During the summer of 2014 Edinburgh Napier University staff and students are blogging some of the events taking place as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The focus is on events associated with the centenary of 1914 and the start of World War I.
Edinburgh Napier has a close connection with the Great War because of its Craiglockhart campus, in the south west of the city. The original building has been in place since the later Victorian period, originally operating as a hydropathic institute. From 1916 until after the end of the war it was a psychiatric hospital, treating military officers including Wildred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.
This connection to the ‘War Poets’ has led Edinburgh Napier and the EIBF to work together on a special event as part of this year’s festival. The blog will be covering the event and many others through the work of various contributors. We hope you enjoy our coverage and welcome your comments.