Everyday Lives in War: First World War Engagement Centre

Lead Research Organisation: University of Hertfordshire
Department Name: School of Humanities

Abstract

'Everyday Lives in War' aims to build productive community engagement and research partnerships with the capacity to stretch and even surprise all involved. It connects university and community researchers to explore histories and legacies of the First World War through collaborative histories, creative performance, source exploration, practical experiment and digital sharing. The Centre has a physical base three geographical regions: eastern and central England; South West England; and the North West, and supports collaborative partnerships across the U.K.

In developing objectives and a programme of activities for a second phase of work (2017-19), the Centre has reflected on experience since 2014. Phase 1 for ELIW can be summed up as a process of making communities of interest. This was particularly significant because our research themes of food, theatre, childhood, farming, supernatural beliefs, cartoons, military tribunals and conscientious objection, ran counter to the dominant trajectory of national UK commemoration. Phase 2 consolidates our topics under the heading of 'everyday life' and builds on our commitment to listening to diverse voices.
The Centre will continue innovative dialogues between university and community researchers. In 2017 the Centre will embark on connecting communities of interest. It will draw on the expertise and enthusiasm evident in the collaborative projects funded by the Centre, in HLF-funded and other grassroots community groups, and in the work of independent researchers. Our aim here is to foster sustainable and creative research networks, reach under-represented groups, inspire new FWW projects (and applications to HLF) and to explore best practice in realising this ambition. In 2018, we will highlight international contexts to deepen the research networks and understanding of the everyday life theme. The programme for 2019 will draw together the work of the previous 5 years in a final intensive phase of reflection on legacy: historical legacies of the FWW in the UK and the wider world; the significance of the centenary as a device for thinking forward through the past; and lessons for working as an 'engaged university'.

'Everyday life' offers a powerful tool in exploring 'stories hidden even to ourselves', and in reflecting on memory, scale and the relevance of present-day issues in constructing different national pasts. The impact of the FWW on those born since 1919 allows the Centre to address inter-generational relationships and re-think the meanings of 'legacy'.

Geographical communities are significant to the Centre, but so is the inclusion of communities of interest, belief, practice, circumstance or experience. Through co-produced research, the Centre is developing intellectual and cultural contexts to enrich historical understanding of the FWW. Phase 2 will expand these insights by considering the significance of 'hands-on history' when communities of makers engage creatively with FWW histories of their crafts.

The centenary of the FWW is an opportunity to probe in innovative ways the historical significance of a period which resonates strongly in contemporary Britain. In 2013, the precise form of centenary activities, the relationship between academic and public histories, and the influence of the state and other bodies in shaping memorialisation, were still uncertain. A conjunction of meticulous research, living tradition and multiple end users, is creating a situation that is itself a fascinating subject for analysis and an occasion for profound dialogue about the nature of scholarship and heritage in 21st-century Britain.

Planned Impact

New knowledge and skills will have a direct impact on the FWW centenary and those involved with it. Transferable skills, capacity building and networks will have longer-term relevance. Case studies will contribute to understanding of a wide-range of community and public contexts.

Who might benefit from this research?
* Individuals & community groups, local and regional. HOW: new transferable skills and confidence building gained through formal training, informal activities, and through the inclusive strategies that give participants a voice in the Centre and its research networks; structured knowledge exchange facilitated by the Centre's FWW digital resources and co-produced research. Practical project experience, including appropriate ethical practice. A broader historical context through which to engage with centenary activities; new understandings of the FWW and its complex legacies in the communities and families to which they belong; opportunities for inter-generational dialogue. Support for HLF-funded projects.
* Individuals & community groups, national and international. HOW: skills and new knowledge about the FWW gained via online access to activities and expertise; a sense of inter-connectedness through the processes of remembering the FWW and its legacies.
* Communities frequently marginalised in heritage initiatives. HOW: through an emphasis on 'stories hidden even to ourselves'; confidence building achieved through activities that value their experiences and expertise, including hands-on history; new skills and networks of shared interest generated by participation in the Centre. Ethical engagement with topics of relevant to them.
* Heritage Lottery Fund. HOW: support for funded FWW projects.
* Heritage & cultural organisations e.g. museums, arts organisations. HOW: forging new networks that cross county boundaries; opportunities to share expertise, archives and other resources with similar organisations; potential for working with volunteers and communities not previously known to them. New knowledge about the FWW for professional staff; and a forum for raising awareness about their own FWW programmes.
* National non-government groups. HOW: synergies between the Centre's research and outreach programme and their own FWW activities; knowledge, skills and resources exchange.
* Government bodies, local and regional. HOW: scope for meeting core policy objectives of social inclusion, widening participation and community cohesion through a sense of shared heritage. New knowledge about what is distinctive about their locality; opportunities to be 'on the map'.
* Schools involved in the programme and indirectly through best practice. HOW: staff involvement in co-produced research as a form of CPD; formal learning for students via curriculum materials; stronger links between schools and HEIs in their region; opportunities for school students to develop transferable skills through participation in a wide range of FWW activities relevant across the curriculum, including performance, oral interviewing, creative writing, digital co-production. New knowledge for students to ground the FWW in their own localities and families; a voice for young people in thinking about present and future legacies of the FWW.
* HEIs. HOW: sharing experience in community engagement and co-production of research.
* Tourism and other commercial ventures. HOW: new, accessible, historically-accurate material on the FWW, particularly unfamiliar angles. Whether their own story or a more generic one, heritage is a powerful resource for businesses in marketing, staff engagement or business strategy.
* Policy makers. HOW: dialogue with communities; case studies on the nature of communities, active participation and social empowerment; insights into the legacies of the FWW and their implications for future policies, e.g. to re-engage with pressing contemporary issues, such as climate change, global insecurity, intelligence gathering.

