Gateways to the First World War (Phase 2)

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

Abstract

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 and...test 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:

The memory of the First World War
Life on the Home and Fighting Fronts
The medical history of the First World War
Propaganda and persuasion
Maritime and naval history
Operational and military history.

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 Museums, 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 build its role around a rich programme of events for 2017-2019, which has been very much shaped by careful analysis of feedback on activities carried out 2014-2016 and conversations with partner organisations and its sister centres.

Planned Impact

Gateways to the First World War will continue to 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. Based on its initial experiences, it has produced a refined programme of events designed to meet the needs of local communities, groups and organisations. This will provide a wide-range of people with the skills and confidence to engage with academic research according to their own interests, develop new partnerships and community links, establish an even closer working relationship with the HLF, 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 In 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 continue to engage 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 network members are still supporting the BBC First World War at Home team. 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
The Centre 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 (80th) anniversary cycle. Gateways has delivered on its original objective of making close contact with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and is now an active collaborator, and in particular is playing a significant role in the forthcoming Somme 100 activities in Heaton Park, Manchester. It is also working closely with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on its 'Commemorating 114 Days' project related to the Somme centenary. Gateways sees this relationship developing further in Phase 2 with particular emphasis on the Third Ypres and Armistice observations of 2017 and 2018.

Publications

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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 Revisiting Ypres - Performed Lecture for Ypres 100 
Description Revisiting Ypres, 1919-1931: Performed Lecture, co-written from primary sources by Helen Brooks and Mark Connelly. People visited the battlefields of the Great War with a wide range of motivations. Some were veterans retracing their own steps trying to make sense of the whole experience; some were treading in the steps of lost loved ones; others were tourists searching out thrills in the sheer surrealism and magnitude of the devastated landscape. At the same time, local people were trying to re-establish their own lives in extremely trying conditions. For the people of Flanders, visitors were both an opportunity and a challenge. They offered the potential to make money to help get life back on track; at the same time, they often interfered, both consciously and unconsciously, in the process of reconstruction. In this presentation, we aim to show you the sheer variety of voices and influences affecting the experience of visiting the former battlefields in the years immediately after the war. The texts Will R. Bird, Thirteen Years After. The Story of the Old Front Line Revisited (Toronto: Maclean Publishing Company Limited, 1932). J.O. Coop, A Short Guide to the Battlefields (Liverpool: Daily Post, 1920). Lieutenant General Sir William Pulteney and Beatrix Brice, The Immortal Salient. An Historical Record and Complete Guide for Pilgrims to Ypres (London: John Murray, 1925). Graham Seton Hutchison, 'Ypres - Sanctuary of Comradeship' in Ypres Times, Vol. V, No. 8, October 1931, pp. 236-239. Sommerville Story, Battlefields of France and Belgium. V - Ypres and the Struggle for Calais (Paris: La Renaissance du Livre, 1920). The Times, 3 October 1919. Henry Williamson, The Wet Flanders Plain (London: Faber and Faber, 1929). 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Revisiting Ypres was seen by visitors attending the Ypres 100 Experience Field in Passchendaele in August 2017. It received very positive feedback and is now being developed into a site-specific performance for August 2018 in Ypres. Discussions are underway with the British Legion and Commonwealth War Graves Commission around collaborations. 
 
Title St Barnabas Pilgrimage - for Ypres 100 
Description The St. Barnabas Pilgrimage, 1923: a dramatized verbatim performance. Co-written by Helen Brooks and Mark Connelly from original sources. Directed by Helen Brooks. Established to assist those with limited means to visit the places where their loved ones where commemorated, the St Barnabas Hostels' Palm Sunday, 1923, pilgrimage to Ypres consisted of 850 people. The pilgrimages represented a feat of endurance for many, as they were designed as day trips. People from across Britain assembled at Victoria Station on the Saturday night, and arrived in Calais very early on Sunday morning. From here, they took the train to Abeele for the main ceremony at Lijssenthoek Cemetery. By 1923, Lijssenthoek Cemetery was very nearly completed, and was the second largest Imperial War Graves Commission cemetery in Belgium. After a communion service, the pilgrims were broken into small groups to visit specific cemeteries and the graves of their loved ones. The large party then reassembled in Ypres for the return to Britain. Many must have returned physically and emotionally exhausted, but with the satisfaction of having visited the precise place of commemoration, often having laid flowers specially gathered from home, and, sometimes, taking back some kind of specific memento. Our presentation aims to give you a sense of that experience complete with its rich emotional tapestry. In this fifteen minute dramatized performance, all of the texts have been drawn from St. Barnabas Pilgrimages, 1923 (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, n.d.). Extracts from the book include material from the Daily Express coverage of the pilgrimage; the testimony of Mrs William McLean to the People's Journal; Mary Macleod Moore's account for the Toronto Saturday Night. Macleod Moore was the London correspondent for the paper and for the Montreal Gazette. She was clearly very determined to report from France and Belgium and fought hard to gain the necessary official clearance. On arrival, she travelled extensively behind the lines during the war reporting on conditions, and in 1919 she published a history of Canadian Red Cross services during the conflict. Major B.S. Browne was a member of the Christian movement, Toc H, which was founded by the Reverend P.B. 'Tubby' Clayton, at Poperinge, during the war, and the Ypres League. Cast Phoebe Hopwood (Drama Graduate, School of Arts, University of Kent): Mary Macleod Moore. Jayne Thompson (School of Arts, University of Kent): Mrs William McLean. Emma Thornton (Drama student, School of Arts, University of Kent): B.S. Browne. Sarah Twyford (Drama student, School of Arts, University of Kent): Daily Express reporter. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Performance was seen by hundreds of attendees at Ypres 100 in Passchendaele. It received very positive feedback from key cultural influencers including Australian museum directors, organisers from the Department of Culture Media and Sport and Army Museum. It is now being developed as a potential site-specific performance for 2019. 
 
Description We were told that adding material to this section was currently optional. Relevant material can be found in the rest of the submission.
Exploitation Route We are still working on phase 2 and cannot provide conclusive findings at this point. Indicators can be found in the end of phase 1 submission.
Sectors Creative Economy,Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

 
Description We were told that adding material to this section was currently optional. Relevant material can be found in the rest of the submission.
Sector Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
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. 
 
Title Great War Theatre dataset/online database 
Description A dataset covering just under 3000 new plays licensed for performance between August 1914 and December 1918 and enabling analysis by fields including: date of first performance, date of licence, theatre of first performance, town of first performance, author, title, licence number, identifiers, and Examiner of Plays comments. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Enquiries about the subject of the research, and offers of additional research from interested members of the public. Advice given to independent scholar on how to access the British library in order to access a script he had been looking for for a length of time. 
 
