Gateways to the First World War

Lead Research Organisation: University of Kent
Department Name: Sch of History

Abstract

Gateways consists of Kent, Brighton, Greenwich and Portsmouth HEIs together with an extensive range of collaborators and will provide a gateway for wide public access to: 1) a network of research excellence in First World War Studies 2) skills and resources to develop a range of outputs 3) the geographical gateway to the Western Front and wider war.

Through Gateways the British public will be given the opportunity to engage with, understand and interpret a historical event that played a fundamental role in the shaping of the contemporary world and their place within it. In exploring the local, wherever located, they will engage with the global. They will also engage with their own preconceptions and be encouraged to test and question their origins. Gateways will then use this as a base to examine the (dis)connection between academic/official history and popular perceptions. Gateways will use the combination of its recognised research strengths and high profile in First World War Studies, practitioner skills, resources and geography to explore themes universal to the experience of the First World War:

The global nature of the conflict.
The importance of the sea and overseas communications.
The blurred line between fighting and home fronts; how people understood the nature of the conflict and the acts of combat.
The effect of transplanting communities and creating new ones.
Moments of culture clash and moments of culture harmony.
How different memories and legacies emerged from the conflict, why some endured, mutated or were marginalised.


Gateways has three elements:
1) Core members: building on the existing research interests and public engagement links centred on the First World War anniversaries between Brighton, Greenwich, Kent and Portsmouth HEIs. For example, Kent and Portsmouth are developing a research network exploring the experience of Imperial port cities during the conflict in association with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies; Greenwich and Kent are working on a programme for schools and colleges; Brighton and Portsmouth have collaborated on a photographic project with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
2) Project collaborators: extending and exploiting existing partnerships with non-HEI bodies for the benefit of the wider community. Examples include: Chatham Dockyard Museum, Cognitive Media, Hampshire County Council, Kent County Council, Maidstone Museum, Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury), National Maritime Museum, Portsmouth City Museums, Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive (hereafter REMLA), Screen South, War Memorials Trust.
3) Network members: drawing in other academics from a wide range of disciplines with expertise relevant to the objectives of Gateways. For a list of key network members see pp6-7.

Gateways is geographically based in a region that has a unique historical status:
SE England was the Gateway to the Western Front and was the hinge on which the British war effort hung. Its ports of Southampton, Newhaven, Folkestone, Dover and the naval bases of Chatham and Portsmouth were the nodal points.
The region was a militarised zone covered with defence lines and fortifications including the British army's main base at Aldershot. It was a liminal space between fighting and home fronts; a cultural and racial melting pot containing imperial contingents (Africans, Canadians, Indians and West Indians), Chinese Labour Corps camps and large numbers of Belgian refugees.
The region became the home of vast hospital encampments which further ensured that the presence of the war and its effects remained constant.

Planned Impact

Gateways to the First World War will make a considerable impact based on its core overarching aims:

That the British public is given the opportunity to engage with, understand and interpret a historical event that played a fundamental role in the shaping of the contemporary world and their place within it. In exploring the local, wherever located, they will engage with the global. They will also engage with their own preconceptions and be encouraged to test and question their origins. Gateways will then use this as a base to examine the (dis)connection between academic/official history and popular perceptions.

It will use a broad range of platforms and partnerships to ensure that its events and resources are disseminated and achieve a high profile including a purpose-built website, use of social media, programmes with schools, colleges, museums, archive centres, galleries and international collaborators.

Local communities and the wider public in general
As noted above, connection with communities is the key to Gateways' plan. It will provide a wide-range of people with the skills and confidence to engage with academic research according to their own interests, develop new partnership and community links and inspire a lasting legacy.

The Third Sector
Gateways will enhance relationships with existing partners still further and pioneer new links. It will demonstrate fully that both HEIs and the third sector can interact fruitfully to mutual benefit which then also enhances the lives of the wider public. Examples of existing partnerships include:
Museums, galleries and archives: Brighton Pavilion and Museums, Chatham Dockyard Museum, Cognitive Media, Kent County Council Archives, Libraries and Museums, Maidstone Museum, National Maritime Museum, Portsmouth City Museums, Royal Engineers Museum, Library, Screen South. Of great interest is the ability to interact with the Flanders Field Museum, Ieper/Ypres due to the research overlaps enhanced by geographical proximity which will mean an Impact beyond the UK.
Key First World War-interest groups and organisations: War Memorials Trust, Western Front Association.
The initial mechanism for harnessing the links will be the series of public engagement open days and follow-up events planned by Gateways. These will pave the way for further collaborative involvement in Connected Communities and Translating Cultures research applications particularly designed to investigate reactions to the centenary events and ensure comparative studies beyond the UK

The media

Gateways members are already engaging with the media on the First World War centenary at a local, national and international level. Three network members took part in the AHRC-BBC national seminar and two have been selected in the recent AHRC-BBC scheme. The centre's commitment to a comprehensive public engagement process which brings together and effectively harnesses cutting edge research with community interest will ensure a high and regular profile for the centre in the media. Further, the research interests of Gateways very much overlap with areas of media engagement. The communications offices of all Gateways institutions are aware of the significance of the anniversary and are committed to ensuring that the research expertise of its members is highlighted.

Policy-makers, governments and public sector agencies
Gateways will provide a flagship case study for the UK government and public sector agencies on large-scale academic-community involvement which can be drawn upon to inform approaches to similar high-profile events such as the forthcoming Second World War (75th) anniversary cycle. Gateways' experiences will be of value to: the Departments of Education; Culture, Media and Sport; English Heritage (and its pan-UK equivalents). Gateways will establish points of contact with these agencies and provide six-monthly reports on its experiences.

Organisations

Publications

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Title 'Swaythling in World War One' at the Roundabout Café, with a modern version of the Princess Mary Gift Box, 20/12/17 
Description With the support of the Mansbridge Residents Association, the association for those living in social housing in the Swaythling area of the city, we staged an Exhibition entitled 'Swaythling in World War One' at the Roundabout community café in Swaythling. The exhibition featured items created by the local residents at our co-creation day on 13/12/2017, and a modern version of the Princess Mary Gift Box given to those serving in the War in Christmas 1914 was given to each visitor who attended. Feedback was collected at the event on what people had learned from the project and whether it had made any difference to them. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Feedback collected at the vent was overwhelming positive, with visitors indicating that they had enjoyed the exhibition and that they had learned about the history of their area, many indicating that they had little idea of the role played by Swaythling in World War One prior to the project. What was most gratifying was the number of 'thank yous' received, particularly from older members of the local populace, the opportunity to get involved in the project providing for many the chance to get out of their homes and socialise within their community. Conversations on where to take this next followed, with the need to create something which would maintain the engagement of the older generation but also involve local school children paramount. Currently I am working with community partners to submit an application to the HLF's First World War: Then and Now scheme. 
 
Title Cinema During the First World War Travelling Exhibition 
Description This exhibition by Dr Emma Hanna explores the role of cinema during the First World War, both at home and at the Front. The exhibition consists of three pop-up banners. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Gateways has loaned the exhibition free of charge to 8 venues: - City Screen Cinema, York - Duke of York's Picturehouse, Brighton & Hove - Fabrica Gallery, Brighton & Hove - Greenwich Picturehouse, London - Newhaven Fort, East Sussex - Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford - Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse, Warwickshire - Westgate Hall, Canterbury The number of people accessing the exhibition has varied according to venue with the maximum being approximately 1000 at Phoenix Picturehouse. Feedback from exhibition venues has included: "It was a lovely addition to the space and provided a nice talking point for the customers Lots of people commented on how interesting it was especially in the context of an old building such as ours." 
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/travelling-exhibitions
 
Title Exhibition of the 'Stories behind the Pictures: Chinese Workers and Colonial Workers in the First World War' project 
Description This was an exhibition made up of 8 pull up banners that was displayed in various venues across Hull as part of the City of Culture celebrations in 2017 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Over 1000 people viewed the exhibition. 
 
Title FWW Theatre production, Threadbare Theatre co. (Helen Brooks) 
Description Performance of 3 'lost' FWW plays by Threadbare Theatre Company, in Oxted surrey. One performance at the Oxted festival and 3 nights at the Crown Pub Theatre. Directed by lucy linger moore. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Mixed audience mostly from local area for the 4 performances [3 at the Crown pub theatre and 1 at the Oxted festival]. Audiences stayed around to talk after and showed lots of interest in the Recovering FWW Theatre project. Many were surprised that difficult topics were covered by war plays and how directly war was tackled. Following the performance the director made key decisions, including about casting and content, about how to develop the production for Theatre Royal Brighton. Audiences also requested further information about becoming involved in the project. 
 
Title Film of the project 'The Stories Behind the Pictures', Hull 
Description This was a film capturing the project 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This film has since been shown at various venues in Hull as part of the City of Culture celebrations. 
URL https://vimeo.com/237199036
 
Title First World War Exhibition with Simon Langton Grammar Schools, Canterbury (William Butler - Research Network) 
Description Through a series of workshops, both at my institution, and at various libraries and archives in the South East, the school students interacted with a range of sources and speakers. This permitted many of them to carry out their own research, which led to the creation of two exhibitions. Artist and curator Patricia Wilson Smith worked with the students to enable them to develop ways of showcasing their research effectively. Together they devised a narrative framework to tell Canterbury's wartime story, selected the materials and formulated their presentation. This culminated in two public exhibitions- one at the Gulbenkian Theatre, the other at The Beaney Institute, Canterbury. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The project allowed the students to gain knowledge of local history and heritage and to develop presentational, exhibition and research skills. As public exhibitions, they also provided a different perspective of the war for local people in Canterbury. The sessions which took place in late 2013 and the first half of 2014 have meant that both schools are carrying out their own projects during the 2014-15 academic year, with the support of the research centre, and will form part of an Extended Project Qualification for the students involved. 
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/projects/canterbury-in-ww1
 
Title Great War Theatre 
Description Great War Theatre website incorporating the dataset of all new plays written for performance during the war. The resource also includes information on the methodology used by the project, and blogs on theatre during the war written by academics and public volunteer researchers. The website is developed using agile methodology and is therefore being developed and improved on a constant basis. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Increased requests for information about the project and about the research it shares. 
URL http://www.greatwartheatre.org.uk
 
Title Home Fires 
Description Home Fires: A community Play, Newhaven Fort, March 2015 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Please see entry about Home Fires Activity Day. 
URL http://www.zapart.co.uk/events/
 
Title Mapping Jutand Project: Exhibition 
Description The exhibition will be a mobile exhibition which illustrates the impact Jutland had upon local communities in the UK and Ireland. This exhibition will be co-produced with the U3A community group. The data produced will also be used in exhibitions on Jutland by the National Museum of the Royal Navy and the National Maritime Museum 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The mobile exhibition will be co-produced with our community partners. The exercise will introduce community group members into the curating an exhibition and the skills and challenges required. The exhibition will also tour around community centres in the Portsmouth area. 
URL http://www.nmrn.org.uk/jutland-impact
 
Title National Kitchens Mobile Exhibit 
Description Several large banners detailing the history and context surrounding First World War public dining were funded and produced through the award monies - forming a mobile exhibition that was used at events and can subsequently be loaned out to community organisations around the country. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact These accompanied the public lectures delivered by me at the dining events and on other occasions (public festivals etc.) where lectures were delivered as an invited speaker. Several of these events sought to promote diversity and inter-communal understanding around the history of food and sustainability, for example the Preston Feast for Peace, which is an annual event showcasing diversity in food organised by the city council and community volunteers as a riposte to the rallies by the Britain First group, or the Merseyside Writing on the Wall Festival, which is an annual writing festival hosted to promote creativity within BEM communities. An additional public impact has been the loaning out of the exhibition to community groups wishing to hold their own exhibits and events exploring the under-documented aspects of the First World War. For example, in 2018 the exhibition was loaned to the Imperial War Museum's Women's Work 100 project and to a community history project in Devon, south west England. 
 
Title One War, Two Services Travelling Exhibition 
Description This exhibition provides an overview of the history of the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy during the First Word War. Written by Dr Brad Beaven, its key themes include the German U boat threat and unrestricted warfare, German blockade, Jutland and the bombing of coastal communities. The exhibition consists of four pop-up banners. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Gateways has loaned the exhibition free of charge to 5 venues: - The Blake Museum, Bridgwater, Somerset - Devonport Naval Heritage Centre, HM Naval Base, Plymouth - Felixstowe Museum, Felixstowe - Fishermen's Museum, Hastings, East Sussex - Hastings History House, Hastings, East Sussex The number of people accessing the exhibition has varied according to venue with the maximum being approximately 500 at the Blake Museum. Feedback from exhibition venues has included: The exhibition "very much" enhanced our activity. "It formed part of a series of annual WW1 exhibitions we are doing to2019. While the exhibition concentrates on WW1 and Bridgwater. This one sets the wider context." 
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/travelling-exhibitions
 
Title Performances - Experiences of War (Helen Brooks) 
Description Performance of 4 plays from the First World War, one 'Hem of the Flag' as a rehearsed reading, having never been produced before. Performed at the Aphra Theatre, University of Kent by Threadbare Theatre directed by Lucy Linger Moore. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Mixed audience of Kent students and interested members of the public from the wider region. A number of requests for follow-up performances and for further exploration of the topic. Discussions about experiences of masculinity and how this is represented in the plays were part of the post-show discussion. Following the event the theatre company developed their production for Theatre Royal Brighton in Feb 17 
 
Title Restoration of The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands film 
Description Restoration of The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands (1927) by the British Film Institute (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund). I provided research on the historical context of the film, wrote an essay for the DVD booklet and provided material for Bryoy Dixon to write a blog post for the BFI website. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The restored film was premiered at an event at the Queen Elizabeth Rooms, Southbank in October 2014 (please see entry under 'Engagement Activity'. 
URL http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-the-battles-of-coronel-and-falkland-islands-1927/
 
Title Sanitation, Sand and Shells project (Dr Claire Hubbard-Hall, Bishop Grosseteste University - Gateways Research Fund project) 
Description There was a successful temporary exhibition staged in addition to the production of a booklet chronicling the exhibition, which becomes part of the legacy of the exhibition. The exhibition was visited by serving personnel and members of the public, who left complimentary feedback. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Feedback from The Museum of Military Medicine: 'Historically the Museum has not tended to produce temporary exhibitions and this project provided the impetus for us to redevelop one of our galleries as a temporary exhibition gallery and also to engage volunteers with the research necessary to stage the exhibition. This enabled the volunteers to work on research skills and to think about the process of putting on an exhibition. Because we also opened the project up to members of the public, we also had a wider uptake of interest in the research aspects.' 
URL https://museumofmilitarymedicine.org.uk/2017/07/01/sanitation-sand-shells-exhibition/
 
Title Step Short Folkestone and the First World War exhibition (William Butler - Research Network) 
Description Folkestone played a crucial role in the First World War as a communications hub for the Western Front. The town was transformed by the arrival of contingents from across the British Empire and beyond, witnessed an influx of Belgian refugees, hosted a huge Canadian encampment, was home to Chinese Labourers, and was the site of an allied intelligence centre. These aspects were covered in the exhibition itself. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact N/A 
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/projects/step-short
 
Title The Healing Home exhibition 
Description A 2 room exhibition with sound, panels & objects. Plus a film with interviews with Alison Fell, the curator (Lucy Moore), and a descendent of one of the patients. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The exhibition has been positively reviewed - it is ongoing until Oct 2015. 
 
Title The Indian Army in the First World War Travelling Exhibition 
Description An exhibition written by Professor Mark Connelly exploring the history of the Indian Army in the First World War. The exhibition examines the key battles and experiences of Indian soldiers, and the ways in which their contribution to the war has been commemorated. The exhibition consists of three pop-up banners and Gateways has produced translations of the text into Urdu and Punjabi. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Gateways has loaned the exhibition free of charge to 5 venues: - Dominion Centre and Library, Southall - Gunnersbury Park Museum, London - Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham, Kent - Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton - Tower Hamlets Local History and Archives, London The number of people accessing the exhibition has varied according to venue with the maximum being approximately 100 at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Feedback from exhibition venues has included: The exhibition "raised the profile of a subject not much considered. Particularly of interest to our large South Asian community. Much enjoyed, very interesting, of relevance to local peoples family history." "We enjoyed having the exhibition on display here, particularly as it focused on a lesser known aspect of WW1." 
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/travelling-exhibitions
 
Title Theatre & the First World War Travelling Exhibition 
Description An exhibition written by Dr Helen Brooks that examines the changing nature of theatre during the First World War. The exhibition examines the challenges faced by home front theatres, the theatre industry's support for the war effort, and the ways in which performance changed during the wartime period. The exhibition consists of three pop-up banners. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Gateways has loaned the exhibition free of charge to 9 venues: - Aylesbury Waterside Theatre - Canterbury Christ Church University (Battle of the Boat workshop) - Crown Inn, Old Oxted - Fabrica Galleries, Brighton - The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury - Newhaven Fort, East Sussex - Theatre Royal, Brighton - Westgate Hall, Canterbury - Whitstable Library (WhitLit Festival) The number of people accessing the exhibition has varied according to venue with the maximum being 2870 at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. Feedback from exhibition venues has included: "We constantly seek to ensure that our vast foyer spaces link with the performances on our stages as frequently we find that the atmosphere can diminish as soon as patrons walk out of the auditorium. The exhibition helped to ensure that this happened and allowed customers to learn far more about theatre during the era that the show was set in." "Yes, the exhibition enhanced our activity. Very well presented. A few of the children commented on how interesting they found the whole exhibition" 
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/travelling-exhibitions
 
Title Theatre Royal Brighton, Two FWW plays performed (Helen Brooks) 
Description Voices of the Great War - a performance of 2 war plays by A A Milne and J. M. Barrie at Theatre Royal Brighton by Threadbare Theatre Company. Directed by Lucy Linger Moore, produced by Emma Murton. Dramaturgy by Helen Brooks 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Audiences showed lots of interest in theatre during war and were surprised by the plays. Actors and director also showed new understanding both of performance practices and of the war and how it was experienced. Following the performance TRB want to develop HLF bid around their theatre during the war. Threadbare director also wants to apply for further funding for a tour of the plays. 
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/blog/voices-great-war
 
Title Ypres and its British Community, 1919-1939 exhibition 
Description This exhibition explores the history of the British community in Ypres after the First World War. In the interwar years the town was a focal point for commemoration of the conflict and was home to a significant British population, including employees of the Imperial War Graves Commission and their families. The exhibition addresses the history of the Ypres League, the Ypres Salient War Museum and the Eton Memorial School. The exhibition consists of five pop-up banners and is available to loan free of charge to venues. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The exhibition was loaned to the Ypres Royal British Legion to accompany their 'safeguarding REMEMBRANCE together' exhibition which ran from 29 September to 2015. The exhibition was used to enhance the Gateways study day 'The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the First World War' and will be used to support future events. 
 
Description We have moved into Phase 2 of the award. The interim reports can be found via the AHRC and the application for Phase 2 also includes the summary of how the future programme (2017-19) has built on the experiences of Phase 1.

Below are some extracts from that application which summarise the position:

Since its launch in 2014 Gateways to the First World War has encouraged community groups and members of the public to broaden their research by asking new questions, connecting with diverse communities and creating imaginative outputs (see interim report for details). The aim outlined in the original funding application, of encouraging people to 'engage with their own preconceptions andtest and question their origins', has remained central to the ethos of the centre. The centre is, and will remain, firmly rooted in its internationally-recognised research into the history of the conflict and its legacy. Gateways will continue to offer this resource to all centres and, specifically, will offer leadership in particular themes (see 2 below).
The centre has developed a programme of high-quality events, organised in a variety of locations, which have involved sharing the latest academic research on the First World War to enrich and inspire existing and developing projects, workshops and training, showcasing of HLF projects and networking opportunities. As planned in the original application for funding, collaborations with non-HEI bodies has been a key element of the Gateways project and the centre has established and extended strong partnerships with a range of organisations including the Imperial War Museum, First World War Centenary Partnership, Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Significant activities are underway to support these organisations, particularly for the Somme 100 commemorations, and will continue over the next two years. The centre has established UK-wide reach through its travelling exhibitions, events (including a successful community Roadshow) and academic and community collaborations in a number of regions, including Scotland.

Gateways will continue its highly successful programme of themed study days focused on its core research themes and its relationship with key archival centres. The general outline of such events has been to bring together expert researchers on the particular historical theme, relevant archivists and record keepers and, if possible, groups studying that particular theme to present their findings. So far we have staged 11 such events and they have proved extremely positive especially with community groups and organisations many of which have received HLF funding. Many of these events have been delivered with significant partners such as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the National Archives.
Exploitation Route We are working with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, the Royal British Legion and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on various plans for wider community engagement with the Great War centenary, as well as the Institute of Education's Schools Battlefields Tours programme. We are currently developing a range of collaborative activities including an important contribution to the Third Battle of Ypres centenary in July of this year. This has built on the collaboration effort we made with DCMS to mark Somme 100 last year. We will report more fully on this in next year's summary.
Sectors Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/
 
Description Gateways to the First World War has encouraged community groups and members of the public to broaden their research by asking new questions, connecting with diverse communities and creating imaginative outputs. The centre has worked with projects exploring a range of subjects from the experiences of Indian soldiers to the history of zeppelin raids on the home front, and from rehabilitation of soldiers through sport to the surrender of the German naval fleet. Outputs have included films, performances, exhibitions, apps, archival and online resource training, events and community workshops. Details of these outputs can be found in the Engagement Activities & Artistic & Creative Products sections. The Gateways team has worked with a number of groups developing applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund, offering academic guidance and advice on project development. The work carried out has culminated in sixteen successful applications to the HLF, with twenty further applications currently in development. The centre has also provided support for projects which have already been awarded funding from HLF by providing academic talks, training, advice, volunteer recruitment, and support for events and publicity. The centre has run a programme of high-quality events, organised in a variety of locations. These have involved: sharing the latest academic research on the First World War to enrich and inspire existing and developing projects; workshops and training; showcasing of HLF projects; networking opportunities. Further details of events have been submitted in the Engagement Activities section.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Title Digitisation of the casualty books of the 1/1st Bucks Battalion, 1914-1918 
Description The 'Casualty Books' of the 1/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (TF) are a truly unique source for all those from the approximately 3,000 other ranks (and a few officers) enlisted in this First Line Territorial Battalion who then served overseas between 1914 and 1918. A transcription of the entries, which requires knowledge of or familiarity with standard military abbreviations, along with digitised images, will provide the basis for a sophisticated database that can be interrogated for analysis. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The digitisation project involved training for volunteers. In addition, the volunteers who are working on the transcription and indexing project, have been gaining useful skills in palaeography and gaining a greater understanding of the illnesses and injuries that soldiers in WW1 were subject to. 
 
