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.

Organisations

Publications

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Title A Night in the West End: Film 
Description Full-length film of 'A Night in the West End' lecture-concert given in April 2019. Co-written and presented by Dr Helen Brooks and Dr Emma Hanna, and with music by Invicta Concert Band, and performances by professional and amateur singers. Film made by Jasper Bouverie. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact None specifically. 
 
Title A Night in the West End: Lecture Concert 
Description Performance: 'A Night in the West End' lecture-concert given in April 2019. Co-written and presented by Dr Helen Brooks and Dr Emma Hanna, and with music by Invicta Concert Band, and performances by professional and amateur singers. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Development of new event coming out of collaborations with Dover Youth Theatre, and with Westgate Hall for lecture-recital 'Here Dead We Lie' in April 2020. 
 
Title Exhibition: Here Dead We Lie 
Description Co-curation with Prof Mark Connelly of photographs of Western Front by Mark Allen (tour guide and amateur photographer). Exhibition is to be toured as a 'pop-up' exhibition to interested venues nationally and in Belgium (via collaborations with In Flanders Fields museum, Tourism Ieper, and Passchendaele Memorial Museum). Exhibition to be launched on 24 April 2020 at Westgate Hall, Canterbury. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact To be confirmed following event. 
 
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 Here Dead We Lie: Lecture-Recital 
Description Lecture-recital (part poetry recital, part lecture) given on 24 April 2020, co-written and presented by Dr Helen Brooks and Prof. Mark Connelly, with recitals given by members of Dover Youth Theatre. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact None yet 
 
Title Performance: The Hem of the Flag 
Description Rehearsed Reading of the WW1 play 'The Hem of the Flag' by Kenelm Foss, performed in full as part of a FWW Centenary Partnership event on Women and the First World War, held in Inverness with IWM and Highland Archive Centre. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Extracts from the performance were performed for the History HIT documentary presented by Dan Snow and produced in collaboration with the AHRC. 
URL https://ahrc.ukri.org/newsevents/news/untold-stories-of-world-war-1-documentary-presented-by-dan-sno...
 
Title Performances: The St Barnabas' Hospice Pilgrimage, 1923 
Description Performances of 'The St Barnabas' Hospice Pilgrimage, 1923' given by student-staff company from University of Kent, at Ypres 100 events in Passchendaele, Belgium to international audience. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Impact on student employability with participants developing careers in theatre, and in theatre history. High quality feedback from international audiences, and commendation from DCMS. 
 
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. 
 
Title St George's Memorial Church exhibition (Mark Connelly) 
Description Prof. Mark Connelly was commissioned by the Friends of St. George's Memorial Church, Ypres, to write a series of pop-up exhibition banners on the history of the church. Gateways also organised French and Dutch translations of the exhibition. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The exhibition is now on display in St George's church to inform visitors of the history of the church. 
 
Title The St. Barnabas Hostels' Pilgrimage, 1923. 
Description Script for documentary performance of 'The St. Barnabas Hostels' Pilgrimage, 1923' given at Ypres 100 in 2017. Co-written by Prof Mark Connelly and Dr Helen Brooks 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Discussions with Passchendaele Memorial Museum re. developing collaborative performance. Collaborations with Prof. Mark Connelly around future public histories embedding performance. 
URL https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/65342
 
Title Think Kent: The Horror of War 
Description 20-minute Think Kent (Ted-talk style) public lecture filmed for broadcast on Kent media channels including potentially KM TV. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact none to date 
URL https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rdCQ1l5KC00&list=PL_voamVqJ_ZyVoZdGh4ov5u1PseEJxwEX&index=8&t=0s
 
Title Tommy-by-the-Way: Workshop performance 
Description Day-long workshop and evening performance of discovered WW1 play 'Tommy by the Way', by Oliphant Down. Workshop was given at Sheppey Little Theatre with select group and play was performed in the evening at the theatre. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Group from Sheppey Little theatre went on to develop successful project with HLF funding, and attend other Gateways events. 
 
Title Travelling Exhibition: From Peace Day to Armistice Day 
Description This is a 'pop up' exhibition, designed to be easily shared with local history events and community projects, that outlines the history of the first years of the commemoration of the First World War in Britain, tracing the change in style and focus of commemoration between peace Day (1918) and Armistice Day (1919). It combines text with images across four banners. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact We will be sending this out to any groups that request it in 2019. 
 
Title Untold Stories of WW1 
Description Documentary featuring the undertaken as part of Gateways and its related project 'Great War Theatre' and featuring extracts from 'The Hem of the Flag' as first performed at Inverness as part of the Centenary Partnership event in April 2018. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Watched by 491 people to date. Led to further discussions with Dan Snow regarding collaborations and possible media work. 
URL https://ahrc.ukri.org/newsevents/news/untold-stories-of-world-war-1-documentary-presented-by-dan-sno...
 
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 Extensive experience of public engagement, collaborative research with non-academic partners and individuals has been gained.
Sectors Creative Economy,Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL https://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/
 
