Whose Remembrance? A scoping study of the available research on ex-colonial communities and the experience of two world wars

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial War Museum
Department Name: Research

Abstract

During the First World War, tens of thousands of East Africans were drafted into a non-combatant Carrier Corps to support the British campaign against the Germans in Africa; by October 1917, almost 29,000 of them had died of 'disease or accident'. A Chinese Labour Corps of some 100,000 men drawn largely from the British colony of Weihai and an Egyptian Labour Corps, with over 55,000, were at the same time providing essential support to British forces on the Western Front and in the Middle East respectively. A South African Native Labour Corps provided some 70,000 personnel for service in both Africa and Europe, 616 of whom died when their ship, the Mendi, sank following a collision in the Channel on 21 February 1917. Many tens of thousands of Africans and hundreds of thousands of people from India served with the British forces in North Africa, Italy and Burma in the Second World War, when vast quantities of raw materials were also sent from West Africa to the UK. These facts are little known in Britain today.

Historians have traced continuities between the perception of the two World Wars by the peoples of the colonies of the British Empire (including the lived experiences of those who volunteered or were conscripted for service), the development of independence movements in those future nations and patterns of migration from them to the United Kingdom. Further work has also been done in the UK to explore the role played by awareness of this earlier history in dealing with notions of 'Britishness' and other issues both among the communities deriving from such migration and in the 'host' community. Continuing widespread lack of understanding of the colonies' participation in those conflicts nonetheless shows that there remains room for very much more work in this area. Such work will provide a better framework of historical perspective for the representation of these communities to others, and strengthen the communities' own perception of their heritage and identity.

The Imperial War Museum covers all aspects of conflicts in which Britain and the Empire/Commonwealth have been involved since 1914, and its collections include extensive holdings of personal reminiscences, artefacts and works of art, film and photography - a very considerable proportion of which documents the experience of colonial troops and the impacts that the war made on the 'home fronts' of former colonies. Several curators at the Museum have developed expertise in this field and have engaged externally in opening it up to new audiences. The Museum - where BME audiences are currently under-represented in its visitor profile - is determined to continue the work it has already begun so that this lesser- known aspect of the two world wars is given greater prominence.

The review will be undertaken by the Museum in consultation with an advisory panel of academic and community historians who will provide guidance to the investigators. They will undertake a survey of literature and other media productions (television and radio documentaries, websites etc) to identify areas where work has already been done and, more particularly, where work remains to be done to draw out the history of 'colonial' participation in the two World Wars and to develop present-day communities' understanding of that history.

Topics identified for future work will not be restricted to those relating to dealings between people originating in one-time colonies and the inhabitants of a former Imperial power, but to the history of intra- and inter-community relations as well. For example, relationships between the Hindu, Sikh and Muslim components of the 'Indian' community, or between the Caribbean and African communities, will be explored. It will also be instructive to cover communities now in Britain that originate from parts of the colonised world such as Vietnam and the Philippines that were never under British rule but which were still affected by the World Wars.

Planned Impact

Impact via the Imperial War Museum:
The project will inform IWM's own future plans and activities in its engagement with communities through the development of

policies for exhibitions and public programme activities across its various physical sites (especially IWM London and IWM North)

publications and new educational and outreach resources and activities (the latter to mesh with the activities covered by the HLF-funded The War We Know? project mentioned above)

additional capabilities and features on the IWM website and its other new media offerings (social networking sites, podcasts, etc)

future revisions of its collections development strategy, informing decisions on priorities for the conservation and digitisation of existing collection materials and the acquisition of artefacts and archival records to the Museum's collections.

Impact via other institutions:
Dissemination of the results of the research through the web will place in the hands of academics and teachers and curators across a wide spectrum of Higher and Further Education institutions, of curators and archivists and of leaders and members of the communities themselves, a survey of work already completed or underway in the fields covered by the project, facilitating the perception of emerging trends and - perhaps more significantly - of gaps in current work.