Description Adult Education and the Great War in Yorkshire: A Community History Project 
Organisation University of Huddersfield
Department Department of History
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Dr Rebecca Gill (University of Huddersfield) in collaboration with Workers' Educational Association Sheffield Learning Centre. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in July 2015. The fEC of the award was £14,951.17.
Collaborator Contribution The two project research assistants have carried out a survey of regional archives in order to produce a handlist of local resources for the project and to scope out material and ideas for our public workshops. They have also made contact with spoken to those within the WEA with a knowledge of its history. This preliminary research has concentrated on the history of the WEA and Huddersfield Technical College but has also branched out to look at the Army's own education schemes and the educational work of the Settlement in York. The project partners have designed and distributed postcards to publicise the project in regional archives and the public (see attached PDF). We have also include a notice in the Huddersfield Local History Newsletter and a short piece in journal of British Association of Local Historians (forthcoming). We have been approached to include a notice in the webpages of the Society for the Study of Labour History. The project partners have made connections with another regional project on the wartime history of the WEA in the North East, and due to meet up with the project convenor in the coming weeks in order to pursue ideas for collaboration.
Impact Adult Education and the Great War in Yorkshire project: workshop (output reported under 'Engagement Activities').
Start Year 2015
 
Description BBC World War One at Home 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To assist the BBC World War One at Home project through expert research and advice on programme themes and content as well as direct participation in programmes.
Collaborator Contribution The setting of a national, multi-platform, broadcasting agenda.
Impact Website content; radio and television programme content. Invited participant in BBC World War One at Home roadshow, Eastbourne (Mark Connelly) Representing Gateways at the BBC WW1 at Home Event (media interest) (William Butler - Research Network) Research advice and interview for BBC documentary on Zeppelin raids (Lucy Noakes) BBC World War One at Home (Mark Connelly)
Start Year 2012
 
Description Bexhill Museum 
Organisation Bexhill Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Co-organised an event at the Museum, including speakers from the Gateways Research Network.
Collaborator Contribution Co-organised and hosted an event.
Impact First World War Question Time, Bexhill Museum, March 2015 (Lucy Noakes)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Brighton Pavilion and Museums 
Organisation Brighton Pavilion and Museums
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution To collaborate on a public engagement days on the Great War.
Collaborator Contribution To provide venue and specialist local expertise.
Impact First World War family History Day, Brighton Museum, September 2014 (Lucy Noakes) Voices of India (Lucy Noakes) Gateways Annual Lecture. Dr Glyn Prysor (CWGC): India and the Great war: Lives and Legacies (Lucy Noakes)
Start Year 2013
 
Description British Council 
Organisation British Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Academic advice on school resources.
Collaborator Contribution Production of an education resource.
Impact Football Remembers' Educational Resource, British Council, Spring 2014 (Emma Hanna)
Start Year 2013
 
Description Brixton Library 
Organisation Brixton Library
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Contribution to First World War centenary events.
Collaborator Contribution Contribution to First World War centenary events.
Impact Our Place in WWI (Dan Todman)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Business, government and the workplace : John I. Thornycroft and Company Limited, and the Great War 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Dr Roy Edwards (University of Southampton) in collaboration with Hampshire Cultural Trust and Southampton City Council, Arts and Heritage. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2015. The fEC of the award was 15,000.
Collaborator Contribution This project seeks to develop public understanding of and engagement with Hampshire's industrial history using archives from the Thornycroft collection in the care of Hampshire Cultural Trust and Archives held by Southampton City Council Arts and Heritage, both of whom are Community Partners in this project. It will inform the themes of life on the home front as experienced by the workforce and managers of John Thornycroft Ltd. As the company was engaged in the production of vehicles and ships, this will also contribute to our understanding of how war production was organised. This research will be used as a basis for enhancing the contextualisation and interpretation of the Thornycroft Collections held by the two community partners. Members of the public will benefit from improved interpretation in the gallery devoted to Thornycroft and in the street scenes at Milestone Museum in Basingstoke. There will also be new online resources, talks and a workshop. Volunteers will have the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills whilst supporting the cataloguing and management of the archive collection held by both partners. Volunteers with accounting, legal and/or business skills will be made aware of how their expertise can inform historical analysis.
Impact This project is in its very early stages and has not yet produced any outputs. Those planned are: Academic Outcomes - Journal article targeted at the Journal of Transport History. The subject matter will reflect the results of the archival investigation and reflect how WW1 shaped the workplace and the production of engineering products within Thornycroft. - This project offers the opportunity to develop a case study that explores the impact of WW1 on Thornycroft as a business. - The opportunity to work with museums and archives enhancing the engagement skills of the academic partner through having to present work within a different context, namely a museum/archive display. Community Partner Outcomes - Increased awareness and understanding of the Thornycroft collections amongst staff, volunteers, researchers, special interest groups, visitors to the museums, online visitors and event participants - Increase in visits to the Thornycroft Gallery at Milestones and events stimulated by project - Increase in volunteer numbers and volunteer hours directed towards Thornycroft collections - Increase in use of online resources relating to Thornycroft and Hampshire's industrial history - Increase in visits to the archives in Winchester and Southampton - Increased engagement with the local University and appreciation of the wider academic debates that will be informed by the collections. Wider Community Outcomes - Greater knowledge and skills in research and collections management developed amongst collections volunteers through the workshop and regular meetings. - Greater knowledge and interest in Thornycroft and Hampshire's industrial history amongst general public and special interest groups - Increase in engagement between museums and archives and family historians, local clubs and societies - Educational audiences through University outreach activity and input into Business History education within the University through lectures to educational establishments.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Casualties of War 
Organisation Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Prof. Ian Beckett and Dr Tim Bowman (University of Kent) in collaboration with the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies and the Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14994.
Collaborator Contribution Digitisation, transcription and indexing of data from the unique 'Casualty Books' of the 1/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (TF). Each entry records full details of an individual's period in the battalion, including leave and training, wounds and illnesses, transfers, and disciplinary record. A full transcription of the entries will provide the basis for a sophisticated database that can be interrogated for analysis on the changing composition of the battalion, its disciplinary record, and the incidence and type of disease and illness. The volunteers who are working on the transcription and indexing project, have been gaining useful skills in palaeography and gaining a greater understanding of the illnesses and injuries that soldiers in WW1 were subject to.
Impact Volunteer recruitment events and training; Digitisation of the casualty books of the 1/1st Bucks Battalion, 1914-1918
Start Year 2016
 
Description Casualties of War 
Organisation Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Prof. Ian Beckett and Dr Tim Bowman (University of Kent) in collaboration with the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies and the Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14994.
Collaborator Contribution Digitisation, transcription and indexing of data from the unique 'Casualty Books' of the 1/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (TF). Each entry records full details of an individual's period in the battalion, including leave and training, wounds and illnesses, transfers, and disciplinary record. A full transcription of the entries will provide the basis for a sophisticated database that can be interrogated for analysis on the changing composition of the battalion, its disciplinary record, and the incidence and type of disease and illness. The volunteers who are working on the transcription and indexing project, have been gaining useful skills in palaeography and gaining a greater understanding of the illnesses and injuries that soldiers in WW1 were subject to.
Impact Volunteer recruitment events and training; Digitisation of the casualty books of the 1/1st Bucks Battalion, 1914-1918
Start Year 2016
 
Description Casualties of War 
Organisation University of Kent
Department School of History
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Prof. Ian Beckett and Dr Tim Bowman (University of Kent) in collaboration with the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies and the Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14994.
Collaborator Contribution Digitisation, transcription and indexing of data from the unique 'Casualty Books' of the 1/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (TF). Each entry records full details of an individual's period in the battalion, including leave and training, wounds and illnesses, transfers, and disciplinary record. A full transcription of the entries will provide the basis for a sophisticated database that can be interrogated for analysis on the changing composition of the battalion, its disciplinary record, and the incidence and type of disease and illness. The volunteers who are working on the transcription and indexing project, have been gaining useful skills in palaeography and gaining a greater understanding of the illnesses and injuries that soldiers in WW1 were subject to.
Impact Volunteer recruitment events and training; Digitisation of the casualty books of the 1/1st Bucks Battalion, 1914-1918
Start Year 2016
 
Description Chichester in the Great War 
Organisation University of Chichester
Department Department of History and Politics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Dr Ross Wilson (University of Chichester) in collaboration with Chichester Community Development Trust. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in August 2015. The fEC of the award was £15,000.
Collaborator Contribution This project is examining the role of Chichester during the First World War as a place of mobilisation, a place for care, charity and recuperation and as a site of remembrance. The results of the project will be initially disseminated through a series of public talks at the University of Chichester during the spring and summer of 2016 to mark the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme and the arrival of wounded soldiers from this battlefield to Graylingwell Hospital. Progress in meeting objectives to date: - Heritage Trail - Due for completion in June 2016: research has been conducted and the material for the trail has been developed. - Online Resource - Due to go live in July 2016: the volunteers are beginning to produce their reports which will form the basis of the project. - Exhibition - Due to be used in the Novium Museum, the Cathedral and the university from July to October 2016. The project has also developed new links with local organisations to build further outcomes: - Schools Activity and Exhibition with Prebendal School - Community Events with Chichester Community Development Trust - WW1 Film Day with New Park Cinema - Businesses at War in Chichester with Chichester BID (Business Improvement District)
Impact Chichester in the Great War Research Fund project: School visit (Ross Wilson) Chichester in the Great War Research Fund project: Media interest (Ross Wilson) Planned outputs for later in 2016 include: - A heritage trail available online and through printed leaflets - Online resource hosted by the University of Chichester - An exhibition at the University of Chichester
Start Year 2015
 
Description Commonwealth War Graves Commission 
Organisation Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Organised events and invited speakers.
Collaborator Contribution Provided support for exhibition development (images from archive). CWGC staff have given talks at Gateways events.
Impact The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the First World War Gateways Annual Lecture. Dr Glyn Prysor (CWGC): India and the Great war: Lives and Legacies (Lucy Noakes) Ypres and its British Community, 1919-1939 exhibition The Indian Army in the First World War Travelling Exhibition
Start Year 2014
 
Description Department for Culture, Media and Sport 
Organisation Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Mark Connelly and Alison Fell have provided academic advice on the development of the official Somme100 commemorations planned for July 2016. The centre has assisted with recruiting community projects and academics to take part in the planned 'Experience Field' during the event. Emma Hanna is the advisor on music for the Halle Children's Choir.
Collaborator Contribution The DCMS is planning a major event to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016 and has drawn on expertise from the Gateways centre when developing their plans.
Impact The Somme100 event is planned for July 2016.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Discovering the Belgian Community in Tunbridge Wells, Kent 1914-18 
Organisation University of Kent
Department School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Dr Anne Logan (University of Kent) in collaboration with CHASE (Camden Road Education Arts and Theatre Enterprise). The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £13900.
Collaborator Contribution This project uses a variety of historical sources to reveal the largely forgotten history of the Belgian community in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and surrounding areas during the First World War. Building on research mainly done by local resident Alison Sandford Mackenzie and working with volunteers from the Camden Road Education, Arts and Theatre Enterprise (CREATE) the project aimed to recover the largely forgotten story of the Belgian refugees who sojourned in the area, the 'colony' that they built, and their interactions with the host community. Volunteers utilised digital and archival resources to make posts to an online blog about the refugees and their hosts and to produce a local Belgian Community Heritage Trail, which has been made available to local people, school students and visitors to use free of charge.
Impact Belgian Community Heritage Trail; Royal Tunbridge Wells Belgian Refugees 1914-19 blog
Start Year 2016
 
Description Duke of York Cinema Brighton 
Organisation Duke of York's Cinema Brighton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Organisation of First World War centenary events
Collaborator Contribution Hosting First World War centenary events.
Impact Duke of York Cinema Screening, Brighton, July 2015 (Emma Hanna) Screening of 'Gallipoli' and talk by Dr Emma Hanna on cinema and the First World War. Duke of York's cinema, Brighton (Lucy Noakes)
Start Year 2014
 
Description EU Comenius 
Organisation European Union
Department Comenius
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborating on project (details below).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating on project (details below).
Impact EU Comenius Project (Mark Connelly)
Start Year 2013
 
Description Edie's War: First World War Nurse Diaries 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Professor Alison Fell (University of Leeds) in collaboration with Sara Robinson (independent producer), Morgan Malcolm (writer), Dani Parr (director), Kate Bunce (designer), The Unthanks (folk group), The Exchange Theatre, Manchester and the National Archives, Kew. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in May 2015. The fEC of the award was £14944.93.
Collaborator Contribution This project is undertaking research into First World War nursing, resulting in complementary academic and creative outputs. First, it feeds into Alison Fell's and Christine Hallett's (both network members) ongoing research into WW1 nursing memoirs; second, it will turn Sister Edie Appleton's published diaries 'Nurse At The Front' into a well-researched and innovative theatrical production. The project has so far: 1. Held a successful event in the National Archives (Dec 2015), Kew, involving a diverse audience and involving Alison Fell, Christine Hallett as speakers, as well as an archivist from the Royal College of Nursing, and a reading of Edie's diaries. Other events involving students are in preparation and will take place later in 2016. 2. Christine Hallett and Alison Fell have so far attended 4 meetings with the creative team, introducing archival materials, answering questions about historical context of the diaries, and finally commenting on drafts of the script. The draft script is now complete. 3. We have sourced relevant WW1 nursing materials, including annotated reading lists, introductions to relevant databases and archival holdings, and other nurses' diaries. These will feed into the HLF bid in preparation, and will form the basis of the educational package. 4. Alison Fell gave the academic paper in September 2015, and it has since been published online.
Impact Edie's War Research Fund project: Meetings with creative team Edie's War Research Fund project: Workshop, The National Archives, London, 14 Nov 2015
Start Year 2015
 
Description Fabrica Art Gallery 
Organisation Fabrica Gallery Brighton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Support for HLF applications. Publicity. Support for events. Loan of exhibitions.
Collaborator Contribution Invitation to network members to speak at events.
Impact Public Engagement afternoon, Fabrica Art gallery, Brighton, September 2015 (Lucy Noakes) Further events planned for 2016.
Start Year 2014
 
Description First World War Centenary Partnership 
Organisation Imperial War Museum
Department Centenary partnership programme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We have integrated the 1914.org website with the Gateways site (launched November 2014) so that relevant events are automatically pulled through to our event listings. We have promoted the partnership to community groups working on First World War projects. Staff have been invited to talk at Gateways events. Gateways staff have participated in Centenary Partnership events.
Collaborator Contribution FWW Centenary Partnership has helped promote Gateways events. Staff have given talks at our events. Staff have advised on screenings of 'The Battle of the Somme' (1916) in 2016.
Impact Imperial War Museum Centenary Partnership event (Mark Connelly) Your Community in the First World War: A Road Show (Manchester) Your Community in the First World War: A Road Show (Leeds) Your Community in the First World War: A Road Show (Newcastle)
Start Year 2014
 
Description Francophones in London during the First World War 
Organisation Goldsmiths, University of London
Department Department of History
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Professor Richard Grayson (Goldsmiths, University of London) in collaboration with Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle de Londres and Newham Sixth Form College. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2015. The fEC of the award was 14,974.69.
Collaborator Contribution This transdisciplinary project aims to uncover the lives of Francophones in London during the First World War, more specifically in 1916, studying both the refugees but also permanently settled communities in the capital, and the interactions between these two separate groups and the British. It is being carried out through a 'History Club' with students at the London French secondary school (Lycée français Charles de Gaulle) and NewVIc (Newham Sixth Form College). It will relate to the Gateways theme of 'life on the home front'. The project aims to broaden the historical perspective on the First World War of children of the Francophone community and lead them to act as historians. The project will lead to an exhibition (which would be mobile and travel to a number of places over time). The exhibition will be available on a bilingual basis (French-English).
Impact Francophones in London during WWI Research Fund project: School visits in January and February 2016 The main output will be an exhibition available on a bilingual basis (French-English) which will be mobile and travel to a number of places over time. Throughout the project, the team is also managing a blog (hosted in the Lycée's website) where pupils either transcribe or describe interesting stories that they have found in the archives. It is hoped that Grayson and Faucher will present the initial findings of the project at Home Front during the First World War conference organised at the National Archives in September 2016. This three-day conference specifically targets community projects and researchers. Once the project is completed, Grayson and Faucher will write up an article to be submitted to a leading historical journal with the aim to further elaborate on the pupils' research and publicise the project to the academic community.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Heritage Lottery Fund 
Organisation Heritage Lottery Fund
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Gateways hasorganised a number of collaborative events with the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Gateways team has worked with a number of groups developing applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund, offering academic guidance and advice on project development. The work carried out has culminated in eleven successful applications to the HLF during 2015, with twenty applications currently in development. The centre has also provided support for projects which have already been awarded funding from HLF by providing academic talks, training, advice, volunteer recruitment, and support for events and publicity. In addition to the centre's work with project groups and regional offices, the team has supported the central HLF team in their attempts to generate interest in the First World War Then & Now Scheme. Zoë Denness took a lead in developing the joint engagement centres website http://ww1engage.org.uk/ (liaising with Prof. Sarah Lloyd of Everyday Lives and Anna Jarvis of HLF) to make it a more suitable platform for introducing HLF groups to support available from the centres. The site was therefore able to be launched in June 2015.
Collaborator Contribution HLF staff regularly participate in Gateways events to highlight the support available, particularly under the First World War Then and Now scheme (examples listed below). HLF staff were invited to give presentations and lead networking discussions at each of the First World War Roadshow events.
Impact Gateways events organised in collaboration with the Heritage Lottery Fund: Discovering the First World War (Dan Todman and Sam Carroll) 'Researching Lives of the First World War': Public Research Event, September 2015 (Lucy Noakes) Lives of the First World War workshop, 10 August 2015 HLF events supported by Gateways staff: HLF information Day, Woolwich Arsenal. October 2014 (Lucy Noakes) 'What next for WW1 Centenary projects?', Centenary Gallery, University of Leeds (Alison Fell) Gateways events which have included talks from HLF staff on funding schemes: Your Community in the First World War: A Road Show (Manchester) Your Community in the First World War: A Road Show (Leeds) Your Community in the First World War: A Road Show (Newcastle) Gateways to Civilian Service study day, 26 June 2015 Gateways to Military Lives study day Gateways to German & Austrian Experiences study day Exploring Gateways to the First World War
Start Year 2014
 
Description Hyde Park Picture House 
Organisation Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Organisation of First World War centenary events.
Collaborator Contribution Hosting First World War centenary events.
Impact Edith Cavell at the Cinema (Alison Fell)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Imperial War Museums 
Organisation Imperial War Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Contribution to First World War centenary events.
Collaborator Contribution Hosting First World War centenary events.
Impact Your Community in the First World War: A Road Show (Manchester) Whose Remembrance (Alison Fell)
Start Year 2014
 
Description In Flanders Fields Museum 
Organisation In Flanders Fields Museum
Country Belgium 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Co-organised First World War seminar series in 2014-15 and 2015-16.
Collaborator Contribution Co-organised First World War seminar series in 2014-15 and 2015-16.
Impact Talk at In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres (Helen Brooks) 'Contested Ground: Ypres' talk (Mark Connelly and Stefan Goebel [Research Network]) First World War Seminar Series 2014-15: Piet Chielens First World War Seminar Series 2014-15: Pieter Trogh First World War Seminar Series 2015-16: Senior Captain Tom Simoens First World War Seminar Series 2015-16: Prof. Michael Hammond First World War Seminar Series 2015-16: Prof.dr. Luc Rasson First World War Seminar Series 2015-16: Dr Rebecca Wynter First World War Seminar Series 2015-16: Dr Birger Stichelbaut First World War Seminar Series 2015-16: Professor Keith Lilley First World War Seminar Series 2015-16: Dominiek Dendooven First World War Seminar Series 2015-16: Tim Fox-Godden
Start Year 2012
 
Description Lives of the First World War 
Organisation Lives of the First World War
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Organised an event to promote the website to community groups. Promoted website in conversations with groups developing centenary projects. Invited Lives of the FWW to present the website at events.
Collaborator Contribution Lives of the FWW have been involved in Gateways events and have provided publicity material for community project groups.
Impact Gateways to Military Lives study day Lives of the First World War workshop, 10 August 2015 Public Open Day, National Maritime Museum, 28th September 2014
Start Year 2014
 
Description Locating Memory: Mapping the Returned Grave Markers of the Great War 
Organisation The Western Front Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Dr Stefan Goebel (University of Kent) in collaboration with the Western Front Association. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £13738.
Collaborator Contribution This project was a collaboration with the Western Front Association, supported by volunteer researchers, to develop an online, interactive resource to catalogue the grave markers of the Great War that were returned to individuals and to parishes in the years after the war. The centrepiece is an interactive map that both catalogues the locations and capture stories attached to the returned markers that still remain.
Impact Returned from the Front website
Start Year 2016
 
Description Locating Memory: Mapping the Returned Grave Markers of the Great War 
Organisation University of Kent
Department School of History
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Dr Stefan Goebel (University of Kent) in collaboration with the Western Front Association. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £13738.
Collaborator Contribution This project was a collaboration with the Western Front Association, supported by volunteer researchers, to develop an online, interactive resource to catalogue the grave markers of the Great War that were returned to individuals and to parishes in the years after the war. The centrepiece is an interactive map that both catalogues the locations and capture stories attached to the returned markers that still remain.
Impact Returned from the Front website
Start Year 2016
 
Description Mapping the national impact of the Jutland Battle: civic and community responses during the First World War 
Organisation University of Portsmouth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Dr Brad Beaven (University of Portsmouth) in collaboration with the Portsdown University of the Third Age. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2015. The fEC of the award was £14,458.59.
Collaborator Contribution This Project investigates the impact of the Battle of Jutland on British society through identifying the communities of the 6,100 sailors who lost their lives in the conflict. It has been traditionally assumed that most naval sailors were enlisted from seafaring communities since the navy recruited sailors directly from their base ports rather than establish recruiting centres in the UK's major cities (as was the tradition in the Royal Marines). The project will test this theory by mapping the 6,100 sailors killed in Jutland and assess whether certain communities suffered disproportionally from others.
Impact Mapping Jutland Research Fund Project: Research Skills Workshop Additional planned outcomes: 1) A Community Research Toolkit workshop and 'researchathon' event. 2) An electronic map of UK identifying men lost at Jutland. The National Museum of the Royal Navy are funding and designing a website and phone App so that the data will be publically accessible. It will have the facility for the public to up-load images, data and stories related to Jutland. The map will be part of their temporary exhibition 'Clash of the Titans: Jutland 1916', a major temporary exhibition between May 2016 to May 2017. 3) Exhibition for the National Maritime Museum (May/June 2016). 4) Co-presented paper (Bassett & Beaven and U3A colleagues) reflecting on the research process and findings at the 'More than just Jutland: the Royal Navy at war, 1914-18', conference University of Southampton June, 2016. 5) Co-authored (Bassett & Beaven) article for International Journal of Maritime History.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Marlowe Theatre 
Organisation Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Gateways provided expert advice, research and administrative support for an event exploring theatre and the Great War.
Collaborator Contribution To provide venue, help with administrative arrangements and publicity.
Impact Well-Remembered Voices: Exploring First World War Theatre at The Marlowe, Canterbury (Helen Brooks)
Start Year 2013
 
Description Mass Observation Archive 
Organisation Mass Observation Archive
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Gateways organised for the five engagement centres to jointly fund a Mass Observatio directive about the First World War.
Collaborator Contribution The Mass Observation issued the Directive in Autumn 2014 and this is now available to researchers at The Keep Archive, Brighton: http://www.thekeep.info/collections/getrecord/GB181_SxMOA2_1_101
Impact First World War Mass-Observation Directive
Start Year 2014
 
Description National Army Museum 
Organisation National Media Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution To assist in the delivery of the Enlistment to Embarkation exhibition, Folkestone in support of the Step Short project, Gateways has provided a public lecture, will support the public film festival of First World War films and specialist research. NAM designed and installed an exhibition in Folkestone town hall. Mark Connelly has given talks for the National Army Museum.
Collaborator Contribution See above
Impact National Army Museum lecture, September 2015 (Mark Connelly) Speaker for teachers' CPD event on the First World War, OCR Examination Board and National Army Museum (Mark Connelly) National Army Museum talk (Mark Connelly) Folkestone/National Army Museum talk (Mark Connelly)
Start Year 2013
 