Description Gateways to the First World War, 2014-2019 Gateways to the First World War is one of five public engagement centres established in 2014 with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The AHRC established the engagement centres to "act as beacons for community outreach, engagement and collaboration at a local/regional and a UK-wide scale between research organisations and researchers and community groups, including young people, who are interested in researching and commemorating the First World War..." A key focus of this initiative was to support community projects funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Gateways core team consists of : 1. Prof. Mark Connelly (Director, Kent) 2. Prof. Brad Beaven (Portsmouth) 3. Dr Helen Brooks (Kent) 4. Dr Sam Carroll (Community Heritage Researcher, Kent) 5. Dr Zoë Denness (Research Centre Manager) 6. Prof. Alison Fell (Leeds) 7. Dr Emma Hanna (Kent) 8. Prof. Lucy Noakes (Essex) Images of team Between 2014 and 2019, Gateways has supported community engagement activities to connect academic and public histories of the First World War and its legacy by: 1. Helping community organisations to secure funding for First World War projects and supporting community researchers across the UK with research expertise, skills and resources 1 2. Enriching public understandings of the impact and legacies of the First World War through the co-production of research by academic researchers and the wider community 4 3. Developing partnerships and collaborations that lay the foundations for a sustainable legacy of relationships, practices, resources and structures for building dialogue between academic and public historical research. 6 1. Helping community organisations to secure funding for First World War projects and supporting community researchers across the UK with research expertise, skills and resources Since the launch of the centre in 2014, Gateways has supported 73 organisations from 53 UK constituencies to make successful applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund and two successful applications to the Arts Council. The total amount of funding awarded to these projects is £2,314,502. The centre has supported a further 17 projects already funded by HLF. Most projects have been driven by local communities and have used local experiences of the First World War as a starting point for research, sometimes with a focus on particular institutions, industries, organisations and individuals. Beyond this, most projects have also explored more diverse themes including: international experiences (particularly those of the British Empire), women's experiences, medical histories, wartime industries, transport, childhood, experiences of ethnic minorities, sport, naval history, citizenship (including Conscientious Objectors), religion, mental health, disability history, performance history and legacies of the war. The Gateways team has supported projects by: - Encouraging community groups to broaden their research by asking new questions, connecting with diverse communities and creating imaginative outputs - Assisting projects in locating specific academic expertise and advise on resources from across the centre's network of researchers - Providing letters of support for HLF applicants pledging specific support such as research skills and archive training and recruitment of speakers for project events Outputs have included exhibitions, performances, films, websites, apps, training opportunities and events. Members of the core Gateways team have supported 62 events organised by HLF projects, by delivering training, giving expert talks, hosting archive visits and being involved in open days and showcase events. The centre has organised 17 events to either provide guidance and support for community groups developing applications to the HLF or training, networking, showcasing opportunities for projects which have already been awarded funding. Testimonials from HLF-funded projects: "[Dr Sam Carroll] really helped topull together our funding bid and in that sense it really helped to have that expert eye I think having a Community Heritage Researcher in the form of Sam Carroll has really boosted the profile of all of our projectsto have an extra tier of support has really made a massive difference." "Dr Sam Carroll gave our group Oral History training [which was] excellent. Everyone who attended was more than satisfied, and all felt confident and eager to get going!" "Gateways really supported us well and what I particularly liked were the follow ups we received tracking our progress and offering resolution to any challenges we faced." "[The archive and research session] certainly benefited our project as volunteers came away enthused, empowered to use the archives, and with the skills to explore the collection at the Imperial War Museum further. Sam and her team have been proactive and flexible in the support they've offered, and have opened up their networks to us with great generosity." The centre's wide-ranging programme of events has also been central to engaging with communities and providing access to research expertise. Over the course of the project the centre has organised or collaborated on 155 events, including: - 28 workshops - 23 study days - 10 conferences - 9 development events with the HLF - 8 open days - 6 performances - 5 seminar series (total 36 events), - 5 lectures - 5 screenings - 4 showcase events - 3 panel discussion / roundtables - 3 project launch events - 2 Research Network meetings - 2 interviews - 2 lecture-concerts - 1 information day - 1 commemorative event Feedback from event participants: "so thankful to you and Mark for the extraordinary catalyst and inspuration [sic] provided by Gateways events." "Have attended several events, found them useful as have had access to professional historians and accurate research. They have also been useful for networking with other projects." 2. Enriching public understandings of the impact and legacies of the First World War through the co-production of research by academic researchers and the wider community Gateways has supported engagement between communities and researchers with regional, subject or specialist expertise in relevant areas through the development of an academic Research Network which has 78 members from 33 UK institutions. Members provide advice and guidance for community researchers and support for Gateways / community events. The Gateways Research Fund was launched in January 2015 and offered up to £15,000 (fEC) for members of the Research Network working with community partners on collaborative research projects. A total of £279,277.11 (fEC) was awarded to 20 collaborative research projects involving 38 researchers at 20 UK research institutions and 30 community partner organisations (including community groups, history groups, schools, local councils, museums, churches and a theatre). Outputs included: 30+ community engagement events, including training workshops, study days, school visits and presentations; nine exhibitions; six books; five academic articles; four booklets; four heritage trails / tours; four websites; three databases; two online blogs; two digital maps; two conferences; one film; one song; one teaching pack; one successful AHRC Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement application. Feedback from community partners: The project "has helped us and local residents toReduce social isolation - brought people of all ages together" "The partnershipproved to be a good example of collaborative working in that we were able to explore and share ways of working, e.g. research skills and exhibition skills." "Our volunteers have grown in terms of skills learnt and developed as well as soft outcomes in terms of increased confidence and self-esteem." During Phase 2 of the project, core team members have worked with groups of volunteer researchers on crowdsourcing projects: - Prof. Mark Connelly: Visiting and Revisiting the Western Front 1919-39 - exploring the history of battlefield tourism and pilgrimage during the 1920s and 1930s. - Dr Helen Brooks: Great War Theatre project - research into FWW plays and development of online database of FWW play scripts - Dr Brad Beaven: Mapping the Battle of Jutland - investigating the impact of the Battle of Jutland on British society through identifying and mapping the communities of the sailors who lost their lives in the conflict. Output: interactive online map. Feedback from participants in crowd sourcing projects: "[I found] the entire 'Gateways to the First World War' teamto be welcoming, supportive and genuinely interested in the various skills and knowledge that each volunteer brought to the table." "Definitely more confident in historical research Great support. Excellent communication methods." "The Gateways project built on the methodology of this [HLF project], reinforcing the skills that had been employed in the original task. The opportunity to interact with a wider number of researchers and to work with not only the University of Portsmouth but also the National Museum of the Royal Navy was certainly a valuable experience." 3. Developing partnerships and collaborations that lay the foundations for a sustainable legacy of relationships, practices, resources and structures for building dialogue between academic and public historical research. Gateways has established and extended strong partnerships with a range of local, national and international organisations. The centre collaborated on events/activities with 65 partners, including major organisations such as the British Library, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, FWW Battlefield Tours programme, First World War Centenary Partnership, Heritage Lottery Fund, Imperial War Museums, National Maritime Museums, The National Archives and the Western Front Association, as well as a wide range of other museums, heritage organisations, archives and universities (see spreadsheet). The centre has worked with researchers and community partners from 21 countries (see spreadsheet), and has developed particularly close relationships with organisations in Belgium, including the In Flanders Fields Museum, the CWGC Visitor Centre in Ieper, the Friends of St George's Memorial Church and a number of Belgian universities. The connections between Belgian and UK experiences of WW1 have been highlighted by the Tracing the Belgian Refugees digital research project developed with additional funding from the AHRC. Gateways has sought to support schools and young people through its collaborations and partnerships. On a local level, this has involved 27 talks/workshops for schools and youth organisations. The team at Kent also supported two local schools projects developing exhibitions curated by students. Prof. Mark Connelly is a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Institute of Education's First World War Battlefields Tours programme and contributed to the organisation's travel pack and podcast series. Members of the team participated in the Department for Education's The Great War Debate series for secondary school students. Gateways collaborated with the University of Kent to support a First World War in Schools Commemoration Project (2015-2019) which aimed to engage students and teachers in the centenary of the FWW. The project engaged with 22 schools and 1586 participants. 95% of the schools worked with were non-selective and 55% of the students came from areas of 'high deprivation'. After participating in the project, 92% of students reported an increase in interest in the First World War and 75% in humanities subjects generally. The Gateways team supported the UK Government in planning and delivering major commemorative events during the centenary: In July 2017 Gateways supported DCMS commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele, which included a multimedia event in the Market Square, Ieper, and a commemorative service at Tyne Cot Cemetery. Prof. Mark Connelly attended DCMS planning meetings and offered historical advice and he and Dr Helen Brooks co-wrote a performance for the event. The events were attended by over 4,000 descendants of soldiers who fought in the battle. In July 2016, Prof. Mark Connelly, Prof. Alison Fell, Dr Emma Hanna and Prof. Lucy Noakes supported the National Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme at Heaton Park in Manchester, organised by DCMS, Manchester City Council and HLF. The team advised on, and participated in, the Experience Field event, which involved 212 academics and voluntary contributors telling the stories of life on the home and western fronts in 1916. Dr Hanna advised on popular songs of the FWW for the Battle of the Somme Evening Concert, featuring a national choir of 300 school children and attended by 12,000 people. Feedback from DCMS on Gateways' support for Somme100: Members of the team "provided invaluable assistance both in helping us to shape our commemorative activity and also directly providing content. Gateways to the First World War has proved to be an invaluable resource. We couldn't have done it without them."
First Year Of Impact 2014
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

 
Description Copyright Literary Strategy: Advisory Panel
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Impact is on University of Kent copyright strategy, based on experience working with Orphan Works and EU Orphan Work scheme. Impact is at University level.
 
Description Evidence to Parliamentary Select Committee investigating the First World War centenary
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Membership of King's Theatre, Porstmouth, archives advisory group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Prof. Mark Connelly addressed the All Party Parliamentary Group on War Heritage at the House of Lords outlining the work of Gateways to the First World War and the other engagement centres (chaired by Jeffrey Donaldson, MP, and attended by 7 others.)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Performing Centenaries - Community, Performance and Commemoration
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 09/2018
 
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 database 
Description Undertaking intensive archival research in the Lord Chamberlain's Plays manuscript collection (British Library), recorded up to 15 metadata fields for every play (2976) licensed for performance during WW1. Recorded in open-access online repository database storing information on 3,002 mostly unpublished plays, 1,834 unique playwrights; 769 war-themed plays; and publishing 67 full scripts to date. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Impact on volunteers working on the project - positive personal, and skills development. Impact on international users with identification of 'lost' playwrights and works and enquiries from e.g. Czech museum. Impact on relatives of individual identified in the database, with relatives getting in touch in order to find out more. Data leading to multiple publications inc. 1 x monograph, 2 x journal articles and 1 x book chapter. 
URL http://www.greatwartheatre.org.uk
 
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. 
 