Impact via the media:
Dissemination of the results of the research will help alert TV producers and commissioning editors to the existence of new subjects for history documentaries and may introduce authors to potential new topics for fictional or dramatic explorations of topics in this area. Two prominent tv/ radio documentaries who have made programmes drawing on IWM archives, will be invited to join the Advisory Group.

Impact via networking:
Not least of the benefits of the project will be the dissemination between academic researchers and community historians of awareness of each other's activities, a process which will lead to the creation a network of people and organisations with interests in this field and which will pave the way to future joint activities. These will include academic conferences to explore the subjects covered by the project as well as more systematic community engagement in activities such asartefact handling sessions, talks, screenings and discussions, family history festivals etc.
 
Title Whose Remembrance? film 
Description The Whose Remembrance? DVD highlights the efforts which historians, museum professionals and community workers are making to discover how the peoples of the former British Empire were affected by the two world wars, as identified by the AHRC-supported research project of the same name. The film showcases the findings of the project and serves to act as a discussion prompt and catalyst for future research into this theme. The film was directed by the young film-maker Alastair Uhlig, winner of Second Prize for Documentary in the Tenth IWM Film Festival 2011. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact 1,500 copies of the film have been printed, and we have received an unprecedented number of requests for a copy from schools, community organisations, cultural organisations, policy-makers, academics and interested members of the public. Copies of the DVD have been requested for use by organisations including: o All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Race and Community o www.BritishBlackMusic.com o British Council o Lambeth Archives o Preston Park Museum & Grounds, Stockton-on-Tees o Jamaican High Commission o Kingsway Project, Birmingham (community group focusing on Caribbean heritage) o Luton Council o Luton Culture o National Museums Liverpool o Redbridge Museum o Andrew Griffiths MP and Amir Kabal, OBE Director of East Staffordshire Rights and Equality Council, for their Black History month events The following individuals contributed to the Whose Remembrance? film: o Alastair Uhlig, film-maker o Ansar Ahmed Ullah - Swadhinata Trust o Stephen Bourne - community historian o Dr Santanu Das - Reader in English Literature, King's College London and Principal Investigator of the HERA project Colonial Cultures and Encounters of the First World War o Professor David Killingray - Emeritus Professor of Modern History, Goldsmiths London. o Clifford Pereira -community historian o Arthur Torrington CBE - Project Director, Windrush Foundation o Patrick Vernon OBE - councillor for the London Borough of Hackney and founder of Every Generation Media, the online African Caribbean community history resource 
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsJbiQ5R5tI
 
Description The project has successfully strengthened and extended the network of academics from different disciplines, museum professionals, independent researchers and representatives from community associations who have a mutual interest in this area of history. Two workshops at held at IWM London - one for historians, and one for museum professionals, community workers and representatives, helped initiate the process of engaging with the wider community.

As part of the project three databases of work in this area were published online, providing a comprehensive overview of published research and available productions in other media (exhibitions, documentary film, radio, television, websites etc.) covering the experiences of the peoples of Britain's former empire in the two world wars.

A DVD showcasing the project was produced and this has been especially useful in engaging the wider public with our work. IWM led a series of public screenings of the Whose Remembrance? film including at the UK Houses of Parliament; IWM North in Trafford; King's College London; The Tomlinson Centre in Hackney, London, in partnership with Hackney Council and the Black and Ethnic Minority Arts Network (BEMA); the University of Bedfordshire in partnership with Luton Culture; and the Whitechapel Idea Store in London.
The film has also been screened at external events including by the Alliance Française de Dhaka in Bangladesh; the Heritage Lottery Fund at the V&A in London; the United Service Institution of India in New Delhi; and at the 2014 Ginsberg Film Festival in South Africa.

Copies of the DVD have been circulated to many different community and governmental organisations including the All Party Parliamentary Group on Race and Community; the British Council; the Jamaican High Commission; Luton Council; Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Brent Council and the East Staffordshire Rights and Equality Council; Cobden Community Centre in Bolton; the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool: and Life Long Learning KZN (a non-profit organisation offering educational events and courses to the public) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Other museums and archives have also requested copies of the DVD including the Preston Park Museum in Stockton-on-Tees, Lambeth Archives, National Museums Liverpool, Redbridge Museum and Luton Culture.