Description National Maritime Museum 
Organisation National Maritime Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are working with the National Maritime Museum on various aspects of the public engagement strategy for this project.
Collaborator Contribution Our initial work with the NMM was as the host for a SE England study day on the navy and the merchant marine in the Great War and providing help on how to trace naval/merchant ancestors as well as providing information more generally on the centre and its roles.
Impact Public Open Day, National Maritime Museum, 28th September 2014
Start Year 2013
 
Description Nurses of Passchendaele 
Organisation Ossett Academy and Sixth Form College
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Prof. Christine Hallett (University of Manchester) in collaboration with the Thackray Medical Museum (Leeds), Wakefield Cathedral (Wakefield), Richmond School (North Yorkshire), Ossett Academy (Wakefield), Wakefield Girls' High School (Wakefield), and the Nursing Memorial Appeal. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14976.
Collaborator Contribution The project aimed to: challenge existing stereotypes of First World War nursing; support Year 9 school students in better understanding the work of nurses during the Third Battle of Ypres; engage major partners, the Thackray Medical Museum and Wakefield Cathedral in order to reach wide audiences; collaborate with the Nursing Memorial Appeal to promote understanding of the historical context of their commemorative work; reach wider audiences across the UK, through a published book, a teaching pack and articles in popular and professional journals.
Impact Hallet, C, (2017). Nurses of Passchedaele; Nurses of Passchedaele articles; Commemorative Evensong Service 12th November, 2017; Nurses of Passchendaele schools day
Start Year 2016
 
Description Nurses of Passchendaele 
Organisation Richmond School and Sixth Form College
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Prof. Christine Hallett (University of Manchester) in collaboration with the Thackray Medical Museum (Leeds), Wakefield Cathedral (Wakefield), Richmond School (North Yorkshire), Ossett Academy (Wakefield), Wakefield Girls' High School (Wakefield), and the Nursing Memorial Appeal. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14976.
Collaborator Contribution The project aimed to: challenge existing stereotypes of First World War nursing; support Year 9 school students in better understanding the work of nurses during the Third Battle of Ypres; engage major partners, the Thackray Medical Museum and Wakefield Cathedral in order to reach wide audiences; collaborate with the Nursing Memorial Appeal to promote understanding of the historical context of their commemorative work; reach wider audiences across the UK, through a published book, a teaching pack and articles in popular and professional journals.
Impact Hallet, C, (2017). Nurses of Passchedaele; Nurses of Passchedaele articles; Commemorative Evensong Service 12th November, 2017; Nurses of Passchendaele schools day
Start Year 2016
 
Description Nurses of Passchendaele 
Organisation Thackray Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Prof. Christine Hallett (University of Manchester) in collaboration with the Thackray Medical Museum (Leeds), Wakefield Cathedral (Wakefield), Richmond School (North Yorkshire), Ossett Academy (Wakefield), Wakefield Girls' High School (Wakefield), and the Nursing Memorial Appeal. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14976.
Collaborator Contribution The project aimed to: challenge existing stereotypes of First World War nursing; support Year 9 school students in better understanding the work of nurses during the Third Battle of Ypres; engage major partners, the Thackray Medical Museum and Wakefield Cathedral in order to reach wide audiences; collaborate with the Nursing Memorial Appeal to promote understanding of the historical context of their commemorative work; reach wider audiences across the UK, through a published book, a teaching pack and articles in popular and professional journals.
Impact Hallet, C, (2017). Nurses of Passchedaele; Nurses of Passchedaele articles; Commemorative Evensong Service 12th November, 2017; Nurses of Passchendaele schools day
Start Year 2016
 
Description Nurses of Passchendaele 
Organisation The Nursing Memorial Appeal
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Prof. Christine Hallett (University of Manchester) in collaboration with the Thackray Medical Museum (Leeds), Wakefield Cathedral (Wakefield), Richmond School (North Yorkshire), Ossett Academy (Wakefield), Wakefield Girls' High School (Wakefield), and the Nursing Memorial Appeal. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14976.
Collaborator Contribution The project aimed to: challenge existing stereotypes of First World War nursing; support Year 9 school students in better understanding the work of nurses during the Third Battle of Ypres; engage major partners, the Thackray Medical Museum and Wakefield Cathedral in order to reach wide audiences; collaborate with the Nursing Memorial Appeal to promote understanding of the historical context of their commemorative work; reach wider audiences across the UK, through a published book, a teaching pack and articles in popular and professional journals.
Impact Hallet, C, (2017). Nurses of Passchedaele; Nurses of Passchedaele articles; Commemorative Evensong Service 12th November, 2017; Nurses of Passchendaele schools day
Start Year 2016
 
Description Nurses of Passchendaele 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
Country Unknown 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Prof. Christine Hallett (University of Manchester) in collaboration with the Thackray Medical Museum (Leeds), Wakefield Cathedral (Wakefield), Richmond School (North Yorkshire), Ossett Academy (Wakefield), Wakefield Girls' High School (Wakefield), and the Nursing Memorial Appeal. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14976.
Collaborator Contribution The project aimed to: challenge existing stereotypes of First World War nursing; support Year 9 school students in better understanding the work of nurses during the Third Battle of Ypres; engage major partners, the Thackray Medical Museum and Wakefield Cathedral in order to reach wide audiences; collaborate with the Nursing Memorial Appeal to promote understanding of the historical context of their commemorative work; reach wider audiences across the UK, through a published book, a teaching pack and articles in popular and professional journals.
Impact Hallet, C, (2017). Nurses of Passchedaele; Nurses of Passchedaele articles; Commemorative Evensong Service 12th November, 2017; Nurses of Passchendaele schools day
Start Year 2016
 
Description Nurses of Passchendaele 
Organisation Wakefield Cathedral
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Prof. Christine Hallett (University of Manchester) in collaboration with the Thackray Medical Museum (Leeds), Wakefield Cathedral (Wakefield), Richmond School (North Yorkshire), Ossett Academy (Wakefield), Wakefield Girls' High School (Wakefield), and the Nursing Memorial Appeal. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14976.
Collaborator Contribution The project aimed to: challenge existing stereotypes of First World War nursing; support Year 9 school students in better understanding the work of nurses during the Third Battle of Ypres; engage major partners, the Thackray Medical Museum and Wakefield Cathedral in order to reach wide audiences; collaborate with the Nursing Memorial Appeal to promote understanding of the historical context of their commemorative work; reach wider audiences across the UK, through a published book, a teaching pack and articles in popular and professional journals.
Impact Hallet, C, (2017). Nurses of Passchedaele; Nurses of Passchedaele articles; Commemorative Evensong Service 12th November, 2017; Nurses of Passchendaele schools day
Start Year 2016
 
Description Nurses of Passchendaele 
Organisation Wakefield Girls' High School
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Prof. Christine Hallett (University of Manchester) in collaboration with the Thackray Medical Museum (Leeds), Wakefield Cathedral (Wakefield), Richmond School (North Yorkshire), Ossett Academy (Wakefield), Wakefield Girls' High School (Wakefield), and the Nursing Memorial Appeal. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14976.
Collaborator Contribution The project aimed to: challenge existing stereotypes of First World War nursing; support Year 9 school students in better understanding the work of nurses during the Third Battle of Ypres; engage major partners, the Thackray Medical Museum and Wakefield Cathedral in order to reach wide audiences; collaborate with the Nursing Memorial Appeal to promote understanding of the historical context of their commemorative work; reach wider audiences across the UK, through a published book, a teaching pack and articles in popular and professional journals.
Impact Hallet, C, (2017). Nurses of Passchedaele; Nurses of Passchedaele articles; Commemorative Evensong Service 12th November, 2017; Nurses of Passchendaele schools day
Start Year 2016
 
Description Portsmouth Museums 
Organisation Portsmouth Museums
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Organisation of First World War centenary event.
Collaborator Contribution Hosting First World War centenary events.
Impact Portsmouth Researchathon Jan 2015 (Brad Beaven)
Start Year 2013
 
Description Public Feeding: Rediscovering the National Kitchen (1917-1919) 
Organisation Liverpool Hope University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Associate Professor Bryce Evans (Liverpool Hope University) in collaboration with the Real Junk Food Project. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14991.70.
Collaborator Contribution This project aimed to see the rediscovery of the 'national kitchen' - the British model of public feeding witnessed during the First World War - in time for its centenary (1917). It resourced the establishment of historically-informed pop-up 'national kitchens' in the North-West of England based in community kitchens and food banks run by social enterprise The Real Junk Food Project. It therefore sought to heighten historical awareness of public feeding in WW1 by re-creating the 'national kitchen' in today's sites of public feeding / food aid. Feedback from The Real Junk Food Project: This was a really worthwhile project and added a lot of value to our activities. The academic partner was supportive and collaborative; we felt like our voice was heard and that we shaped events. Our volunteers were all very positive about the events and we gained volunteers through this historical initiative. We felt that the educational value of the project added a valuable dimension to our work in combating food waste and food poverty.
Impact National Kitchen 1917 feature on BBC news and radio; National Kitchen 1917 Pop-Up series of events - Dr Bryce Evans; Evans, B., (2018). Nutritional Reform and Public Feeding in Britain, 1917-1919'. In Gentilcore D , Smith M (Ed.), Dietary innovation and disease; Evans, B, (2018). A Time when the Government ran Restaurants: State-sponsored Dining in Britain during the First World War. Food and History, 14 (2); National Kitchens Mobile Exhibit; Public lectures relating to the National Kitchen project
Start Year 2016
 
Description Public Feeding: Rediscovering the National Kitchen (1917-1919) 
Organisation The Real Junk Food Project
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Associate Professor Bryce Evans (Liverpool Hope University) in collaboration with the Real Junk Food Project. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14991.70.
Collaborator Contribution This project aimed to see the rediscovery of the 'national kitchen' - the British model of public feeding witnessed during the First World War - in time for its centenary (1917). It resourced the establishment of historically-informed pop-up 'national kitchens' in the North-West of England based in community kitchens and food banks run by social enterprise The Real Junk Food Project. It therefore sought to heighten historical awareness of public feeding in WW1 by re-creating the 'national kitchen' in today's sites of public feeding / food aid. Feedback from The Real Junk Food Project: This was a really worthwhile project and added a lot of value to our activities. The academic partner was supportive and collaborative; we felt like our voice was heard and that we shaped events. Our volunteers were all very positive about the events and we gained volunteers through this historical initiative. We felt that the educational value of the project added a valuable dimension to our work in combating food waste and food poverty.
Impact National Kitchen 1917 feature on BBC news and radio; National Kitchen 1917 Pop-Up series of events - Dr Bryce Evans; Evans, B., (2018). Nutritional Reform and Public Feeding in Britain, 1917-1919'. In Gentilcore D , Smith M (Ed.), Dietary innovation and disease; Evans, B, (2018). A Time when the Government ran Restaurants: State-sponsored Dining in Britain during the First World War. Food and History, 14 (2); National Kitchens Mobile Exhibit; Public lectures relating to the National Kitchen project
Start Year 2016
 
Description Recovering First World War Theatre 
Organisation University of Kent
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Dr Helen Brooks (University of Kent) in collaboration with a team of volunteer researchers. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14933. The academic partner led the project and ran a training workshop for the volunteers involved.
Collaborator Contribution Great War Theatre is a collaborative research project in which academics, enthusiasts, and public researchers are working together to uncover the forgotten history of theatre and performance during the First World War. Together they have identified just under 3000 plays licensed during the war and have researched these plays and playwrights, using online newspapers, local archives, and scripts at the British Library. By making this knowledge available via our website and through analysing the results the project aimed to open up and generate new insights into the Great War and British theatre history.
Impact Workshop for Great War Theatre project volunteers in Glasgow; Blog on for Great War Theatre project; Blog on Great War Theatre project for Association of Performing Arts Collections; Great War Theatre dataset/online database; Great War Theatre;
Start Year 2016
 
Description Royal Engineers Museum 
Organisation The Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Worked with the Museum to plan an open day in April 2015, including talks from Gateways network members.
Collaborator Contribution Hosted and co-organised an open day in April 2015.
Impact Indian Army open day, 18 April 2015
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sanitation, Sand and Shells: The War Diary of Alfred M. Cockburn 2nd London Sanitary Company, Royal Army Medical Corps 
Organisation Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Dr Claire Hubbard-Hall (Bishop Grosseteste University) in collaboration with the Scottish Borders Council's Heritage Hub. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in July 2016. The fEC of the award was £6843.21.The project aimed to connect people with the unpublished diary of Alfred Cockburn which offers a rare insight into a neglected area of First World War military history: the role of hygiene and sanitation officers within the Royal Army Medical Corps. Historians at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) worked in partnership with the Army Medical Services Museum to engage volunteers in the co-design and co-production of research into the diarist, and areas of military hygiene and sanitation.
Collaborator Contribution The project has added to the museum collections by initiating a dialogue between the owner of the First World War diary, the diarist's grand-daughter, and the museum. After the project exhibition has ended, the diary will remain in the care of the museum on a temporary loan, with the view to making it of a more permanent nature in the near future.
Impact Sanitation, Sand and Shells project (Dr Claire Hubbard-Hall, Bishop Grosseteste University - Gateways Research Fund project); Hubbard-Hall, C, (2017). Sanitation, Sand and Shells exhibition booklet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Sanitation, Sand and Shells: The War Diary of Alfred M. Cockburn 2nd London Sanitary Company, Royal Army Medical Corps 
Organisation The Museum of Military Medicine
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Dr Claire Hubbard-Hall (Bishop Grosseteste University) in collaboration with the Scottish Borders Council's Heritage Hub. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in July 2016. The fEC of the award was £6843.21.The project aimed to connect people with the unpublished diary of Alfred Cockburn which offers a rare insight into a neglected area of First World War military history: the role of hygiene and sanitation officers within the Royal Army Medical Corps. Historians at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) worked in partnership with the Army Medical Services Museum to engage volunteers in the co-design and co-production of research into the diarist, and areas of military hygiene and sanitation.
Collaborator Contribution The project has added to the museum collections by initiating a dialogue between the owner of the First World War diary, the diarist's grand-daughter, and the museum. After the project exhibition has ended, the diary will remain in the care of the museum on a temporary loan, with the view to making it of a more permanent nature in the near future.
Impact Sanitation, Sand and Shells project (Dr Claire Hubbard-Hall, Bishop Grosseteste University - Gateways Research Fund project); Hubbard-Hall, C, (2017). Sanitation, Sand and Shells exhibition booklet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Simon Langton Boys School 
Organisation Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Gateways team members have given talks for the School's First World War projects. Gateways supported local A Level students to research the history of Canterbury during the First World War and devise an exhibition to showcase their findings at the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge between 10th October and 9th November 2014.
Collaborator Contribution Students from the school created an exhibition which was displayed at the Beaney Museum, Canterbury.
Impact School Visit, Simon Langton, December 2015 (Emma Hanna) School Visit to Simon Langton School, Canterbury (Anne Logan - Research Network) Talk at the Simon Langton School for Boys (William Butler - Research Network) Talk on Popular Culture in the FWW at the Langton's Boys' Grammar School, 11th February 2015 (Emma Hanna) School collaborative project, Simon Langtons Canterbury (Mark Connelly)
Start Year 2013
 
Description Simon Langton Girls School 
Organisation Simon Langton School for Girls
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Gateways supported local A Level students to research the history of Canterbury during the First World War and devise an exhibition to showcase their findings at the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge between 10th October and 9th November 2014.
Collaborator Contribution Sixth form students worked with the Gateways team to create an exhibition on Canterbury in the First World War.
Impact School collaborative project, Simon Langtons Canterbury (Mark Connelly)
Start Year 2014
 
Description South East Museums Development Service 
Organisation South East Museum Development Programme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Co-organised event publicising Gateways to Museums and Heritage Sector.
Collaborator Contribution Co-organised event publicising Gateways to Museums and Heritage Sector. Made recommendations for the development of the Gateways website.
Impact Exploring Gateways to the First World War
Start Year 2014
 
Description The Keep 
Organisation The Keep, Brighton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Public talk. Organisation of First World War centenary events.
Collaborator Contribution Hosting First World War centenary events, including a study day for community project groups planned for 2016.
Impact Public lecture at The Keep, Brighton on Mass Observation and interwar Armistice Day (November 2015) (Lucy Noakes)
Start Year 2014
 
Description The National Archives 
Organisation The National Archives
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Planned collaborative events for 2016.
Collaborator Contribution Planned collaborative events for 2016.
Impact Two collaborative study days are planned for 2016.
Start Year 2015
 
Description The Stobs Internment Camp and the Borders Region during World War I. Local Memories, Global Contexts 
Organisation Aston University
Department School of Languages & Social Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Dr Stefan Manz (Aston University) in collaboration with the Scottish Borders Council's Heritage Hub. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in May 2015. The fEC of the award was £14,757.00.
Collaborator Contribution The two main aims of the project are, first, to contribute to memorialisation of the Stobs Camp as a site of mass internment in the Scottish Borders region during the First World War. Second, to embed its global implications both within regional memorialisation and academic scholarship. Residents of the Scottish Borders Region will gain a new understanding of their place in World War I history within a global context. To achieve these aims, a number of initiatives are planned. These include a study weekend for the general public, academic input into local information materials, and a number of academic outputs.
Impact This project is in its very early stages and has not yet produced any outputs. Planned outcomes and outputs are: 1. Study weekend for the general public. See project plan. 2. In cooperation with local partners production of information materials for the general public: a website, an app for iPhone/Android based on the 3D modelling currently produced by the RCAHMS, and printed information materials. Concrete input from academics' expertise will, for example, include maps and pictures of camps in Britain and the Empire, and repository information on sources which are not held locally. In this, Manz has already advised Historic Scotland and the Royal Commission. The website will be more comprehensive and interpretive than the only one which exists at the moment (http://stobs-camp.bizhat.com/). The electronic materials will be developed with input from media students at Hawick High School. They will constitute accessible teaching resources to teach First World War history in local schools. 3. Extended press engagement through PR-agency 4. Academic outputs by Manz, all informed by interaction with the general public and with due acknowledgement: - comparative article on Stobs and Knockaloe for Immigrants and Minorities. Special issue on internment, edited by Panikos Panayi and Zoe Denness; proposal to be submitted by July 2015; write-up during grant period - article for Scottish Historical Review on Stobs within the context of imperial internment structures -two papers and one workshop at Brigham Young University and Utah State University -chapter on colonial residents deported to Stobs in co-authored monograph, with Panikos Panayi: Interning 'enemy aliens' in the British Empire during the First World War. First positive reactions on draft proposal from Cambridge University Press series editors (Publications of the German Historical Institute Washington). Publication of this output will be after the end of the project period. 6. Follow-on funding application to be led by community partners with advice from participating academics.
Start Year 2015
 
Description The Stories Behind the Pictures 
Organisation Iranian Community of Hull
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Prof. Alison Fell (University of Leeds) in collaboration with the Iranian Community of Hull (ICOH). The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14982.20. The academic partners led the project and ran training workshops for the volunteers involved.
Collaborator Contribution This project worked with different communities within Hull in order to investigate some of the stories behind the images of colonial troops. It asks why these pictures were produced, who their intended audiences were, and how we can interpret them today. The images were researched and sourced by volunteers working with the Iranian Community of Hull alongside academic partners.
Impact Hosting visit to First World Archive with volunteers from the Iranian Community of Hull; Film of the project 'The Stories Behind the Pictures', Hull; Exhibition of the 'Stories behind the Pictures: Chinese Workers and Colonial Workers in the First World War' project
Start Year 2016
 
Description The Stories Behind the Pictures 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Prof. Alison Fell (University of Leeds) in collaboration with the Iranian Community of Hull (ICOH). The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14982.20. The academic partners led the project and ran training workshops for the volunteers involved.
Collaborator Contribution This project worked with different communities within Hull in order to investigate some of the stories behind the images of colonial troops. It asks why these pictures were produced, who their intended audiences were, and how we can interpret them today. The images were researched and sourced by volunteers working with the Iranian Community of Hull alongside academic partners.
Impact Hosting visit to First World Archive with volunteers from the Iranian Community of Hull; Film of the project 'The Stories Behind the Pictures', Hull; Exhibition of the 'Stories behind the Pictures: Chinese Workers and Colonial Workers in the First World War' project
Start Year 2016
 
Description Theatre Royal Brighton 
Organisation Theatre Royal York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborated on event in 2015 and planned event in 2016.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborated on event in 2015 and planned event in 2016.
Impact Matinee Talk and Family Fun Day on FWW Theatre, Theatre Royal Brighton 10 April 2015 (Helen Brooks)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Threadbare Theatre 
Organisation Threadbare Theatre Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaborative event including a talk from Gateways team member. Publicity. Loan of pop-up exhibition.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative event.
Impact Performance with Post-Show Talk (Helen Brooks)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Unheard Voices: British, Anzac, and Turkish Poetry of the Gallipoli Campaign 
Organisation Leeds Museums and Galleries
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Dr Richard Hibbitt (University of Leeds) in collaboration with Leeds Museums and Galleries and The Gallipoli Association. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14992.34.
Collaborator Contribution As the first bilingual study of the poetry from the Gallipoli Campaign, this project of collaborative research was designed to discover, analyse and publicise poetry composed during the Gallipoli wars (1915-16).
Impact Unheard Voices: British, Anzac, and Turkish Poetry of the Gallipoli Campaign conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description Unheard Voices: British, Anzac, and Turkish Poetry of the Gallipoli Campaign 
Organisation The Gallipoli Association
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Dr Richard Hibbitt (University of Leeds) in collaboration with Leeds Museums and Galleries and The Gallipoli Association. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14992.34.
Collaborator Contribution As the first bilingual study of the poetry from the Gallipoli Campaign, this project of collaborative research was designed to discover, analyse and publicise poetry composed during the Gallipoli wars (1915-16).
Impact Unheard Voices: British, Anzac, and Turkish Poetry of the Gallipoli Campaign conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description Unheard Voices: British, Anzac, and Turkish Poetry of the Gallipoli Campaign 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Dr Richard Hibbitt (University of Leeds) in collaboration with Leeds Museums and Galleries and The Gallipoli Association. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14992.34.
Collaborator Contribution As the first bilingual study of the poetry from the Gallipoli Campaign, this project of collaborative research was designed to discover, analyse and publicise poetry composed during the Gallipoli wars (1915-16).
Impact Unheard Voices: British, Anzac, and Turkish Poetry of the Gallipoli Campaign conference
Start Year 2016
 
Description Visiting and Revisiting the Battlefields 
Organisation University of Kent
Department School of History
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a research project led by Prof. Mark Connelly (University of Kent) in collaboration with a team of volunteer researchers. The project was awarded funding from the Gateways Research Fund in November 2016. The fEC of the award was £14602. The academic partner led the project and ran training workshops for the volunteers involved.
Collaborator Contribution Nineteen people volunteered to take part in the project, and the first step was a group session allowing the team to meet each other, hear more details about the aims and objectives of the project, and familiarise themselves with the research methods and processes. The volunteers were given the option of working at home through a subscription to the British Newspaper Archive or joining Mark Connelly for a research week at the British Library where they accessed digitised newspapers through the terminals in the Newsroom. Connelly devised a reporting sheet divided into chronological sections with a series of key-word themes for investigation. One volunteer was based in Australia and undertook to follow the project outline through the National Library of Australia digitised newspaper collection, Trove. The results of the research were discussed at a group meeting in which Mark Connelly undertook to write a text drawing together the conclusions creating two booklets, one exploring the position in the British Isles, and the other in Australia.
Impact Article for magazine; Project Launch; Community co-production booklets; Research week at the British Library
Start Year 2016
 
Description Western Front Association 
Organisation The Western Front Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Members of the Gateways team have given talks for the Western Front Association. Gateways has helped to promote WFA events.
Collaborator Contribution The WFA have helped promote and publicise our events. They will be making a financial contribution to the Pack Up Your Troubles conference in April 2016.
Impact Talk for Western Front Association (Helen Brooks) 'Not so silent nights: the Christmas Truce, 1914', Western Front Association, Canterbury Branch, December 2014 (Mark Connelly) Talk on the Christmas Truce, Western Front Association, North West Kent Branch, 27th November 2014 (Emma Hanna)
Start Year 2012
 
Description Westgate Hall 
Organisation Westgate Community Trust (Canterbury) LTD
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Support and guidance for HLF funding application. Support for events. Publicity. Loan of exhibitions. Training.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on event planned for 2016
Impact Westgate Hall Open Weekend, November 2015 (Sam Carroll)
Start Year 2015
 
Description School Visit to Simon Langton School, Canterbury (Anne Logan - Research Network) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact My presentation on women in Kent in the First World War was designed to prompt 6th form (year 13)students preparing for extended projects to think about the variety of historical sources available to study this topic locally, and the ways in which interpretations based on these sources may challenge received wisdom on the subject. The presentation was followed by a lively and informed Q and A session.