Title Great War Theatre website 
Description Developed an innovative, bespoke relational database and web application. Open-access online repository database storing information on 3,002 mostly unpublished plays, 1,834 unique playwrights; 769 war-themed plays; and publishing 67 full scripts to date. It is collaboratively managed via a bespoke web application, and made accessible via a user-friendly website with interactive live search, capable of advanced querying/integration via a RESTful HTTP API. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Advice to similar projects e.g. Portsmouth Railway project. Collaboration with colleagues in Computer Sciences and Digital Humanities. Involvement in University signiture research themes around creative computing, and Leverhulme DTP. 
URL http://www.greatwartheatre.org.uk
 
Description 'Poppies' and IWM collaboration 
Organisation Imperial War Museum
Department Centenary partnership programme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Discussions with Public Engagement Officer from War Memorials Register and Lives of the FWW around community engagement practices. Attendance and networking with producers of Poppies - a new musical on the FWW.
Collaborator Contribution Advice and guidance around GDPR and volunteering best practice.
Impact None to date.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Belgian refugees workshop in Cardiff 
Organisation Temple of Peace Cardiff
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We explained the relevance of our research to their own building's history, and invited an audience of participants from all over wales who wouldn't normally have visited their building.
Collaborator Contribution The Temple of Peace hosted a workshop on Belgian refugees and helped publicize our event.
Impact New entries to the Belgian refugee database
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with the Royal British Legion 
Organisation The Royal British Legion
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Professor Mark Connelly wrote the historical note on the '100 Days campaign' for the Royal British Legion commemorative programme for its Ypres pilgrimage in August 2018.
Collaborator Contribution The Royal British Legion has helped to publicise Gateways events.
Impact Royal British Legion commemorative programme for its Ypres pilgrimage, August 2018.
Start Year 2018
 
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. 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. Gateways collaborated with the CWGC on a research day in March 2018.
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; Training CWGC intern team (Mark Connelly); Commonwealth War Graves Commission Research Project
Start Year 2017
 
Description Consultation on Special Collections collections and archiving 
Organisation Special Collections - Library
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Advise on contents and collecting policy around new collections and potential materials relating to WW1
Collaborator Contribution Support around developing potentially valuable collections relating to WW1
Impact NA
Start Year 2018
 
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 Camden Road Education Arts and Theatre Enterprise
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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 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 First World War Network 
Organisation First World War Network
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Gateways has provided support for the First World War Network, a network of ECRs ad postgraduate students. The Steering Committee includes members of the Gateways Research Network. Gateways sponsored the public engagement elements of 'The End of the War & the Reshaping of a Century' conference co-organised by the FWW Network and the University of Wolverhampton in September 2018.
Collaborator Contribution Gateways has provided support for the First World War Network, a network of ECRs ad postgraduate students. The Steering Committee includes members of the Gateways Research Network.
Impact The End of the War and the Reshaping of a Century conference
Start Year 2017
 
Description Here Dead We Lie 
Organisation Dover Youth Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Development of recital-lecture in collaboration with Dover Youth Theatre inspired by the battlefield photography of collaborator, Mark Allen. Contributions include expertise in photography, exhibition design, lecture-concert scripting and development.
Collaborator Contribution Westgate Community Trust providing discounted rental of community performance venue, technical support and advice. Dover Youth Theatre are contributing performances of poetry presented by members of the youth theatre.
Impact Here Dead We Lie: lecture-recital script
Start Year 2019
 
Description Here Dead We Lie 
Organisation Westgate Community Trust (Canterbury) LTD
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Development of recital-lecture in collaboration with Dover Youth Theatre inspired by the battlefield photography of collaborator, Mark Allen. Contributions include expertise in photography, exhibition design, lecture-concert scripting and development.
Collaborator Contribution Westgate Community Trust providing discounted rental of community performance venue, technical support and advice. Dover Youth Theatre are contributing performances of poetry presented by members of the youth theatre.
Impact Here Dead We Lie: lecture-recital script
Start Year 2019
 
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 35 successful applications to the HLF since the beginning of Phase 2, with several more 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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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, 2017-18 and 2018-19. This included a research papers from Prof. Alison Fell, Prof. Mark Connelly and Prof. Lucy Noakes. Prof. Connelly contributed to the IFFM's 'To End All Wars?' conference in August 2018. 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, 2017-18 and 2018-19. 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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
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 Leeds City Library 
Organisation Leeds Central Library
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I discussed the Belgian refugees project with the local studies librarian and an invited audience of community groups and interested Leeds residents
Collaborator Contribution Leeds City Library hosted a talk and a workshop
Impact New entries to the Belgian refugees database
Start Year 2019
 
Description Leeds Minster collaboration 
Organisation Leeds Minster
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I advised their outreach workers on what to do with some of the materials collected as part of their WW1 centenary activity
Collaborator Contribution They showed me the material collected as a part of the WW1 centenary activity, and agreed to be interviewed as part of the Reflections research project
Impact The Minster deposited some material in the University of Leeds The contact agreed to be interviewed as part of the Reflections research project
Start Year 2019
 
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 Meeting with Director of MESH Theatre company 
Organisation MESH Theatre Company
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Advised on plays which may be of interest and on context of theatre during the war. Offered to publicise production taking place summer 2018 in Ieper.
Collaborator Contribution Wanting to use extracts from the productions/plays I have found in developing their own new production.
Impact None to date as a recent collaboration.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Night in the West End 1914-1918 
Organisation Westgate Community Trust (Canterbury) LTD
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing the idea of a Night in the West End lecture-concert. Developing collaborations with the relevant partners, performers and the Westgate Hall. Organising the event and research process.
Collaborator Contribution Providing the Westgate Hall and working with us to develop the concept for the event. Suggestions around content and activity. Taking part in the research process.
Impact Night in the West End, lecture concert, April 2019 full performance Night in the West End, short film Night in the West End, script
Start Year 2018
 
Description Nurses of Passchendaele 
Organisation Ossett Academy and Sixth Form College
Country United Kingdom 
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 Richmond School and Sixth Form College
Country United Kingdom 
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 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
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 University of Manchester
Department School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
Country United Kingdom 
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
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 Wakefield Girls' High School
Country United Kingdom 
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 Peace Fields Project: National Children's Football Alliance 
Organisation National Children’s Football Alliance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Gateways have been working with the NCFA since 2014, specifically with regard to their work on the Peace Fields twinning projects to partner school playing fields in the UK with those at the Peace Village in Messines, Belgium.
Collaborator Contribution Gateways have hosted school visits to the University of Kent, and also supported their Peace Ride to Ypres initiative by organising, funding and hosting a one day workshop event on Football in the First World War with the involvement of the British Legion and the University of Kent's Sports Department.
Impact Football and Peace project activities. Peace Fields project activities and ceremonies.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Performing Centenaries Workshop 
Organisation Theatre Royal Brighton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Workshop discussing best practice and experiences of developing new theatre and performance, and working with historic performance in contemporary settings. Facilitated the workshop and discussion.
Collaborator Contribution Attendance and contribution of ideas from different areas of theatre practice.
Impact This was a specific event bringing together collaborators to reflect on collaborations already taken place. It connects with performances which have taken place produced by Threadbare Theatre and with events at Theatre Royal Brighton.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Performing Centenaries Workshop 
Organisation Threadbare Theatre Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Workshop discussing best practice and experiences of developing new theatre and performance, and working with historic performance in contemporary settings. Facilitated the workshop and discussion.
Collaborator Contribution Attendance and contribution of ideas from different areas of theatre practice.
Impact This was a specific event bringing together collaborators to reflect on collaborations already taken place. It connects with performances which have taken place produced by Threadbare Theatre and with events at Theatre Royal Brighton.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Phone Meeting with Guy Holland, Citizens Theatre re Collaboration 
Organisation Citizens Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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 Phone Meeting with Never Such Innocence Project 
Organisation Never Such Innocence
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution After meeting at Ypres 100 we are working on mutually supporting the distinct projects. We have put them in touch with our WW1 Schools project to promote the work they are doing, and have promoted their project through Gateways.
Collaborator Contribution They are talking to us about potential to work with them around the source materials used. They are also discussing working with us on schools workshops via our WW1 Schools project.
Impact None yet
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 Refugees exhibition at the Imperial War Museum London 
Organisation Imperial War Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our project has helped to inform the exhibition- I met with curators, read texts and offered suggestions. In addition we provided a number of refugee stories and contacts with descendants.
Collaborator Contribution They featured our project as part of their exhibition on refugees.
Impact Exhibition New entries to our Belgian refugees database
Start Year 2018
 