We have also published Researching the British Empire in the First World War, an online guide for community groups and individuals wishing to conduct their own research in this area.

IWM is hosting a dedicated webpage on the project where visitors can download all the project outputs and the Whose Remembrance? film has been published on YouTube. Additionally numerous posts relating to the project have been published via the IWM Research Blog.

Through working on this project we were made acutely aware of the need felt within the BEM community for further projects to engage with this previously underexplored history. Additionally, it has highlighted how efforts in this area need to be properly sustained: many community members felt that the typical 'Black History Month' approach was tokenistic and perpetuated the notion of Black history being little more than an 'occasional diversion' from the mainstream of British history.

Finally, the project meshed very usefully with another European project in which IWM is associate partner - the HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) project Cultural Exchange in a Time of Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents during the First World War. A collaborative doctoral award student co-supervised by the Project Leader of CEGC, Dr Santanu Das, and Suzanne Bardgett, PI of Whose Remembrance? has had her studentship enriched through contact with both projects, and Suzanne Bardgett gave a paper on an aspect of Indian troops in the First World War at a HERA conference held in Ypres, in October 2014.
Exploitation Route We have printed 1,550 copies of the Whose Remembrance? DVD and are continuing to send these out to community groups, schools and other organisations involved in research in this area, who are wishing to conduct their own events and screenings.
Through the Researching the British Empire in the First World War online research guide we are encouraging communities and individuals to conduct their own research in this area, and giving them guidance to enable them to do so.
We are continuing discussions with representatives of prominent BEM community groups to work with them to ensure they have input into IWM's future programming.
Through the First World War Centenary Partnership programme website we have digitised a selection of images relating to the British Empire's involvement in the First World War and these have been made available to partnership members for use in their own exhibitions and events. We have established an online forum entitled 'The British Empire at War' on the Centenary Partnership website where members can discuss their own research projects and ask for advice or further information.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections-research/research-programmes/whose-remembrance
 
Description The Whose Remembrance? project sought to investigate the state of research into the colonial experience of the two world wars, and the understanding and availability of this research to audiences and communities today. IWM has particularly rich resources with which to research this subject, and our project served to highlight this, as well as the benefits to be gained through involving communities in researching historical topics which are part of their heritage. Researchers worked on the production of three databases: published works produced by academics and community historians over the last thirty years; exhibitions and resources developed by museums and cultural organisations; and cultural outputs such as films, documentaries, novels and plays. Two workshops were held at IWM London, the first with historians and the second with museum professionals and community representatives. The team also included three specialist researchers - Arthur Torrington CBE, Project Director of the Windrush Foundation, Ansar Ahmed Ullah of the Swadhinata Trust, and Ouleye Ndoye, a postgraduate Anthropology student from Oxford University - who assessed the accessibility and usefulness of IWM collections for understanding and interpreting historical topics which they chose. A specially- commissioned film summarised the study's findings which has since been screened at community events and academic conferences both within the UK and internationally. Additionally an online publication, Researching the British Empire in the First World War, has been published on the IWM website for community groups and individuals wishing to conduct their own research in this area. Public engagement with the project has far exceeded our original expectations, and we have engaged with a wide range of users including members of the BME community; educators; community group leaders; civil servants; healthcare professionals; academics and politicians who have all been keen to access our research.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Title Film and TV Database 
Description Database of film and TV productions relating to the experiences of the peoples of Britain's former Empire during the two World Wars 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Researchers are able to use the database published on the IWM website. 
URL http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections-research/research-programmes/whose-remembrance
 
Title Literature Database 
Description Database of literature which relates to the experiences of the peoples of Britain's former Empire during the two World Wars. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Researchers are able to use the database published on the IWM website. 
URL http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections-research/research-programmes/whose-remembrance
 
Title Museum Projects Database 
Description Database of museum projects relating to the experiences of the peoples of Britain's former Empire during the two World Wars. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Researchers are able to use the database published on the IWM website. 
URL http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections-research/research-programmes/whose-remembrance
 
