Dr Timothy Bowman, “The Battle of the Somme: Three Armies at War, 1916”
6 July 2016 from 1.00pm to 2.00pm at Ulster Museum - FREE
Free Lunchtime Lecture: Dr Timothy Bowman, “The Battle of the Somme: Three Armies at War, 1916”
Wednesday 6 July
Time 1pm – 2pm
Lecture Theatre, Ulster Museum
Free (Booking essential)
This lecture will give an overview of the Battle of the Somme and include comparisons between the different armies involved in the campaign, namely the British, French and German.
Timothy Bowman is a historian who specialises in British and Irish military history. To date his research has considered aspects of the British Army in the First World War, and the Ulster Volunteer Force, 1910–1922.
Book tickets online at:www.nmni.com/1916.
1st, 2nd and 3rd July 2016
Events at the Somme Museum -
1st, 2nd and 3rd July 2016
Supported by “Living Legacies 1914-18” WW1 Engagement Centre
1st July 2016, 11 am -1 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm
1. Bring your WW1 Objects, Tell your WW1 Stories
2. Learn how to Build a WWI Trench
3. See Yourself at the Frontline
2nd July and 3rd July 2016:
“From Clandeboye to Thiepval” – a journey through maps and landscapes
A specially-produced information film using historic maps of Clandeboye and the Battle of the Somme to guide you through the places troops trained and fought (film showing throughout the weekend).
“Remembering the Somme” walking tour and talks
Step back 100 years to 1916 and the Battle of the Somme. Learn of the gallant contribution of the soldiers from the 36th Ulster Division and follow in their footsteps as you walk through their training camp to Helen’s Tower. Tours will take place 2nd and 3rd of July at 10 am and 2 pm (Some Tours are already sold out!)
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Talk at the Tower on July 2nd by Ms Heather Montgomery (Queen’s University Belfast)
Talk at the Tower on July 3rd by Dr Tim Bowman (University of Kent)
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1st and 2nd July 2016 at Albert Hall Conference Centre, Nottingham
In a British context, and with significant exceptions, the First World War is still interpreted through a white British narrative that prioritises the Western Front as the principal site of conflict and sacrifice. The commemorative landscapes and rituals created after 1918, and re-affirmed each year in the UK and on the Western Front, preclude a broader understanding of the war as a global conflict and its impact into the 21st century. The dominance of this ‘First World War orthodoxy’ has hindered popular British opinion from understanding, or even being aware of, alternative views and experiences.
Through a combination of papers, presentations and workshops, this free event will examine different understandings of the war and seek to provide a broader cosmopolitan context in which to place the British First World War orthodoxy. The event will present and discuss views from a variety of national, faith and other emerging communities whose histories are rarely considered, and for whom the traditional Armistice Day celebrations may have
It is hoped that the debates at the event will prompt further research and collaboration between academics and communities.strikingly different meanings.
The event will take place at the Albert Hall Conference Centre. Click here for directions.
The event is organised by The Centre for Hidden Histories, on behalf of the five national World War One Engagement Centres funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
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30th June 2016
1916 people of many nationalities will unite in front of the Albert Railway Station at 9pm, on 30th June 2016. This will be the starting point for a walk that will pass in front of the Basilica, before leading 250 metres through the Museum’s tunnel to re-emerge at Place Emile Leturcq (the square in front of the town hall). Each participant will be wearing an identical t-shirt and will hold a lit-torch as a sign of peace. A Mass Band of 100 pipers will accompany the event. The participants will form a dove of peace surrounded by the pipers and will light 1916 Chinese lanterns that will be sent into the sky above Albert paying tribute to the soldiers who gave their lives during the war.
29th June 2016 to 5th July 2016
Ovillers-La Boisselle. Please contact Claudie Llewellyn Association des Amis de l’ilot de la Boisselle / La Boisselle town hall
27th June 2016 to 3rd July 2016
Reconstruction and exhibition of a field hospital by the Great War Society, on the village playing field at Mailly-Maillet.
Please contact the town hall: +3322762132
26th June to 30th June 2016
Spend an exceptional four days walking across the battlefields of the Great War.
11th June to 30 July 2016 - Omagh Library
Omagh at War, 1913-1919: A Photographic Exhibition
Omagh at War 1913-1919, is an exhibit of First World War era photographs, most of which were taken by Norman Holland and presented by Dr CJ Haldane Mitchell BEM, in his well-known Images of Omagh book series (21 volumes) published by The Rotary Club from 1990-2015. The photographer Norman Holland was a solicitor based in Omagh who had a passion for photography and has left a wonderful visual record of the West Tyrone region during the First World War. The project has been developed by the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster-American Folk Park and the Scotch-Irish Trust of Ulster in partnership with Living Legacies 1914-18 First World War Engagement Centre.
The Omagh at War 1913-1919 website may be accessed at: https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=1f8c2d51c2254a7a94b5349bca3afc26
For more information, contact the library at: 028-8244-0733 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org