Description Sanitation, Sand and Shells: The War Diary of Alfred M. Cockburn 2nd London Sanitary Company, Royal Army Medical Corps 
Organisation Bishop Grosseteste University
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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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 Big Ideas Company: The Unremembered 
Organisation Big Ideas
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Advised on and fact checked the research outputs from the Big ideas Company project 'The Unremembered'.
Collaborator Contribution The Big Ideas Company (funded by DCMS) worked with community groups across Britain to research the local histories of the Labour Corps during the First World War.
Impact A series of case studies of individuals who served with the Labour Corps during the First World War. Made freely available via Big Ideas Company website, and thus adding to our wider knowledge of the impact of the conflict.
Start Year 2018
 
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 engagement centre collaborated to organise a conference, Voices of the Home Fronts: Reflections and Legacies of the First World War, 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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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; Western Front Association, Hatfield Peverell ; Talk for Western Front Association Sussex Branch (Mark Connelly);
Start Year 2017
 
Description Workshop on using Newspapers for the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Trust 
Organisation Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Professor Brad Beaven and Dr Mel Bassett held a workshop on researching, analysing and interpreting newspapers. The workshop was held in a computer lab so participants could use the archive and research material for themselves. This is a HLF funded project.
Collaborator Contribution The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Trust brought 12 members to the workshop and they were keen to understand how to work use and analyse digital materials but also how to store them electronically.
Impact The project will result in public talks and an d a mobile exhibition.
Start Year 2019
 
Description 'Commemorating Zeebrugge' talk (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof. Mark Connelly gave a talk called 'Commemorating Zeebrugge', to launch Dover Museum's exhibition 'Twisting the Dragon's Tail', which marked the centenary of the Zeebrugge raid of 1918. The talk was followed by audience discussion and questions. 74 people attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/twisting-the-dragons-tail-the-zeebrugge-raid-on-film-tickets-43087758...
 
Description A Night in the West End Band Rehearsal 
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 Rehearsal for 'A Night in the West End' evet with approximately 30 volunteer members of the Invitca Concert Band.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description A Night in the West End Performance 
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 Performance of 'A Night in the West End' lecture-concert event. Around 200 members of the public attended this free event at the Westgate Hall. The event was professionally recorded for Gateways.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/night-in-west-end
 
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 A talk for Canterbury Rotary Club 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In November 2018 Professor Mark Connelly gave the talk 'Restoring Ypres' to Canterbury Rotary Club (54 people). The talk was followed by audience questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A talk for Whitstable Umbrella Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In November 2018 Prof. Mark Connelly gave the talk 'Remembrance and Identity: commemorating the Somme, 1916 to the present' at Whitstable Umbrella Centre (37 people). The talk was followed by audience questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description AHRC Reflections on the Centenary 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 In October 2018 Prof. Mark Connelly took part in the workshop 'Evaluating the work of the engagement centres', a AHRC Reflections on the Centenary event, National Archives (33 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Accessing Archives 
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 Chairing day-long workshop for public groups and individuals working on FWW projects, exploring how to access and work with different types of archives. Sparked discussion and questions around practical ways of doing research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Accessing Archives Event Winchester 
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 event designed to inform community groups about the archives available to them locally and regionally that would be useful for FWW community projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Accessing Archives Workshop hosted by Gateways to the FWW at Institute of Historical Research 
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 A free event bringing together archives professionals and researchers to share advice on using national, local and online collections for community groups wanting to discover more about the First World War. My role as Community Heritage Researcher was to engage with the groups offering project development advice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/accessing-archives-study-day-first-world-war-community-heritage...
 
Description Advised King's Theatre, Portsmouth on choice of plays and research methods for HLF 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 Ongoing advice and guidance to King's theatre Portsmouth to support their HLF project. Included providing template spreadsheet for research, advising on methodology for tracing plays and performances, and identifying relevant plays and advising on how to access them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://kingsportsmouth.co.uk/community-education/community-projects/ww1-project/
 
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 Archival training for Women of Sheppey project 
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 Gateways Research Network member Dr Chris Kempshall ran an archival training session for the HLF-funded Women of Sheppey project. This helped the group develop skills needed to undertake their research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Armistice Service - Westminster Abbey 
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 Attendance at, and accompanying Gateways project representatives to the Armistice service at Westminster Abbey. Discussions around projects which had taken place and nature of remembrance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 2-day Engagement Centres meeting, Birmingham 
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 2-day Engagement Centres meeting at the University of Birmingham, for both Gateways and Reflections projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Attended war memorial re-dedication ceremony 
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 Attended war memorial re-dedication ceremony at Smeeth on which I had advised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 BAME Seafarers in the First World War Workshop in the National Archives 
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 Approximately 60 people attended and there was a good mix between academics, museum professionals, historians and the general public. The event was designed to stimulate interest from the general public and community groups into applying to the HLF for funding on BAME seafarer projects. A number of projects seemed viable and we intend to keep int touch with the network which has been created by the event. This was a larger follow-up event that we held in Portsmouth in January 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BAME Seafarers in the First World War: Projects, Resources and Support 
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 Gateways to the FWW and TNA co-hosted event brought together community and academic researchers and public history organisations to give presentations on the service of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) seafarers in the First World War.

The National Archives displayed some of their resources relating to BAME seafarers during the First World War and the challenges that many faced in the wake of the war ending and the racial disturbances that followed. As Gateways to the FWW Community Heritage Researcher I was there to advise on new community heritage project development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/bame-seafarers-2019
 
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 Belgian refugees project workshop 
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 helped to run in Manchester library the first of what will be a series of public workshops introducing the Belgian refugees project which has constructed a database where people can upload details of refugees they've researched.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://belgianrefugees.leeds.ac.uk/about/
 
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 Catholics and the British Army in the First World War 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Sam Carroll organised a workshop for the HLF-funded project 'Catholic Chaplains Front-line Motivation: Revisitation!, run by the Congolese Catholic Chaplaincy. Gateways organised for Research Network member Prof. Michael Snape to give a talk and Q&A on the subject to support the project team with their work. 12th May 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Centenary Reflections in the Entente Alliance 
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 Gateways supported Research Network member Dr Chris Kempshall to organise this event exploring the different ways in which First World War centenary commemorations have bee marked in Britain, France and America. The event included a workshop with the University of Kent Special Collections and Archives team on the First World War material they hold. This was followed by an expert panel examining the centenary commemorations in different nations, then the launch of Dr Kempshall's book 'British, French and American Relations on the Western Front, 1914-1918'. In the event feedback participants reported gaining new knowledge and ideas and all those who provided feedback rated the event 5/5.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/entente-alliance
 
Description Centenary Reflections on the Entente Alliance Event 
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 Chaired a panel on Gateways' Centenary Reflections on the Entente Alliance Event, November 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/entente-alliance
 
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 Commonwealth War Graves Commission Operations Staff conference 
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 November 2019: 'Living with the dead: the Imperial War Graves Commission, France and Belgium, 1919-1939'. Commonwealth War Graves Commission Operations Staff conference, Arras (25 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Commonwealth War Graves Commission Research Project 
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 Gateways worked with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to recruit research volunteers for a workshop at the CWGC archive investigating CWGC records on First World War cemetery and memorial sites. 7 volunteers took part.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/cwgc-volunteer-project
 
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 National Maritime Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered a conference paper at the National Maritime Museum's 'First World War and the Sea' in November 2018, which Gateways had co-organised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/first-world-war-sea-conflict-culture-and-commemoration
 
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 Conference paper on post-war reconstruction 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participation in, and invited conference paper presented in May 2018 by City of Leuven, in collaboration with the University of Leuven / KU Leuven: an international conference on post-war reconstruction in the 1920's, as part of a series of memorial events 100 years after World War I.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Cross-Centre Engagement 
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 Workshop and discussion between all engagement centres with planning for future events, and reflection on best practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Crowd sourced research project at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission archives 
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 Gateways recruited seven members of the public to spend a day in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) archives, where they learnt how to use the archives to begin to research the graves of soldiers of the First World War buried in the United Kingdom. They are researching these graves and sending new information back to the CWGC Archives to help them to identify further graves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Crowd sourcing day, Commonwealth War Graves Commission Archives 
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 In September 2019 I ran a crowd-sourcing day with the Archivist at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission archives. We trained a small group of volunteers, whose travel, subsistence and accommodation was paid for by Gateways, to conduct research in the CWGC archives and to enter information about previously un-catalogued files regarding queries about war graves following the First World War, onto the archive's online catalogue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Culture in Captivity: Prisoners of War and Internees During The First World War. Event at Westgate Hall, 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 Gateways to the First World War presented a free study day bringing together some of the latest academic research on internees and prisoners of war. The event included talks from Professor Matthew Stibbe (Sheffield Hallam University), Dr Oliver Wilkinson (University of Wolverhampton) and Dr Emma Hanna (University of Kent). I participated as the Gateways Community Heritage Researcher advising on project development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/pow-research-canterbury
 
