November 2017

WW1 Event : The Russian Revolution and World War I
Banqueting Hall, Belfast City Hall
Monday 27 November 2017 6.30pm

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At present we are remembering a decade of key historical moments that shaped the history of Northern Ireland and Ireland a century ago. The period from 1912 - 1922 witnessed some dramatic changes. Now, one hundred years on, we are taking time to explore some of the significant events in more detail.

This season we will look at the Irish Convention, which was an initiative by the Prime Minister David Lloyd George who launched it saying that ‘Ireland should try her hand at hammering out an instrument of government for her own people.’

We will also look at the changing politics of the time, exploring the role of women in politics, following the extension of the vote with the Representation of the People Act in February 1918. The extension of the vote under this act made the General Election of 1918 historic in more ways than one and we will explore this election in detail.

In 1917, we also witnessed the Russian Revolutions and how this impacted on World War I, which was still ongoing throughout this period. We will explore this, and the connection with Belfast.

All of these events are free to attend, however, registration is essential and spaces are limited. If you would like to attend any of these events and have any particular access requirements please contact our Good Relations Unit on 028 9027 0663 or email

WW1 Engagement Centres Showcase Event
Thursday 23rd November 2017 The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

WW1 Engagement Centres Showcase Event

The five WW1 Engagement Centres are holding a series of events to share best practice across WW1 projects.

 Come along and you can:

  •    Have the opportunity to network with other organisations working on WW1 projects (including over a free lunch!)
  •    Share information about the interesting things that you have found while working on your project
  •    Find out how the WW1 Engagement Centres can help your project
  •    Hear funding and evaluation hints and tips from the experts
  •    Feel inspired to start thinking about your first or next First World War heritage project!

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2017-11-13 # WW1 Engagement Centres Showcase Event

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First World War Centenary Partnership
(IWM) Northern Ireland
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
Thu 23 November 2017 10:30 – 15:30 GMT

Join us for a morning of discussion, networking and workshops at the Public Record Office Northern Ireland, looking at First World War commemorations for 2017-2018. This meeting will give you the opportunity to share current and upcoming First World War projects, discover more about resources available, and discuss plans for 2018. We do hope you will be able to join us.

For more information, please email or click here for more information 

2017-10-23 # First World War Centenary Partnership IWM

We are all witnesses to War
Visit Imperial War Museums this November 2017
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We are all witnesses to war. IWM's vast collections reveal personal stories that are poignant, surprising, moving and inspiring.

Visit us in November and join us for our inaugural Remembrance Lecture, uncover the history of IWM London From Bedlam to Baghdad, or take part in our annual remembrance ceremonies.

Since 1917, people have entrusted us with their personal accounts of war. A hundred years later, we have a century of stories to tell.

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14/10/2017 # IWM 100 years

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Signs of the Times
Symbols and their Multiple Meanings
Friday 10 November 2017
10.00am – 1.00pm
Ulster Museum Belfast

Poppies are just one of hundreds of symbols we encounter in our lives. Symbols are all around us and have different, often changing, meanings. They can represent belief, identity or ideology. They evoke emotion and can reassure or threaten. People have given meaning to flags and colours, to the Easter lily and the Red Hand and to events such as the Somme and the Easter Rising. Key figures have emerged, like the Maid of Erin and King William III. Hear from historians and commentators as we explore how powerful symbols have played a role in shaping our history. Joe Austin - Chair of the Belfast National Graves Association Sophie Long - Living Legacies Project Officer Philip Orr - Writer and Historian Glenn Patterson - Writer and Commentator Margaret Ward - Feminist Activist and Historian

Please click here for full poppies programme or go to the website be clicking here.

10/11/2016 # Signs of the Times - Symbols and their Multiple Meanings

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The Yanks Are Coming! How the AEF prepared for war in 1917/1918
Thursday 9th November 2017 from 1.00pm - 2:00pm
Lecture Theatre at the Ulster Museum
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In April 1917 the USA faced the same problems as the British Empire had in 1914. A small, professional army had to expand rapidly to meet the demands of mass, industrialised warfare. In training the citizen’s army, two divergent approaches to battle developed. How that issue resolved itself on the battlefield will be explored in this talk.

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23/05/2016 # The yanks are coming

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Their Spirits’ Shadow: Poetry of the Great War.
Wednesday 8th November 2017 from 1.00pm - 2:00pm
Lecture Theatre at the Ulster Museum
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In each of Longley’s eleven poetry collections he has written about the Great War and, in particular, his father’s experience of it as a boy-soldier. He will be reading and talking about those poems as well as work by some of the combatants.

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Using Digital Skills to Enhance your WW1 Project
In partnership with Living Legacies 1914-18
7th November 2017
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Using Digital Skills to Enhance your WW1 Project in partnership with Living Legacies 1914-18 on the 7th November 2017. This workshop is free of charge with limited spaces available Please RSVP to 02890 972513/3883 by 31st October 2017

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School of Natural and Built Environment
Queen's University Belfast
Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN


2017-11-07 # 2017-11-07 #  Using Digital Skills to Enhance your WW1 Project

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