Description Commonwealth War Graves Commission 
Organisation Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Gateways hosted a conference for PhD students and Early Career Researchers in September 2017 to mark the centenary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The centre is currently recruiting volunteer researchers for a project at the CWGC archives in March 2018. Lucy Noakes gave a talk at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Centenary Exhibition opening event. In November 2017 Prof. Mark Connelly commenced work with CWGC on plans for student-led guided tours of Ieper/Ypres.
Collaborator Contribution The CWGC are hosting a research day at their archives in March 2018.
Impact Talk for Commonwealth War Graves Commission Centenary Exhibition opening
Start Year 2017
 
Description Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport 
Organisation Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Prof. Mark Connelly organised and led Gateways team to Zonnebeke-Ieper to participate in the official DCMS Passchendaele 100 commemorations.
Collaborator Contribution The DCMS invited the Gateways team to contribute to the Passchendaele 100 commemorations.
Impact TBC
Start Year 2017
 
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 First World War Centenary Partnership 
Organisation Imperial War Museum
Department Centenary partnership programme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Sam Carroll supported the FWWCP's Reflecting on the Centenary event. Gateways is working with the FWWCP to organise an event in April 2018 as part of the Women's Work 100 programme. Lucy Noakes, Helen Brooks, Emma Hanna and Sam Carroll will be speaking at the event which is currently in the planning stages.
Collaborator Contribution The FWWCP is working with Gateways to plan the Women's Work 100 event in April 2018. Full information about the event will be provided in the next Researchfish submission.
Impact FWWCP event at the IWM. Reflecting on the Centenary. Other outcomes will fall within the next Researchfish submission period.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Heritage Lottery Fund (2017 - ) 
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 four successful applications to the HLF since the beginning of 2017, with twelve applications currently in development or awaiting a decision. 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.
Collaborator Contribution HLF staff regularly participate in Gateways events to highlight the support available, particularly under the First World War Then and Now scheme
Impact Discovery Day co-run with HLF Yorkshire and Humber, Leeds, October 2017; Discovering the First World War in Yorkshire and the Humber; Engagement Centre Showcase. Belfast National Museum. WW1 Today: Sharing Community Research during the Centenary of WW1; Engagement Centre Showcase and Discovery Day. London, Woburn House Conference Centre; Engagement Centre Showcase and Discovery Day The Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Start Year 2017
 
Description Humber All Nations Alliance 
Organisation Humber All Nations Alliance
PI Contribution I forged this partnership in order to broker relationships between university researchers and community groups for the project 'The Story Behind the Pictures: Colonial Troops and Chinese workers in the First World War'. This enabled workshops to be organised examining images of colonial troops and workers in Hull.
Collaborator Contribution HANA brokered relationships and we used their premises for two of the workshops. They also attended our showcase event and helped to publicize the project in Hull.
Impact Workshops, Exhibition, Film
Start Year 2017
 
Description In Flanders Fields Museum 
Organisation In Flanders Fields Museum
Country Belgium 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Co-organised First World War seminar series in 2016-17 and 2017-18. This included a research paper from Prof. Alison Fell. Prof. Lucy Noakes met with the In Flanders Field Museum team to discuss the way the First World War centenary has been approached.
Collaborator Contribution Co-organised First World War seminar series in 2016--17 and 2017-18. Prof. Lucy Noakes met with the In Flanders Field Museum team to discuss the way the First World War centenary has been approached.
Impact Talk at the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium; Meeting with team at Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium
Start Year 2017
 
Description Iranian Community of Hull 
Organisation Iranian Community of Hull
PI Contribution We established this partnership in order to broker relationships with relevant community groups and other stakeholders in Hull for the 'Stories behind the Pictures: Colonial Soldiers and Chinese Workers in the First World War' project. We had originally supported an HLF project, and this was a follow-on project supported by Gateways.
Collaborator Contribution The partner brokered relationships, helped to organise and host events, helped to source images, and recruited volunteers.
Impact Workshops, film, exhibition
Start Year 2015
 
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 Meeting with Artistic Director of Finborough Theatre, London regarding collaborating to produce a season of WW1 theatre 
Organisation Finborough Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provided access to plays and performance context. Discussed applying for ACE funding to support the season.
Collaborator Contribution If successful the theatre would have been provided as well as the production and creative team.
Impact Ultimately the collaboration was not realised due to practical issues around funding and time.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Meeting with Artistic Director of Threadbare Theatre, March 2017 
Organisation Threadbare Theatre Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Meeting with Artistic Director to discuss potential HLF project building on the work undertaken with Theatre Royal Brighton. I contributed advice on possible routes towards HLF.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion around what might be possible to do from artistic perspective.
Impact Performances at Theatre Royal Brighton, at and at the Crown Inn, Oxted Surrey.
Start Year 2014
 
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 Phone Meeting with Guy Holland, Citizens Theatre re Collaboration 
Organisation Citizens Theatre
PI Contribution Discussed the potential to support the theatre in its HLF bid for 2018 and ways that HB could contribute. Arranged to run WW1 theatre workshop at the theatre
Collaborator Contribution Offered free use of space for WW1 theatre workshop to develop community group who might be interested in the HLF project when it was developed.
Impact HLF project was submitted but was unsuccessful. HB ran two workshops at the theatre in 2017 to which over 50 people attended.
Start Year 2017
 
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 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 The National Archives 
Organisation The National Archives
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Prof. Alison Fell gave a talk at a workshop organised by The National Archives. Dr Helen Brooks worked with TNA on a community workshop. TNA, Gateways to the First World War and the Everyday Lives at War teams are currently working together to plan a conference, Voices of the Home Fronts: Reflections and Legacies of the First World War, which will take place in October 2018.
Collaborator Contribution The National Archives, Gateways to the First World War and the Everyday Lives at War teams are currently working together to plan a conference, Voices of the Home Fronts: Reflections and Legacies of the First World War, which will take place in October 2018.
Impact Speaker at conference on Allied interactions, National Archives; Launch of Recovering First World War Theatre Project (Community Project) at The National Archives, Kew; Outputs relating to the 2018 conference will be included in the next Researchfish submission period.
Start Year 2017
 
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 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 (2017 - ) 
Organisation The Western Front Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Gateways worked with the WFA on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission conference in September 2017. Gateways led the planning and organisation of the conference. Prof. Mark Connelly was invited to write articles for Western Front Association magazine, Stand To! on the 1916 film, The Battle of the Somme and on early battlefield visiting. Prof. Mark Connelly and Dr Emma Hanna gave talks at local WFA branches.
Collaborator Contribution The WFA helped promote the Commonwealth War Graves Commission conference.. They regularly promote Gateways events via their website and local channels.
Impact Talk to Western Front Association, North West Kent Branch; Talk to Western Front Association, North West Kent Branch;
Start Year 2017
 
