ages
- Making peace
- The history of weapons, from the Bronze Age to the atomic age (exhibition)
To find out more, visit the 16th Annual History Festival website
Published on 11 October 2016.