Students will be working on individual projects, as described above.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'Contested Ground: Ypres' talk (Mark Connelly and Stefan Goebel [Research Network]) 
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 first talk in the 2014-15 First World War Seminar Series organised by Gateways to the First World War and the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres. The talk was followed by a range of questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'Lights Out' Event, Harrietsham Parish Church, Kent, 4th August 2014 (Emma Hanna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was invited to give a short overview of the causes and course of the First World War at the start of this event to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war.

The style of the event did not permit questions but a number of the audience indicated that they had a better understanding of the conflict as a result of my presentation.

The style of the event did not permit questions but a number of the audience indicated that they had a better understanding of the conflict as a result of my presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.kent.ac.uk/ww1/News/Harrietsham.html
 
Description 'Myths of the Great War', Leicester Grammar School (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A talk for students, teachers, parents and governors at Leicester Grammar School exploring the way the First World War has been remembered and how popular responses to the war shifted over time. The students were developing a First World War exhibition and the talk fed into their project. The talk sparked a wide range of questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://ohisp.leicestergrammar.org.uk/lgs/news/view/918
 
Description 'Not so silent nights: the Christmas Truce, 1914', Vice-Chancellor's 50th Anniversary Lectures, University of Kent, December 2014 (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A lecture exploring the 1914 Christmas Truce and what it tells us about the wider history. The talk prompted a range of questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.kent.ac.uk/events/esteem/archive/connelly-mark.html
 
Description 'Not so silent nights: the Christmas Truce, 1914', Western Front Association, Canterbury Branch, December 2014 (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk exploring the 1914 Christmas Truce. The talk was followed by a range of questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'Not so silent nights: the Christmas Truce, 1914', Whitstable History Society, December 2014 (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk on the 1914 Christmas Truce for Whitstable History Society challenging the myths surrounding the event. The talk sparked a range of questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'Researching Lives of the First World War': Public Research Event, September 2015 (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a Gateways organised event at University College Chichester, hosted by Dr Ross Wilson, with help from myself and Sam Carroll. There were presentations on three projects which have received HLF funding, a talk from an HLF Representative and a talk by Dr Chris Kempshall of the East Sussex First World War Project. Many members of the audience are considering developing submissions to the HLF for First World War related projects, so there was enthusiastic engagement and interest, with wide ranging questions.

The event was aimed at community and other groups with an interest in First World War history, or who were already working on a project investigating the history of their community in the First World War. The aim was both to introduce them to Gateways, to stimulate their research ideas via presentations by historians, by the HLF and by representatives of groups who have been awarded HLF funding for First World War projects, and thus to encourage them to work with Gateways to develop projects and apply to the HLF.

Promising discussions developed in particular regarding bids to the HLF from community researchers based in Eastleigh and Bramber/Beeding. These will be followed up by the Co I and Community Historian, both of whom were present.

Discussions regarding bids to the HLF from community researchers based in Eastleigh and Bramber/Beeding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Surviving the Western Front: the East Kent Regiment, 1914-1918' Frittenden Historical Association (Mark Connelly) Jan 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and ideas.
The talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards and some ideas for further activity were discussed.
Some plans made for future related activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'The shadow of the Somme', Combe Bank School, Sevenoaks (Mark Connelly) January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to share information.
Questions and discussion after the talk.
Increased interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Visualising violence: home fronts and the reality of war, 1914-1918', Fritt Ord Foundation, Oslo (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A specially invited talk as part of a conference organised by the Norwegian Fritt Ord organisation exploring home fronts in the Great War and their understandings of the course and nature of the conflict. The talk was followed by questions and discussion with the audience.

A considerable number of questions from a general audience regarding government attitudes to information control and flow in times of conflict or heightened states due to the potential for terrorism/violence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.fritt-ord.no/en/hjem/mer/the_war_to_end_war/
 
Description A Global Conflict: Colonial Peoples in the First World War 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact At this event Professor Albert Grundlingh, Professor David Killingray, Dominiek Dendooven and Professor Mark Connelly, to discuss the experiences of colonial and non-European peoples during the conflict, including talks on Indian Army memorials, the Chinese Labour Corps, and Africa in the First World War.

The presentations were followed by extensive audience discussion on the ways in which different experiences of the First World War are being commemorated and the extent to which certain histories have been 'forgotten'. A number of attendees were from community projects working on relevant themes. There were also a number of members of staff from the National Archives present and the Director of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Adult Education and the Great War in Yorkshire project: workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On Friday 5 Feb we held a workshop for project partners and invited guests (these included local historians and archives and WEA tutors and organisers as well as an academic and PhD student from the Education Department at the University of Huddersfield). As the aim of the project is to investigate the adult education classroom in the First World War we are interested in the lives of individual tutors and students, their wider affiliations and life histories, we invited Jackie Depelle, a WEA tutor in family history, to give a talk and suggest ideas on how to pursue this research. In the discussion we considered the best way of marrying life history with the wider context of war and educational reform, and how best to engage members of the WEA and the public in our future events (we are due to host 3 taster workshops in May).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/projects/adult-education-and-great-war-yorkshire
 
Description Adviser for Ministry of Defence Staff Ride to the Western Front (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Advise on itineraries for a visit to the Western Front by Ministry of Defence advisers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Advising the Friends of St George's Church, Ieper (Mark Connelly) June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and best practice.
Advice and guidance given on a new public engagement programme and ways of creating links with academic research.
Ideas for future projects discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Albert Grundlingh lecture (Brighton) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A lecture by Professor Albert Grundlingh (Stellenbosch University) on sinking of the SS Mendi in 1917 and the ways that the disaster has been recalled over decades and contextualised in terms of public memory at different historical junctures. The talk prompted a range of discussion and questions from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Albert Grundlingh lecture (Canterbury) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A lecture by Professor Albert Grundlingh (Stellenbosch University) on sinking of the SS Mendi in 1917 and the ways that the disaster has been recalled over decades and contextualised in terms of public memory at different historical junctures. The talk prompted a range of discussion and questions from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description An Interview with Martin Middlebrook: Reflections on Fifty Years of Researching and Writing on the First World War (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Mark Connelly interviewed the celebrated First World War historian Martin Middlebrook on his long career researching the events of 1914-1918 in front of an audience. The talk prompted a range of questions and discussions with the audience. A recording of the talk was later made available on the Gateways website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/interview-martin-middlebrook-reflections-fifty-years-researching-...
 
Description Article in the Museum Catalogue for the Jutland '36 hours' major exhibition.M. Bassett & B. Beaven 'Jutland's National Impact: Civic and Community Responses in Britain'. (Brad Beaven) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to stimulate thinking.
This article has been nominated for Mountbatten Maritime Award for Best Literary Contribution.

The article is designed to encourage the public to think about the battle of Jutland in a different way and explore its impact on communities in Britain. It is written in an accessible style to gain a wider readership than more narrow and complex academic discourse.
the 100th anniversary of the British West Indies Regiment. Discussions to be followed up early 2015."
The catalogue has been nominated for a major national award (see above)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Attended and addressed Marlowe Theatre community theatre project focused on the Armistice commemorations in 2018. (Mark Connelly) Dec 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and inform decision making in future plans for the project.
Decisions made for further related activity and interesting discussions followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC World War One at Home (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is part of an on-going project of collaboration. I - and colleagues - have supported the BBC in numerous ways including providing information, advice for researchers, research activity, helping with script and online content, and direct participation in broadcasts and on website material.

Answered many queries from BBC teams and participated in Eastbourne and Folkestone open days for BBC World War One at Home roadshows.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3t0yg6g8HVXppN8j5Gdz9Zs/the-ww1-at-home-live-events
 
Description Bankfield Museum, Halifax, (Alison Fell) 15 October 2016 
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 intended purpose was to stimulate thinking.
Professor Fell gave a talk on women and the First World War as part of a series of activities designed to support and stimulate interest in Bankfield Museum's large HLF WW1 project.
There was a lively Q & A and a follow-up meeting with a local researcher carrying out a project on women, WW1 in the upper Calder valley.
As a result of the talk, Professor Fell has been invited to return in 2017 to give another talk on women war workers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Barham Church of England Primary School (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I prepared worksheets for the children to complete on the First World War and afterwards they asked lots of questions as part of their preparation.

To assist the school in devising a battlefields tour of Ypres and to act as guide for the visit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://barhamceprimaryschool.wikispaces.com/World+War+1
 
Description Barham Primary School Ypres visit (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Established the itinerary, materials and acted as guide for Barham Church of England Primary School trip to Ypres, taking the teachers and pupils to various sites in the Ypres salient.

The school wants to build on this activity and hold another battlefield trip in two years' time with my assistance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://barhamceprimaryschool.wikispaces.com/World+War+1
 
Description Barnbow Canaries WYP Talk (Alison Fell) 7 July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to stimulate thinking and to inform decision making.
Professor Fell gave a talk to c. 40 members of the public about women workers in WW1 as part of a series of activities linked to the production 'Barnbow Canaries, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. There were wideranging responses, and a number of the audience members shared their own stories.
Professor Fell also acted as a historical consultant to the designer (Mark Bailey) and also offered some feedback on the script to Alice Nuttall, the play's writer.
As a result of the talk workshops with a local school at Armley Industrial Museum were planned but unfortunately the school had to cancel this at the last minute. However, it was a good opportunity for making contacts with the theatre and local museums, and plans for future activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Birmingham "Making Sense", Connected Communities Festival, June 2015 (Sam Carroll) 
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 The purpose was to mix academics from the Engagement Centres with community partners to discuss FWW heritage and current projects. There was lots of discussion about what was working regarding public engagement and what might be improved upon. My role was as one of the facilitators who fed discussions back to the wider group. The event was filmed.

Following the event discussions focused upon how we might improve out EC activity. It also forged some relationships between communities, academics and academics with communities.

I was accompanied by a community partner from Zap Arts and we began discussions around a new project that she is developing. If the funding bid with the HLF is successful we will meet to see what further support we can offer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Blog on Great War Theatre project for Association of Performing Arts Collections 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog exploring the work undertaken in the Great War theatre project. APAC has an active and wide membership covering the UK and the blog is widely read.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.performingartscollections.org.uk/2017/10/19/the-great-war-theatre-project/
 
Description Blog on for Great War Theatre project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog exploring the research from conference given at the Dramaturgies of War conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.greatwartheatre.org.uk/2018/01/horror-on-the-london-stage-the-grand-guignol-season-of-19...
 
Description Blog: Adult Education and the Great War in Yorkshire (Rebecca Gill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Intended purpose to share information.
Blog summarised the details of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Blog: Fabulous Beasts: animal symbolism in the architecture of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission' (Mark Connelly) 6 July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and stimulate thinking.
Some interesting comments were posted after the blog was published.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/blog/fabulous-beasts
 
Description Blog: Stoicism, doggedness and heroism: The Royal Artillery Memorial, 1925 (Mark Connelly) 4 July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and stimulate thinking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/blog/royal-artillery-memorial
 
Description Boomtown Gals play - attended rehearsals and participated in Q&As at performances (Alison Fell) September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to stimulate thinking, to improve understanding of other's thinking and to inform decision making
Boomtown Gals is a play based on research for Oldham Women and the FWW project.
Professor Fell advised the writer, director, designer and performer on various aspects of the script, and followed up with some further research on Oldham women in WW1.
This play was a follow-on Arts council funded project from the HLF Oldham women and WW1 project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://vimeo.com/179951452
 
Description Bradford Impressions Gallery HLF project (New Focus young peoples' group) on Women & ww1 photography (Alison Fell) February to March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to share information and to stimulate thinking.
Professor Fell has been advising and supporting this HLf project in a number of ways:
- Advised on the application
- Ran a workshop in Bradford introducing young people to women & WW1 and introducing some primary sources
- On 11 March 2017 she will run a workshop at the university where they will explore photographs of women in WW1 from the university's collections and choose some for their upcoming book/exhibition
They will produce an online book and exhibition later in 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15113934.Gallery_given___35_000_to_research_role_of_women...
 
Description Brighton, Hove & Sussex in the FWW: Using The Keep to discover local History (Sam Carroll) 8 July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Four presentations about FWW resources held at The Keep (Newspapers, Tribunals, The Kipling Letters and Pavilion Blues) were followed by an afternoon of working with those resources in groups. This involved Q and A sessions, small group discussions and a networking lunch.

Following this event those that attended were more confident to return to the archive and consult the documents under their own steam. There is some ongoing communication about potential HLF projects in the pipeline.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Caring for Casualties - Study Day (Alison Fell) 6 April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and to stimulate thinking.
A talk about WW1 nursing was delivered by Professor Alison Fell.
There were 3 follow-up emails from people pursuing local projects looking at aspects of WW1 hospitals. I gave advice and suggestions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Chichester in the Great War - Barracks Day (Dr Ross Wilson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to share information.
The workshop discussed the history of the barracks site in Chichester and used the site to highlight Chichester's international connections and history of immigration into the city.
The workshop strengthened the connections between the local community at the barracks site, the residents of Chichester, CCDT and the university.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://chichestercdt.org.uk/event/chichester-great-war-history-day
 
Description Chichester in the Great War - Exhibition at the Novium Museum, Chichester (Dr Ross Wilson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to share information, to stimulate thinking and to improve understanding of other's thinking.
The museum exhibition offered a chance for both local visitors and tourists to reflect on the history of the war in Chichester. It demonstrated the significance of remembering the war at a local level.
Following the exhibition, the relationship between the university and the museum has strengthened and the museum is keen to host another exhibition/community project in the future. The project has enabled the creation of a new relationship that did not exist previously.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Chichester in the Great War - Family History workshop (Dr Ross Wilson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to stimulate thinking.
Local residents were guided on how to search their WW1 family history.
Participants have begun attendance at the West Sussex Record Office. Those attending the day described their experiences positively in informal feedback sessions. A few extracts are provided below:

"(i)t's curiosity now as I'm over 80 & my Father died so long ago that there are few who have an interest now - however it makes me feel comfortable with my findings & my piecing the jigsaw together .

Thank you so much - the family tales are falling into place."

"I really enjoyed yesterday morning and meeting everyone and am going to renew my efforts next week with a visit to the records office here in Chichester. I followed up a few leads yesterday but to no avail!"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2016
URL http://chichestercdt.org.uk/event/chichester-great-war-first-world-war-family-history-workshop
 
Description Chichester in the Great War - Heritage Trail (Dr Ross Wilson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact There was a development of links between the CCDT, the university and tourism initiatives in the city as the trail was displayed at the Novium, city and borough council offices and hotels in the city.
Following on from the trail, the university was asked to participate in the development of heritage trails in Chichester which are run by a local group with Heritage Lottery Funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://chichesterinthegreatwar.com/heritage-trail
 
Description Chichester in the Great War - Website resource (Dr Ross Wilson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to share information.
The project reports made by volunteers were all hosted online to demonstrate the work that has been undertaken and to share the work with others.
Following this work, the CCDT confirmed their willingness to expand their involvement with the university and develop a wider community history project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.chi.ac.uk/news/history-chichesters-great-war-battle-published-online
 
Description Chichester in the Great War Research Fund project: Media interest (Ross Wilson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact There was a large public response to the press release with members of the public expressing an interest in the project. Individuals volunteered for the project and offered information about their own family history.

Following the press release, the Project Leader has been involved in discussions with local businesses and the tourist office to use the project to develop further relations with the local community.

The press article enabled the project to initiate a number of plans with community partners:

1) Community Day for a local volunteer group
2) A film event at the local cinema
3) Schools events

The project has used the initial contact developed from the article to develop the three activities outlined above. Conversations are ongoing as to how the work of the project can connect into local tourist programmes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.chichester.co.uk/news/local/community-project-explores-chichester-s-war-past-1-7061941
 
Description Chichester in the Great War Research Fund project: School visit (Ross Wilson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We worked with a class of 30 students from Year 7 and 8 at the Prebendal School, Chichester. Students were taught how to research individuals from the First World War and they then examined a series of databases to find out information on former pupils of their school. The objective of the session was to enable students to build a history of their school in the war, which we will work with them to put on the project website, to develop a report on their work and to design a small exhibition.

Following the session, the school's teacher declared their commitment to the project and the team will work with the school to develop a programme of engagement and a dissemination event with the school regarding the history of former pupils in the war. An activity which they would not have been able to do otherwise.

The teacher reported to us:

"Thank you very much indeed for putting on today's visit. It was a great success and the children loved it. In the words of one little boy, Henry, who is in Year 3, who said to another member of staff on returning to school, "That was brilliant, I'm going to go to University when I am old enough!" I think we can safely say that they were inspired and were shown that the great thing about history is that it is about researching to create a great story that is accurate."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.prebendalschool.org.uk/uploaded/document/wwi_research_project_with_university_of_chichest...
 
Description Christmas Truce Radio Interview (Emma Hanna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I did a studio interview (recorded) where I was asked a number of questions about the historical realities of the Christmas Truce 1914.

The programme was broadcast on all regional BBC radio networks across the UK.

The programme makers said that they were not aware of some of the information I provided and that this enriched the content of the programme overall.

The programme makers said that they were not aware of some of the information I provided and that this enriched the content of the programme overall.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Clements Hall Local History Group HLF project - guided visit to Liddle collection (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The main purpose was to share information and to stimulate thinking.
Professor Fell introduced members of the HLF group to the WW1 collections at the University of Leeds, and they looked through some of the material together.
This was part of ongoing support to the Clements Hall group, and was followed up with further emails, and an invitation to further events organised by Gateways to the FWW.
Audience reported change in view, opinions or behaviours
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Co-organiser (with Professor David Welch) of conference, 'The First World War and the Moving Image', University of Kent. (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This conference brought together researchers working on the cinema on the Great War. Although primarily an academic event, the conference was open to the public.

The papers from the conference were published in a special issue of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Telvision, Volume 35, Issue 4.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01439685.2015.1096660
 
Description Commemorative Evensong Service 12th November, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commemorative Evensong Service on 12th November, 2017, attended by several hundred, and reported on local BBC and ITV news channels. The commemorative event focused on the death of Nellie Spindler and included a talk from Prof. Christine Hallett. Collection from the commemorative service was donated to the Nursing Memorial Appeal, and the publicity from the event also ensured that the NMA obtained additional sponsors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.leeds.anglican.org/news/wakefield-remembers-its-angel-trenches-sunday
 
Description Community co-production booklets 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Wrote, edited and found illustrations for community co-production booklets, 'Visiting and Revisiting the Western Front, 1919-1939'. October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference convenor Anglo-American Conference: The Great War at Home (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I took part on multi-levels - as assessor of proposals, panel member and expert respondent. This involved answering many questions, providing information and guidance and liaison with a large number of people.

Used the opportunity to link up people working in similar fields.

Contact was made with the British Association for Local History and Gateways published an article in its publication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://anglo-american.history.ac.uk/files/2013/03/Anglo-American-conference-programme.pdf
 
Description Contribution to the NMRN electronic map (Brad Beaven) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Intended purpose to share information.
Regular research workshops with community group members, academics and students created the database -The NMRN's searchable map.
We produced a searchable database that we will place on PTUC website and also (if Gateways want it) as a resource on the Gateways website. This data was also forwarded to the NMRN to add to their electronic map.
All of the participants in the workshop enhanced their genealogy skills, while the community group and students were able to better contextualise the material through the academics input into the workshops.
This map has been nominated for First Sea Lord's Digital Media Award
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://nmrn.nautoguide.com/app/nmrn/nmrn/!PNMRN
 
Description Conversation with Caroline Shanahan, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, (Alison Fell) 19 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to inform decision making.
Professor Fell advised the curator of an exhibition, Caroline Shanahan, on an exhibition on Lady Dorothie Feilding, who was a WW1 nurse. The conversation was wide-ranging - Prof. Fell advised on sources, answered questions about the broader context, and offered advice which fed into the final exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ragm.co.uk/info/1/exhibitions/77/lady_dorothies_war
 
Description Craven and the First World War - meeting to discuss future HLF application (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to inform decision making.
Rob Freeman discussed possibilities for collaboration with his planned large HLF bid around demobilization and the impact of the war on the home front, and we discussed various possibilities for Gateways academics to support the project.

Rob took on board some of Professor Fell's suggestions and has changed the application/made new suggestions accordingly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Crowd Sourcing Training Event: Kings Theatre Southsea (Brad Beaven) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to stimulate thinking.
There were question and answer sessions after each presentation and a very useful brainstorming session at the end of the day.
The event was an intensive training and brainstorming session that outlined themes for the brain storming exercise. Groups formed around key themes such as 'leisure in Portsmouth during the war', audiences in the theatre, and theatrical performers during the war.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Data resource: A searchable data base of all sailors serving on British ships Jutland (Brad Beaven) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information.
We produced a searchable database that we will place on PTUC website and also (if Gateways want it) as a resource on the Gateways website. This data was also forwarded to the NMRN to add to their electronic map.
All of the participants in the workshop enhanced their genealogy skills, while the community group and students were able to better contextualise the material through the academics input into the workshops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dick Hunter, Clement Hall Local History group [HLF project] (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact General discussions about the possibilities for individual research projects for their HLF funding, and discussion of the particular ways I/Gateways could support these once the research is underway. Planning too for a visit to the Liddle collection in 2016.

Following the event John Bibby, a local historian, contacted me re a conference he's organising on FWW & Middle East and I passed on a contact (Nadia Atia) who works on female nurses who went to Middle East. We are planning further meetings and discussions for the Clement Hall project in 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Discover the First World War with the Scotland Development Team HLF & Gateways Edinburgh (Sam Carroll) 8 April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This event was co-organised by the HLF and Gateways and the aim of the day was to share information with those interested in developing FWW community heritage projects across Scotland. Presentation and discussions focused on showcasing successful projects in Scotland, requirements for putting together a successful HLF bid and the kind of support that Gateways can offer. Small group discussions also gave people the chance to network and share advice.

Following the event each person who attended was contacted and offered further advice in project development. Four projects in particular have continued discussions with Gateways regarding project support and two of these so far have been awarded funding:
Gorebridge Community Development Trust " Gorebridge Memories and the Industries of the Great War"
Workers' Educational Association in Scotland project "Bringing to life the meaning of Conscientious Objection across Scotland"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Discovering the First World War (Dan Todman and Sam Carroll) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a day long workshop for those considering applying to, or who had already applied to, HLF. They were introduced to the value of research about the war and what Research Centres could offer, and encouraged to think more widely about their own research. Participants had one on one support meetings with academics.