Description A series of talks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Launched 2017-18 series of talks with the In Flanders Fields Museum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description A talk at Western Front Association Walthamstow branch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Ypres: holy ground of Imperial Arms. Turning a Belgian town into an extension of the British Empire, 1914-1939', Western Front Association,Walthamstow branch. July 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Advising BBC programme on the history of women's auxiliary services 
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 advised a BBC researcher about potential stories, good primary and secondary sources, and answered various historical questions about the development of the women's army auxiliary services for a 5 part series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Article for Western Front magazine 
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 Wrote article for Western Front Association magazine, Stand To! on the 1916 film, The Battle of the Somme.(January 2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Article for community partner's Journal 
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 Battle of the Somme: a cinematic watershed in propaganda and persuasion', Stand To! The Journal of the Western Front Association, No. 110, October 2017, pp. 26-29.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Article for community partner's magazine 
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 'Visiting and Revisiting the Battlefields', Bulletin of the Western Front Association, No. 108, August-September 2017, pp. 15-18.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Article for magazine 
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 Wrote an article on early battlefield visiting and the project for Western Front Association magazine, Stand To! ( February 2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Assisting BBC Radio 4 documentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Assisted BBC Radio 4 documentary on Great War commemoration. September 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Attended civic event commemorating Muslim contribution to the First World War, Leeds, February 2018 
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 attended a workshop organised by local Leeds councillors celebrating the Muslim contribution to the war, and took part in round table discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Away From the Western Front. Project launch event. 
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 project supported by Gateways to the FWW. It was an afternoon of talks and a networking lunch. I attended as representative and engaged in discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://awayfromthewesternfront.org
 
Description BAME Seafarers during the First World War workshop 
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 This all-day workshop brought together museum professionals, academics, students and the general public to discuss BAME seafarers during the First World War. It is the intention to organise a larger event in the National Archives in January 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Documentary Front Line Prince 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Assisted BBC Radio 4 documentary 'Front Line Prince' about Prince of Wales's role in the First World War. May 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Breaking the Myths - World War 1 and Africa. Project launch event 
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 launch event for a project that Gateways supported. We recruited and covered expenses for one of the speakers. There was lots of discussion during the talks and for a panel afterwards. There were networking opportunities over lunch for project participants to talk to heritage workers and discuss ideas for new projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.diversityhouse.org.uk/portfolio-items/breaking-the-myths-first-world-war-africa
 
Description Brighton and Hove in World War 1, closing event of the 'Orange Lilies' project in Brighton, at Jubilee Library, 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 This was a study day and final event to mark the end of the Somme centenary, and the end of The Orange Lilies project. There were talks from academics and project participants. I hosted a panel Q and A at the end of the day. This was held in the local library and so it attracted a passing audience as well as those that had booked.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theorangelilies.wordpress.com/events/
 
Description Cartoon drawing workshop with 'Project Ketchup' from Skipton 
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 This was a workshop with young people who are part of a cartoon drawing group, 'Project Ketchup' based in North Yorkshire. It was organised a part of the Craven and the First World War HLF project, and involved a discussion of FWW cartoons by Alison Fell, and a cartoon drawing workshop facilitated by Tim Godden, both from gateways team. The resulting cartoons will feature in a future exhibition in Skipton in 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Centenary Workshop Event, Kings College London 
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 Attended a Centenary Workshop Event organised by Kings College London, 12 January 2017. A good amount of discussion raised numerous points about how historians are involved (or not) with commemorative activity which was very thought-provoking for those of use who are working inside the engagement centres.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Chaired panel at Body and Soil Conference, University of Kent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chaired a panel at Body and Soil Conference, University of Kent, 5 May 2017. Organised by Professor Sophie de Schaepdrijver, a lot of discussion was stimulated between attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/body-and-soil-corporeality-and-territoriality-great-war-europe
 
Description Chaired round table at 'Teaching the First World War' workshop organised by Catriona Pennell 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I chaired a roundtable asking what the role of peace activists could be in schools activities during the Centenary of the First World War. There was a fascinating discussion between teachers, academics, activists and other stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Chairing session and giving overview of Engagement Centres at a public workshop, Sheffield Hallam University 
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 chaired a session on FWW nursing and gave a brief presentation about the FWW Engagement centres at a workshop on the histories of women and work organised at Sheffield Hallam university.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Commencing work with CWGC 
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 Commenced work with CWGC on plans for student-led guided tours of Ieper/Ypres. November 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference at Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House (MoD) 
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 Conference at Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House (MoD), both as an organiser (with Professor Michael Snape of Everyday Lives centre) and I also delivered a paper on the campaign to abolish the military death penalty in the 1920s. The theme was faith and war in retrospect: remorse, reconciliation and renewal. Delegates were drawn from the armed forces and the general public, including delegates from the US Naval College.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/call-papers-faith-and-war-retrospect-remorse-reconciliation-and-r...
 
Description Conference paper delivered at University of Durham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference paper delivered at musicology event 'A Great Divide?', University of Durham, 21 January 2017. My paper focused on the use of music in veterans' aural memories in the immediate post-war period. This stimulated a good amount of discussion with other academics but opened a more musicological perspective on my studies in this field, and as one of a handful of historians at the conference I was also able to share my own expertise. This conference was very good for networking and I met several other academics who later came to give papers at the Gateways' networking day on researching music 1914-18 that I organised in March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.dur.ac.uk/cncs/conferences/musicbritainww1/
 
Description Consultant for King's Theatre Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact During this morning workshop I advised on the content and themes of the draft exhibition boards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Delivered a paper at event on caring, University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered a paper at event on caring, University of Leeds, 27 March 2017, as part of a panel on being a mother and an academic. Considered how caring responsibilities impact on professional practice. Shared a good amount of discussion with panel members and attendees, including the members of the panel on fatherhood.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://menwomenandcare.leeds.ac.uk/events/who-cares/conference-programme/
 
Description Department of Education, The Great War Debate panel, Exeter 
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 I was a panellist in one of a series of debates aimed at schoolchildren on aspects of the First World War. It was recorded and the podcasts are available to download for use in schools. This one was on the war & women, and took place in Exeter in Feb 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.hopscotchconsulting.co.uk/our-work/department-for-education/
 
Description Discovering the First World War in Yorkshire and the Humber 
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 another Discovery Day organised by Gateways and Hidden Histories Engagement Centres. The aim once again was to inspire the development of new FWW community heritage projects and applications to the HLF FWW: Then and Now grant. Talks from academics and community partners were followed by a networking lunch and round table discussion groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discovering-the-first-world-war-in-yorkshire-and-the-humber-tickets-3...
 
