|The Living Legacies 1914-18 Engagement Centre was a focal point for connecting academic and community researchers interested in how the First World War lives on in the twenty-first-century world.|
The Heritage Hub is an initiative that forms part of the University's 'Engaged Research' strategy and programme.
The aim of the Hub is to connect external heritage groups, organisations and bodies to university-based researchers, both at Queen's as well as more widely across the university and HE sector, within Northern Ireland, the UK, Ireland and beyond.
Bridging across Faculty structures and disciplines, the Heritage Hub welcomes all to share our experiences and expertise of heritage research practice and projects, through workshops, events, outreach, training, for mutual benefit, promoting a common belief in 'heritage for all'.
To help ensure this legacy continues for years to come, the digital materials from 50 community-led Centenary projects from across the United Kingdom are brought together here as a searchable and sustainable web-resource.
Thanks to the funding received from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) between 2014 and 2018, community Centenary projects created an unprecedented volume of digital content, from scans of photographs and letters, through to web-sites and databases. With the end of the Centenary of the War the risk posed to all this content is grave, so this WWI Community Platform will help secure a future to these digital legacies. The Platform enables users to freely access digital materials from these NLHF funded projects, and continue to explore the social and cultural impacts of the First World War though the efforts of community researchers.
|Heritage NI is for all those interested in exploring the past through getting involved in heritage events and programmes, festivals and outreach activities across Northern Ireland and beyond.|