HLF were very pleased with our contribution and were keen for a repeat. Dr Sam Carroll followed up the event with emails to all the attendees and had responses from the following:

Western Kurdistan Association
Project development advice and letter of support. Gateways have offered ongoing guidance and have secured support from Dr Djene Bajalan, who is based at The American University of Iraq in Sulaimani and an expert in this field of interest. Dr Bajalan has agreed to provide the project with research and historical advice when required.

Independent researcher
He had some wonderful FWW photos and memorabilia, but as an independent researcher he didn't have any means to apply to HLF. Sam advised him to contact Surrey Remembers and offer his resources to them.

Step Short
Sam met with a project representative and discussed the project in development which centres on collecting stories and creating a tapestry about the FWW in Folkestone. He will be back in touch when he has tightened the project application.

Tower Hamlets Library
Email exchange re planned HLF application for a project focusing on childhood and air raids, specifically 1917 and Upper North Street School in the Borough

Third Sector Media
Harwich project- ongoing research advice and project consultations. They are putting a large HLF bid together.

Iranian Association
Putting together project plans around Iran/Persia and the FWW. They will get back to us when they have tightened their ideas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/discovering-first-world-war-event-heritage-lottery-fund
 
Description Duke of York Cinema Screening, Brighton, July 2015 (Emma Hanna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short talk was given on cinema entertainment during the First World War. This was followed by a screening of the film Gallipoli. The audience indicated that their knowledge of cinema 1914-18 had been significantly enhanced by the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Duke of Yorks screening of the Battle of the Somme. (Sam Carroll) 8th November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information.
There was a set of short talks about the Battle of the Somme and the making of the film "Battle of the Somme" before a free daytime screening of the film.This was in partnership with the First World War Centenary Partnership, the Duke of Yorks cinema and a local FWW heritage project Stage, Screen and Trench. There was also an introduction about Gateways to the FWW and the support on offer.
The audience were better informed about support for FWW heritage projects and the Battle of the Somme, including the making of the film.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description EU Comenius Project (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I am part of a steering group for a project linking schools in Kent and West Flanders to study the Great War together and produce joint outputs. I have provided expert advice on materials and themes and also devised worksheets for use in Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries, which was used by the schools when David Cameron visited them at Tyne Cot cemetery. (see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25430046).

Talk to secondary schools and heritage organisations at 'EASIER - Facing the Great War' conference in April 2015.

Gateways organised student volunteers to support a follow-on event in Canterbury in 2015. School students from Belgium and Kent were involved in FWW workshops.

To make an application for further funding in order to expand the activities. And see above.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015
URL http://www.west-vlaanderen.be/overdegrens/gebiedenbeleid/externe_relaties/easier1418/PublishingImage...
 
Description Edie's War Research Fund project: Meetings with creative team 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 3 Meetings with creative team (writer, director, designer and producer) for forthcoming play 'Edie's War'.

We discussed various aspects of the script based on a nurse's WW1 diaries. I provided context, similar examples, answered questions, discussed various possibilities of dramatizing the diaries, suggested what was authentic and what was less likely in terms of fictionalized aspects.

My input has shaped the play, that will in turn shape audiences' understanding of WW1 nursing. We are having a full workshop with actors, musicians and the rest of the creative team later this year, and the play will be put on in 2017 or 2018 depending on venues/funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/projects/edies-war
 
Description Edie's War Research Fund project: Workshop, The National Archives, London, 14 Nov 2015 
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 We ran a workshop on WW1 nursing, aiming to deepen understanding about which women nursed, how nursing was organised in WW!, how they wrote about their experience, and how it affected their lives. Participants shared their individual research interests and findings, and an archivist offered help in relation to relevant records held in the UK.

It has led to further collaborations with TNA - particularly with Jessamy Carlson (for example we have put a joint proposal in for a panel at a conference in the US in 2017). There has been some follow-up emails from some of the participants re their specific research projects. Their feedback said it had made them look at nursing differently.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Edith Cavell at the Cinema (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was a good audience at a set of talks about Edith Cavell and the way her death was represented in Britain & its Empire, France, Germany and the UK. This was followed by a rare screening of a 1928 silent film - Dawn. There was excellent feedback on the day, with audience members saying they had learnt something new and were moved by the film and the live music that accompanied it.

Following the event both Alison Fell and Claudia Sternberg have carried out further research on Edith Cavell and her memory/representation, and have given conference papers on this topic. The collaboration with the Hyde Park Picture House is ongoing and we have had discussions about further WW1 related screenings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/edith-cavell-cinema
 
Description Eighth In the East Festival, Ipswich (Sam Carroll) 17-18 June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Sam Carroll hosted a FWW Engagement Centre stall in the "Meet Market" at this event at the University of Suffolk foyer, generating approximately 10 walk ups each day.
Main purpose was to publicise the engagement centres, (esp. Gateways) sharing information and materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Exhibition co-creation day at the Roundabout Café, 13/12/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Throughout the day I worked with a group of local residents who had expressed an interest in craft activities, community partner Barbara Cooke, volunteer staff at the Roundabout Café and Chris Pennycook from Pompey Pals, a Portsmouth-based charity focusing on the history of a local pals regiment. Together we decided on our exhibits and created a series of items for display, including a timeline hung from wooden pegs on 'barbed wire' (made from wool, knotted and sprayed silver!) and a modern version of the Princess Mary Gift Box given to those serving in the War in Christmas 1914. Chris Pennycook brought original tins with him for us to base our design on. The co-creation day prepared materials for the final output from the project, an exhibition entitled 'Swaythling in World War One, which launched at the Roundabout Café on 20/12/2017 with the support of Mansbridge Residents Association - the association for those living in social housing in the Swaythling area of the city.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Exhibition on Francophones in London during WWI (Richard Grayson) launched 22 Sept. 2016 - ongoing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The exhibition was launched at Goldsmiths, University of London, on 22nd September and will be opened at the Lycée Charles de Gaulle on 19th October, where it will be hosted for a month. It will then move to the French cultural institute in London and NewVIc where we will also organise a launch.
The exhibition was launched with discussion at the event between academics and members of the public, and newspaper coverage in France, Belgium, Greece and Hungary:
• http://www.levif.be/actualite/international/les-critiques-contre-les-refugies-sont-les-memes-qu-en-1914-18/article-normal-554319.html

This article has already been included in a dossier about refugees on a blog, see http://framboisechocolatandco.over-blog.com/2016/07/dossier-presse-migrants.html

• http://www.capital.gr/diethni/3156652/bretania-idies-me-autes-tou-1914-18-oi-simerines-epikriseis-kata-ton-prosfugon
• http://ujszo.com/online/kulfold/2016/09/23/szaz-eve-is-ugyanugy-uszitottak-a-menekultek-ellen-mint-ma
• http://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/nord-pas-de-calais/selon-une-etude-les-critiques-des-britanniques-contre-les-migrants-sont-les-memes-qu-en-14-18-contre-les-refugies-francophones-1092949.html
Following the event it was agreed with the schools that we would continue to work together to find venues for the exhibition over 2016-17 and that Richard Grayson and Charlotte Faucher would attend launch for the exhibition in both schools. These events will be organised not only to showcase the exhibition but also to allow discussion on the First World War between staff, students and parents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gold.ac.uk/news/ww1-french-and-belgian-refugees
 
Description Exploring Gateways to the First World War 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event was organised in collaboration with the South East Museum Development Programme to introduce the Gateways to the First World War project to museums and heritage organisations. Information was provided on how to get in touch and local projects showcased their work.

Following the event, the centre was contacted by a number of organisations seeking student volunteers to support their centenary projects.
Contact was made with Christine Locke from Diversity House. Gateways arranged a call-out for volunteers and Dr Sam Carroll began discussions to provide support in developing an application for HLF funding (see separate entry).
Gateways was contacted by Blue Town Heritage Centre in Sheerness seeking student volunteers on their local history project about HMS Princess Irene , a FWW mine layer.
Contacted by English Heritage/Dover Castle to ask us to promote volunteering opportunities on their WW1 project. Successfully recruited a student to work with them over the summer 2015.
The interest in volunteering led the School of History and Gateways to plan a subsequent event on Volunteering for local Museums and Heritage organisations in June 2015.


Following the event, the centre was contacted by a number of organisations seeking student volunteers to support their centenary projects.

Contact was made with Christine Locke from Diversity House. Gateways arranged a call-out for volunteers and Dr Sam Carroll began discussions to provide support in developing an application for HLF funding (see separate entry).

Gateways was contacted by Blue Town Heritage Centre in Sheerness seeking student volunteers on their local history project about
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/exploring-gateways
 
Description FWW Schools Project Steering Group (Helen Brooks) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The main purpose was to share information.

Planning of activities in schools to engage partner school students and teachers around FWW. Discussion of drawing on multiple disciplines and using FWW to explore relevant topics today.
Ongoing process of developing new workshops and strategies to improve engagement in schools, literacy and numeracy. Improvement seen in participant's engagement and attainment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Facilitated event with school and Oldham libraries - Oldham, Jan 2015 (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We ran a session with Year 5 pupils, a library worker and teacher facilitating HLF research project about Oldham women and WW1.
Notable impacts: Delivery of HLF project aims

Delivery of HLF project aims
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Film Screening: The Battle of the Somme, Westgate Hall Canterbury (Mark Connelly) November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and stimulate thinking.
Introduction to Gateways.
Generated interesting discussion and debate following the screening, with several enquiries for further information and ideas for projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description First World War Discovery Day (Brad Beaven) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An event at Portsmouth Museum encouraging people to research their ancestors and introducing them to archive material available in the cities. People were invited to bring in their FWW artefacts for discussion with historians and museum staff. The event introduced the Gateways project in the Portsmouth area, helped consolidate links with Portsmouth Museum, and led to plans for the FWW Researchathon which was organised for January 2015. It also strengthened links with the Portsdown U3A who have partnered Gateways in a funded project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description First World War Nursing Study Day (Alison Fell) 23 April 2016 
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 Intended purpose was to share information and to stimulate thinking.
Professor Fell organised a workshop for academics working on WW1 nursing and for projects, including HLF projects, working on WW1 nursing. There were lots of interesting exchanges between speakers and audience members, and we had positive feedback. Knowledge about nursing was exchanged, it was an opportunity for projects to network with each other, and a publication was planned.
Publication of a special issue of the 'Journal of War and Culture studies' to appear in 2018.
Emails with projects asking for further information or sharing their findings.
Plans made for future activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description First World War Question Time, Bexhill Museum, March 2015 (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There were a range of questions from the public regarding the First World War, with areas covered ranging across war fronts and home front, and being local (to Bexhill), regional, national and international. There was a lot of interest in the Battle of Boar's Head, in remembrance practices and in the experiences of colonial soldiers and workers.



Continued links with Bexhill Museum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/bexhill-question-time
 
Description First World War Seminar Series 2014-15: Piet Chielens 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk in Canterbury by Piet Chielens (In Flanders Field Museum) on 'The List of Names and the Second Battle of Ypres'. This talk was part of the First World War Seminar Series organised with the In Flanders Fields Museum. It was followed by questions and discussion from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description First World War Seminar Series 2014-15: Pieter Trogh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk in Canterbury by Pieter Trogh (In Flanders Field Museum) on 'The Name List and the commemoration of the First World War'. This talk was part of the First World War Seminar Series organised with the In Flanders Fields Museum. It was followed by questions and discussion from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description First World War Seminar Series 2015-16: Dominiek Dendooven 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk in Canterbury by Dominiek Dendooven (In Flanders Fields Museum/University of Antwerp - Department of History) on 'The Chinese Labour Corps, 1917-1920'. This talk was part of the First World War Seminar Series organised with the In Flanders Fields Museum. It was followed by questions and discussion from the audience.

Feedback included: "We also found Dominiek Dendooven's lecture on the Chinese Labour Corps most interesting - we considered it...an excellent lecture..."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2015
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/seminar-series-2015-16
 
Description First World War Seminar Series 2015-16: Dr Birger Stichelbaut 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk in Canterbury from Dr. Birger Stichelbaut (University of Ghent and In Flanders Fields Museum - Centre for Historical and Archaeological Aerial Photography) on 'World War One aerial photography in Belgium: a landscape archaeological perspective'. This talk was part of the First World War Seminar Series organised with the In Flanders Fields Museum. It was followed by discussion and questions from the audience.

Feedback included:

"One of the lectures that we found particularly interesting was 'Interpretation of Aerial Photographs' by Dr Birger Stichelbaut on the use of new technology to assist the researcher to enable landscapes to be analysed from contemporary aerial photographs."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/seminar-series-2015-16
 
Description First World War Seminar Series 2015-16: Dr Rebecca Wynter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk in Ypres from Dr Rebecca Wynter (University of Birmingham) on 'Keeping the Peace: Working Relationships and the Friends' Ambulance Unit in the First World War'. This talk was part of the First World War Seminar Series organised with the In Flanders Fields Museum. The talk was followed by questions and discussion from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/seminar-series-2015-16
 
Description First World War Seminar Series 2015-16: Prof. Michael Hammond 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk in Ypres from Prof. Michael Hammond (University of Southampton) on 'Forbidden Zones: War Nurses in Hollywood 1931-32'. This talk was part of the First World War Seminar Series organised with the In Flanders Fields Museum. It was followed by questions and discussion from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description First World War Seminar Series 2015-16: Prof.dr. Luc Rasson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk in Canterbury from Prof.dr. Luc Rasson (University of Antwerp -Department of Literature ) on ' "A Path of Glory leading toward the Stars": Film and the Great War in the Air'. This talk was part of the First World War Seminar Series organised with the In Flanders Fields Museum. It was followed by discussion and questions from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/seminar-series-2015-16
 
Description First World War Seminar Series 2015-16: Professor Keith Lilley 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk in Ypres from Dr Keith D. Lilley (Queen's University, Belfast) on 'Behind the Lines: Frontline geographies, spatial technologies and mapping First World War landscapes'. This talk was part of the First World War Seminar Series organised with the In Flanders Fields Museum. The talk was followed by questions and discussion from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/seminar-series-2015-16
 
Description First World War Seminar Series 2015-16: Senior Captain Tom Simoens 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk in Canterbury from Senior Captain Tom Simoens (Royal Military Academy, Brussels - Department of Conflict Studies) on 'Discipline in the Belgian Army (1914-1918)'. This talk was part of the First World War Seminar Series organised with the In Flanders Fields Museum. It was followed by questions and discussion from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/seminar-series-2015-16
 
Description First World War Seminar Series 2015-16: Tim Fox-Godden 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk in Ypres, Belgium, by Tim Fox-Godden (Kent School of Architecture, University of Kent) on 'Khakitects: Experience, Memory and Design in the War Cemeteries of the old Western Front'. This talk was part of the First World War Seminar Series organised with the In Flanders Fields Museum. The talk explored the architects of the Imperial War Graves Commission. It was followed by discussion and questions from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/seminar-series-2015-16
 
Description First World War family History Day, Brighton Museum, September 2014 (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There were a range of results. These included:
• Information about the Gateways centre and HLF research Projects being shared with visitors
• Helping visitors to trace family history related to the First World War
• Discovering the history on Indian soldiers in the war, via the involvement of the Ludhiana Sikh re-enactment group throughout the day
• Increased visitor numbers to Brighton Museum First World War Exhibition
• Material history of war for children, via dressing up, handling artefacts from the Museum etc.
• Training students in advising members of public in First World War history

Notable impacts: Ongoing links with both Brighton Museum and Ludhiana Sikhs group. One outcome was the planning of a day conference , set within a weekend of public commemorative events, to mark the arrival of Indian soldiers in Brighton. This was held in November 2015.


Ongoing links with both Brighton Museum and Ludhiana Sikhs group. An initial outcome is the planning of a day conference , set within a weekend of public commemorative events, to mark the arrival of Indian soldiers in Brighton. To be held in October 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Folkestone/National Army Museum talk (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Surviving the Western Front: regimental identity and officer-man relations in the Buffs, 1914-1918', National Army Museum-Folkestone Council, Folkestone. Talk sparked lots of questions.

Have since answered lots of queries about relatives who served in the East Kent Regiment in Great War
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://kentww1.com/events/id/your-country-calls/
 
Description Football Remembers' Educational Resource, British Council, Spring 2014 (Emma Hanna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I acted as historical adviser to the British Council centenary producer Virginia Crompton. I worked with a researcher to source and suggest a range of historical sources (eg documents, photographs, maps, official papers and diaries from archives) to include in the resource.

Every secondary school in the UK received a copy of this resource and it is also available online. The British Council also included a competition to design a war memorial for the Christmas Truce, the successful entry was then unveiled by the Duke of Cambridge at the National Memorial Arboretum in December 2014.

Every secondary school in the UK received a copy of this resource and it is also available online. The British Council also included a competition to design a war memorial for the Christmas Truce, the successful entry was then unveiled by the Duke of Cambridge at the National Memorial Arboretum in December 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/classroom-resources/football-remembers
 
Description Football and Peace Day Celebration, Maidstone Football Club, Kent, 25th April 2014 (Emma Hanna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School pupils from 5 Kent schools and a college in Germany took part in a discussion about the role of sport - particularly football - in war, and the Christmas Truce 1914. There were a number of interesting questions and a stimulating debate took place.

The day was filmed for a documentary about the project which can be seen at: http://www.childrensfootballalliance.com/football-peace-project/

The NCFA went on to submit a successful application to the HLF for their 'Peace Fields' project, for which I acted as historical adviser, and Gateways provided a statement of support.


The day was filmed for a documentary about the project which can be seen at: http://www.childrensfootballalliance.com/football-peace-project/
The NCFA went on to submit a successful application to the HLF for their 'Peace Fields' project, for which I acted as historical adviser, and Gateways provided a statement of support.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2016
URL http://www.childrensfootballalliance.com/football-peace-project/
 
Description Francophones in London during WWI: school visits (Richard Grayson) January to July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The CI of the project worked with school students to produce pieces for a blog. These fed into the exhibition which was prepared over the summer of 2016.
There was a wide ranging interaction between the academics and the students: the participants expressed different research interests and were encouraged to follow these up when possible. Interests included: British press perception of refugees, the use of Francophone advertisements in London-based newspapers and the experiences of refugee children.
NewVIc students also took the opportunity to ask Charlotte Faucher about studying at university, university teaching and application process as they knew she was lecturing at Queen Mary.
The visits led to an exhibition (reported separately).
The participants have gained better insights into the making and practice of history. They used archive materials and understand the challenges of research. Much of our discussion focused on Belgian (and to a lesser extent French) refugees in Britain and this had two consequences:
• To challenge the frequent historical domination of the French population over the Belgian people
• To add to the historical knowledge of the participants as few of them were aware of the refugee crisis which struck Britain during the First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://ww1francophonesinlondon.wordpress.com/
 
Description Gallipoli talk at University of Southampton-Museum of the Royal Navy study day (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk at the University of Southampton-Museum of the Royal Navy study day on the Gallipoli centenary: 'Tell England (19319): the Gallipoli camaign, the public school ethos and the cinema'. The talk was followed by a lively discussion with the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Gateways Annual Lecture. Dr Glyn Prysor (CWGC): India and the Great war: Lives and Legacies (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was a wide ranging discussion of the role of India and Indian soldiers in the Great War, and the legacies of this for both decolonisation and processes of commemoration. The public lecture launched a conference, 'Voices of India' which Gateways organised in collaboration with Brighton Pavilion and Museums.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Gateways launch May 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A series of talks and presentations regarding the importance of the Great War centenary. The event was attended by the Austrian Ambassador, representatives of the Imperial War Museum and In Flanders Fields Museum (Ieper/Ypres, Belgium) and resulted in a large number of questions and points from the diverse audience.

Requests for more information regarding activities relating to the study of the Great War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/gateways/2014/06/05/launch-of-gateways-to-the-first-world-war-friday-30th-ma...
 
Description Gateways to Civilian Service study day, 26 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The event introduced members of the public to research on non-military forms of service during the FWW and sources for research into the subject. The talks prompted a range of questions from the audience and the presenters expanded on their ideas and provided advice for individuals undertaking research.

Contact was made with the HLF-funded project 'Surrey in the Great War'; the Project Officer is now liaising with Dr Emma Hanna regarding research into the YMCA in the First World War and with the Research Centre Manager regarding publicity for the project. We were later able to put him in touch with a new regional project being developed in Hampshire (New Forest Remembers).

Contact was made with the HLF-funded project 'Surrey in the Great War'; the Project Officer is now liaising with Dr Emma Hanna regarding research into the YMCA in the First World War and with the Research Centre Manager regarding publicity for the project. We were later able to put him in touch with a new regional project being developed in Hampshire (New Forest Remembers).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/gateways-civilian-service-study-day
 
Description Gateways to German & Austrian Experiences study day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The event introduced members of the public to academic research on lesser known aspects of the First World War. They were invited to interact with academics and ask questions. Advice was given on research.

During the event, discussions began with Yvonne Cresswell (Manx National Heritage) regarding the development of an HLF bid, bringing together projects across the country working on internment. This was, in part inspired by the inclusion in the event of a talk from the HLF-funded community 'Little Germany' project by Eastside Community Heritage.

Discussions also took place with Dr Matthew Stibbe about developing a community-focused event in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University for 2016.

On 31 March we received an email from an attendee at the event who was preparing a talk on women in the First World War for local groups and history societies. The event had inspired her to think beyond British experiences and we advised her on sources for further research.


During the event, discussions began with Yvonne Cresswell (Manx National Heritage) regarding the development of an HLF bid, bringing together projects across the country working on internment. This was, in part inspired by the inclusion in the event of a talk from the HLF-funded community 'Little Germany' project by Eastside Community Heritage.

Discussions also took place with Dr Matthew Stibbe about developing a community-focused event in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University for 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Gateways to Military Lives study day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The event introduced members of the public to sources for researching individuals involved in the military services during the First World War. They were invited to interact with academics and ask questions. Advice was given on research.

The event led to a discussion with David Langrish (National Archives) about planning a study day at the National Archives in early 2016. Plans for this event are now being developed.

Interest in the audience about the Lives of the First World War presentation led to plans for a workshop on the subject which took place in August 2015.


The event led to a discussion with David Langrish (National Archives) about planning a study day at the National Archives in early 2016. Plans for this event are now being developed.

Interest in the audience about the Lives of the First World War presentation led to plans for a workshop on the subject which took place in August 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Gateways to the First World War blogposts (William Butler - Research Network) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of a number of aspects about the outbreak of war, arrival of Belgian refugees etc. to supplement exhibitions and anniversaries, providing a dialogue with the author and the audience.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/blog/arrival-belgians-folkestone
 
Description German Historical Institute talk (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'War noises in Silent Films: First World War battle reconstructions in British Instructional Films, 1921-1931', German Historical Institute, London. Invited paper to launch the 'First World War noises. Listening to the Great War' lecture series. The talk sparked lots of questions.