Description Discovery Day co-run with HLF Yorkshire and Humber, Leeds, October 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 This was a Discovery Day in which projects from the Yorkshire and Humber gave short presentations, there were Q & A and networking opportunities to encourage the development of new First World War heritage projects. We had very positive feedback from the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Discovery Day event. 
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 'Visiting and Revisiting the Battlefields: an example of collaborative research', Hastings Museums and Library Services, Heritage Lottery Fund and Gateways to the First World War Discovery Day event.May 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Discussion panel Feminsm and the Armed Forces 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participate din a panel discussion 'has feminism been good for the army?' at the National Army Museum; one of a range of activities on their first 'feminist lates' series of events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/feminism-late
 
Description Engagement Centre Showcase and Discovery Day The Mitchell Library, Glasgow. 
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 the final Showcase and Discovery Day of the Year held in Glasgow. Again the aim was for community projects to share their findings and best practice to a wider audience. The plan was also to inspire new FWW community projects. Talks were given by academics and community partners, followed by a networking lunch and group discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/first-world-war-engagement-centre-project-showcase-glasgow-tickets-39...
 
Description Engagement Centre Showcase and Discovery Day. London, Woburn House Conference Centre. 
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 another FWW Engagement Centre Showcase event designed for community project partners to share their centenary project findings and best practice. There were talks from academics and community groups, a networking lunch and discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/ww1-engagement-centres-showcase-event
 
Description Engagement Centre Showcase. Belfast National Museum. WW1 Today: Sharing Community Research during the Centenary of WW1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was another EC Showcase event aimed community and heritage organisations sharing their FWW project findings and good practice. There were round table discussions, talk and networking opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.livinglegacies1914-18.ac.uk/FileStore/IMAGES/Filetoupload,755793,en.jpg
 
Description Engagement Centre Showcase. National Museum Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was one of the FWW Engagement Centre Showcase events. It was aimed at encouraging community groups and heritage organisations working on centenary projects to share their findings and best practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Expert at First World War object roadshow, Doncaster, July 2017 
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 I was one of four experts who examined objects and stories brought in by members of the public as part of the Doncaster 1914-1918 HLF project. Some of these items will form part of a planned Doncaster & the Home Front exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description FWWCP event at the IWM. Reflecting on the Centenary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a talk about Gateways to an audience of heritage workers, community partners and other interested parties at this event that focused on reflections on the centenary. I took part in round table discussions too, which were useful for networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Filming for Kings Theatre FWW gala 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I was a talking head for the film on the Theatre of War project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description First World War Reflective Workshop - community groups reflecting upon their involvement with various First World War commemorative activities. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was organised by the Reflections team associated with Gateways to the FWW. After some talks from academic and community partners we participated in focus groups about FWW commemoration and reflections. Over a networking lunch I made contact with a new project partner who has since then submitted an application for HLF funding for a FWW community heritage project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/blog/reflections-centenary-first-workshop-university-kent-13-september...
 
Description Football and Military History Network, U of Wolverhampton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Football and Military History Network, U of Wolverhampton, 20 September 2016. Invited to meeting to discuss how academics and museums could form a network for military history's links to football, particularly in the First World War. Outcome of meting was the organisation of a conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Gateways Music Networking Event 
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 The event gathered together people who are working on various projects related to music in the First World War. The day provided a platform for researchers and performers to share their different approaches and experiences, give one another advice, expand their contacts and explore potential areas of collaboration. Community groups who already hold - or are considering applying for - funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for projects involving music/musical performance found this event particularly useful. The programme featured speakers from the disciplines of History and Musicology, and two projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council gave overviews of their projects. The event included a performance of No Petticoats Here, a project that tells the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through song.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/music-first-world-war
 
Description Gateways Study Day at University of Kent 
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 Notes and swearies: blasphemy and obscene language in the BEF, 1914-18', 'The Darker Side of the War', Gateways study day, University of Kent. June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Gateways Study Day: Darker Sides of the First World War, University of Kent 
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 I organised a Gateways Study Day: Darker Sides of the First World War, University of Kent, 30 June 2017. Approximately 100 members of the public came to listen to a range of papers on the lesser-studied aspects of FWW history, including prostitution, drugs, alcohol, violence, mutiny, occupation and swearing. Audience members reported that they learned a great deal from the event, prompting further study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/darker-sides-first-world-war
 
Description Host screening of Tricks on the Dead, a documentary in Westgate Hall 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Organised and hosted screening of Tricks on the Dead, a documentary on the work of the Chinese Labour Corps, followed by a Q&A session, Westgate Hall, Canterbury. July 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hosted object handling and discussion session with New Focus, HLF Young Roots project attached to the Impressions Gallery, Bradford 
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 I organised and ran a workshop looking at First World War archives held at the University of Leeds, which formed the primary material of a book produced as part of an HLF Young Roots project 'No Man's Land', run by New Focus group, attached to the Impressions Gallery, Bradford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/projects/no-mans-land
 
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 Hosting visit to First World War archive with volunteers from Doncaster 1914-18 project in September 2017 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I explored items from Leeds University's Special Collections with volunteers and museum staff associated with the Doncaster 1914-18 project, with a view to selecting possible items and doing further research for an exhibition about Doncaster's Home Front planned for 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interview with BBC Radio Leeds about First World War nursing in November 2017 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was an interview relating to the 'Nursing at the Front line' Gateways funded event run at the University of Leeds on 17 November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interview with Schools group making documentary for King's Theatre Southsea HLF project 
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 Schools
Results and Impact Was interviewed for a documentary on theatre during WW1 being made by Schools groups taking part in the King's Theatre Southsea HLF project. Documentary was shown at the project gala and at other AHRC events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/whats-on/theatre/the-kings-looks-back-on-its-role-during-first-world-wa...
 
