- Ireland and Gallipoli - Apr 30
- The Last Post at Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra - Apr 26
- Gallipoli Campaign Centenary at Grey Point Fort, Helen's Bay - Apr 25
- The Nationalist Perspective @ Newry and Mourne Museum - Apr 18
- Connecting Communities through researching First World War Heritage - Apr 16
- First World War PG Symposium - Apr 15
- Verdun - one reason for disaster on the Somme? - Apr 9
30th April 2015 from 10.00am to 4.00pm; cost £4.00 (Donation)
A joint conference by PRONI and Antrim and Down Western Front Association branch
Venue: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), 2 Titanic Boulevard, BELFAST, BT3 9HQ.
The Gallipoli Campaign, known to the Turkish as the Battle of Çanakkale, still remains controversial. France, Britain and its dominion sought to eliminate Turkey from the Great War by landing on the northern bank of the Dardanelles, marching on the Ottoman capital Constantinople to open the Dardanelles sea channel to Russia. A brilliant strategic plan was marred by tactical failure and poor execution. The initial naval attack was repelled and subsequent land campaign also failed at a cost 250,000 allied casualties which led to the invasion force being evacuated in January 1916 after eight months of fighting. This conference seeks to examine this campaign 100 years on with special focus on the experience and role of Ireland and Irish people.
Please click here for a (draft) programme for further details
26th May 2015 from 2.00pm to 6.00pm
In association with Last Post, Super Act, Heritage Lottery Fund, National Museums NI, Living Legacies 1914-18, Davey Music and War Years Remembered, History Hub Ulster invites you to join our Last Post event on Sunday, 26th April 2015.
We will be playing the Last Post for the bank officials from the Northern Banking Compnay who served in the Gallipolo Campaign.
Normal enterance fees to the museum are payable.
Full details in the following flyer.
For futher information please visit http://www.superact.org.uk/thelastpost/
25th April 2015 from 10.00pm - 5.00pm FREE
Gallipoli Campaign Centenary to be commemorated at Grey Point Fort, Helen's Bay.
Saturday 25th April 2015.
The 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign landings is to be commemorated at a special event on Saturday 25 April.
One of the major engagements of the First World War, 25th April 1915 saw the start of the Campaign, fought on the Turkish Gallipoli peninsula, with major casualties on both sides. The date is also known as ANZAC day, a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand whose troops fought in large numbers at Gallipoli.
To commemorate all those who fought and died in the Gallipoli Campaign, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) is facilitating a symbolic firing of the restored Vickers 6-inch bore gun at 1:00pm on Saturday 25th April. Tours of the sites radio and military museum will take place. The site will be open to the public from 10:00am-5:00pm
In addition, the Ulster Military Vehicle Club will be showcasing a selection of vintage military vehicles on 25th and 26th April 2015.
18th April 2015 from 2.00pm - 5.00pm
World War One
@ Newry & Mourne Museum
The National Perspective
Saturday 18 April 2015
(2 pm - 5 pm)
16th April 2015 from 9.00am to 5.00pm
Connecting Communities Through
Researching First World War Heritage
Thursday 16 April 2015
Research Beehive/Great North Museum, Newcastle University 9 am – 5 pm
A one-day symposium, ‘Connecting Communities Through Researching First World War Heritage’, to be held at Newcastle University on Thursday 16 April 2015. This event brings together community projects and academic researchers working across the North East, and features a keynote address from Professor Veerle Van Eetvelde on her work on First World War landscapes in Belgium.
We invite anyone interested in the First World War and its heritage to join us at the event. Attendance is free, and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please contact Emma Short at: firstname.lastname@example.org to register by Tuesday 31 March 2015.
This event contributes to the AHRC-funded Living Legacies 1914-18 Engagement Centre programme (http://www.livinglegacies1914-18.ac.uk/), in which Newcastle University is a partner organisation. The event is supported by the McCord Centre for Historic and Cultural Landscape (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/mccordcentre/), and the Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/socialrenewal/).
Please click the programme to the right for further information
15th April 2015 from 9.00am to 6.00pm
Wednesday 15th April 2015
Research Beehive Room 2.22, Newcastle University
A one-day postgraduate symposium to be held at Newcastle University on Wednesday 15 April 2014. This symposium showcases some of the fascinating work being undertaken by postgraduate researchers on the First World War and its aftermath. The centenary of the First World War has prompted an immense amount of research investigating the events of 1914-1918 and the legacies of the War, and postgraduate research in particular is at the forefront of new and exciting directions in First World War studies.
We invite any colleagues, postgraduates and undergraduates interested in the First World War and its aftermath to join us at this event. Attendance free, and a complementary lunch will be provided.
Please register by Tuesday 7 April 2015 by entering your details here: http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=7952
This event contributes to the AHRC-funded Living Legacies 1914-18 Engagement Centre programme, in which Newcastle University is a partner organisation. The Newcastle event is supported by the McCord Centre for Historic and Cultural Landscape (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/mccordcentre/), and the Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/socialrenewal/). Please note that this event is linked to but separate from the 'Connecting Communities through Researching First World War Heritage' symposium on Thursday 16 April 2015.
Please click the programme to the right for further information
9th April 2015 from 7.00pm to 8.45pm; cost £4.00 (Donation)
Antrim and Down
Western Front Association Branch
Subject : Verdun - one reason for disaster on the Somme?
Speaker : Trevor Adams
Venue : The Branch meets from 7pm to 8.45pm at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), 2 Titanic Boulevard, BELFAST, BT3 9HQ
Donation: We ask for £4 to help support our activities as we have no other source of income
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