Requests for additional information about the subject matter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ghil.ac.uk/fileadmin/redaktion/dokumente/seminars/2014_2_War_Noises.pdf
 
Description Getaway Girls, Flavia Docherty [advice on developing HLF bid] (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We had a meeting about an HLF bid called 'WW1 heroines then and now'. Getaway Girls are a charity who work with young women who are at risk in different areas of Leeds. Their aims are to build self-confidence, skills, positive body-images and self-esteem. I advised on their HLF application which will be submitted in early 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Great War Debate - Department of Education/Hopscotch consultancy (Alison Fell) Exeter, 8 Feb 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to stimulate thinking.
An expert panel answered questions from sixth formers and university students from the Exeter/SW region about the impact of the war on women. After the panel Professor Fell discussed the topic with several students individually.
This was part of a UK-wide series of round tables 'The Great War Debate' funded by the DoE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.hopscotchconsulting.co.uk/our_work/display/the-great-war-debate
 
Description Guidance given to MA & PhD students to act as guides for St George's, Ypres (Mark Connelly) Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to inform decision making and finalise plans
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Guided visit to the Somme, Queen's Own Buffs Regimental Association (Mark Connelly) May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and to stimulate thinking.
Generated discussion and debate.
Networking led to further plans for collaboration and possible project applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description HLF event: 'What next for WW1 Centenary projects?', Centenary Gallery, University of Leeds (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact HLF funded groups met with academics, HLF colleagues & other key stakeholders to discuss ways head for WW1 HLF funding. Ideas were exchanged, the HLF received valuable feedback, we shared info about Gateways & hubs, and a future event was mooted.

These focused on either a large scale collaborative bid with multiple community partners looking at the experience during and post the First World War of soldiers from the Caribbean and West Africa or focusing on the 100th anniversary of the British West Indies Regiment. Discussions to be followed up early 2015."

Gateways were introduced to Yorkshire/Humber HLF staff & collaborative strategies discussed
Contact was made with various groups & interested parties

Ongoing conversation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description HLF information Day, Woolwich Arsenal. October 2014 (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact There was wide ranging discussion about possible heritage projects in London and the surrounding area. There was particular interest in the development of projects that focused on aspects of women's history.



Any bids developed out of this would probably go to the London HLF Office, as this was where the event took place, so I am not aware of them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Here Come the Girls project Charlton House event. (Sam Carroll) 28th July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to share information.

This event was organised by a FWW project "Here Come the Girls". Charlton House was opened up to the public for free and transformed into a 1916 FWW Hospital. I hosted a Gateways stall at the event throughout the day. There was steady walk up to the stall, so lots of community engagement and opportunity to explain the role of the Engagement Centres and promote the HLF grant.
Following this event those that attended were more aware of the HLF FWW grant and role of the Engagement Centres.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://ww1greenwichwomenatwar.org/tag/girls/
 
Description Here come the girls' Greenwich Heritage Trust HLF project, talk on WW1 nursing (Alison Fell) 28 July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to share information.
The audience was lively and very mixed - there were lots of questions about women in WW1, as well as about nursing, and audience members shared their own personal stories. Professor Fell also had long conversations with the project members about the research they had been carrying out on Greenwich women.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Heritage Walk, 'Common History', part of Being Human Festival's 'Hands on Humanities Day' at the University of Southampton, 18/11/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Mary South, a Blue Badge Heritage Guide, and I led a heritage walk entitled 'Common History', utilising research from the project into the vital role that Southampton Common played in the Great War. The walk ran three times as part of the Being Human festival's 'Hands on Humanities' day at the University of Southampton Avenue Campus. The purpose of the walk was to stimulate thinking on the wider history of the Common and why it was so vital to the war effort. The audience were shown a series of key sites on the Common and prompted to ask questions and consider how the space would have been experienced by visiting troops. The walks were very successful with the walkers genuinely surprised to learn that the Common was covered in tents for much of the period 1914 to 1918. The impact was a firm decision to consider more walks for the Swaythling area, prompting a dialogue with Barbara Cooke on a health awareness raising initiative that Radian wanted to run with support from the City Council. Mini walks in Swaythling are now being developed as part of that initiative to run in summer 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.humanworldsfestival.com/workshops-walks/
 
Description Historical Association (Reading branch) (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'British War Memorials of the Great War', Historical Association, Reading branch. Lots of questions and discussions about Great War projects.

Advice given on Great War projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Holmfirth Military hospital group (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This activity was a meeting with Holmfirth Military hospital group.

1. I advised on ways to research WW1 nurses who worked at a temporary hospital they are researching in Holmfirth
2. I advised on sources of funding to further their activity - the Engagement Centre funds and HLF

They are considering a bid and will get back in touch.
They have already discovered further information on the women who nursed at the hospital.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Home Fires Activity Day, Newhaven Fort, March 2015 (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This as a FWW activity day at Newhaven fort organised by Zap Arts in connection with their performance there of Home Fires, a community play about the area in the First World War. I ran a Gateways stall and participated in activities (including FWW dances!). Visitors wanted to know how to research their family history and were also interested in the forthcoming conference on Indian Soldiers in Brighton (Brighton Museum November 2015)

We have continued to work with Zap Arts and they presented at our information day, University of Chichester, in September 2015 and joined us for the 'Making Sense' Connected Communities event in June 2015.

We have continued to work with Zap Arts and they presented at our information day, University of Chichester, in Septwmber 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Hosting visit to First World Archive with volunteers from the Iranian Community of Hull 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a visit by Pedram Saied, and other volunteers from the Iranian Community of Hull to view images of the First World War in Special Collections, University of Leeds. This was part of the 'Stories behind the Pictures: Colonial soldiers and Chinese workers in the First World War' project. These images informed the film and exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Imperial War Museum Centenary Partnership event (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Chaired and led sessions at the Imperial War Museum Centenary Partnership Event, 'Lessons Learnt' day, Chatham Historic Dockyard. (also contributed to Partnership's guide to running events. Made a presentation about the Gateways centre and provided feedback on various community project ideas. This event strengthened the centre's links with the FWW Centenary Partnership.

Groups made contact requesting further advice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Indian Army open day, 18 April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a family open day at the Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham. It involved talks on the history of the Indian Army in the First World War from Prof Mark Connelly and Adam Prime and drills by the recreated 15th Ludhiana Sikh regiment, children's activities and show and tell of the museum's exhibits. The event introduced people to the history of the Indian Army in the First World War, publicised the role of the Gateways centre and further consolidated links between the centre and the Royal Engineers Museum.

As a consequence of the event Adam Prime was invited to join the research network. He supported the centre by giving a talk to accompany the Gateways Indian Army pop-up exhibition at Gunnersbury Park Café on 17 August 2015.

As a consequence of the event Adam Prime was invited to join the research network. He supported the centre by giving a talk to accompany the Gateways Indian Army pop-up exhibition at Gunnersbury Park Café on 17 August 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/indian-army-first-world-war-open-day-royal-engineers-museum
 
Description Interpretation, sharing and showcasing of digital storytelling: First World War projects. (Sam Carroll) Wood Green 17th June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a networking and showcasing event that focused on FWW digital storytelling. Two representatives from the HLF were on hand to publicise their grant schemes and to join in discussions. The others were those that were considering developing projects and presenters sharing some of their outputs (successes and challenges).
Some project development might come out of this event, but a key outcome was the usefulness for those working on projects to share their successes and challenges and learn from each other. Feedback indicated that much had been learned on the day, and having HLF representatives there gave them a better understanding of current funding agendas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Inverness FWW Discovery Day. Funding the First World War in Scotland (Sam Carroll) 21st October 2016 
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 Intended purpose was to share information.
This was an event hosted by Gateways to the FWW and HLF Scotland at Inverness Museum. The main focus for the event was to showcase successful HLF FWW projects to those considering developing FWW projects and applying for HLF funding and to publicise relevant resources held at Inverness Museum. Round table discussions looked at how to best shape their projects.
The audience were better informed about support for FWW heritage projects. At the end of the day they requested another event in Inverness that would be a study day around the impact of the FWW on the Highlands and Islands.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/funding-first-world-war-scotland
 
Description Invited participant in BBC World War One at Home roadshow, Eastbourne (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited participant in BBC World War One at Home roadshow, Eastbourne Airshow. This included a talk on the Battle of the Somme film and how it had been presented in Eastbourne cinemas. The talk led to discussions with members of the public visiting the Roadshow and further promotion of the Gateways centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3t0yg6g8HVXppN8j5Gdz9Zs/the-ww1-at-home-live-events
 
Description Iranian Community of Hull - support for their HLF project and planning workshop, Oct 2015 (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I discussed with the project leader, Pedram Saeid, the ways in which I could support his HLF project (looking at images of colonial soldiers with BME groups in Hull). We decided I could organise one of the workshop, involving an intro into colonial soldiers & their involvement & discussions of some images and how the soldiers are portrayed. This will happen in 2016 - date tbc, either in Leeds or in Hull.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description John I Thornycroft & Co. Ltd and the Great War Exhibition (Roy Edwards) 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information.
Exhibition was installed at the Milestones Museum Basingstoke as an additional piece of research to enhance the existing collections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description John I Thornycroft & Co. Ltd and the Great War Presentation (Roy Edwards) 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Intended purpose to share information.
Presentation used at outreach and engagement events The title varies but the theme is the same "John I. Thornycroft & Company Limited, and the Great War". The presentation is also being used as a case study within an Engineering engagement project so should have a life past this year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Kent Archives Centre (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Surviving the Western Front: regimental identity and officer-man relations in the Buffs, 1914-1918', Kent History and Library Centre, Maidstone. Received lots of questions after talk.

Received lots of requests for information about family members who served in the East Kent Regiment in the Great War
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://shareweb.kent.gov.uk/Documents/leisure-and-culture/archives-and-local-history/Archives%20tal...
 
Description Keynote lecture for ACE Research Unit, University of Rennes 2 and Royal Military College of Canada (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 'Entrenched positions: the Great War in British popular culture', a keynote lecture for 'War Memories: commemoration, re-enactment and writings of war in the English-speaking world, 18th-21st centuries', ACE Research Unit, University of Rennes 2 and Royal Military College of Canada. The lecture sparked discussion and debate from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://warmem2014.sciencesconf.org/conference/warmem2014/pages/Conference_brochure.pdf
 
Description King's Theatre, Portsmouth HLF project (Helen Brooks) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Asked to be part of the advisory group leading the King's Theatre project into FWW productions at the theatre. Advised on how to recruit and retain volunteers and how to manage their research. Also gave talk at launch event. Ongoing support, providing research findings, use of database and advice on how to undertake the research.
Volunteers will be visiting the BL to undertake research. New awareness developed about extent of their theatre's production history during the war. New skills learnt from the Community officer around working with research volunteers. Volunteers gaining new knowledge and skills using models set up by Brooks and research undertaken by Brooks. Plans for further Arts council application to support production of play and workshops with local schools - March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Knatchbull Turner School talk (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk on the First World War for Norton Knatchbull School as part of the 'Speakers for Schools' programme. The talk inspired lots of questions and discussion.

Provided additional materials for the History teachers to assist in teaching of Great War
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Launch of Exhibition: Folkestone, Canada and the Great War. Folkestone Girls Grammar School (Mark Connelly) Nov. 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to stimulate thinking and share information.
Generated interesting discussion and debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Launch of First World War Schools Project (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gateways has supported the establishment of the First World War in Schools Project funded by the University of Kent. The project aims to bring together schools and University departments in the Faculty of Humanities in order to further engage students and teachers alike in the centenary of the First World War.

The project was launched with an event in June 2015 to introduce it to local school teachers, which included a lecture from Mark Connelly entitled "Rebuilding Ypres: the people come home?"

The talk prompted a number of questions, particularly from teachers from disciplines other than History. The connections made at the event were followed up by the University's First World War Project Officer and led to plans for a continuing professional development event which took place later that year (see separate entry).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/projects/ww1schools
 
Description Launch of Recovering First World War Theatre Project (Community Project) at The National Archives, Kew 
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 Whole-day workshop and launch of the Recovering First World War Theatre project at The National Archives, supported by the Home Front Lead TNA. Over 50 people attended and the popularity led to subsequent events. All the attendees subsequently signed up to be volunteers on the project and went on to be allocated research activities. All were surveyed on joining the project and, where appropriate on leaving. As the project is ongoing the analysis of impact has not yet been undertaken. Attendees reported very positively on the result in immediate evaluation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Launch of project for Folkestone schools (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Mark Connelly and Will Butler have commenced a collaborative project involving the British Library, Folkestone Libraries and Museums service and Folkestone secondary schools to explore the history of the town during the war particularly focusing on the Canadian presence. The students are developing an exhibition which will be hosted in the old Folkestone town hall centred upon the British Library's large collection of digitised Canadian wartime images supported by material drawn from the local press and other sources. The project is ongoing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Launch of third series of Gateways-University of Kent/In Flanders Fields Museum public lectures (Mark Connelly) October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Intended purpose is to share information and stimulate thinking.
Third series of lectures, 6 delivered at Canterbury campus during Autumn term, 6 delivered in Ypress during Spring term.
Prestigious speaker series featuring experts from all over the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Leeds Museums and Galleries Black History Month WW1 day (Alison Fell) 21 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to share information and to stimulate thinking.
A series of groups focusing on colonial soldiers/workers in WW1 attended a day-long workshop organised by Leeds Museums and Galleries. Professor Fell gave a talk and shared findings/discussed future collaborations with a number of other projects.
Networking between projects - this has led to further collaboration around a project in Hull funded by the Gateways Research Fund looking at images of colonial soldiers in WW1.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://whatson.leeds.gov.uk/Pages/eventdetails.aspx?eventId=whatson-1409
 
Description Lives of the First World War workshop, 10 August 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This event was a training session on the Lives of the First World War website for people working on HLF-funded projects or planning to develop applications. People were introduced to all the key functions of the site and had the opportunity to carry out their own research during the workshop. They also had the opportunity to meet others working on local First World War centenary projects and to talk about their plans with the regional HLF Development Manager, Sarah Wicks. Later meetings with members of the group suggested that many of them had gone on to use the resource in their projects (eg. Westgate Hall project)

Participants found the event to be a good networking opportunity. At the participants' request, contact details were circulated after the event and participants arranged future meetings.

Sam Carroll advised one attendee on developing an application to the HLF and agreed that Gateways would provide a letter of support.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Maidstone Museum (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Remembering and misremembering the Great War', invited talk Maidstone Museum. Lots of questions asked afterwards.

People contacted with queries about the Great War
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.visitkent.co.uk/events/190196/
 
Description Mapping Jutland Research Fund Project: Research Skills Workshop 
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 speakers outlined the Gateways' funded project on Jutland and the aims of the research tools workshop'. The workshop fostered a productive interaction between the academic team and community group; sharing ideas on research techniques and identifying core themes for a future exhibition.

The event enabled participants to become inducted into the research methodology of the project and during the workshop began researching sailors and sharing their experiences. Brad Beaven (CoI) and Mel Bassett worked with the group on identifying good research techniques and challenges they will meet. Participants also talked about the material required for co-production of an exhibition later on in the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/projects/mapping-jutland
 
Description Matinee Talk and Family Fun Day on FWW Theatre, Theatre Royal Brighton 10 April 2015 (Helen Brooks) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was wide ranging interaction between speaker /host [Gateways Co-I] and audience/visitors which comprised members of public with age ranges from 6 to 80 plus. The public participants asked lots of questions about the nature of FWW theatre and also showed interest in the Theatre Royal's own history. The talks were well received and stimulated lengthy discussion.

Following the events TRB showed interest in developing long-term collaborations with UoK drama and this is being followed up currently with specific events and discussion around MAs with placements.

Following the events TRB showed interest in developing long-term collaborations with UoK drama and this is being followed up currently with specific events and discussion around MAs with placements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/blog/exploring-theatre-first-world-war
 
Description Media activity BBC Cultural Front 1916 programme (Helen Brooks) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and to improve understanding of other's thinking
Dr Brooks took part in interview for BBC Radio 4's Cultural Front 1916 programme, discussing theatre during 1916. Discussion of key plays, audiences and theatre-going between Dr Brooks, Francince Stock and V&A archivist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media activity for Poppy day November 2016 (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to stimulate thinking.
Dr Noakes was interviewed by the BBC regarding the debate in November 2016 over England football players wearing poppies on their shirts, and the extent to which the poppy is a political symbol. Programmes included:
The World Tonight (BBC R4)
BBC Wales Breakfast News
BBC Southern Counties Breakfast News
BBC World Service morning news programme
BBBC News magazine

There were also enquires from BBC R4 Today programme, and PM, however, interviews did not take place due to time constraints.
Blogpost for Gateways on poppies as political symbols, and a 'lively' debate on Twitter!.
Blogpost for the Gateways website reflecting on the political history of the red poppy, and the current politics surrounding in post-Brexit. Reposted by University of Brighton 'Critical Histories' blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37834224
 
Description Meeting with Chair of the 'Portsmouth Poetry' Society (Brad Beaven) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to stimulate thinking.
A meeting to discuss future collaboration with Gateways. Discussion focused on how we could advise the group on exhibiting their research in permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Department of Culture, Media and Sport, planning Passchendaele centenary (Mark Connelly) Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to inform decision making
Collaboration on Passchendaele 100 Commemorations in Ypres and Zonnebeke
Plans agreed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Somme 100 team, Heaton Park 17/03/2016 and Creative team 20/03/2016, and London 28/04/2016 (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to inform decision making and to make decisions.
Participants discussed the shape, scope and content of the Experience Field that was part of the Manchester Somme100 commemorations. Professor Fell gave some historical context to the battle of the Somme in relation to the home front and women's roles.
On 1 and 2 July Lucy Noakes and Professor Fell hosted WW1 Q & As with school groups who asked all sorts of interesting questions which we tried to answer!
They also engaged with members of the public, in particular helping them to trace the records of members of their family via digitized archives. I followed up on a couple of cases by email.
Gateways members were involved in the activity inc Alison Fell, Emma Hanna & Lucy Noakes, alongside network member Christine Hallett as a result of the meetings. Professor Fell recommended various community groups with whom the team had worked who could be approached to be part of the Experience Field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.1418now.org.uk/somme100/
 
Description National Army Museum lecture, September 2015 (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk for the National Army Museum lunchtime lecture series: 'Screening Anzacs: film and television representations of the Australian experience of the Great War'. The talk was followed by questions and discussions from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description National Army Museum talk (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Creating Celluloid War Memorials: the battle reconstructions of British Instructional Films, 1921-1931', National Army Museum lunchtime lecture series. Talk sparked lots of questions.

Assisted an amateur historian who was writing a follow up to his first book about the East Surrey Regiment (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Journeys-End-Battalion-Surrey-Great/dp/1848845030/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415632547&sr=1-7)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/lunchtime-lectures/battle-reconstructions-british-instructional-films-...
 
Description National Kitchen 1917 Pop-Up series of events - Dr Bryce Evans 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The project held 'national kitchen' recreations across the English North West, the Midlands and Scotland with The Real Junk Food Project. The most important impact of this activity was using history to change contemporary attitudes around social eating. As the graph below illustrates (figure 5) , the vast majority of respondents were inspired by the event to the extent that they expressed a desire to participate in similar future events. The event thus provided a publicity and volunteering boost to the community partner.
Further, it changed attitudes around the manner in which food poverty is dealt with, highlighting the limitations of the basic food bank model and the positive impacts of communal dining, which are detailed in the feedback comments above. All the respondents who had used a foodbank said that they would use a national kitchen model if they came across one in the future. The audience reported a change in opinion and behaviour and wellbeing due to the events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://drbryceevans.wordpress.com/
 
Description National Kitchen 1917 feature on BBC news and radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Reports on the project featured on BBC Breakfast (7m viewers), BBC News 24 (505,000 viewers), BBC North West Tonight (329,000 viewers), BBC Radio Merseyside (101,000 viewers).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Neuve Chapelle memorial talk Indian Army and the First World War open day, April 2015 (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk at the Royal Engineers Museum on 'The Neuve Chapelle memorial: Commemorating the Indian Corps on the Western Front' for the co-organised Indian Army and the First World War study day. The presentation was followed by a wide ranging discussion session with the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Nurses of Passchedaele articles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Completion of papers by Professor Christine Hallett in 'History Today', 'Stand To: The Journal of the Western Front Association' and 'The Nursing Standard', which reached a combined readership of over 20,000
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Nurses of Passchendaele schools day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact An engagement day for Year 9 school students at the Thackray Medical Museum. The students' work inspired the production of a song, 'Clean White Sheets' by folk group, Harp and a Monkey. The work produced by students at the three participating schools was of higher quality and more extensive than anticipated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w-AIXkXr3E
 
Description Ongoing discussion with NutKhut Theatre Group, Brighton Festival and University of Brighton (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nutkhut Theatre Group are planning a week long, immersive performance based on the history of Indian soldiers in Brighton during the First World War. This is planned for Brighton Festival 2016. Sam Carroll and I have met with the Director on several occasions, and he is in touch with partners in the University of Brighton who are hoping to organise teaching around the performance, and to provide student volunteers to help with its organisation and successful delivery. Training in research in archives has been offered but this hasn't been followed up at present.

Ongoing discussions between Nutkhut and the University of Brighton.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
URL http://www.nutkhut.co.uk/projects/dance-and-performance/dr-blighty
 
Description Our Place in WWI (Dan Todman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participants were introduced to a range of records relating to wartime service. With my assistance, they explored some records relating to soldiers from Brixton for themselves. They discussed the ways in which we think about the war today, and exchanged views about their own perspectives on the war.

Two participants were from HLF funded projects and they were grateful for advice on FWW related topics.

Feedback about what participants enjoyed about the event included:

"Being stimulated to rethink some perceptions of wartime and its local impacts"; "Dialogue and interesting to look at documents"; "Looking at individual's history and records and the comments of other attendees"

Teacher from William Morris Sixth Form invited Dan to visit the school in 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Overbury Estates/Hopital Tempoire Arc en Barrois (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We discussed how to develop a project based on a family archive (a temporary hospital set up by two wealthy British women in France). We developed an idea based on Alison Fell's undergraduates responding to the archive as part of their module on France and WW1. The students will give presentations based on their findings to French villagers (probably via Skype!).

A notable impact of this activity was the discovery and use of an unmined personal archive. Penelope is not keen to develop a bid, but she is still keen to engage and for others to make use of the boxes of material she has.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Panel Chair, 'War Triggers: 1914', Franshhoek Literary Festival, South Africa (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Chaired a panel discussion of two recent publications on the First World War: 'The Trigger' by Tim Butcher and the novel 'A Bullet in the Back' by Nigel Fox. The event was part of the Franshhoek Literary Festival. The panel discussion prompted a range of questions and feedback from the audience. The discussion was later made available online as a podcast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.flf.co.za/_audio/2015/027%20-%20War%20Triggers.mp3
 
Description Participant in Dept of Education Schools' debates of FWW with Andrew Murrison, MP, (Mark Connelly) November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and stimulate thinking.
Generated interesting debate and discussion.
Generated enquiries regarding further projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participant in question and answer session following screening of The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participant in question and answer session following screening of The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands (1927). The session prompted a great deal of audience participation.

Request from BFI to write essay for DVD booklet to accompany the release of the restored version in January 2015. I have been helping the BFI with the restoration of this film for nearly a year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/joys-archival-discovery-battles-of-coronel-falk...
 
Description Participation in study day on First World War at Canford School, Dorset. October 2014 (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Wide ranging discussion with young people in the audience on the impact of the First World War on gender roles in Britain. This led to a wider, fascinating, discussion on feminism today.

Notable impacts: Ongoing links with Canford School (and through them, state schools in the area). Invitation to give further talks in the future.

Ongoing links with Canford School (and through them, state schools in the area). Invitation to give further talks in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Performance with Post-Show Talk (Helen Brooks) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Audiences engaged actively in the performance, joining in with the topical songs. There was wide-ranging discussion of the themes raised (Belgian experience of the war, the returning soldier, grief and loss during the war) both during intervals and in the post-show discussion on the 4th night. The actors, director and host theatre also showed great interest in the topic and undertook independent research and showed raised awareness of the themes and impact of the FWW.