Description Interview with Yorkshire Post journalist about the history of the CWGC 
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 The article featured several quotes and a photograph of me showcasing some primary sources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited paper at Body and Soil conference 
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 '"This painful sacrifice": Princess Beatrice of Battenberg and the burial of a royal body', invited paper at 'Body and Soil' conference, University of Kent organised by Professor Sophie de Schaepdrijver. May 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited participant at Imperial War Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited participant at Imperial War Museum/Heritage Lottery Fund roundtable discussion on the nature of the centenary. May 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited speaker for Commonwealth War Graves Commission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited speaker for Commonwealth War Graves Commission centenary event. May 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description King's Theatre Gala 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 King's Theatre Gala Day was the culmination of the project's activities. In essence, the project has allowed them to amass a wealth of primary and secondary information on the Kings Theatre and its context during the FWW. The Gateways crowd sourcing exercise amassed 559 separate entries which include primary and secondary material:
Kings Theatre Posters and play bills
Pictures and post cards
Newspaper cuttings and reports from 'industry' publications
Government documents (including Bills [pertaining to theatre], an Admiralty letter which documents the use of Captain Woodward's performing Sea lions on war work and Census data [pertaining to Kings Theatre employees]
Books and internet information pertaining to WW1 and the theatre. The Theatre is keen to continue to work on historical projects with Gateways.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Kongolese Children's Association Workshop. Black African Soldiers in WW1. Gateways supported project event. 
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 was a Gateways supported workshop focusing on Black African Soldiers in the FWW. Talks from academics, community partners and project participants were followed by a networking lunch and group discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.kongochild.com/events-activities/4552775290
 
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 Lecture given at Lancaster University, First World War centenary lecture series. 
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 Ypres: holy ground of Imperial Arms. Turning a Belgian town into an extension of the British Empire, 1914-1939', Lancaster University, First World War centenary lecture series. November 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lecture given at the Centenary conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Filming Jutland', lecture given at Jutland at the Centenary conference, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth. May 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Led session on developing First World War modules for the FWW Network, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact With Christopher Phillips, I ran a session on teaching the First World War for PGR students, ECR students, community historians and museum staff. I had positive feedback and participants said it had made them think differently about developing teaching materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Media interest (Dr Ross Wilson, University of Chichester - Gateways Research Fund project) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The lead academic gave 2 radio interviews to BBC Sussex and one television interview to That's Solent. Following this event, the lead academic fielded over 50 telephone calls and emails and provided information on the project and the conference to the wider area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH4bz9coVY0&feature=youtu.be
 
Description Meeting at the British Library to discuss future collaborations in 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a meeting with staff from the British Library to advise and suggestion collaborations around events they are planning in 2018 to mark the centenary of the First World War. After their meeting various members of the Gateways team and research network suggested some possible events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting to discuss a second lecture-concert 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact After the success of the first lecture concert in March 2016, we had a meeting with leaders of the Invicta Band to discuss putting on a second lecture-concert along the theme of 'A Night in the West End' during the First World War. With Helen Brooks, the programme was discussed and musical number agreed. Research was then done at the British Library by ourselves and also the members of the band. A date has yet to be agreed for booking the concert hall at the University of Kent, will be circa late 2018/early 2019 according to performers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting to discuss music and First World War project with Opera North 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I advised a team from Opera North planning a project around music of the First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting to plan conference with the National Archives to take place in 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a planning meeting to jointly plan a conference to take place in 2018 with Gateways & the Everyday Lives in War team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Creative Scene to discuss potential First World War project 
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 This was a meeting with Creative Scene who were developing an arts programme around the Centenary of the First World War and were seeking effective stories to tell. I advised about sources, suggested some projects and stories. Their funding bid was not successful.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Dominek Dendooven at the Flanders Fields Muesum 
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 Meeting discussed the First World War and public history.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Doncaster 1914-1918 project 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a hosted visit in March 2017 to view some archival material about conscientious objectors in the First world War with museum professionals and volunteers as part of the HLF Doncaster 1914-1918 project. We discussed the historical background, looked at some items, and planned further collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with ITV researchers for a new drama based in and after WW1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I acted as historical advisor for two ITV researchers who are helping to research stories for a drama being developed around the First World War and its impacts. I suggested sources, answered queries, and offered some examples of local stories.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Josh Brown to advise on an HLF bid 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting with Josh Brown, Chair of Portsmouth Poetry to advise on a HLF bid. The bid was successful and involved an exhibition and dramatic performances for the public in Portsmouth Cathedral.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.portsmouthpoetry.co.uk/
 
Description Meeting with Kings Theatre, Southea Volunteers 
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 Working Party established to advise on the Kings Theatre successful HLF bid 'Theatre of War'. My role was to advise on the themes to research, content and presentation of the exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Leeds City Council and Leeds Museums and Galleries planning Armistice Flag project in 2018 
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 This was a meeting to plan an Armistice flag making activity in Leeds to commemorate the end of the First World War. This will be run jointly by Gateways and Leeds City Council, and will end with events in Leeds City Music.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Leeds Museums and Galleries re: Jogendra Sen 
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 Along with a local volunteer, we presented research on an Indian WW1 soldier who fought for the British Army, Jogendra Nath Sen, to a museum professional (Lucy Moore, First World War curator, Leeds Museums and Galleries). We supported her British Council funding application for a trip to India to liaise with a museum there who have his effects. This application was successful.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Louise Jordan to advise on her HLF FWW bid 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A meeting with Louise Jordan to advise on a HLF bid. The successful bid, 'No pettitcoats Here', explored the history of women at work during the First World War and would involve work in schools and the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://louisejordan.co.uk/
 
Description Meeting with Rob Freeman, Craven and the First World War HLF project 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was an initial meeting in Feb 2017 to support the preparation of a large HLF bid (which was subsequently successful). I showed the team developing the bid some of the materials we had on WW1 at the University, advised re activities, and explored potential partnership activities with the Gateways team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Sheppey Women of FWW Project 
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 Meeting at University of Kent with Sheppey Women of FWW Project, advising with other Gateways colleagues on their HLF bid and related activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Westgate Hall Trust 
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 Meeting with Westgate Hall Trust to advise on their HLF project bid about culture and captivity, Canterbury connections. This was the second such meeting with this group. On behalf of Gateways I have agreed to hold a study day on PoWs at the Westgate Hall, 1 June 2018 from which we will draw speakers from our research network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with archivist at British Red Cross 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with archivist at British Red Cross, London, 18 April 2017. Discussed their archive holdings and also my research and work in the centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with archivist at Royal Academy of Music 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with archivist at Royal Academy of Music, London, 30 March 2017, to discuss their holdings relating to music 1914-18 and of students who served in the forces. Made a good contact who has been in touch when new holdings relevant to my research and work in the centre becomes available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with archivist at the Salvation Army International Heritage Centre, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with archivist at the Salvation Army International Heritage Centre, London, 28 February 2017. Discussed my research and work in the centre, has since provided many good research leads which I have been able to share with Gateways research network members and also applications to HLF projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with colleagues, volunteers and HLF projects to discuss future project on Belgian refugees 
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 I met with colleagues, volunteers and members of two current HLF projects to discuss a future project focusing on Belgian refugees (this application was successful and the project will start in March 2018)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with descendant from Belgian refugee to share information with him 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a meeting with Michael Hassell, a local Leeds resident, to share information about his grandfather I discovered in archives in Belgium. This story is now going to be the material for a BBC documentary, to be filmed later in 2018, which will involve a visit to Belgium to visit his grandfather's grave and potentially find relatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with local historians and Chair of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 
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 meeting with volunteers and committee members of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival to discuss a planned HLF application around women and war. I advised them on stories and sources, and discussed possible further collaborations with the Gateways team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with members of the 'We were there too: London Jews in the First World War' project. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a discussion with members of the London Jews in the FWW project to suggest sources, discuss collaborations, and discuss the possibility of a further HLF application (for which we wrote a letter of support).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.jewsfww.london/
 