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 Discussion with Dennis Miles on the successful HLF award. 
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 The working group formulated detailed plans for inducting and training the volunteers for the project. There will be a behind the scenes tour around the dockyard and a visit to the Imperial War Museum. The meeting also established workshops that will be run by Prof. Beaven on researching themes, archives and selecting material for the exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Engagement Centres Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Attendance and participation in Engagement Centres' Festival, November 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description English Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited to write a 2000 word feature article about theatre during the First World War for the A-level magazine 'English Review'. The magazine is a mix of approaches to help them with A level questions but also contextual and to stimulate further reading. Many schools and pupils now have very limited library resources and limited access to e resources, so what the articles also do is to make quotations that students can then use again, from secondary diary sources that are available and recent but they may not be able to actually go and read
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Exhibition workshop for Congolese Catholic Chaplaincy FWW project 
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 As Gateways to the FWW Community Heritage Researcher I facilitated a workshop for project volunteers on creating exhibitions and best practice. This took place at a chaplaincy in London and was open to project participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Engagement Centres Research Festival, Glasgow Women's Library 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Research Festival co-ordinated by the five First World War Engagement Centres, focusing on women's lives and work during the First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 First World War Seminar Series with the In Flanders Fields Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gateways to the First World War organised a First World War Seminar Series in collaboration with the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper.

25 October 2018 (University of Kent): Georgina Boyes (Independent Researcher) - 'The Great War and the English Folk Revival: Class, Gender and the Souls of Dead Warriors'

8 November 2018 (University of Kent): Professor Toni Lerut (KU Leuven) - 'Harvey Cushing In Flanders Fields'

22 November 2018 (In Flanders Fields Museum): Professor Mark Connelly (Gateways / University of Kent) - 'The Imperial War Graves Commission, Princess Beatrice and the grave of Prince Maurice of Battenberg'

6 December 2018 (In Flanders Fields Museum): Dr Chris Kempshall (University of Sussex) - 'Fighting among friends? Relations between British soldiers and their allies 1914-1918'

10 January 2019 (University of Kent): Prof. Dr. Jan Schmidt (KU Leuven) - 'Lessons Learned - Japan's Military and Bureaucratic Elite and the First World War'

24 January 2019 (In Flanders Fields Museum): Professor Lucy Noakes (Gateways / University of Essex) - 'Poppy Petals: The Meaning of the Great War in 21st Century Britain'

7 February 2019 (University of Kent): Prof Marysa Demoor & Dr Cedric Van Dijck (Ghent University) - 'Trench Journalists in Belgium, Britain and France'

21 February 2019 (In Flanders Fields Museum): Professor Alison Fell (University of Leeds) and Dr Christophe Declerq (University College, London and KU Leuven) - 'Tracing the Belgian Refugees: research project and database'

All talks were followed by questions and discussions with the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/news/seminar-series-2018-19
 
Description Flag making workshop as part of Leeds City Council's Armistice programme 
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 I supported a museum curator and creative practitioner who carried out a series of workshops across Leeds making peace banners to commemorate the Armistice. We then had a celebration event at the University of Leeds at which I gave a talk about Leeds in Nov 1918 and people discussed their experience of making the banners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.leedsinspired.co.uk/commemorating-wwi
 
Description Flanders Fields Museum talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact October 2019: 'Notes and swearies: blasphemy and obscene language in the BEF, 1914-18', Kent/Gateways-In Flanders Fields Museum talks, In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper (23 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Football in the First World War study day and Peace Fields Dedication 
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 Football in the First World War study day and Peace Fields Dedication, University of Kent. Playing field at Kent dedicate as a Peace Pitch and twinned with Peace Village in Messines as part of Peace Fields project (HLF) which we have supported at Gateways. Event was attended by Rosie Duffield, MP for Canterbury.
The twinning ceremony was filmed by Meridian News (ITV) and broadcast 31 December 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Further meeting with NCFA and Kent Sports, Peace Ride to Ieper 
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 Further meeting with NCFA and Kent Sports, Peace Ride to Ieper and to organise the study day on football in the First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Gateways End of Project Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Full-day event marking the end of the Gateways project, with supporters, participants, and interested parties. Presented session. Networked with volunteers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Gateways Football and the First World War study day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact November 2018: 'Sport and troop morale in the First World War'. Prof. Mark Connelly was a roundtable participant in the Gateways Football and the First World War study day (28 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/football-first-world-war
 
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 Gateways and the centenary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact November 2019: 'Gateways and the centenary', Institute of Historical Research, London. (39 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Guide for Friends of St John's 
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 In September 2018 Prof. Mark Connelly acted as a Guide for the Friends of St John's Church, Barham, trip to Ieper (48 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hands-On History Internship Scheme 
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 Building on experience of developing workshops, I worked with Special Collections and Archives to design a two-week internship scheme for members of public and PG students to learn archival practice together. Took place in June 2019 and was a great success. Impact on SC&A was in the ability to archive significant amounts of new materials which were uncatalogued. Volunteers chose to stay on after and volunteer at SC, gaining new skills and experiences. Friendships and mutual understanding created by bringing PGRs and public together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Helped to write short biographies of women in First World War for the Big Ideas WW1 project, 'Trailblazer' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I helped to write several potted biographies of 'inspirational' women of the First World War to be used as an online schools resource, for the 'Big Ideas' project that was funded by Department of Local Government & Communities to carry out a series of First World War activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.big-ideas.org/project/trailblazers/
 
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 Imperial War Museum Film Showing and Panel Discussion, Women in the First World War at University of Highlands and Islands, Inverness 
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 The Imperial War Museum showed a new film which had been made about women's work in the First World War. I was invited to be on a panel with the film's director to discuss the historical context of the film and subject matter. Around 30 people attended and this led to interesting discussions and sharing of information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview on BBC4 documentary about commemoration of the First World War 
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 I was an historical advisor and interviewee for a BBC4 documentary narrated by Hew Edwards called 'We Will Remember Them'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Interviewee and advisor for BBC Leeds TV documentary about a Belgian soldier in 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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Leeds followed the story of a Leeds grandson of a Belgian soldier whose family history I had researched - they filmed him meeting members of his Belgian family for the first time, and I gave a contextual interview and advised on all aspects of the documentary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited guest at Menin Gate 
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 In November 2018 Prof. Mark Connelly was an invited guest at Menin Gate for the Armistice Day centenary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 paper for In Flanders Fields Museum conference (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Mark Connelly, with Stefan Goebel, gave an invited paper, 'The New Battles for Ypres, 1919-1945', at the In Flanders Fields Museum international conference, 'To End all Wars' in Ieper, Belgium. The paper was followed by questions and discussion. 24 August 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.teaw.be/
 
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 Joint centres Research Festival 
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 May 2019: Participation in joint centres Research Festival, Belfast. Facilitator at Policy Breakfast, Riddel Hall, Queen's, Belfast (50 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Languages of the First World War 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given as part of Languages of the First World War conference, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Leicester Grammar School Public History 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 In September 2018 Prof. Mark Connelly gave the talk 'Mobilizing for the knock-out blow: the British Empire and the First World War' for Leicester Grammar School Public History Day. (Over 350 people attended the day).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Looking Back; Looking Forward: Reflections on the First World War Centenary 
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 Gateways organised an event reflecting on the commemorative activity which has taken place during the First World War centenary. Panel discussions included battlefield guides, museums professionals and others involved with public engagement activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/reflections
 
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 organise Football in the First World War study day 
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 Meeting to organise Football in the First World War study day with NCFA and Kent Sports.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/football-first-world-war
 
