February 2017

Living Legacies 1914-18
Invite you to join us at the relaunch of
our WW1 public engagement centre
Tuesday February 21st 2017, 3-6pm
Down County Museum
The Mall, English Street
BT30 6AH
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Please join us in an afternoon of free activities. Living history, WWI drama re-enactors, and ‘green screen’ yourself into history, all from 3-4pm. Project presentations from, 4-5pm. Formal project launch from, 5-6pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Places are limited. To reserve one, please RSVP by February 9th 2017 by email to:


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The Irish Military Tradition
Thursday 9 February 2017, 2 pm
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast
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Dr Timothy Bowman is Senior Lecturer in modern British military history at the University of Kent. His publications include: The Irish Regiments in the Great War: Discipline and Morale; Carson's Army: The Ulster Volunteer Force, 1910-22: and The Edwardian Army: Manning, Training, and Deploying the British Army, 1902-1914 (with Mark Connelly). He is currently working on a study of the volunteer forces in Ireland 1912-16.

Dr William Butler is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Kent, where he also completed his PhD in 2014. His book, entitled The Irish Amateur Military Tradition in the British Army, 1854-1945 was published in November 2016. He has been heavily involved with the First World War commemorations, participating in the BBC World War One at Home Roadshow and recording for BBC Radio Ulster, and currently runs a project at the University of Kent which seeks to engage school children with the First World War. He is also writing a book, co-authored with Timothy Bowman and Michael Wheatley, on recruiting in Ireland during the First World War. His next project will look at the role and experiences of the Irish soldier in the British Empire.

Michael Foy is a former Head of History at Methodist College in Belfast and Tutor in Irish History at Queen's University, Belfast. He is the author of The Easter Rising (with Brian Barton): Tom Clarke: the true leader of the Easter Rising and Michael Collins's Intelligence War.

Ian Montgomery is a former archivist at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. He is co-chair of the Antrim and Down Branch of the Western Front Association. 

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Conflict and the experience of Black soldiers
Library of Birmingham Saturday 11th February 2017
Voices of War and Peace

This is a unique chance to gain, hone and develop excellent research skills whilst helping to uncover untold stories that speak of the experiences of Black soldiers during and after World War I. The project will focus upon representations within the media and popular culture around that time, as well as revealing previously hidden / ignored / omitted information, narratives and stories.

There is much to be explored and this is a chance to investigate, reveal and contribute pieces of our history that are often overlooked. You will be fully briefed on the project scope, trained and supported with some ideas and areas of focus. In return, we ask for your commitment, enthusiasm and support with this exciting project. 

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