Description Meeting with secretary of the Royal Flying Corps Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with secretary of the Royal Flying Corps Association, Norham Gilham, who is winding up the society and wanted to discuss the collection as well as the way in which the RFC men are being remembered. Very few historians have been granted access to this collection and this is an ongoing dialogue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with staff of West Yorkshire Archive service 
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 This was a meeting in June 2017 to discuss further collaborations around planned activities around the Centenary of the First World War, particularly their participation in an event around First World War medicine and nursing which is planned for September 2017. They introduced us to primary sources in their collections, and we agreed to work together to support community projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with team at Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium 
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 Meeting between curatorial team at Flanders Fields Museum Ypres, Gateways team and Reflections. Discussion of the differing ways that the First World War centenary has been represented and organised in Britain and Belgium, and of British audiences for the msueums's displays in Ypres. Conversation recorded for Reflections project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with team at In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper, 9 January 2018 
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 Meeting with team at In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper, 9 January 2018, also with Lucy Noakes. This meeting discussed varying issues regarding tourism and battlefields visits in the centenary period. This was considered from both business/economic and historiographical perspectives and has paved the way for future discussions and/or interviews which will benefit the work of the Reflections project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Not Far From the Front: Discovering the First World War in the South East. 
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 organised by Gateways to the FWW in partnership with the Hidden Histories Engagement Centre. The aim was to engage interest in the centenary and planning new community projects. Talks were given by academics, community organisations, the HLF and the Engagement centres. This was followed by round table focus discussion groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/not-far-front-discovering-first-world-war-south-east
 
Description Object handling ession with Parkwood School, Special Collections Leeds 
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 Schools
Results and Impact Hosted workshop based on First World War items in Special collections for primary school pupils from Sheffield as part of an HLF project being run by a theatre group with the schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Official DCMS Passchendaele 100 commemorations 
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 Organised and led Gateways team to Zonnebeke-Ieper to participate in the official DCMS Passchendaele 100 commemorations. Over the course of the 3 days over 5000 people attended the events. July 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Orange Lilies: Final study day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Final study day of the HLF Orange Lilies project, held at Brighton Jubilee library and open to the public. Range of talks and discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Over Here: Conference (Dr Ross Wilson, University of Chichester: Gateways Research Fund) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The academic speakers and the museum representatives along with the public audience were able to discuss how the war transformed this part of Sussex and how research into the area could be undertaken. Following the conference which included the display of the project's research, which was covered by the local press, the museum kindly took possession of all the project work and is planning to incorporate it into its permanent display.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://overheretangmereww1.com/conference/
 
Description Panelist at Great War Debate, London, November 2018 
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 This was one of the DoE/DCMS Great War Debate series which featured 4 schools from London. It was a lively debate about the social impact of the war, and we were also interviewed for local TV. The debate was put online as a podcast afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Panelist at Ilkley Literature Festival talking about women's writing & WW1 
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 I organised and took part in a panel for the Ilkley Literature Festival - 'Women on paper men in khaki', alongside Dr Jane Potter & Prof Angela Smith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.leeds.ac.uk/forstaff/news/article/5826/ilkley_literature_festival
 
Description Panelist at Institute for Historical Research, London, comparing British and French First World War commemoration 
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 This was a panel considering the ways the Frist World War centenary has been commemorated in France and the UK from different perspectives, that was followed by a Q & A with the audience. The panel was then put online as a podcast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Panelist at panel about museum/archive/university collaboration around First World War activities at the Berks conference, US, June 2017 
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 This was a conference focusing on collaborations between academics and other organisations. Along with other academics, I discussed what I had learnt from collaborating with the National Archives, Kew and Leeds Museums and Galleries. There was an interesting Q & A afterwards, and I made contacts with several other organisations based in the US.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Paper at In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paper delivered at the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper, as part of the Gateways seminar series with the museum. The topic was my research into the frontline activities of the YMCA and the Salvation Army.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/first-world-war-seminar-series-2017-18-delivered-canterbury-uk-an...
 
Description Paper delivered at Cultures of Commemoration Workshop, Imperial War Museum, 11 December 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper delivered at Cultures of Commemoration Workshop, Imperial War Museum, 11 December 2017. My paper provideda survey of contemporary commemorative activities in Britain from the start of the centenary period. This started discussions with the workshop attendees as well as much debate on Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://greatwar.history.ox.ac.uk/?p=3132
 
Description Paper delivered at University of Oxford, Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper delivered at University of Oxford, 4 May 2017, as part of the seminar series organised by the Globalising and Localising the Great War research network, on musical entertainments in the British Army during the First World War. Good discussion was had with attendees and very valuable for networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://greatwar.history.ox.ac.uk/
 
Description Participation in Great War Debate series, 22 February 2018, Bath 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Participation in Great War Debate series, 22 February 2018, Bath.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Participation in networking event at CEGESOMA, Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Society, Brussels, 9 February 2018 
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 Participation in networking event at CEGESOMA, Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Society, Brussels. Attended networking workshop on 9 February 2018 with James Wallis to represent the Reflections project and to discuss participating in international research and publication about contemporary commemorative practices worldwide, led by Dr Shanti Sumartojo of the RMIT University in Melbourne. I delivered a short presentation about the Reflections project and on what we know about commemorative events in Britain on 11 November 2018. The event was a very stimulating exchange of ideas and approaches across Europe and beyond, with concrete plans for the network to meet again. Definite publishing commitment made to a publication 'Commemoration Re framed'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Performance at Theatre Royal Brighton 
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 Threadbare Theatre presented 3 plays found through the Recovering FWW Theatre project at Theatre Royal Brighton. This was the culmination of plans which had been developed with TR Brighton for 18 months, and which date back to the Open Day on FWW Theatre. I advised and consulted for Threadbare and worked with the producer and theatre company to realise the production.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/voices-of-the-great-war/theatre-royal-brighton/
 
Description Plannign meeting with new HLF project: Women of the IUsle of Sheppey 
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 Worked with new HLF project to discuss their planned activities and the ways that Gateways can help with this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Planning and advice meeting with HLF project Catholic Chaplains Front Line Motivation 
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 Planning and advice meeting with new HLF project catholic Chaplains Front Line Motivation, based in east London. Advice given on potentially useful archives and discussion of helping with their planned workshops, possibly by bringing in two undergraduate students to help with a workshop on planning an exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Planning meeting DCMS in Zonnebeke 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Attended planning meeting DCMS in Zonnebeke and began collaboration with Royal British Legion to act jointly in the Passchendaele 100 commemorations. ( January 2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at U3A Showcase Event, University of Kent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a prresentation at U3A Showcase Event, University of Kent, 23 May 2017, giving an overview of the Gateways engagement centre. I outlined who we are, what we do, and why.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/staff-student-news/files/2017/05/Research-Showcase-Final-Programme.pdf
 
Description Presented at Gala for King's Theatre Portsmouth HLF project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presented 'Lads of the Village' play and spoke on theatre during WW1 and the value of studying it today, at the Gala for the King's Theatre HLF project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/whats-on/theatre/the-kings-looks-back-on-its-role-during-first-world-wa...
 
