September 2015

Talk: Gallipoli - Much More than the ANZAC Story
24th September 2015 from 6.30pm

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A talk will take place at the Banqueting Hall in Belfast City Hall on the topic of Gallipoli in the context of being more than an ANZAC story.

Philip Orr and Nigel Henderson will explore the experience of the Dardanelles and Gallipoli campaigns through personal perspectives.

Philip Orr’s talk will give a background to the campaign but will particularly focus on one soldier, Guy Nightingale from the Royal Munster Fusiliers, who kept a diary and wrote letters home from the front.

Nigel Henderson’s talk will focus on the lives of selected service personnel from the nine counties of Ulster who served at Gallipoli and will include reference to the sinking of HMS Goliath on which several Ulstermen perished.

The event is free to attend but booking is essential. Contact the Good Relations Unit on 028 9027 0663 to register. 

The event begins with light refreshments at 6.30pm.

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Spirit building training or morale sapping slaughter?: Raiding on the Western Front
10th September 2015 from 7.00pm to 8.45pm; cost £4.00 (Donation)

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Antrim and Down
Western Front Association Branch

Subject : Spirit building training or morale sapping slaughter?: Raiding on the Western Front

Speaker : Tom Thorpe, King’s College London

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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WOMEN & THE FIRST WORLD WAR (1910-1930)
NORTH EAST RESEARCH FORUM FOR FIRST WORLD WAR STUDIES
17th September 2015 - Newcastle University

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WOMEN & THE FIRST WORLD WAR (1910-1930)

NORTH EAST RESEARCH FORUM FOR FIRST WORLD WAR STUDIES

17 September 2015
Newcastle University
Call for Papers

2015-09-17 # Women and FWW CFP # PosterThis interdisciplinary symposium will showcase research on any aspect of women’s history in relation to the First World War. We welcome papers on the role and place of girls and women both during the war and also in the years leading up to the outbreak of hostilities and in the decade after. For example, how did literature for girls before the war prepare children for war? How were women involved in pacifist groups? What kinds of work did women do during the war? How were women and girls involved in memorialisation activities? What is the relationship between spiritualism, war and gender politics? Do new transnational paradigms complicate our understanding of women and war? What role did women play in journalism during the war? These are indicative questions only – the symposium is intended to share and develop research on women and the First World War. Papers from a range of fields – including Literature, History, Archaeology, Geography, Politics, Film and Media, Modern Languages, History of Medicine, and Law – are encouraged.

Keynote Address:
Professor Alison Fell (Leeds)
‘Back to the Front: French and British Female Veteran Groups in the 1920s’

Please send abstracts of 150 words for
20-minute papers to fww@ncl.ac.uk by 15 July 2015.

This event is supported by the North East Research Forum for First World War Studies,
the Living Legacies 1914-18 Engagement Centre, the Gender Research Group
(Newcastle) and the Military, War & Security Research Group (Newcastle).

Conference Organisers: Stacy Gillis & Emma Short

Gender Research Group (June 2015) LivingLegacies 1914-18 Logo (Aug14) Newcastle University - Institute for Social Renewal (June 2015) AHRC - 10th Anniversary (May2015) 

 

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Your Community in the First World War: A Roadshow
8th - 10th September 2015

CDDA will be attending the following road show in partnership with Living Legacies 1914-18


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Three free and open events with speakers, workshops, stalls and networking opportunities.

  • 8th September 2015 at the Imperial War Museum North, Manchester
  • 9th September 2015 at the City Museum, Leeds
  • 10th September 2015 at Newcastle University

How did the First World War affect your community? Do you know where the people named on your war memorial fought and died? What was life like for those who went away to fight? What happened to those who stayed at home? Did the First World War change things for women? Industry? Social welfare? What was its global impact and how did colonial troops experience it?

We invite you to explore your community's connection with the First World War and meet up with others already doing so. These three events, in Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle, will bring together community groups and other organisations who are working on projects around the heritage of the First World War, or who are interested in developing such a project. There will be an opportunity to share experiences, explore possible sources of funding (especially the Heritage Lottery Fund), exchange ideas, and learn about free support and resources, including how and where you can showcase your findings online.

This roadshow is co-hosted by the five First World War engagement centres funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Each centre represents a network of academic support and has various areas of expertise regarding First World War research. You can access their support when developing you own projects. For further information on these centres see here: http://ww1engage.org.uk

At each event we will also be offering an opportunity to learn how to digitise, record and preserve your community's stories and memorabilia. The availability of this opportunity will be based on demand, so if you are interested in taking part in this digitisation workshop, please register for this when booking the event. You will be asked to submit a short statement of what materials (photographs, letters, diaries etc.) you would like to have digitised and how it would benefit you and/or your community group.