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 Colin Lay on proposed HLF bid by Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Trust 
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 I advised a proposed HLF bid by Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Trust.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Dennis Miles Chair of the Portsmouth Royal Historic Dockyard Trust and Colin Lay about planning for the successful HLF award. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The meeting scoped out the project and discussed the areas the Gateways could help in terms of recruiting volunteers and professional expertise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 NCFA about Peace Ride 
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 NCFA about Peace Ride to Ieper and event to support it on football in the First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Member of panel 'Women, Work and the First World War' High Life Highlands Centre, Inverness 
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 Member of panel 'Women, Work and the First World War' High Life Highlands Centre, Inverness. Around 60 people attended the event to share and discuss various elements of women's work 1914-18.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/women-work-and-first-world-war-0
 
Description National Army Museum's lunchtime lecture series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In October 2018 Prof. Mark Connelly gave the talk 'The Great War in American and British Cinema, 1920-2010' for the National Army Museum's lunchtime lecture series (63 people). The talk was followed by audience questions and discussion.
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 Night in the West End study day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Study-day and collaborative research activity around West End theatre during WW1. Training on how to undertake digital research to participants with range of experience and knowledge. Very positive response, with participants being invited to attend the resulting lecture-concert as VIP guests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Notes and swearies: blasphemy and obscene language in the BEF, 1914-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact January 2019: 'Notes and swearies: blasphemy and obscene language in the BEF, 1914-18', Western Front Association, Hatfield Peverell branch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Oral History Training for Western Isles Council community projects 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 8 people from Western Isles local history societies attended a training workshop on oral history interviewing skills.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Organisation and participation in the National Archives Voices of the Home Front conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was on the organisation for this committee at which several First World War projects presented their findings alongside academics presenting their research. I also attended the session and chaired three of the sessions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Pages of the Sea 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Accompanying post-graduate student and staff to attend Pages of the Sea at Folkestone beach. Discussion around remembrance and commemoration practices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 'First World War Languages' conference (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Mark Connelly gave a paper, 'The language of battlefield guidebooks, 1919-1939', at the 'First World War languages' conference, organised by University College, London, British Library and University of Antwerp. The paper was followed by questions and discussion. 10 Sep 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://languagesandthefirstworldwar.wordpress.com/2018/05/14/programme-for-the-2018-conference/
 
Description Paper at 'Great War, 2018-19' conference (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Mark Connelly a paper called 'Ypres: holy ground of Imperial Arms. Turning a Belgian town into an extension of the British Empire, 1914-1939', at 'The End of the War & the Reshaping of a Century' international conference at the University of Wolverhampton. 8 September 2018. The paper was followed by questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.wlv.ac.uk/media/departments/faculty-of-social-sciences/documents/Wolves-Conference-Progr...
 
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 at Voices of the Home Fronts Conference, TNA Kew 
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 paper on the Salvation Army at Voices of the Home Fronts Conference, TNA Kew.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voices-of-the-home-fronts-reflections-and-legacies-of-the-first-world...
 
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 Gateways Study Day, Culture in Captivity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paper delivered at Gateways Study Day, Culture in Captivity at Westgate Hall, Canterbury, 1 June 2018. I had organised this study day with the members of the HLF project group 'Culture in Captivity: Canterbury Connections' on whose application we had advised and continue to work with. Other experts gave papers and discussions were had about other researchers' work and future plans. For example, I have agreed to write an article on music and 'Barbed Wire Disease' with one of the HLF team members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/culture-captivity-study-day-prisoners-war-and-internees-during-...
 
Description Paper delivered at Religious Archives Group annual meeting, KCL 
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 Religious Archives Group annual meeting, KCL, May 2018 on the role of chaplains and music making in the First World War. The paper included some of the new research which is to be included in my forthcoming monograph for CUP, and this led to discussions with archivists about further help with this, particularly the Salvation Army Heritage Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Paper delivered at Surrey Archives Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Delivered a paper at Surrey Archives Centre, Croydon, at an event hosted by Croydon Airport Trust who had contacted Gateways to advise on developing the history of Croydon airport during the First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Paper for Globalising War, Localising War seminar (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Mark Connelly gave a paper on 14 June 2018 called 'Creating Celluloid War Memorials: the battle reconstructions of British Instructional Films, 1921-1931', for the Globalising War, Localising War seminar, University of Oxford, Faculty of History. 8 people attended. The paper was followed by questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Participated in Engagement Centres' Research Festival London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Participated in Engagement Centres' Research Festival London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participated in Gateways to the First World War final public engagement day 
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 the final public event held by the Gateways to the First World War Public Engagement Centre, at the Institute of Historical Research, London. I gave a talk which provided an overview of the wider Centenary in Britain, and situated the activities of the Engagement Centre within this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/
 
Description Participation in Engagement Centres' Research Festival Cardiff 
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 Participation in Engagement Centres' Research Festival Cardiff by acting as 'rapporteur' at 'policy breakfast' and attendance and contribution to discussions with HLF project partners over two days.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ahrc.ukri.org/newsevents/events/calendar/2019-ww1-engagement-centres-festival-legacies-of-th...
 
Description Participation in Gateways Final Event, Insitute of Historical Research 
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 Participated in and chaired a session during Gateways' Final Event, Institute of Historical Research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/gateways-first-world-war-end-project-event
 
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 a memorialisation during and after WW1 public workshop, University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a short talk about women's responses to the burial of the dead in France and Britain after WW1, and participated in a Q & A with other panellists and WW1 commemoration as part of a series of public talks run by the University's special collections team.
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 Peace Day talk at Newhaven Fort 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Delivered a talk about the centenary of Peace Day talk at Newhaven Fort.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.newhaventowncouncil.gov.uk/event/peace-day-1919-2019/
 
Description Peace Fields Twinning Ceremony 
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 Interviewed by Meridian News (ITV) during twinning of Peace Fields ceremony at University of Kent.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.childrensfootballalliance.com/football-and-peace/university-of-kent
 
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 Planing meeting with partners for 'A Night in the West End' lecture concert 
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 Planing meeting with partners for 'A Night in the West End' lecture concert, including the chairman and musical director of the Invicta Concert Band, 14 January.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/night-in-west-end
 
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 Planning meeting for 'A Night in the West End' lecture concert 
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 Another planning meeting for 'A Night in the West End' lecture concert with members of the Invicta Concert Band, the Westgate Hall Trust and soloists who are going to perform at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/night-in-west-end
 
Description Podcast - WFA podcast 
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 Co-interviewed with Dr Pip Gregory on the topic of 'The Better 'ole' for a Western Front Association podcast: 'Mentioned in Dispatches'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep134-bainsfathers-other-ole-cartoon-dr-helen-brooks/id1205540...
 
Description Podcast for English Heritage 
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 In May 2019 I was one of two participants in the English Heritage podcast on the history of the Cenotaph.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://podtail.com/podcast/the-english-heritage-podcast/episode-15-the-centenary-of-the-cenotaph-th...
 
Description Presentation at Accessing Archives event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Mark Connelly gave a talk on 'Using newspapers to explore the First World War' for the Gateways Accessing Archives study day on 21st September 2018. The event was mainly aimed at participants in First World War community projects, particularly those funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The presentation included questions, discussion and advice for project groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/accessing-archives-study-day-first-world-war-community-heritage...
 
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 Presentation to Barham Church of England School (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Prof. Mark Connelly gave a 'Life in the Trenches' presentation to Barham Church of England School for pupils in Years 5 and 6 to assist them with their project work on the First World War. September 2018. 58 children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 University of Lancaster First World War Annual Lecture Series 
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 the annual public lecture in University of Lancaster's First World War lecture series, co-organised with the Lancaster Military History Society in November 2018. The lecture took place at the University of Lancaster and the audience was made up of members of the public, members of the Military History Society, students and academics. The topic of the lecture was 'Dying for the Nation: Death, Grief and Bereavement in Britain after the Great War'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/events/dying-for-the-nation-death-grief-and-bereavement-in-britain-after...
 