Title Published Research Database 
Description Database of published works produced by academics and community historians over the last thirty years relating to the experiences of the peoples of Britain's former Empire during the two World Wars. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Researchers are able to use the database published on the IWM website. 
URL http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections-research/research-programmes/whose-remembrance
 
Description Collaborative Doctoral Partnership studentship on colonial cultures and encounters of the First World War 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Suzanne Bardgett, IWM's Head of Research, is the IWM co-supervisor for this Collaborative Doctoral Award. This research project aims to investigate the representation and experience of colonial troops during the First World War. The project will use an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on the rich visual and material collections held in the archives of the IWM, particularly posters, artefacts, photographs, film and documents. Through this approach, the research aims to recover and understand more fully the experience of the thousands of men from the colonies who came to Europe between 1914 and 1918, who have often been neglected in previous histories. It is hoped that this research project will encompass a comparative transnational dimension.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Santanu Das of King's College London is the academic co-supervisor for this Collaborative Doctoral Award.
Impact The studentship relates closely to the Whose Remembrance? project and the HERA-funded collaborative research project 'Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents during the First World War'. An academic thesis is an expected outcome of this partnership.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Cultural exchange in a Time of Global Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents during the First World War (CEGC) 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution IWM is an Associate Partner for the HERA project and as such has contributed to the Digital Source Book and the conference 'The Indian Army on the Western Front', held at In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres in October 2014. It expects to be involved in further conferences, seminars and cultural events as the project continues.
Collaborator Contribution IWM's association with the HERA project has been particularly rich on account of the Whose Remembrance? project dealing with similar subject matter. The HERA project paid for Suzanne Bardgett, IWM's Head of Research, to attend the 'The Indian Army on the Western Front' conference to give a paper 'Why were the Indian wounded locked in: race, fear and officialdom in Sussex, 1915'; organised the event 'Terrible Beauty: music and writing of the First World War' in King's College London's chapel on Remembrance Day 2014; and one of its post-doctoral researchers, Daniel Steinbach, is providing expert advice to IWM's Digital Learning team.
Impact The conference 'The Indian Army on the Western Front', held at In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres in October 2014 and public event 'Terrible Beauty: music and writing of the First World War' in Kings College London's chapel on Remembrance Day 2014, have both been outputs of this project to date. The project's Digital Source Book will be published online shortly: http://www.cegcproject.eu/.
Start Year 2013
 
Description 'Black Peoples' Involvement in the First World War' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On Saturday 15th October 2016, the Centre for Hidden Histories in partnership with the Imperial War Museum, London held a public workshop on 'Black People's Involvement in the First World War'. Convened by Emeritus Professor David Killingray (Goldsmiths), who is a historian of the First World War in Africa and Dr Caroline Bressey (UCL), the workshop included papers from a range of academic experts and community activists. The day also featured contributions from Suzanne Bardgett (Head of Research and Academic Partnerships, IWM) and Lucy Footer (First World War Centenary and Anniversaries Advisor, Heritage Lottery Fund). It attracted approximately fifty audience members who actively participated in the workshop's question and answer sessions. Copies of the IWM's AHRC-supported Whose Remembrance? film and guide: 'Researching the British Empire in the First World War' were made available to participants ).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.iwm.org.uk/research/2016/12/exploring-black-peoples-involvement-in-the-first-world-war-...
 
Description Black Poppies - Britain's Black Community and the Great War, a free illustrated talk by historian Stephen Bourne 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A free illustrated talk on the military and civilian wartime experience of black Britons during the First World War by historian Stephen Bourne at IWM London.