Places at these events are free, but limited, so book early to ensure a place.

Go to: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/first-world-war-engagement-centres-8220847914

For more information or to book a place on a digitisation workshop after booking an event contact Dr Sam Carroll, Community Heritage Researcher, Gateways to the First World War. Email S.J.Carroll@kent.ac.uk

 

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Your Community in the First World War: A Roadshow
8th - 10th September 2015

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Three free and open events with speakers, workshops, stalls and networking opportunities.

  • 8th September 2015 at the Imperial War Museum North, Manchester
  • 9th September 2015 at the City Museum, Leeds
  • 10th September 2015 at Newcastle University

How did the First World War affect your community? Do you know where the people named on your war memorial fought and died? What was life like for those who went away to fight? What happened to those who stayed at home? Did the First World War change things for women? Industry? Social welfare? What was its global impact and how did colonial troops experience it?

We invite you to explore your community's connection with the First World War and meet up with others already doing so. These three events, in Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle, will bring together community groups and other organisations who are working on projects around the heritage of the First World War, or who are interested in developing such a project. There will be an opportunity to share experiences, explore possible sources of funding (especially the Heritage Lottery Fund), exchange ideas, and learn about free support and resources, including how and where you can showcase your findings online.

This roadshow is co-hosted by the five First World War engagement centres funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Each centre represents a network of academic support and has various areas of expertise regarding First World War research. You can access their support when developing you own projects. For further information on these centres see here: http://ww1engage.org.uk

At each event we will also be offering an opportunity to learn how to digitise, record and preserve your community's stories and memorabilia. The availability of this opportunity will be based on demand, so if you are interested in taking part in this digitisation workshop, please register for this when booking the event. You will be asked to submit a short statement of what materials (photographs, letters, diaries etc.) you would like to have digitised and how it would benefit you and/or your community group.

Places at these events are free, but limited, so book early to ensure a place.

Go to: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/first-world-war-engagement-centres-8220847914

For more information or to book a place on a digitisation workshop after booking an event contact Dr Sam Carroll, Community Heritage Researcher, Gateways to the First World War. Email S.J.Carroll@kent.ac.uk

 

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The Western Front Association
“Scotland in the Great War”
19th September 2015

2015-09-19 - Scotland Own War‌The Scottish Branches of The Western Front
Association are Delighted to Host a Conference

"Scotland in  the Great War"


A WFA Day Conference looking at Scotland's contribution to the Great War, and the impact at home.

This comprehensive conference features a number of influential speakers who will present a variety of papers covering subjects particularly of Scottish interest.

"Scotland in Britain's New Armies in the Great War" - Peter Simkins, Hon. Professor in Western Front Studies, University of Wolverhampton; Hon. President of the WFA

"Scotland's War 1914-1919" - Yvonne McEwen, Edinburgh University. Project Director, Scotland's War 1914-1919

"Scotland in British Propaganda 1914-18" Stephen Badsey, Professor of Conflict Studies, University of Wolverhampton

"Douglas Haig: Hero of Scotland, Britain and the Empire" Gary Sheffield, Chair of War Studies, University of Wolverhampton 

"An Ecstasy of Fumbling: BEF Logistics and Engineering at the Battle of Loos" Rob Thompson, Independent Military Historian

Date: 19th September 2015
Time: 10:00 -16:30 (doors open at 09:00)

Venue: Bonar Hall, University of Dundee Park Place Dundee DD14HN
Price: £25pp including refreshments and lunch Booking: Please complete the rear of this form, or online at

www.westernfrontassociation.com

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Echoes and Aftermath – Legacies and Memories of the Past from the Twentieth Century Onwards
30th September 2015

This seminar celebrates the launch of two books edited by Birmingham staff: Echoes of Empire. Memory, Identity and Colonial Legacies (edited by Kalypso Niccolaïdis, Berny Sèbe and Gabrielle Maas), and Aftermath. Legacies and Memories of War in Europe, 1918 – 1945 – 1989 (edited by Nicholas Martin, Tim Haughton and Pierre Purseigle).

 

It is a joint event, co-hosted by the Institute for German Studies (IGS), POLSIS and the Postcolonial Birmingham Research Network.

Speakers include Tim Haughton (POLSIS), Paul Jackson (IDD), Kalypso Nicolaïdis (Oxford), Klaus Richter (War Studies) and Berny Sèbe (Modern Languages). The event will be chaired by Nicholas Martin (IGS).
WHEN: Wednesday 30 September 2015, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Room 121, First Floor, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

This seminar is free to attend – all are welcome!

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