February 2016

Friday 26th February to Saturday 27th February 2016
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Roundtable discussion

Chair: Alison Fell (University of Leeds)

A small panel of experts will consider how academics and communities can work together to research the First World War; what the benefits of such collaborations are; and consider some of the challenges such projects face as the centenary of the conflict progresses. Participants to include: Karen Brookfield (Heritage Lottery Fund); Rosemary Collins (Open University); Keith Lilley (Living Legacies 1914-1918; Michael Noble (Centre for Hidden Histories); Liz Woolley (Independent Researcher)

The First World War: Commemoration and Memory

26-27 February 2016

Venue: IWM North, Manchester, United Kingdom

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Prof Keith Lilley - Director, ‘Living Legacies 1914-18’ WW1 Engagement Centre will be in attendance.

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First World War Antiques Roadshow - East Belfast & The First War
Saturday 27th February 2016 from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

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2016-02-27 # East Belfast Volunteers‌Museum of Orange Heritage, 368 Cregagh Road

Did a member of your lamily serve during the First World War? Were they involved in war work in the fields or the factory? Do you have any artefacts that belonged to them, or want to share their story?

East Belfast & The Great War would like to meet you. With the support of Living Legacies 1914-1918, your stories and artefacts will be digitally catalogued and contribute to telling the story of East Belfast's Great War.

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A Practical Guide to Exploring the Decade of Centenaries
17th February 2016 to 18th February 2016

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Trench Maps and the Great War
11 February 2016 from 6.30pm to 8.45pm
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Subject : Trench Maps and the Great War

Speaker : Prof Keith Lilley, Living Legacies, QUB

Venue : The Branch meets from 6.30pm 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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2016-02-11 # Antrim and Down WFA 2016 branch programme

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‘Geordies’ in Dominion Armies during the First World War
Wednesday 10 February 2016 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm
University of Wolverhampton - MC Building Room 228

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2016-02-10 # ‘Geordies’ in Dominion Armies during the First World War‌‘Geordies’ in Dominion Armies during the First World War


Dr James McConnel

(Northumbria University)


Public Lecture

Wednesday 10 February 2016

5.30pm – 7.00pm

University of Wolverhampton

MC Building Room 228:


This paper draws upon ongoing research and examines men (and women) from the Northeast of England who served in the armies of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Newfoundland in the First World War; men such as ‘Simpson’ of Gallipoli fame. This is part of a much larger story of ‘Geordie’ migration that started long before 1914.

This is the seventh lecture of the University of Wolverhampton/Western Front Association First World War Centenary Lecture Series. Generously supported by a grant from the WFA, the Series is held at the University of Wolverhampton, and open to the public and will run until 2018. Admission is free; however you are encouraged to register your details in advance with Dr Phylomena Badsey p.badsey@wlv.ac.uk. You will then be notified of forthcoming events in the series.

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Thursday 4th February 2015

LivingLegacies 1914-18 Logo (Aug14)On the 4th February Living Legacies will be hosting a group of women from the Shankill Women's Centre as part of a critical reflection on women's role in the Somme, Easter Rising, and indeed the contemporary experiences of women engaging with community commemorations. Historian and network member Phillip Orr is co-facilitating this event. 

The workshop will begin with a guided tour of the Ulster Museum's World War One exhibition, and will be followed by an interactive session with object-based handling work, and a group discussion on how women are being adequately represented (or not) as part of the Decade of Centenaries. 

The event aims to include local women in processes of reflection and commemoration, and place their experiential knowledge alongside that of traditional academic 'experts' in  destabilising and reimagining the war and its impact today. 

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The Centenary Train - Little Train of the Haute Somme
11th January 2016 to 19th February 2016
 The Somme Centenary 2014-2016

2016-01-11 # The Centenary Train - Little Train of the Haute SommePhotography Exhibition themed on the railway line constructed in 1916 by the British and French armies.

Albert Tourist Office

See more at: http://www.somme-battlefields.com/centenary-somme-centenary-14-18/major-events#sthash.I4ej7H9M.dpuf

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