Organisations

 
Description The importance of community-based knowledge and research in understanding heritage and history. We will report more fully at the end of 2019 when this phase of funding concludes.
Exploitation Route Development of productive ways of engaging with community heritage; support for community research projects, including around diverse legacies and contested histories.

Contributing practice and analysis on: the making of university-community partnerships; the meanings and uses of commemoration in 21st-century Britain.

We will report more fully at the end of 2019 when this phase of funding concludes.
Sectors Creative Economy,Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/
 
Description The Centre is now in its second phase of funding. While 2016 concluded the first, three-year phase of the Engagement Centre programme, the Centre continues to build on iniatives and relationships developed since 2014. All researchers funded by the centre are working with community groups, heritage organisations and national bodies, including the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Centre has funded an additional 14 collaborative projects to co-produce research on topics linked to the Everyday Lives in War theme. In some cases collaboration with community groups is long-standing, with new projects emerging. (For example, Moore's work with the St Albans Home Front project has taken on two new themes: 'anonymous' women and a call for researchers to record their own involvement in the centenary. During Phase 1 Duffett arranged an exhibition in Colchester; in Phase 2 this has led to further archival research and plans for a film). We also continue to extend our geographical reach and make contact with groups new to the Engagement Centre scheme. Overall the Centre is shifting its focus to stimulate and support community interest in the aftermath of the war and international perspectives. We continue with both in-depth research collaboration and light-touch involvement: e.g. answering queries, giving a talk, providing research materials and introductions. We remain committed to processes of: building community confidence in research skills; challenging familiar narratives of the war; valuing the distinctive knowledge contribution from community projects; and connecting academic and public research.In addition to Researchfish, these activities are detailed on the ELIW website and through Centre evaluations and regular reports to the AHRC. The team is committed to outreach, bringing the theme of everyday life to people who may not have previously expressed an interest in the centenary. During 2017, the Centre continued to deliver workshops around specific research topics, including business history and military intelligence. A major collaboration with the Voices of War and Peace Centre has led to the touring exhibition, Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler's Photographs of Germany in the Great War. These images, seen now for the first time in the UK, has opened new perspectives to audiences in Birmingham, Manchester and Hatfield (Oct 2017-May 2018). Again the Centres have worked to engage passing audiences (with a large footfall at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery) and also create opportunities for detailed discussion at community-focused workshops (e.g. on women and photography). Members of the ELIW team are participating in various projects to evaluate the FWW centenary programme led by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Heritage Lottery Fund; Imperial War Museum. These discussions have a significant policy dimension with implications for how the UK marks future anniversaries and supports community heritage. We expect to report more fully on all these aspects in future reports.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Heritage Lottery Fund Data Analysis project
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Participation by invitation in DCMS Centenary consultation, 14.3.18 (Sarah Lloyd)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description 'The Canadians in Devon', exhibition of Canadian War Art held between 15 September 2018 and 6 January 2019 at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Organisation Devon County Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Fedorowich was on the steering committee and was historical advisor and researcher for the exhibition from 2016 onwards.
Collaborator Contribution Please note that the collaborating party/partner on behalf of the South West Heritage Trust was the Devon Remembers Project. The partners designed and curated the exhibition.
Impact Museum Exhibition
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'The Canadians in Devon', exhibition of Canadian War Art held between 15 September 2018 and 6 January 2019 at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Organisation Exeter City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Fedorowich was on the steering committee and was historical advisor and researcher for the exhibition from 2016 onwards.
Collaborator Contribution Please note that the collaborating party/partner on behalf of the South West Heritage Trust was the Devon Remembers Project. The partners designed and curated the exhibition.
Impact Museum Exhibition
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'The Canadians in Devon', exhibition of Canadian War Art held between 15 September 2018 and 6 January 2019 at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Organisation Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Fedorowich was on the steering committee and was historical advisor and researcher for the exhibition from 2016 onwards.
Collaborator Contribution Please note that the collaborating party/partner on behalf of the South West Heritage Trust was the Devon Remembers Project. The partners designed and curated the exhibition.
Impact Museum Exhibition
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'The Canadians in Devon', exhibition of Canadian War Art held between 15 September 2018 and 6 January 2019 at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Organisation South West Heritage Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Fedorowich was on the steering committee and was historical advisor and researcher for the exhibition from 2016 onwards.
Collaborator Contribution Please note that the collaborating party/partner on behalf of the South West Heritage Trust was the Devon Remembers Project. The partners designed and curated the exhibition.
Impact Museum Exhibition
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'The Canadians in Devon', exhibition of Canadian War Art held between 15 September 2018 and 6 January 2019 at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Organisation University of the West of England
Department Regional History Centre
PI Contribution Dr Fedorowich was on the steering committee and was historical advisor and researcher for the exhibition from 2016 onwards.
Collaborator Contribution Please note that the collaborating party/partner on behalf of the South West Heritage Trust was the Devon Remembers Project. The partners designed and curated the exhibition.
Impact Museum Exhibition
Start Year 2016
 