Following the event we are in discussions with Threadbare about touring the production and applying for HLF funding for associated workshops/activities. Threadbare are also looking at contributing to the Somme Memorial event in July in Manchester.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/world-war-one-plays-music-hall-extravaganza
 
Description Peter Spafford/Meanwood Park as a memorial to WW1 (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I was approached by Peter Spafford who has an HLF project about Meanwood Park in Leeds, which was originally funded as a memorial to a soldier. The project is to produce artistic responses and get the local communities involved in contributing other local and family memories. After discussions with Peter, I've offered to do a session on different ways in which FWW deaths were commemorated - different kinds of memorials - personal, local, national etc - and look at some mourning artefacts we have in the Liddle collection. This will happen in March 2016. This will stimulate the artist/songwriter, and act as a framework for some of the other outputs attached to the HLF project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Planning launch of Commonwealth War Graves Commission project (Mark Connelly) April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to inform decision making.
Assisted Commonwealth War Graves Commission in planning launch of its 'Living Memory' project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Planning meeting DCMS in Zonnebeke and began collaboration with Royal British Legion to act jointly in the Passchendaele 100 commemorations (Mark Connelly) Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Intended purpose was planning a larger event.
Attended planning meeting DCMS in Zonnebeke and began collaboration with Royal British Legion to act jointly in the Passchendaele 100 commemorations.
Decisions made
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Planning workshop: Adult Education in the Great war (Rebecca Gill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Intended purposes: To share information, to stimulate thinking, to improve understanding of other's thinking, to inform decision making, to make decisions.
We presented our project findings to date as a basis for a roundtable discussion on how this material might best be used in an Adult Education setting (i.e. to aid planning of the two public workshops). We also gained advice from local historians on other sources of information and relevant local archives.
This succeeded as a networking event - providing contacts for recruiting to our public workshops. It was also an opportunity for academic project partners and other attendees to learn more about the internal dynamics and organisation of the WEA, and some of its current policy concerns (and to think more closely about how research into its activities in the First World War can help in how it re-assesses and communicates its current purpose).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Portsmouth Researchathon Jan 2015 (Brad Beaven) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact All of the participants engaged in researching names from the Portsmouth Museum and Record Service catalogue to build up a picture of the men and women who were involved in the First World War. Training was available for those who required it. Members of the Centre and the general public shared research techniques and information that was uncovered.

The training provided for participants helped foster new research skills and an enthusiasm to attend further workshops on First World War themes.

Members of University of the Third Age community group met with Academics to discuss how they could develop an HLF bid on an aspect of the World War One.


The training provided for participants helped foster new research skills and an enthusiasm to attend further workshops on First World War themes.
Members of University of the Third Age community group met with Academics to discuss how they could develop an HLF bid on an aspect of the World War One.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster on Francophones in London during WWI at Voices of the Home Front Conference National Archives, (Richard Grayson) 10th Sep. 2016. 
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 The main purpose of the activity was to stimulate thinking.
There was discussion about Belgian refugees and Francophone minorities in London during the First World War.
The work on the conference paper fed into the exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://ww1francophonesinlondon.wordpress.com/
 
Description Pre-Concert Lecture on the Popular Music of the First World War, University of Leeds, November 2015 (Emma Hanna) 
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 role of popular music in the FWW was discussed and a range of questions were asked.

Following the talk audience members indicated that their knowledge of the music in the FWW had increased. The talk was also 'live tweeted' on Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at Study Day. Mel Bassett and Carole Chapman U3A 'More than just Jutland: the Royal Navy at war, 1914-18' (Brad Beaven) May 2016. 
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 intended purpose was to stimulate thinking.
There was some useful discussion from the audience on the paper. Questions raised ranged from how the research was conducted to the findings themselves. A number of the audience were sufficiently engaged and stimulated with the paper to ask if they could have access to the database to conduct their own research.

An audience survey was conducted and the following statements recorded:
Riveting!
The range and diversity of the material presented. A well-constructed agenda with good presenters.
They have been revelatory.
Not so much changed but widened and deepened my understanding.
Very pleased to see the focus on the impact of Jutland rather than the details of the battle itself.
They have confirmed that you need to investigate more than the popular stories to fully understand a situation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation by Dr Eleanor Quince 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Ladies, Luncheons and Flight Lieutenants: The US Military Presence in Southampton and its Surroundings during the Great War'. Presentation given by project PI, Dr Eleanor Quince, as part of a Great War Unknown War Study Day, Uncle Sam Goes to War: The United States in Conflict. The audience for the Study Day were very engaged with the presentation and asked lots of questions about the American presence during World War One, the US Naval Airbase and Lady Swaythling. The questions received helped to further shape the existing research in advance of the final output, the Exhibition, but also added to it with audience members providing information on local family members who had fought in the war. The audience also indicated an interest in the role played by Southampton Common during World War One, prompting further research. Following the Study Day I got in touch with Dr Mary South who I met through the Heritage Guides training. Dr South, a Blue Badge holder, and I worked on a heritage walk entitled 'Common History', utilising the research into the vital role that Southampton Common played in the Great War. The walk ran three times as part of the Being Human festival's 'Hands on Humanities' day, 18/11/2017, at the University of Southampton Avenue Campus (which is just next door to the Common).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2017
URL https://www.southampton.ac.uk/greatwar_unknownwar/news/events/2017/09/30-study-day-gwuw.page
 
Description Presentation with Carole Chapman U3A at Wood Green Community Centre, London for the Interpretation sharing and showcasing digital storytelling event June 2016 (Brad Beaven) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to stimulate thinking.
There was some useful discussion from the audience on the paper. Questions raised ranged from how the research was conducted to the findings themselves.
HLF representatives were present who praised the Gateways' project for its collaboration between the U3A, University and Museum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation: Memorials of the Great War in Britain, 1916-1939', Blackburn Cathedral (Mark Connelly) June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information.
Well received, generated good discussion and debate.
Some interest in developing projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation: Internment during the First World War (Stefan Manz) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentations delivered in seven different locations in the UK and the United States: Hawick; Fort Douglas Military Museum Utah; Utah State University Logan; University of Wisconsin; UoReading exhibition keynote (forthcoming); Anglo-German Family History Society London (forthcoming), Coventry German Circle

All presentations were followed by lively discussions with academics as well as members of the general public. These mostly centred on local memories, global contexts, as well as forms of official memorialisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Preservative Party (young curators) of Leeds City Museum. 'In Our Footsteps'. exhibition, and participation in WW1 Discovery Day, 1 October 2016, and talk on WW1 women strikers, (Alison Fell) 24 November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to share information and to stimulate thinking.
Professor Fell advised the members of the Preservative Party re the part of their exhibition on women and war, including hosting them at the university, finding appropriate items from our collections (which were then lent to the exhibition), and answering several emails from the young curators.
She also chaired a Q&A of FWW experts answering questions posed by the public as part of a FWW discovery day organised by the museum in relation to their exhibition and she gave a talk as part of a series of related activities on WW1 women strikers.
These activities added value and historical depth/accuracy to the exhibition, and engaged a range of audiences in WW1 history.
Positive feedback to the exhibition from visitors.
The relationship strengthened networks between the museum and university staff, and has led to further collaborations in 2017 and 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Press Release: Adult Education in the Great War (Rebecca Gill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Intended purpose to share information.
We received inquiries from other regional projects working on First World War themes and from a member of the public who subsequently joined our public workshops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2016
 
Description Project Launch 
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 Launched 'Visiting and Revisiting the Battlefields, 1919-1938' project in February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public Engagement afternoon, Fabrica Art gallery, Brighton, September 2015 (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I ran a stall at a Heritage Open Day held at Fabrica gallery, Brighton. The focus of the afternoon was the HLF project 'The Boys on the Plaque' which investigates the histories of men commemorated on a plaque on the gallery (formerly a church). I spoke to visitors about Gateways and about researching family histories of the First World War. Two visitors were helped to find details of their ancestors, and to download information from the CWGC website.

Made contact with local residents who are interested in the idea of an 'Antiques Roadshow' type event at The Keep, as they have artefacts they want to bring along. They will be registering on the Gateways website.

Made contact with local residents who are interested in the idea of an 'Antiques Roadshow' type event at The Keep, as they have artefacts they want to bring along. They will be registering on the Gateways website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public Lecture, March 2015 (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a talk in the University of Kingston's Public History Series. I spoke about Armistice Day in the 1930s. Outcomes were a discussion at the end about the meanings of remembrance today, and interest from some members of the audience in writing for the Mass Observation Project. I have been invited to give the same talk at The Keep, Brighton (Home of Mass Observation) in November 2015.

Outcomes: Possible new writers for Mass Observation.

Possible new writers for Mass Observation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2014,2015
URL http://www.kingston.ac.uk/events/item/1514/12-mar-2015-a-broken-silence-mass-observation-armistice-d...
 
Description Public Open Day, National Maritime Museum, 28th September 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A significant number of people came to discuss the FWW with the wide range of organisations which hosted stalls on the day. The event was organised by Dr Emma Hanna and attended by most members of the Gateways team and involved free tours of the National Maritime Museum's Forgotten Fighters gallery by Quintin Colville (National Maritime Museum) and talks from Dr Chris Bellamy and Dr Chris Ware (University of Greenwich) and a Show and Tell by Tracey Weller (National Maritime Museum).

The event allowed the team to introduce the centre to the general public and to consolidate links with a number of heritage organisations and community groups.

The event introduced members of the community to a range of First World War centenary projects and provided networking opportunities for representatives of these organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/blog/gateways-open-day-national-maritime-museum
 
Description Public Seminar Orange Lilies talk (Lucy Noakes) November 2016 
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 intended purpose was to stimulate thinking.
There was a lengthy discussion between the speaker and the audience regarding the experiences and history of the FWW Home Front in Brighton and Sussex.
Follow up emails from a group working on the history of Shoreham military camp, who wanted advice on where to find some of the sources that I used.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2016
URL https://theorangelilies.wordpress.com/
 
Description Public Talk: Adult Education and the Great War in Yorkshire (Rebecca Gill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intended purpose to share information and to stimulate thinking.
This was a talk at a public event aimed at public engagement with current research at the University of Huddersfield, there was a useful discussion after the event and new contacts made.
As with the workshops, the impact was in public education among adult learners of the history of adult learning and child labour.
Many requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2016
 
Description Public engagement day 'Nursing at the Front Line', in collaboration with NHS 
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 This was an event with a series of public engagement activities including talks, object handling sessions, performances and exhibitions. It was attended by students, nurses and other NHS staff, members of the public, and arts and heritage organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public lecture at The Keep, Brighton on Mass Observation and interwar Armistice Day (November 2015) (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was a wide ranging discussion of both historical practices of remembrance, and the meanings of remembrance day today.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.thekeep.info/events/a-broken-silence-mass-observation-armistice-day-and-everyday-life-in-...
 
Description Public lectures relating to the National Kitchen project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public Lecture, Prestwich Women's Institute, 31 May 2018; Merseyside 'Writing on the Wall' Festival 'Food Revolutions' Panel, 21 May 2017; Preston Harris Museum public lecture, 19 August 2017; 'Devil's Porridge' Museum, Carlisle, public lecture, 12 October 2017; Women's History Network conference, University of Worcester, 12 November 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
 
Description Public talk at First World War study day, Leeds City Museum (Alison Fell) 10/3/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intended purposes were to share information and to stimulate thinking.

Professor Fell delivered an interactive session on WW1 nursing as part of a 1 day study day organised by Leeds City Museum. As a result, she introduced members of the public to new sources (such as the digitized Red Cross WW1 records), and helped people from various different projects by outlining the broader context and making suggestions for further research. It was also an opportunity to network with other people's projects, some of whom followed up with further email contact. It was the result of a longer term collaboration with Leeds Museums & Galleries around WW1 Centenary activity.
Following the event Professor Fell answered further emails, and gave further details about available resources on FWW nursing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public workshops: Adult education and the Great War in Yorkshire (Rebecca Gill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intended purpose to share information and to stimulate thinking.
These workshops were designed as to engage the public in the topics of Adult Education and the Great War, which by the time of the Leeds workshop had evolved into a focus on the WEA and the campaign to abolish Child Labour in the Great War. The result was a two-way interaction between the project team and local historians and researchers, and WEA members.
The impact was broadly educational - with adult learners reporting in surveys after the workshops that their knowledge of this topic had been significantly enhanced and that they had welcomed the engagement with the archival material - some were used to working with archival documents, for others this was a new experience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Recovering FWW Theatre Phase 1 - British Library research visits (Helen Brooks) 
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 Intended purpose is to stimulate thinking.
A series of research days at the British Library with 2 participants each time. Participants were trained in accessing and using the BL manuscripts collection of FWW plays. They spent the day researching and recording information on plays produced during FWW. Extensive discussion of theatrical production during FWW, the impact of censorship, and the type of theatre being produced. Participants gained skills in using digital research tools and undertaking primary research in archives.
Following the research days 17 participants requested to undertake further research in their own time. Many participants also contributed valuable skills and knowledge, and suggested avenues for development. This led to the development of a community group on the subject and the application to the Community group funding. From this project and the learning gained there are now 60 confirmed participants (to date) for the second phase of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Representations of the Christmas Truce symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Mark Connelly, Dr Emma Hanna and Dr Peter Grant led an event exploring the reality of 1914 Christmas Truce and the ways in which it has been represented in British popular culture.

Contact was made with the Remind.Me.Swale centenary project. Prof Mark Connelly agreed to try to identify an academic expert who could advise on their project about FWW archaeology. He got in contact with Robert Liddiard from UEA who agreed to act as an advisor on the project.

Contact was made with the Remind.Me.Swale centenary project. Prof Mark Connelly agreed to try to identify an academic expert who could advise on their project about FWW archaeology. He got in contact with Robert Liddiard from UEA who agreed to act as an advisor on the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Representing Gateways at the BBC WW1 at Home Event (media interest) (William Butler - Research Network) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Wide ranging interaction between the speaker, radio presenter, and audience, relating to a discussion about the impact of the war on Folkestone, and about the development of the 'WW1 walking tour' IPhone app.

The event enabled there to be wider publicity surrounding the walking tour app, making it more accessible to a larger audience.

The event enabled there to be wider publicity surrounding the walking tour app, making it more accessible to a larger audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2014
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/projects/step-short
 
Description Research advice and interview for BBC documentary on Zeppelin raids (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Information about the impact of Zeppelin raids on the east End of London was incorporated into the programme.

I received several queries from members of the public who wanted to trace the impact of zeppelin raids on their families.

I received several queries from members of the public who wanted to trace the impact of zeppelin raids on their families.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b045ghfb
 
Description Research seminar at Litttle Sheppey Theatre (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Surviving the Western Front: the East Kent Regiment, 1914-1918', a research seminar for the Sheppey Little Theatre research and management team. Advice was given to the group on their local war memorial project, including useful sources for research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Research week at the British Library 
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 Led research week for community volunteers on 'Visiting and Revisiting the Battlefields, 1919-1939' project at the British Library. April 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Researching Entente Allies Symposium (Chris Kempshall) 13 January 2017 
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 The intended purpose of the event was to share information.
There were a series of expert papers and speakers on a wide range of topics regarding both the activities of the Entente Allies in the First World War and also how to go about researching them.
These presentations provoked a variety of stimulating discussion regarding allied relations in the First World War and potential projects surrounding the topic.
Some project development and interactions may emerge from this activity. However, the primary aim was to spread awareness and understanding regarding the Entente Allies and useful sources for undertaking research into these topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Returned from the Front website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An online, interactive resource to catalogue the grave markers of the Great War that were returned to individuals and to parishes in the years after the war. The centrepiece of the project is an interactive map cataloguing the locations and capture stories attached to the returned markers that still remain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://thereturned.co.uk/
 
Description Richard Langhorne lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A public lecture from Professor Richard Langhorne (Buckingham University), 'Catastrophe 1914: incident, error, design or none of the above'. The lecture was followed by questions and discussion from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Riverfest student volunteer stall with Swaythling knowledge quiz and postcard colouring, 27/05/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The student volunteers created a 'stall' in the Riverfest History tent displaying our research findings on the Remount Depot, the US Naval Airbase and the people of Swaythling and their activities during World War One. Members of the public were invited to answer a few short questions on what they knew about the role of Swaythling between 1914 and 1918 on entering the tent. They were then asked to look at the display and asked what they would like to know more about. Children were invited to colour facsimiles of World War One postcards, 'sent' from the Remount Depot. The day-long event resulted in an improved understanding how the public think about the history of the Swaythling area. Most people were surprised to learn that so much happened in such a small area and reported that their views on the history of the area were changed. Following the event we discussed the information gathered with our Community Partners to inform planning for our future interactions with the local residents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://generic.wordpress.soton.ac.uk/swaythlingww1/2017/07/31/riverfest-270517-by-matthew-murphy/
 
Description Rob Freeman/Craven and the First World War project (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact After having already done a workshop last year on Germans in WW1, we've arranged to do another workshop for participants in the Craven HLF project on medical advances in WW1. This will be led by Jessica Meyer and will take place in 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Royal Military College, Canada (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked lots of questions and discussions of themes.

Further collaborative activity with RMC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://events.history.ac.uk/event/show/12787
 
Description Royal Tunbridge Wells Belgian Refugees 1914-19 blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog sharing the research and activities of the Discovering the Belgian Community in the First World War project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2017,2018
URL https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/rtwbelgians/
 
Description School Visit, Ibstock Place School, December 2015 (Emma Hanna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I gave a presentation on the history and memory of the Christmas Truce (1914) and the pupils asked a wide range of interesting questions about the event and the war in general. The pupils and teachers said that their knowledge of the war more generally had significantly increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description School Visit, Simon Langton, December 2015 (Emma Hanna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I gave a 55 minute presentation on the history and legacy of the Christmas Truce (1914) and the pupils asked a range of questions about this event and the ways in which it has been researched and represented in the media.

The pupils indicated that their knowledge of this event had increased significantly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description School collaborative project, Simon Langtons Canterbury (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A collaborative project with the Simon Langton schools (boys and girls) Sixth Forms to develop an exhibition on Canterbury in the Great War hosted by the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury.

The project allowed the students to gain knowledge of local history and heritage and to develop presentational, exhibition and research skills. They were able to utilise much material that has not been publicly displayed for many years, thus leaving the local heritage record better interpreted and explained.

See above. We are running another project scheme for this academic year.

See also record for William Butler.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/projects/canterbury-in-ww1
 
Description School visit (Bromstone, Kent) (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited speaker to Bromstoke Primary School, Kent, to run sessions on First World War for staff and pupils. Children asked lots of questions.

Request to return and assist in school project on First World War (set for June 2015)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bromstoneschool.com/year-6/
 
Description School visit (Invicta, Maidstone) (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 'British strategy in the First World War', Invicta School, Maidstone. Pupils and staff asked lots of questions after talk.

To build up collaborative projects on the Great War. I have set essay questions for a competition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description School visit (Sevenoaks School) (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 'The work of the Imperial War Graves Commission, 1917-1939', Sevenoaks School. The pupils asked plenty of questions afterwards and I had an extended discussion of Great War-related projects with the staff.

To build further Great War projects with the History teachers at Sevenoaks school.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.sevenoaksschool.org/professor-mark-connelly-speaks-about-ww1
 
Description School visit (St Edmunds, Canterbury) start of year lecture (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A talk on 'Remembering and misremembering the Great War' at St Edmunds School, Canterbury which sparked a range of questions and discussions from the pupils.

School wishes to collaborate in study projects on the Great War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description School visit, St Edmunds, Canterbury (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Pupils asked lots of questions after my talk on 'British War Memorials of the Great War'.

The School asked me to return to give the start of year lecture on the impact of the Great War on Britain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.stedmunds.org.uk/news/2014/02/the-curiosity-shop-remembering-ww1/
 
Description Schools FWW Play Performance (Helen Brooks) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to stimulate thinking
Students discussed new awareness of how the war was represented through theatre. They raised questions about performance styles of the period and explored different ways of representing the play. Engaged with literacy and imagination.
Students showed increased interest in and engagement with the topic. Discussion at Steering Group level of how to develop this kind of activity further. To be followed up at next group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Schools Workshop - Peace Fields Project University of Kent, December 2015 (Emma Hanna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A lecture was given on sport and entertainment during the First World War. This was followed by a workshop session where pupils worked with local newspapers sources from 1914-18 pertinent to their local area. They also had a question and answer session about the war more generally.

The children from these schools are taking part in the international Peace Fields exchange so their enhanced knowledge of the war and their experience of higher level research will stand them in good stead when they work with children from other countries participating in this project. The Peace Field project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.childrensfootballalliance.com/peace-field-projects/
 
Description Screening of 'Gallipoli' and talk by Dr Emma Hanna on cinema and the First World War. Duke of York's cinema, Brighton (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a screening of the film 'Gallipoli', held at the Duke of York's cinema, Brighton. Dr Emma Hanna preceded the screening with a talk on cinema in Britain in the First World War, and the screening was timed to coincide with the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign in 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seminar Creating Celluloid War Memorials: the battle reconstructions of British Instructional Films, 1921-1931' Lancaster University, History Department (Mark Connelly) June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interesting debate and discussion generated in Q&A session.
Follow up enquiries made regarding ideas for projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seminar on significance of Ypres in British and imperial popular culture at request of Royal British Legion public engagement team, (Mark Connelly) Feb 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and offer advice on planning events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sevenoaks literary festival talk (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'History on canvas: the British war artists scheme in the Great War', Gardiner Lecture, Sevenoaks History Society and Sevenoaks Literary Festival. Lots of questions and discussions afterwards.

Asked to return and give another paper in near future
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.sevenoakshistory.org.uk/events.html
 
Description Sheffield Schools HLF project, Whitworks, 26 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to share information and to stimulate thinking.

Professor Fell ran a workshop looking at material from our WW1 collections with pupils from 6 primary schools in Sheffield, plus their teachers and several parents/carers who were also invited. This resulted in the children finding out more about WW1, visiting a university & some archives, their parents being more engaged with the schools (this was one of the outputs of the HLF project as there was a low level of parental engagement in some of the schools).
There was some excellent feedback from the schools about what the pupils, teachers and parents/carers had got out of the sessions. They produced short sketches after engaging with the material which was filmed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://watheatre.co/sheffield-families-in-ww1.html
 
Description Sheffield Schools HLF project, Whitworks, 28 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to share information and to stimulate thinking.
Professor Fell ran a workshop looking at material from our WW1 collections with pupils from 6 primary schools in Sheffield, plus their teachers and several parents/carers who were also invited. This resulted in the children finding out more about WW1, visiting a university & some archives, their parents being more engaged with the schools (this was one of the outputs of the HLF project as there was a low level of parental engagement in some of the schools).

There was some excellent feedback from the schools about what the pupils, teachers and parents/carers had got out of the sessions. They produced short sketches after engaging with the material which was filmed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://watheatre.co/sheffield-families-in-ww1.html
 
Description Sheffield WW1 schools project with Gertie Whitfield (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact An initial meeting with Sheffield WW1 project - it is expected to reach 3 primary schools -teachers, pupils and parents.

We planned a workshop at the University where primary school children, their teachers and parents will come and spend a day looking at some relevant WW1 objects. I also arranged to go and give a short talk about women and WW1 for parents, and a session on WW1 postcards for children, in a Sheffield school.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sheffield public engagement day (Alison Fell) 4 June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and to stimulate thinking.