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 Public talk at Stornoway Town Hall on Peace Day 1919 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In July 2019 I gave a public talk at Stornoway Town hall on Peace Day, 1919. This was attended by the general public and by heritage professional working in the Western isles. It was also live-streamed to more remote settlements in the islands. It was part of an HLF funded project examining Peace Day 1919 in Stornoway.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.welovestornoway.com/index.php/whats-happening-bv/13982-peace-and-armistice-talk
 
Description Radnor House School talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact February 2019: 'Pilgrims to Ypres, and the cost of the war on a city', Radnor House School talk to Sixth Form and Year 9 students (35)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/rh7sixth
 
Description Radnor House School talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact February 2019: 'Pilgrims to Ypres, and the cost of the war on a city', Radnor House School talk to Sixth Form and Year 9 students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/rh7sixth/status/1095055211125706752
 
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 Research Day for 'A Night in the West End' lecture concert 
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 Volunteers were trained and helped during a Research Day for 'A Night in the West End' lecture concert which we are putting on with local performers at the end of April 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/night-west-end-guided-research-day
 
Description Research Workshop: BBC Home Front team (BBC Radio 4) 
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 I was invited to talk about my research, and specifically life in Britain towards the end of the First World War, to the production and writing team on the BBC 'Home Front' drama series. Storylines about the Spanish 'flu, food shortages and unmarried mothers were subsequently incorporated into the drama series between September-November 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06n2wzk
 
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 Roadscholar Summer School talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact September 2019: 'Ypres: holy ground of Imperial Arms. Turning a Belgian town into an extension of the British Empire, 1914-1939', Roadscholar Summer School, St. Hugh's College, Oxford (47 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Royal British Legion commemorative programme (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Prof. Mark Connelly wrote the historical note on the '100 Days campaign' for Royal British Legion commemorative programme for its Ypres pilgrimage, August 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Rugby School talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact September 2019: 'Ypres: holy ground of Imperial Arms. Turning a Belgian town into an extension of the British Empire, 1914-1939', Rugby School (72 A-Level History students and 8 members of staff).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description School Visit (Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys) 
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 In October 2018 Prof. Mark Connelly gave the talk 'Kent, Ypres and visiting the Western Front', for Years 12 and 13 History students at Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Canterbury. 12 people attended and the talk was followed by questions and discussion with the students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description School Visit: Butlers Wood Chislehurst 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Delivered a talk to school students about soldiers' protests at the end of the Great War. This initiated discussions about the relationship between servicemen and the state on and around demobilisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Special Interest magazine (Kent) article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article entitled 'That's the stuff to give the troops (and home front) appeared in Bygone Kent magazine, vol. 40 no.4
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://bygonekent.org.uk/product/jul-aug-2019/
 
Description St. John's Catholic School talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact February 2019: 'Rebuilding Ypres, the British community and commemorating the salient', St. John's Catholic School, Gravesend (38 pupils, 4 members of staff and 12 invited guests).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Stelling Minnis Primary School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In November 2018 Prof. Mark Connelly gave the talk 'Life on the Western Front' for Stelling Minnis Primary School (31 pupils and 3 staff).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact December 2019: 'British Jewry and the Commemoration of the Great War, 1919-1939', speaker at 'Shalom Sussex' study day on Jews and the First World War, University of Brighton (33 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Submitted evidence on centenary to House of Commons Select Committee on Heritage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact March 2019: Submitted evidence on centenary to House of Commons Select Committee on Heritage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Support for Theatre, Cinema and the First World War exhibition 
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 Gateways' exhibitions on Cinema in the First World War and Theatre in the First World War were displayed at Rose Street Cottage of Curiosities, Sheerness, from 24 March to 28 April 2018. The exhibition was one of a series of events which were part of Sheppey Promenade 2018 Year-long Arts and Heritage Festival. The loan of the exhibitions was part of Gateways' support for the HLF-funded Women of Sheppey in WW1 project by Sheppey Promenade, and fed into their research for the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/exhibition-theatre-cinema-first-world-war
 
Description TaPRA 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presenting research from the project at Theatre and Performance Research Association annual conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Cinema study day, University of Southampton 
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 at Cinema study day, University of Southampton, organised by Gateways, 26 October.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/the-big-shows
 
Description Talk at Egham Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In April 2019 I gave a talk at Egham Museum on commemoration and remembrance of the dead in interwar Britain. This was organised by the Museum as part of its activities for its HLF funded project on the First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk at FWW Studies Conference 'Public Engagement' event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented on Gateways to the FWW and Engaging the Public with the FWW Centenary at a public event on PE as part of the FWW Studies conference 2019. The event took place at the Leeds museum to an international, national and local audience of public and cultural industry representatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk at Kent Family History Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Delivered a talk on music in the FWW at the Kent Family History Society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.kfhs.org.uk/ashford-branch-pastevents
 
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 North West Kent Western Front Association 
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 on music in the FWW at the North West Kent (Petts Wood) branch of the Western Front Association.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.westernfrontassociation.com/branches/united-kingdom/kent-north-west/
 
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 Simon Langton Boys' Grammar School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Delivered a talk at Simon Langton Boys' Grammar School, Canterbury, October 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at Smeeth & Brabourne British Legion 
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 about music in the FWW at Smeeth & Brabourne British Legion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Woodchurch 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 Delivered a talk to Woodchurch Historical Society on the Great Chart collection held at the Kent Archives and Library Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 East Kent Western Front Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact May 2019: St. George's Church, the British community and the rebuilding of Ypres, 1919-1939, East Kent Western Front Association (53 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk at the Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a talk at the Flanders Fields Museum Ypres (Poppy Petals: The meaning of the Great War in 21st Century Britain) to curators and members of the public. This was part of the First World War Seminar Series organised by the In Flanders Fields Museum and gateways to the First World War throughout the First World War centenary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Invicta Grammar School for Girls 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact September 2019: 'Ypres: holy ground of Imperial Arms. Turning a Belgian town into an extension of the British Empire, 1914-1939', Invicta Grammar School for Girls, Maidstone (18 students and 3 members of staff).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk at the Lutyens' Trust, Flanders House 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact March 2019: 'Edwin Lutyens, the Imperial War Graves Commission and the cemeteries of the Ypres salient', talk for the Lutyens' Trust, Flanders House (26 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 at the North Kent Western Front Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact November 2019: 'The single biggest bit of work since the Pharaohs: the Imperial War Graves Commission, 1917-1939', North Kent Western Front Association (42 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk at the Walthamstow branch, Western Front Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact July 2019: 'Notes and swearies: blasphemy and obscene language in the BEF, 1914-18', Walthamstow branch, Western Front Association (38 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://walthamforesthistoryandheritage.net/2019/01/01/use-of-blasphemy-swearing-in-the-bef-1914-18-...
 
Description Talk delivered to committee regarding Smeeth war memorial re-dedication 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I delivered a talk to a local community committee who requested advice on the re-dedication of their memorial at Smeeth, Kent.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk for Ashford Council exhibition (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof. Mark Connelly gave a talk in June 2018 called 'Photographing the Western Front, 1916-1918'. The event was organised by Ashford council (held at Ashford College) as part of its 'Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace' exhibition. 17 people attended. The talk was followed by discussion and debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk for Avenue Theatre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In October 2018 Prof. Mark Connelly gave the talk 'Pilgrims to Ypres, and the cost of the war on a city' at Avenue Theatre, Sittingbourne for Sittingbourne Historical Association. (42 people.) The talk was followed by questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 for Western Front Association East London branch (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof. Mark Connelly gave a talk on 21 June 2018 for the Western Front Association, East London branch called '"This painful sacrifice": Princess Beatrice of Battenberg and the burial of a royal body'. 49 people attended. The talk was followed by questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.westernfrontassociation.com/branches/united-kingdom/london-east/events/this-painful-sacr...
 
