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  • Orchestra for Peace · L'Orchestre pour la Paix, 3-4 December 2014

    Orchestra for Peace · L’Orchestre pour la Paix, 3-4 December 2014

    November 28, 2014

    The renowned orchestra from the Middle East is coming to The Hague on 3. and 4. December 2014. During the concerts pieces of Mozart’s ‘Noce Figaro’, Bach’s Piano Concerto in F minor and Mendelssohn’s Symphony 4 will be heard.
    Orchestra for Peace • L'Orchestre pour la Paix, 3-4 December 2014

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  • The Great War in Posters: Communication Instrument and Work of Art

    The Great War in Posters: Communication Instrument and Work of Art

    November 27, 2014

    World War I Poster Exhibition: 14 November 2014 – 12 January 2015, Peace Palace, Main Hall. World War I meant an important new role for the poster: propaganda. The posters produced during the war were part of the largest military campaign ever. They were used raising money for the war, get young men to enlist, provoking enemy states but also to support the wounded soldiers. The main intention was to bring the public closer to the war.

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  • Europeana 1914-1918 Collection Day

    Europeana 1914-1918 Collection Day

    November 27, 2014

    On Saturday November 15, ten enthusiastic colleagues from the Carnegie Foundation/Peace Palace Library volunteered to work on the Europeana 1914-1918 Project and gathered early in the morning to prepare for this day. The project enables anyone, private citizens or institutions, with memorabilia relating to the First World War to attend these collections days and share objects, letters or other documents about this interesting period in Europe’s history.

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  • World War One Poetry and Music, Tuesday 25 November, Peace Palace

    World War One Poetry and Music, Tuesday 25 November, Peace Palace

    November 19, 2014

    On Tuesday 25 November 2014, 19:45 hrs, a special ‘war poetry’ evening will take place in the Peace Palace to commemorate the First World War, based on a selection by Onno Kosters. Poems of well-known poets from Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy, such as Siegfried Sassoon and John McCrae, Georg Trakl, Guillaume Apollinaire will be recited. The reading of the poems will be interlarded with music compositions and performances by Rénan Zelada closely linked to the First World War. A guided tour of the exhibition ‘Peace Illusion Disturbed’ is included.

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  • Postcard Peace Palace 1919

    Postcard Peace Palace 1919 “Friedenspalast-Haag”

    November 18, 2014

    Postcard from the days of the First World War. Dated 1919. With text in German.

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  • Filmscreening ‘Joyeux Noel’, Tuesday, 18 November, Peace Palace

    November 17, 2014

    Joyeux Noel captures a rare moment of grace from one of the worst wars in the history of mankind, World War I. On Christmas Eve, 1914, as German, French, and Scottish regiments face each other from their respective trenches, a musical call-and-response turns into an impromptu cease-fire, trading chocolates and champagne, playing soccer, and comparing pictures of their wives. But when Christmas ends, the war returns. Tuesday, 18 November, Peace Palace, 16.00 h, start film 17.00 h. Only by registration: ku-s1@denh.auswaertiges-amt.de

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  • Ormiston, R., First World War Posters, London, Flame Tree Publishing, 2013.

    The Illusion of Peace Disturbed: Lectures, Europeana Collection Day, Film and Exhibitions

    November 7, 2014

    Events and commemorative ceremonies will be taking place during 2014 to 2018, marking the Centenary of the First World War. The Peace Palace Library, in collaboration with the Alliance Française, organizes a Conference Day on Friday, 14 November, with lectures on the First World War and presents two exhibitions in the main entrance hall of the Peace Palace: The First World War in Posters & “Lettres d’un soldat” – letters of a French soldier to his wife (1914-1915). Furthermore, the feature film “Joyeux Noël”, and a Europeana Collection Day to be held in the Library next Saturday.

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  • The Illusion of Peace Disturbed: The Peace Palace and the First World War

    October 31, 2014

    The Peace Palace Library, in collaboration with the ‘Alliance Française’, organizes lectures addressing these recollections of the First World War and present two exhibitions in the main entrance hall of the Peace Palace: The First World War in Posters & ‘Lettres d’un soldat’ – letters of a French soldier to his wife (1914-1915).

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  • Text Speech Thomas von der Dunk on European Heritage Label for the Peace Palace

    Text Speech Thomas von der Dunk on European Heritage Label for the Peace Palace

    September 26, 2014

    On April 8, 2014, the European Commission in Brussels awarded the Peace Palace the European Heritage Label along with Dutch World War II Transit Camp Westerbork. During the official celebration at the Peace Palace in one of the ceremonial offices, the Small Court Room, one of the speakers was Thomas von der Dunk. Mr von der Dunk, an architectural historian, well known for his sometimes rather confronting publications in Dutch academic circles and newspaper articles, held a highly original speech, tracing the history of the Peace Palace from its origins, referring to the Roman Empire, the League of Nations, the Korean war, right to the problems of modern times.

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  • Academy Students in the Spotlight

    September 1, 2014

    On 28th July 2014, The Hague Academy of International Law opened its doors in front of more than 230 participants from different countries. First of all, I would like to state that I was one of the Fellows of 2013 United Nations International Law Fellowship held at The Hague and simultaneously I was enrolled as a participant in the Session of the Public International Law ( of The Hague Academy. This year it was a great pleasure and honour to participate in the Private International Law Session (7 July -15 August, 2014) and I am grateful to Professor Yves Daudet, the Secretary General of The Hague Academy, as well as to Ms. Monique Legerman, Head of the Secretariat for given me the unique opportunity to attend and participate in the Sessions. I am very proud that I have become the member of Academy’s “Great Legal Family”. The participation in both Sessions gave me great chance to improve my knowledge on Public and Private International Law, to gain new experience and practice, which I will share with my colleagues at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia and with the MA law students, whom I deliver lectures to.
    I appreciate the efforts of the Academy to invite eminent scholars and professors specialized in different issues and topics of Private International Law. I really enjoyed the inaugural lecture given by Professor Lagarde, lectures on modern issues of Private International Law and very recent developments and tendencies in this sphere given by Professor Benicke, Professor Frigo, Professor Cordero-Moss and Professor Kruger.

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