Description Public Lecture at National Army Museum 'Eve in Khaki' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Free lunchtime talk at the National Army Museum ,London, on women and the British military, 1907-1948.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/eve-khaki-women-and-british-army-1917-48
 
Description Public Lecture at the Royal College of Nurses, March 2017 
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 talk aimed at the general public, NHS staff (particularly nurses), and students on the history of nursing during and after the First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public Lecture, RAF Museum, Hendon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Delivered a public lecture, RAF Museum, Hendon, on musical entertainments in the RFC/RAF, 1914-18. This is an understudied area and audience members reported that they had learned a significant amount about material which was largely held in the RAF Museum archives at Hendon. As a result of this talk I was invited to write an article for 'Radar', the magazine of the RAF Museum, and a special air power edition of the British Journal of Military History, which was published February 2018. I was also invited to speak on this topic at a conference to commemorate the centenary of the RAF at the National Archives in March 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/whats-going-on/events/musical-entertainments-in-the-rfc-raf/
 
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 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 Reflections on the Centenary Reflective Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reflective workshop on Centenary commemorative activities, organised by Reflections on the Centnenary First World War: Learning and Legacies for the Future with the support of the AHRC Gateways to the First World war Public Engagement Centre at the University of Kent. Participants included individuals and groups working on FWW related projects. The day included two focus groups which will feed into the Reflections on the First World war project and presentations from two HLF funded projects ( Screen South and King's Theatre Portsmouth)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://reflections1418.exeter.ac.uk/news/
 
Description Researching the Impact of the First World War on the Highlands and Islands 
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, co-hosted with the First World War Centenary Partnership aimed at engaging community groups, heritage workers and students in talks, discussions and focus groups around FWW heritage, remembrance and shaping community projects. It was fully booked with nearly 100 people in attendance. I co-hosted the day and lead a focus group discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/researching-impact-first-world-war-highlands-and-islands
 
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 Seminar at request of Royal British Legion public engagement team 
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 Delivered seminar on significance of Ypres in British and imperial popular culture at request of Royal British Legion public engagement team, RBL HQ, London (6 members of RBL public engagement management team). February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Seminar for University of Leeds Legacies of War series 
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 'Creating Celluloid War Memorials: the battle reconstructions of British Instructional Films, 1921-1931', seminar for University of Leeds Legacies of War series. October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Speaker at conference on Allied interactions, National Archives 
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 workshop at the National Archives, Kew, on Allied interactions. My talk was about female journalists of the First World War. I also made some connections with some of the attendees, one of which led to a further collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Student cataloguing session with Penelope Bossom's private archive of First World War letters 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact I was contacted by Penelope Bossom after I gave a talk at an event organised by one of the other Engagement Centres in 2016. She has over 700 letters written in French to her great aunts who ran a hospital in France in WW1. I arranged for my students to catalogue some of the letters alongside Penelope and some volunteer members of the public. We planned a student module focusing further on the letters which is now running at the University of Leeds and involves the UG visiting the collection at Penelope's house.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Student skype presentations to French residents and Briitsh descendents of Arc en Barrois hospital 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact This was a session in which undergraduate students shared their insights into First World War hospital run by two British women to current residents of the French village where the hospital was situated, and to descendants of the British women who ran it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Study day on the year 1917 
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 Study day on the year 1917, Leicester Grammar School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk and presentation of certificates at launch of No Man's Land exhibition and HLF project, Bradford, October 2017 
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 short talk and presented certificates to celebrate the launch of the No Man's Land photography exhibition in the Impressions Gallery, Bradford, that I had advised on, and the launch of the No Man's Land book which was the main output of the HLF project associated with the exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/projects/no-mans-land
 
Description Talk at Ashville College, Harrogate, as part of their HLF WW1 Then and Now project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This was a talk about the home front to the whole school as part of their HLF project looking at the ways in which Harrogate was impacted by the war.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at King's Theatre, Southsea HLF Project Launch 
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 Approx 40 participants took part in day-long workshop and activities launching the King''s Theatre 'Lost plays of WW1' project. Sparked discussion and opened up new discussions around theatre of the war period. Talks provided new skills awareness and knowledge. Led to the HLF project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://kingsportsmouth.co.uk/news/theatre-of-war-the-kings-theatre-heritage-project/
 
Description Talk at School of History Research Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at School of History Research Festival, University of Kent, School of History, 17 January 2018. Discussed interdisciplinary approaches to history and drew a great deal on my work for Gateways and the different types of approaches and methods of dissemination we use as an engagement centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/history/2018/01/15/history-research-festival/
 
Description Talk at Walthamstow WFA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave 1 hour talk on theatre during the war to engaged audience. The group had also prepared a rehearsed reading of a play I identified for them and performed this during the evening. Great interest and lots of questions. Also interest in bringing the work to the WW1 day in Sept 2018. Attended by director of theatre company working on Journey's End and examples of texts I talked about are of interest to her in developing further work. We are developing this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at Westminster Library 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to the George Edwardes Musical Comedy Society at Westminster Library, 25 October 2017, on frontline cinemas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.musicalcomedysociety.co.uk/home
 
Description Talk at Wetherby Men's Forum, September 2017 
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 showcasing some of the projects that I have supported, and outlining some Yorkshire stories of the First World War for the Wetherby Men's forum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at the 'What Tommy Did Next' workshop, University of Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was a workshop involving academics, museum professionals, archivists, local historians and other interested members of the public exploring what happened to men and women after the war. My talk was on female veteran groups, and a recording was put online afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.what-tommy-did-next.org.uk/
 