A free display was also available featuring highlights from Bourne's latest book Black Poppies - Britain's Black Community and the Great War. The display was developed with Southwark Council and funded by the Heritage Lottery First World War grant scheme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Black Veterans from the Second World War, a free illustrated talk by historian Tony Warner. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A free interactive talk by historian Tony Warner at IWM London at which attendees found out about the African and Caribbean war effort during the Second World War including the lesser-known stories of black and Asian secret agents. Attendees watched interviews revealing the experiences of black veterans from Spitfire and bomber pilots to Nigerian and Somali troops who fought in Burma.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description On Active Service: What Were Black People Doing in the First World War? A free illustrated talk with historian Tony Warner. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A free illustrated talk with historian Tony Warner at IWM London, giving attendees the opportunity to hear recorded interviews with First World War veterans - including those who served in the West India Regiment in Palestine - and other conflicts across the globe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Paper on Whose Remembrance? presented at The National Archives & Research Libraries UK conference 'Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation was well received and prompted a lively panel discussion.

Following the presentation we received very good feedback from The National Archives, and have engaged professional archivists and fellow museum representatives with our work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Public screening of Burma Boy documentary with Introduction and Q&A from director Barnaby Phillips 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public film screening of the award winning documentary Burma Boy (2011) which tells the story of the 100,000 African soldiers who fought in Burma during the Second World War, in the Cinema at IWM London. Introduced by Director Barnaby Phillips, also author of Another Man's War the screening was followed by a Q and A.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public screening of the film Eddie Noble: A Charmed Life (2009) with introduction and Q&A by director Patrick Vernon 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public film screening of Eddie Noble: A Charmed Life (2009), in the Cinema at IWM London. The film explores the issues around the colonisation of the Caribbean, the racism that ensued in the RAF during the Second World War and racial inequality in post-war Britain. Finally, the film looks at the legacy of the Windrush Generation in Britain. Director Patrick Vernon introduced the documentary and led a Q&A after the screening.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk on colonial involvement in First World War given to Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand, by Anna Maguire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IWM's Collaborative Doctoral Award student (with King's College London), Anna Maguire, presented a talk on her research into colonial encounters in the First World War to the staff of the Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The Motherland Calls: Britain's Black Servicemen and Women 1939-1945, a free illustrated talk by historian Stephen Bourne 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A free illustrated talk on the participation of Britain's black community on the home front and in the armed services during the Second World War by historian Stephen Bourne, at IWM London.The talk was based on Bourne's books Mother Country and The Motherland Calls.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Training for participants in "Far From the Western Front" project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Providing learning resources and space for a facilitated training session for members of the 'Far From the Western Front' project (http://southasiansoldiers.org.uk) held at IWM on 1 March 2016, in association with the AHRC Gateways to the First World War Centre. Far From the Western Front is a Heritage Lottery-funded project about the 1.5 million South Asian soldiers who fought in World War 1.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Turning the Inward Outward: Sharing Colonial Stories of the First World War, paper presented by Anna Maguire at the Observing the First World War: Franco-British Perspectives on the History and Memory of the Centenary conference at Institut Fran├žais du Royaume Uni 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IWM's Collaborative Doctoral Award student (with King's College London), Anna Maguire, presented the paper 'Turning the Inward Outward: Sharing Colonial Stories of the First World War', at the Observing the First World War: Franco-British Perspectives on the History and Memory of the Centenary conference, which took place at the Institut Français du Royaume Uni, in association with the University of Warwick and the Université de Picardie Jules Vern.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Whose Remembrance? screening as part of the 2014 Ginsberg Film Festival, South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The film was screened as part of the 2014 Ginsberg Film Festival, Ginsberg, King William's Town, South Africa.

We understand that the film screening was well-attended, and we received subsequent requests for information on the project from interested parties in South Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Whose Remembrance? screening at '1914 Inherited', the 15th Annual Cambridge Heritage Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The film was screened at '1914 Inherited', the 15th Annual Cambridge Heritage Seminar, run by postgraduate students at the University of Cambridge. Following the screening there was an interesting audience discussion convened by Suzanne Bardgett.

The screening engaged this postgraduate network with the Whose Remembrance? project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Whose Remembrance? screening at Houses of Parliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Whose Remembrance? screening and subsequent panel discussion chaired by Diane Abbott MP. The event was very well attended and many members of Black and Minority Ethnic community groups were represented. The debate was very lively and people engaged with the Whose Remembrance? film and research.