Introduction of the Gateways centre to a wide range of audience members from Sheffield. The day also included a series of talks and a showing of the Battle of the Somme film.
This generated further requests for information from some of the attendees, and as a result of conversations two academics joined the network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Sheffield schools HLF project, Whitworks - Gertie and Paul Whitfield (Alison Fell) 20 April 2016, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to share information and to stimulate thinking.
Professor Fell ran 2 workshops on women in WW1 for Birley Spa primary school then delivered a talk in the early evening for parents and other local residents on women in WW1. The schoolchildren responded very well and produced poems, postcards and letters in the workshop.
This was one of 2 activities led by Professor Fell for this project. As a result of this project, she will be collaborating on another project with Whitworks, this time with a primary school in Keighley, West Yorkshire, in 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://arts.leeds.ac.uk/legaciesofwar/news/families-and-the-war-sheffield-primary-schools-project/
 
Description Shire Oak (Leeds) Primary school visit to the university (Alison Fell) 14 July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to stimulate thinking.
Professor Fell ran a workshop on WW1 using some artefacts from the university's collections with a primary school class. In particular the impacts of the war on family life were considered.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Somme Centenary Field 'researching your family's history of the FWW' (Dr Lucy Noakes) July 2016 
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 The purpose was to share information.
We ran a 'table' offering help for anyone who wanted to research their family's history during the First World War. We were busy all morning, with some people being happy to take away information on how to research this themselves, whilst others wanted help from historians in how to access records and archives such as the CWGC database.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.1418now.org.uk/somme100/about
 
Description Speaker for teachers' CPD event on the First World War, OCR Examination Board and National Army Museum (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I led two sessions of a Continuing Professional Development event for teachers organised by the OCR Examination Board and the National Army Museum exploring the latest thinking on the causes of the Great War and the immediate effects of the war on Europe.The purpose was to provide teachers with up-to-date information about recent trends in historical scholarship and enrich their teaching on the subject of the First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Step Short, Folkestone (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I have assisted Step Short, Folkestone, in the planning and execution of a new war memorial to commemorate the town's role in the Great War. This was done mainly through the provision of historical context and also through overseeing the development of a self-guided app tour (which can now be downloaded free from the Apple App store) of Great War Folkestone.

The development of the app (see above).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.stepshort.co.uk/
 
Description Study Day - Launch of funded Research project: 'Visiting and Revisiting the Battlefields, 1919-1938' (Mark Connelly) Feb 2017 
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 Intended purpose was to share information, explain research methods and recruit volunteers.
The project will uncover stories about battlefield visits during the 1920s and 1930s and map pilgrimage activity. The findings will be published on a public database. As part of the project we will be researching and recording data from material published in British newspapers, local and national, from this period. Each member of the team will work for a minimum of two days in at the British Library exploring its digitized newspaper collections between March and April 2017 to be followed by events showcasing the results of our research.
The study day successfully recruited approximately 25 volunteers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/projects/visiting-and-revisiting-western-front-1919-1938
 
Description Study Day Folkestone School (Mark Connelly) July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and stimulate thinking, and to improve understanding of other's thinking.
Study day on the Canadian presence in Folkestone during the Great War show casing the school student research conducted under the guidance of Mark Connelly and Dr Will Butler.
Students were fully engaged and enthusiastic. Some interesting discussion and debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Study Day: Cinema and the FWW, National Archives, Kew (Mark Connelly) August 2016 
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 Intended purpose was to share information and stimulate thinking.
Generated a variety of stimulating discussion and enquiries into potential projects surrounding the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Study day on the First World War at Leicester Grammar School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and guide further research
Students were engaged. Generated lots of interesting discussion and debate.
Plans made for further similar events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Study weekend Stefan Manz 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Part 1, presentations: A number of academics and local researchers shared their findings with the general public.
Part 2, discussion: There was lively interaction in structured discussion groups about local memories related to the site, as well as ideas for official memorialisation
Part 3, show-and-tell: members of the general public brought items related to the camp (pictures, carvings, art work, letters etc). Interpretation by academics and lively discussions/sharing with each other.
Part 4, excursion to the camp site: groups led by officers from Archaeology Scotland and Borders Council Archaeology. On-site explanations and mutual knowledge-transfer about experience of internees.
1. HLF: I advised a range of local stakeholders, led by Archaeology Scotland, on two HLF-applications. Both have been successful and are concerned with archaeological groundwork, digitalisation, and community activities. My input was primarily to give a broader picture of internment and confirm the global significance of the site. As part of the 'Gateways'-project I also organised a consultation trip with Shona Sinclair (Director Hawick Museum) and Dianne Swift (development officer Archeology Scotland) to the Isle of Man to meet curators and archivists there. This was in preparation for the HLF-bids, which were led by Swift.
2. AHRC Follow-on for impact: This collaborative application will be submitted in February 2017 with me as PI and Dr Anne Schwan, Edinburgh Napier University, as CI. Collaboration was facilitated through the Gateways-project and contains four elements: a. Theatre productions, b. Exhibition, c. Translations German into English of originial texts, d. Internment Information and Research Centre at Hawick (IIRCH)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/stobs-study-day
 
Description Swaythling in the Great War workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Three workshops were held, shaping the direction of the research across the project: 16/02/17 (tablet training, introduction to research project); 30/03/17 (digital research skills); 29/08/17 (Heritage Trail; student-led). Across all three workshops there was wide ranging interaction between the project team and the local residents. In the first two we used presentation and discussion to gather research questions around our three research areas. We also worked on some practical digital research skills using search engines on tablets. In the third we shared our findings - answers to the research questions - with the community and got feedback on how to turn these into a Heritage Walk which members of the local populace would enjoy and engage with.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://roundaboutcafe.org/images/RACIA-for-web-1.pdf
 
Description Talk at In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres (Helen Brooks) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Audiences engaged actively with the talk and asked a number of questions after. In particular questions were asked about how theatre in the UK compared to that in Belgium during the war.

Following the event a UG student got in touch to ask for advice about her dissertation about Belgian theatre during the war.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at Sheppey Little Theatre (Helen Brooks) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The small audience engaged actively with the talk and asked a number of questions after as well as being very interested in exploring the sources I took with me. There was wide-ranging discussion and audiences noted that the topic opened up their ideas about the war in different ways.

Following the event I have been asked to go back and give another talk. I have also brokered a relationship with the School of Arts and other colleagues are now going to go and give talks at the theatre. The theatre also contacted me with regards to supporting other events in future around particular themes or playwrights.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at the National Archives - Hands On History: FWW Theatre (Helen Brooks) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to stimulate thinking.

Wide ranging interaction between speaker, and three guest speakers (2 from TNA and Prof Steve Nicholson) about range of issues relating to FWW theatre. Key topics including consciencious objection were discussed. Participants explored range of source materials and were introduced to using primary sources in archives.
Following the event participants contacted Brooks to share information and personal research. Some volunteers signed up for more Gateways events, and to take part in crowdsourcing activities. Relationship with TNA was strengthened on the basis of success of the event and they discussed using it as a model to roll out to other events. Ongoing relationship with TNA Home Front lead linking to other Gateways projects - including putting them in touch with TR Brighton who are developing HLF bid.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/theatre-in-the-first-world-war-tickets-19838489456?aff=web#https://
 
Description Talk at the Simon Langton School for Boys (William Butler - Research Network) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Interaction between the speaker and the audience about the effects of the outbreak of war on Canterbury and East Kent, and a discussion about some of the wider aspects of the conflict on the local area.

This activity provided the students with some broader ideas about their own research projects.

This activity provided the students with some broader ideas about their own research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk for 'Cultures of Spectacle' research group, Belgium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to inform decision making.
Extensive discussion of the cultural differences in attitudes towards public engagement and challenges of undertaking this work. Participants valued the case study examples and discussed how they could apply similar approaches in their own work.
Following the event, two participants requested advice on how to work with Belgian Zoo in Antwerp in order to develop public engagement project with them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk for Beverley City Council, August 2015 (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk for Beverley Town Council to complete their HLF funded project restoring their local war shrines. The talk was followed by discussion with the audience about the subject and their project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk for Doddington Village History Society (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk for Doddington Village History Society on 'East Kent Regiment on the Western Front'. The talk was followed by questions and discussion with the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk for Kent Museums Group 24th November 2015 (Sam Carroll and Zoe Denness) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Kent Museums Group meet regularly and invite external speakers to talk about heritage projects, centres or services. Sam Carroll and Zoe Denness spoke about Gateways to the First World War; what we offered, who we worked with and what we aimed to achieve. The event was mostly attended by museum curators and heritage workers and so the talk and discussion enabled us to publicise our centre to those in touch with community partners in the region.

Following the event we have added new contacts to our mailing list, which gives us better outreach potential for community partners who are developing FWW projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk for Olicana local history society, Skipton, North Yorkshire, (Alison Fell) 21/4/16 
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 intended purpose was to share information and to stimulate thinking.
There was a wide ranging discussion with the audience about women's experiences in war, and some members shared their own experiences of their mothers' and grandmothers' WW1 stories.
Some of the stories which were shared were useful for Professor Fell's own research and some participants sent her further material.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk for Western Front Association (Helen Brooks) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Audiences engaged actively with the talk and asked a number of questions after. There was wide-ranging discussion and audiences noted that the topic opened up their ideas about the war in different ways.

Following the event participants signed up for subsequent events such as the Marlowe study-day on 11 Nov 2014, and also the PE with Research project 'Recovering Plays for the First World War' . A couple of participants also got in touch to follow up discussions about the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk for local history society, Lewes, November 2014 (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was a long discussion after the talk, mainly focusing on the home front and the Sussex region.

Connection was made with another speaker, who is an expert on the military history of the Sussex regiments, who will be participating in future events.

Feedback from audience members stated how interested they were in the subject matter of the talk, which was the home front.


Connection made with another speaker, who is an expert on the military history of the Sussex regiments, who will be participating in future events.

Feedback from audience members stating how interested they were in the subject matter of the talk, which was the home front.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2014
 
Description Talk for the EASIER conference, April 2015 (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A keynote talk at the final conference of the EU Comenius Regio project EASTER (Educational Adaptive Script for Interactive Exchange on Remembrance) in Brugges.

Within the scope of the EASIER project, partners from Kent (UK) and West Flanders (Belgium) have developed a script and guide for secondary school teachers planning cross border exchanges on the theme of WWI. This conference launched the guide and provided networking opportunities for teachers and heritage professionals. Mark Connelly was on the steering committee for the project and gave a keynote presentation. The talk was followed by wide-ranging discussion with the teachers present and networking enabled further publicity for the Gateways project and how it can support schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk on Popular Culture in the FWW at the Langton's Boys' Grammar School, 11th February 2015 (Emma Hanna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact There was a wide range of questions about popular culture 1914-1918.

The talk supported students in their studies for an Extended Project Qualification on the subject of the First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk on music in the FWW, Greenwich Heritage Centre, 22nd January 2014 (Emma Hanna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There were a number of questions about the subject which stimulated some interesting discussion.

See below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk on the Christmas Truce, Western Front Association, North West Kent Branch, 27th November 2014 (Emma Hanna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a lecture on the myths and realities of the Christmas Truce 1914 which situated a number of questions from the audience about the realities of trench warfare and the attitudes of other combatant nations to the fraternisations which occurred.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk to Anglo-European School, Ingatestone, Essex (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A talk to 220 Year 9 pupils at the Anglo-European School, Ingatestone, Essex about ways of studying the First World War.

Feedback from the school: "This was an invaluable opportunity for the students to consider fundamental questions about the nature of studying History through the topic of World War One. The students were fantastic and made the most of these thought-provoking ideas."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://aesessex.co.uk/news/school-history-professor-talks-year-9-students-about-ww1
 
Description Talk to Association of Performance Arts Collections - Working with Partners (Helen Brooks) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to share information.
Wide ranging discussion about challenges of working with partner organisations and how to overcome or manage these challenges.
Following the event contact was made with archivists and practitioners and discussion had about potential further collaboration - was followed up in March 2017 and will be taken further depending on on-going collaboration with Threadbare Theatre co.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Talk to the London branch of the Queen's Own Buffs Association, Union Jack Club, 'The Buffs and the Christmas Truce' (Mark Connelly) Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and stimulate thinking.
Generated interesting discussion and debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk: Boys on the Plaque (Sam Carroll) 13 April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sam Carroll, Community Heritage Researcher at Gateways, visited a group of Strike a Light project volunteers at one of their series of "conversation cafes" to talk about Gateways to the First World War and HLF funding grants. She showcased some successful projects and talked about how they might develop a further project together. There was some keen discussion about local Sussex FWW heritage and resources.

This particular community group were developing a new FWW project The Orange Lilies and we discussed how Gateways might support this.

The Orange Lilies project bid was successful and the project is underway with support from Gateways.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk: Creating Celluloid War Memorials: the battle reconstructions of British Instructional Films, 1921-1931', N.W. Kent Western Front Association (Mark Connelly) November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and stimulate thinking.
Generated interesting discussion and debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk: The East Kent Regiment and the Great War' Faculty of Humanities, University of Kent community outreach programme (Mark Connelly) Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and stimulate thinking.
Interesting Q&A discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talks to Sixth Form, Anglo-European School, Ingatestone, Essex (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A series of talks to Sixth Form, Anglo-European School, Ingatestone, Essex on 'Using First World War sources, primary and secondary'. This prompted questions and discussion about research approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Teaching the First World War: Continuing Professional Development for Teachers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On Thursday 12 November 2015, Gateways to the First World War and the First World War in Schools Commemoration Project held a Continuing Professional Development event for teachers at the University of Kent. It included participation from outside speakers, including a representative of the government funded First World War Battlefield Tours programme at the Institute of Education, and the In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres.

Feedback from the day was excellent with all participants rating the day as 4 or 5 out of 5, particularly commenting on the breadth of sessions, and their relevance to teaching the First World War in schools, as well as the opportunity for networking that the day permitted.

The presentations are available to download on the Gateways website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/teaching-first-world-war-continuing-professional-development-teac...
 
Description Thamesview Academy talk (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk for Thamesview School on the First World War as part of the 'Speakers for Schools' programme. The talk sparked lots of questions and discussion

Provided a list of additional Great War study materials after event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description The Battle of the Somme pre screening presentation (Mark Connelly) July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and stimulate thinking.
Post-screening Q&A session generated interesting discussion and debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the First World War 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This study day explored key themes and developments in the history of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission over the last century and will feature talks from Dr Glyn Prysor (Chief Historian, CWGC), Professor Mark Connelly and Tim Fox-Godden (University of Kent). This was followed by a Q&A session.

Members of the audience reported that they had gained knew knowledge from the event:

"It gave an insight into area about which I know very little."
"Very informative learnt about previously unknown subjects"
"Profound...very informative"

23 out of the 26 people who completed feedback formed rated the event as 5 out of 5 for usefulness.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Healing Home exhibition launch, 14 Feb 2015 (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We launched the exhibition that I had collaborated on - I gave a short talk beforehand. This allowed a public audience to gain an understanding into care of soldiers in a WW1 hospital. 2 descendants were present and spoke movingly of the positive experience of having their family stories exhibited and valued.

Following the event we discovered some further information about some of the stories we featured in the exhibition.
We also decided as a result of conversations to apply for Arts Council funding with partners to put on a dramatic performance about the nurses' experiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The Neuve Chapelle memorial: Commemorating the Indian Corps on the Western Front', Study Day, (Mark Connelly) Jan 2016 
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 The intended purpose was to consider how the conflict affected countries very distant from the Western Front, including India, West Africa, Madagascar, Indochina, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, China and the Dominions. How were colonial peoples involved in the war as troops and as civilians? What questions did the global nature of the conflict raise about racial and imperial identities?

This event at the University of Kent brought together experts in this field, including Professor Albert Grundlingh, Professor David Killingray, Dominiek Dendooven and Professor Mark Connelly, to discuss the experiences of colonial and non-European peoples during the conflict.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Orange Lilies. A talk at the British Legion (Sam Carroll) 18th October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was an event held at the British Legion in Brighton at a public event organised by the Orange Lilies project. The Battle of Boars Head otherwise known as the Day that Sussex Died was the focus of the event. I went to speak about Gateways to the First World War and the support we can offer FWW heritage projects. There was a short Q and A.

The audience were better informed about support for FWW heritage projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theorangelilies.wordpress.com/tag/18th-october-2016/
 
Description The Preservative Party [young people who volunteer with Leeds Museums and Galleries] (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The Preservative Party are putting on an exhibition that will be in the City Museum in 2016. The theme will be Leeds citizens during the war, and I've met with them to advise on topics/sources. I'm organising a more specialised session on WW1 nursing and a visit to the Liddle collection in April 2016.

The consultation with me led to specific ideas about what to include in the exhibition - I helped the young people to locate sources of information and possible primary sources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The Shadow of the Somme: Talk given for launch of Royal Fusiliers Museum, Scouting Association and City of London libraries exhibition (Mark Connelly) June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and stimulate thinking.
Generated lots of discussion and debate and questions about developing further projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Shadow of the Somme: Understanding the Battle and its legacy. University of Durham (Mark Connelly) August 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to share information and stimulate thinking.
Talk given as part of 'Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front' exhibition.
Generated interesting discussion and debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Somme Centenary Field Schools workshops. Manchester (Lucy Noakes) July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to share information.
Groups of children from 5-6 local primary and secondary school visited the Gateways table in the Somme centenary field, Heaton Park, Manchester, for apx 45 minutes each. The children were encouraged to ask questions about the First World war and there were lively discussions about the experience of the men in the trenches of the Western Front with the younger children, and more nuanced discussion of women and war with secondary school age pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.1418now.org.uk/somme100/about
 
Description The Stories behind the Pictures' project, Hull - initial project meetings with partners (Alison Fell) Jan and Feb 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The intended purpose is to share information and to inform decision making.
The project was discussed with key partners - the Iranian community of Hull, and Hull All Nations Alliance, an umbrella group representing over 50 community groups from different ethnic and faith groups within Hull. Joint aims and objectives were discussed, and ways of engaging a range of groups in the project.
Both community partners are willing to collaborate with us for the project and are an essential element in us delivering our objectives. We came up with a plan for the project including 3 workshops with different community groups that they will help us to both recruit for and run. They will be key 'brokers' for working with harder to reach parts of the community in Hull.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Tribunal: Pre-Show Seminar on First World War Conscientious Objection (Sam Carroll) 11th October 2016 
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 main purpose of this activity was to share information.

Dr Carroll organised and chaired this event which was hosted by Gateways as support for Zap arts and Insite Theatre's FWW project on Conscientious Objection. Dr Carroll introduced Gateways and explained the support we offer, before introducing each speaker in turn. We recruited three speakers for this seminar. Jenny Flood (Project Officer, Newhaven's War, HLF funded project), Dr Chris Kempshall (Project Officer for East Sussex County Council's First World War Centenary Project) and The Revd. Dr Clive Barrett (Author of Subversive Peacemakers - War Resistance 1914-1918: An Anglican Perspective, chair of the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship and the Peace Museum in Bradford). Dr Carroll chaired a Q and A afterwards which was a lively discussion about Conscientious Objection in the FWW and also about FWW project development. The seminar was followed by a performance of Sara Clifford's play "The Tribunal".
Following this event Dr Carroll had two discussions with community partners who were interested in developing FWW projects with the aim of applying for HLF funding. These potential projects are still in the early stages of development and Dr Carroll is still in contact with them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.marlboroughtheatre.org.uk/event/the-tribunal-pre-show-seminar-on-first-world-war-conscien...
 
Description The YMCA in India and for Indian Troops in France, 1914-18, Indian YMCA Hostel, London, 18/11/15 (Emma Hanna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A lecture was given on YMCA services in India and for Indian troops on the Western Front during the First World War. This was followed by a question and answer session about the organisation during the war more generally.

The audience members anecdotally reported enhanced knowledge of the war and I have subsequently been invited to give a talk on the YMCA 1914-18 to young people in Edinburgh in April 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The impact of the Battle of the Somme on the home front. Advisory session for Department of Culture, Media and Sport (Mark Connelly) February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to inform decisions.
Advisory session for Department of Culture, Media and Sport team running the Somme centenary events.
Wrote piece on the home front for publication in the Order of Service, Manchester Cathedral, 1 July 2016 (official Somme commemoration service).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Training Day: Organised and delivered Faculty of Humanities, University of Kent training day on public engagement and collaborative research for Faculty research, (Mark Connelly) Dec 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Intended purpose was to encourage collaborative research for faculty.
Personal impact - future plans for collaboration achieved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Two meetings with Heather Roberts, from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester [following on from meeting at the GatewayscRoadshow event at IWMN (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A meeting to advise/plan HLF project - this is expected to reach around 100 people.

Heather discussed various ideas around an HLF bid based on the RNCM's archives and community engagement goals. I advised re WW1 research sources, local groups she might work with, and also shared advice around HLF aims and objectives.

Following our meeting she submitted an HLF bid which was successful.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Unheard Voices: British, Anzac, and Turkish Poetry of the Gallipoli Campaign conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The conference hosted a number of presentations concerning literary, cultural, and historical aspects of the Campaign as well as an evening event with acclaimed poet, writer, and broadcaster Ian McMillan. The objective of the conference was to examine the less canonised, forgotten, or undiscovered voices of the Gallipoli Front, in order to evoke interest in these poets and explore the diversity of their works.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/blog/unheard-voices-poetry-gallipoli-campaign
 
Description Voices of India (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was wide ranging discussion of the role of Indian soldiers in the war, and the relationship between some of these soldiers and Brighton, which was the site of the Indian hospitals in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion/history/past-events/voices-of-india-the-first-world-war-...
 
Description Volunteer recruitment events and training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Recruitment of volunteers to work on transcription and indexing of data from the unique 'Casualty Books' of the 1/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (TF). Recruitment took place through a series of county-wide events as at Buckingham (June), High Wycombe (June), Marlow (September) and Aylesbury (October). Training took place at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies and Professor Beckett and Dr Bowman provided briefing notes for volunteers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Wakefield Girls School Talk (Alison Fell) Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The intended purpose was to stimulate thinking.
The students asked questions after thetalk about women in WW1 and related it to their own lives and options for the future. A couple asked further questions in relation to a local Wakefield nurse who had been mentioned during the talk.

This was part of an enrichment programme for sixth-formers - the teacher was interested in future similar talks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Website development (Lucy Noakes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This is an ongoing research project. I am working with the Archivist at The Keep, and two colleagues from the University of Brighton to create a website resource for local primary schools (KS2) to use when teaching the First World War. As part of this we ran a workshop with local teachers to find out what resources would be useful to them, and how they would like the website to be set up.

The website is still being created by my colleague Dr Jon Watson, who is a member of the Gateways Research network.

The website is still being created by my colleague Dr Jon Watson, who is a member of the Gateways Research network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Well-Remembered Voices: Exploring First World War Theatre at The Marlowe, Canterbury (Helen Brooks) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Primary sources workshops and rehearsed readings which sparked stimulating discussion about the plays, with some excellent insights from audience members.

See above.

Discussions are underway with The Marlowe to develop further public engagement events on the subject of First World War theatre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/blog/well-remembered-voices-exploring-first-world-war-theatre-marlowe-...
 
Description West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds (Alison Fell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting initially with 2 members of staff at theatre - will influence future audiences of play as well as cast and community participants.

We discussed ways in which I could support their new play - Barnbow Canaries, about WW1 female munition workers.

I agreed to give a talk for both cast and community groups they are working with alongside the play, and to meet further with the cast and writer to advise/inform the production.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015