Description Talk at the Bankfield Museum, Halifax, October 2017 
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 about women and work in the First World War to accompany an HLF funded exhibition 'For King and Country' at the Bankfield Museum, Halifax
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a talk about Belgian refugees to a public audience as part of a programme of talks at the museum. As a result of the talk, I also made a connection with other Belgians interested in refugees in the war, and we have since developed a further project together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at the National Army Museum, September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a talk entitled 'What WAACs did next' as part of a series of activities around women & war.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk for Commonwealth War Graves Commission Centenary Exhibition opening 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture at Brookwood Military Cemetery to mark opening of CWGC Centenary Exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk in Brighton library as part of HLF project with 'Strike a Light' 
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 part of ongoing engagement with Strike a Light's HLF project of the Gateways team - I was asked to do the talk by Lucy Noakes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk on the impact of WW1 on women's lives at Wakefield Girls School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact It was a talk as part of the enhanced curriculum activity, designed to inspire the pupils with examples from the past of women's activities during and after the war.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk to Beaver Scout Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Delivered a talk to Charing Beaver Scout Group in remembrance week, 7 November 2017. I was asked to explain to the Beavers (aged 6-8 years) about what we are remembering and why we remember how we do in this country. The Scout leaders and the Beavers themselves reported that they had learned a good deal about remembrance and their local area, especially about different types of war memorials and why they should respect them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk to British Legion, Canterbury Branch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to British Legion, Canterbury Branch, 6 July 2017, about my research on frontline cinemas. This material was not known to the group previously, so they reported that they had learned a good deal about FWW history from my talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk to Western Front Association, North West Kent Branch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk delivered to Western Front Association, North West Kent Branch, on the work of the YMCA 1914-18. This enabled me to share a lot of the research I have been doing in this area, which stimulated a good deal of discussion with the audience who were not aware of the extent of the organisation' wartime work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk to Western Front Association, Walthamstow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to Western Front Association, Walthamstow, on the research I have done on front line cinemas during the First Word War. Audience members were unaware of this provision for soldiers and reported that they had learned a good deal about servicemen's entertainments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk to Wye Historical Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk delivered to Wye Historical Society on the Great Chart Soldiers' and Sailors' Fund collection held at the Kent History and Library Centre. This talk features material from a local village 1914-18 and was of great interest to this society, even more so because they are formulating their own HLF bid around their village in the FWW, with which I was able to discuss with them and this dialogue has continued.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.wyehistoricalsociety.org.uk/lectures.html
 
Description Talk to students on playwriting course at RADA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given to students on the playwriting MA at RADA. Explored the work being undertaken on the RFWWT project and the plays being uncovered.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to Belton House to plan collaboration around HLF project on Belton Military Hospital 
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 This was a meeting to plan workshops with museum staff and volunteers about a project researching nurses and other staff and patients' stories from the First world war military hospital.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Whole-day training workshop on historical research - Institute of Historical Research, Senate House 
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 for the Recovering First World War Theatre project at the Institute of Historical Research. Over 50 people signed up from across England 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 Workshop and rehearsed play reading at Sheppey Little Theatre, Sheerness 
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 Day-long workshop on two selected plays exploring the texts and contexts, culminating in an evening rehearsed reading to audience. Participants found the day enlightening and it sparked a lot of questions around theatrical practice and the ways theatre responded to wartime concerns. The group have subsequently sought support from Gateways for their successful HLF project and we are working to advise them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop exploring First World War sources at the Impressions Gallery, Bradford 
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 workshop I ran at the Impressions Gallery Bradford for volunteers for the HLF Young Roots 'No Man's Land' project. I discussed the different impacts of the war on women's lives, explored ways in which we can understand and analyse historical images of women, and discussed future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop for the Billy Youth Engagement Project 'Sharing stories of WWW1 Munition factories In North and North East London'. 
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 was a Gateways to the FWW supported workshop for a FWW community project in Tottenham. The Billy Youth Engagement project focused on Munition Factories in North London. This event, which I chaired, invited academic and community speakers to share their work on the subject. There were group discussions and the opportunity to network over lunch.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=7kNL8zBf_zE
 
Description Workshop on Gallipoli, Leeds City Museum, 2017 
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 This was a day long workshop exploring Gallipoli from all sides. It looked at the poetry of Gallipoli, the way it has been taught in Turkey, its cultural memory and memorialisation. It featured colleagues from Turkey and the UK. The final event involved poet Ian McMillan facilitating a group poem writing exercise stimulated by the material on Gallipoli.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop on Researching Theatre during WW1 - Bristol 
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 Half-day workshop for the Recovering First World War Theatre project at the University of Bristol. c.10 people signed up and attended from across the region. 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 workshop in immediate evaluation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop on Researching Theatre during WW1 - Canterbury 
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 Half-day workshop for the Recovering First World War Theatre project at the University of Kent. c.10 people signed up and attended from across the SE. 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 Workshop on Researching Theatre during WW1 - Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Evening talk on the Recovering First World War Theatre project at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. c.50 people attended from across the Glasgow region. All the attendees subsequently signed up to be find out more about the project and a number attended a subsequent workshop. As the project is ongoing the analysis of impact has not yet been undertaken. Attendees said they enjoyed and wanted to find out more
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop on Researching Theatre during WW1 - Leeds 
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 Half-day workshop for the Recovering First World War Theatre project at the University of Leeds. c.10 people attended from across England and the popularity led to subsequent events. All the attendees bar one 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 Workshop on researching sources for the First World War 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop organised to train volunteers in historical research and using primary sources. This was a well-attended all-day workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop with Afro Carribean Association, Hull, on the war in Africa 
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 a workshop as part of the 'The Stories behind the Pictures: Chinese workers and colonial soldiers in the First World War' project, held with members of the Afro Carribean Association of hull. Participants recorded a change in their views and understandings. This activity fed directly in to the exhibition and film.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop with Chinese community group, Hull 
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 workshop with members of the Chinese community of Hull who are members of the organisation Humber All Nations Alliance. We explored images of Chinese workers in the First World War as part of the project 'The Stories Behind the Pictures: Chinese Workers and Colonial Soldiers of the First World War'. This fed into the film and exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop with Humber All Nations Alliance, Hull 
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 workshop with members of the Pakistani community of Hull who are members of the organisation Humber All Nations Alliance. We explored images of Muslims in the First World War as part of the project 'The Stories Behind the Pictures: Chinese Workers and Colonial Soldiers of the First World War'. This fed into the film and exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop with cultural and creative industries from Yorkshire about plans for 2018, September 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 This was a workshop we organised attended by museums, arts organisations, local businesses, local authority personnel, and educators, to discuss plans to mark the end of the war in 2018. We formed new partnerships and made new plans for collaborative activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description participation in The Great War Debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Participant in the Great war Debate, BHASVIC, Brighton. Attended by over 100 VI Form students from the region who asked questions of the panelists and participated in discussion. Debates organised by DfE and DCMS. Debate available as podcast
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.centenarybattlefieldtours.org/teaching-resources/podcasts/the-great-war-debates/