Diane Abbott MP made the below comment in response to the House of Commons screening:
"The Whose Remembrance? project has been crucial in filling the gap in history that has overlooked the contribution of colonial troops in both world wars. I was privileged to hold an over-subscribed screening of the documentary at the House of Commons during Remembrance month. It attracted individuals of all ages and all professions, keen to learn more about this neglected area of history, and to establish ways of sharing this information. The contribution of BME troops in the world wars are a vital part of community history but also serve in showing the extent to which BME people have played a role in building Britain."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Whose Remembrance? screening at IWM North 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The film screening was well attended and the panel discussion prompted a high-level of audience engagement.

Following the screening we received a number of requests for further information and copies of the DVD from attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Whose Remembrance? screening at the Connected Communities Festival, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We screened the film and also held a stall at the Connected Communities event in Cardiff. We received a high-volume of enquiries and many people signed up to receive further information on the Whose Remembrance? project.

Following the event we sent out many copies of the Whose Remembrance? DVD to enquirers and also sent copies of the Researching the British Empire in the First World War guide to everyone who had given us their details.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Whose Remembrance? screening at the Idea Store, Whitechapel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The film screening was well received.

The Idea Store Whitechapel noted how the attendees of their Golden Time session for the over-60s really enjoyed the screening.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Whose Remembrance? screening at the Tomlinson Centre, Hackney 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The film screening was very well attended and the panel discussion prompted a high-level of audience engagement.

Following the screening we received a number of requests for further information and copies of the DVD from attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Whose Remembrance? screening at the United Service Institution of India, New Delhi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The film was screened at the United Service Institution of India as part of the 'India and the Great War' conference.
The film screening and talk given by Suzanne Bardgett was very well attended and prompted a high-level of audience engagement.

Following the screening we received a number of requests for further information and copies of the DVD from attendees, notably from international researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Whose Remembrance? screening at the University of Bedfordshire, in partnership with Luton Culture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The film screening was well attended and the panel discussion prompted a high-level of audience engagement.

Following the screening we received a number of requests for further information and copies of the DVD from attendees.
We also received requests for further information from Luton Culture, and the research we conducted influenced their First World War Centenary activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Whose Remembrance? screening at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The film was screened as part of The Heritage Lottery Fund's 'First World War: Stories of Empire' public event at the V&A.
The screening was very well attended and there was much discussion afterwards.

Following the screening we received a number of requests for further information and copies of the DVD from attendees.
A request for further information was received from the Jamaican High Commission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Whose Remembrance? screening by Brent Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The film was screened as part of Brent Borough Council's event 'Brent remembers the First World War'.

Following the screening there was a healthy discussion and the event organisers noted audience engagement with the Whose Remembrance? project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Whose Remembrance? screening by The British Association for Local History and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The film was screened by The British Association for Local History and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies as part of the 'Experiences of World War One: strangers, differences and locality' workshop at the University of London. The screening prompted a high-level of audience engagement and discussion.

Following the screening we received further requests for copies of the DVD from interested academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Whose Remembrance? screening by the Alliance Fran├žaise de Dhaka as part of the 'War and Colonies 1914-1918' international conference and photographic exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The film was screened by the Alliance Française de Dhaka as part of the 'War and Colonies 1914-1918' international conference and photographic exhibition.

Following the screening we received increased international interest in the film.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Whose Remembrance? screening in partnership with King's College London's Arts and Humanities Festival 2013: Being Human 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The film screening was very well attended and the panel discussion prompted a high-level of audience engagement.

After the event we received a significant number of requests for further information and copies of the film.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Whose Remembrance? screenings as part of Lambeth Heritage Festival 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The film was screening at two separate events as part of the Lambeth Heritage Festival, firstly at an event organised the Brixton Society at the Vida Walsh Centre, and secondly by Lambeth Archives at Streatham Library. Both events were attended by members of the public and there was an engaging discussion after both events.

Increase in interest in the Whose Remembrance? project from people wishing to conduct their own research in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014