Description Talk for Western Front Association Sussex Branch (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof. Mark Conelly gave a talk for the Western Front Association (Sussex Branch) in April 2018: 'Shifting Sands: the changing image of Lawrence of Arabia'. 23 people attended. The talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Belgian Refugees at the In Flanders Fields museum, Ypres 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Along with Dr Christophe Declercq I gave a talk as part of a series of talks on WW1 at the In Flanders Fields museum, and introduced the Tracing the Belgian Refugees project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk on WW1 hospitals for the Congo Great Lakes WW1 HLF project 
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 supported an HLF project run by the Congo Great Lakes community organisation based in London, giving a talk about hospitals in WW1, running a debate and Q&A with the group, and advising on the exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk on the Spanish Flu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact In October 2019 I gave a talk on death, grief and mourning in early 20th century Britain (at the University of Brighton) to volunteers and participants in the HLF funded project (led by Inroads Productions) Spanish Flu and the Aftermath of World War One in Brighton and Sussex.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 on women and women's work in 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 In October 2019 I gave a talk at Bursledon Brickworks, Swanwick, Hampshire on women and women's work in First World War Britain. Attendees were volunteers on the Bursledon Brickworks NLHF funded project examining women's work at the brickworks during the war.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk to Ashford Historical Society 
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 talk to Ashford Historical Society on war memorials in Remembrance Week.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 launch the opening of the Queen's Own Buffs Regimental Association archive in the Templeman 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 In October 2018 Prof. Mark Connelly gave the talk 'Kent, its regiments, and the First World War' to launch the opening of the Queen's Own Buffs Regimental Association archive in the Templeman Library. The project was initiated by Connelly, and developed in partnership with Special Collections team, Templeman Library. 48 people attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Talk: Association of Performing Arts Collections 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Co-presented with Head of Special Collections and Archives, University of Kent, around internship scheme I designed for Special Collections, providing public and students opportunities to work and train together in archival practice. Talk impacted on range of Arts heritage and cultural organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Teynham Historical Society talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact June 2019: 'Ypres: holy ground of Imperial Arms. Turning a Belgian town into an extension of the British Empire, 1914-1939', Teynham Historical Society (12 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Big Shows: Theatre and Cinema during the First World War 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gateways to the FWW and the University of Southampton co-hosted this event that focused on the history of stage and screen during the First World War. The day was also designed for community groups who were considering putting together a FWW project and hoping to get funded by the HLF. As Gateways Community Heritage Researcher I was there to engage with these groups and offer advice and guidance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/the-big-shows
 
Description The End of the War and the Reshaping of a Century conference 
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 Gateways sponsored 'The End of the War and the Reshaping of a Century' international conference at the University of Wolverhampton, 6-8 September 2018. The conference was organised by the Centre for Historical Research at the University of Wolverhampton , the Western Front Association, and the FWW Network for Early Career and Postgraduate Researchers. Gateways' Prof. Alison Fell was a keynote speaker, and Prof. Mark Connelly and a number of Gateways Research Network members gave papers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.wlv.ac.uk/media/departments/faculty-of-social-sciences/documents/Wolves-Conference-Progr...
 
Description The First World War and the Western Isles (with Lucy Noakes): Projects, Funding and Reflections on the Centenary 
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 Comhairle nan Eilean Siar co-hosted this free event with two of the First World War Engagement Centres; Gateways to the First World War and Living Legacies 1914-18. The day began with the project updates from Ar Dìleab and then a research presentation by the 'Visualising the Iolaire' project. Another aim of the day was to publicise the support on offer for community heritage projects looking for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund's First World War: Then and Now grant. It also provided an opportunity for organisations to reflect on centenary activity to date in order to shape and inform future work, and discuss best practice, planning for forthcoming anniversaries and networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/western-isles-centenary
 
Description The Indian Army in the First World War - Major Gordon Corrigan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gateways organised a free public lecture at the University of Kent by Major Gordon Corrigan on the history of the Indian Army during the First World War. The lecture was followed by audience questions ad discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/indian-army-first-world-war-major-gordon-corrigan-mbe
 
Description The Somme - 100 years 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Chairing and introduction for Mark Connelly presenting by invitation to local community around remembrance and the Somme, for armistice anniversary period.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Theatre Royal, Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk given at Theatre Royal, Nottingham on theatre during WW1, linking with their HLF project. Seats sold out and overwhelming requests for further information and discussion afterwards. Also invited to do further events at the theatre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Theatre and Cinema of WW1 
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 given as part of Gateways study day on theatre and cinema during WW1. Plans made to develop HLF projects. Further discussion with existing collaborators eg King's Theatre Southsea about future work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tour of Lutyens cemeteries in the Ypres Salient 
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 May 2019: Devised and led tour of Lutyens cemeteries in the Ypres Salient for the Lutyens Trust in association with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. (12 members attended.)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Tour of Ypres 
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 March 2019: Tour of Ypres as memory site for Anglican ministry experience candidates, Anglican Diocese of Europe (12 candidates, four members of staff).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training CWGC intern team (Mark Connelly) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Prof. Mark Connelly led two training training workshop for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission intern team based at the Ieper office, in May and August 2018. He worked with the interns to develop a walking tour called 'Gateway to Ypres' exploring the history of the CWGC's work in the area. The first tours were launched on 16 May 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cwgc.org/learn/news-and-events/news/2018/05/15/14/54/cwgc-interns-host-guided-tours
 
Description Training day for CWGC interns 
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 April 2019: Training day for CWGC interns (five), Ieper CWGC office.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description University of Kent Former Staff Association 
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 In November 2018 Prof. Mark Connelly gave the talk 'Ypres: holy ground of Imperial Arms. Turning a Belgian town into an extension of the British Empire, 1914-1939' for the University of Kent Former Staff Association (37 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description University of Kent PGR conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact June 2019: 'Ypres: holy ground of Imperial Arms. Turning a Belgian town into an extension of the British Empire, 1914-1939', School of History, University of Kent PGR conference (29 people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Untold Stories of WW1 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Documentary featuring the undertaken as part of Gateways and its related project 'Great War Theatre' and featuring extracts from 'The Hem of the Flag' as first performed at Inverness as part of the Centenary Partnership event in April 2018. Seen by over 500 people to date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ahrc.ukri.org/newsevents/news/untold-stories-of-world-war-1-documentary-presented-by-dan-sno...
 
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 Voices of the Home Front conference 
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 In October 2018 Prof. Mark Connelly gave the paper 'Rebuilding Ypres: local initiative, the war dead and the reconstruction of a sacred landscape' at the Voices of the Home Front conference, jointly organised by the National Archives, Everyday Lives in the First World War and Gateways (Connelly and Fell). 15 people attended the paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/voices-home-fronts-reflections-and-legacies-first-world-war
 
Description Walthamstow FWW Day 
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 Talk about and introduction of performance of 'Tommy by the Way', produced by the Walthamstow Players, an amateur theatre group set up out of the Great War Theatre project and work with Gateways.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description War Horse programme 
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 One-page feature article based on interview with me included in War Horse programme for touring production in 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description War, Conscription and Conscientious Objection 1914-1919 
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 Gateways sponsored an event in Dundee, organised by Research Network Member Dr Billy Kenefick exploring British war resistance during the First World War. The event included a lecture from Research Network Member Dr Cyril Pearce.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/war-conscription-and-conscientious-objection-1914-1919
 
Description Western Front Association, Hatfield Peverell branch 
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 In January 2019 Professor Mark Connelly gave a talk called 'Notes and swearies: blasphemy and obscene language in the BEF, 1914-18', for the Western Front Association, Hatfield Peverell branch. 39 people attended and the talk was followed audience Q&a and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.westernfrontassociation.com/branches/united-kingdom/essex/events/notes-swearies-mark-con...
 
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 Women in the First World War event. Highland Archive Inverness. 
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 High Life Highland and the University of the Highlands and Islands co-hosted this open and free study day with the First World War Centenary Partnership, led by Imperial War Museums, Gateways to the First World War, Living Legacies 1914-18 and Reflections on the Centenary of the FWW. The aim of this event was to bring community and academic audiences together to learn more about current research on Women and Work in the First World War, the archival and digital resources available to those planning to conduct their own research and centenary funding opportunities for community projects. It also provided an opportunity for organisations to reflect on centenary activity so far in order to shape and inform future work, and provided opportunities for discussion about best practice, planning for forthcoming anniversaries and networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/women-work-and-first-world-war-0
 
Description Women, Work and the First World War'. Roundtable 
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 Participated in a roundtable debate and q & a session as part of the Women, Work and the First World War workshop at High Life Highland Archive, Inverness. April 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/1452204/highlanders-will-delve-into-the-history-...
 
Description Workshop Away from the Western Front 
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 advised an Heritage Lottery Fund project team for a project called 'Away from the Western Front'. I suggested contacts and resources for a project working with schoolchildren on nurses who travelled beyond the Western Front and left diaries/memoirs, and talked to team members over the phone, giving short accounts of my research on nurses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://awayfromthewesternfront.org/
 
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 at Belton House on First World War nurses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I ran a workshop for a group of volunteers working on a Heritage Lottery Funded project on First World War nursing based at Belton House (a hospital during the war). Several of the attendees were nurses and physiotherapists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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
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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