Description 1917 - Revolution, Russia and Europe, 18 October 2017 to 15 April 2018 (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
Organisation German Historical Museum
PI Contribution Advice to curator Julia Franke about the British reaction to the Russian Revolution, especially the labour movement, using my extensive knowledge of the period and topic. I also suggested specific objects for the exhibition from the collections of the People's History Museum in Manchester and elsewhere.
Collaborator Contribution Major exhibition in Berlin National Museum.
Impact Major exhibition in Berlin National Museum.
Start Year 2017
 
Description A Tale of Two Biscuits (reported by Rachel Duffett and Mike Roper) 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Providing WW1 rationing and general food history expertise and context.
Collaborator Contribution Working with a practitioner from another discipline has been influential in terms of developing new approaches to material sources. The collaboration has also opened up previously untapped archives such as those at Reading Museum and The Museum of English Rural Life.
Impact No outputs to report as yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Barnwell at War: everyday lives in working-class east Cambridge during World War I 
Organisation 100 Years of Coconuts
PI Contribution Joint academic-community research project resulting in the publication of a 40-page book & an exhibition a the Museum of Cambridge.
Collaborator Contribution As above.
Impact Additional URL for this collaboration: http://www.100yearsofcoconuts.co.uk/blog/everyday-lives-in-wartime-barnwell-examined. Outputs: Book: 'Barnwell at War' Exhibition: Barnwell at War, Museum of Cambridge
Start Year 2017
 
Description Barnwell at War: everyday lives in working-class east Cambridge during World War I 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Wolfson College
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint academic-community research project resulting in the publication of a 40-page book & an exhibition a the Museum of Cambridge.
Collaborator Contribution As above.
Impact Additional URL for this collaboration: http://www.100yearsofcoconuts.co.uk/blog/everyday-lives-in-wartime-barnwell-examined. Outputs: Book: 'Barnwell at War' Exhibition: Barnwell at War, Museum of Cambridge
Start Year 2017
 
Description British Ex-Service Students and the Rebuilding of Europe, 1919-1926 (reported by Daniel Laqua) 
Organisation Northumbria University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Northumbria University: management of the project (including organisation of team meetings, budgeting, reporting); archival research and gathering of documentation (mostly through specially employed Research Associate); organisation of two events with community partners and external audiences; editing and authoring of content for the pamphlet 'Students in England and the Legacy of War'; planning of journal article; production of a number of short online pieces.
Collaborator Contribution The partner from UCL Institute of Education has been closely involved in every single aspect of the project; as such, the comments about 'contributions made by you and/or your research team' equally apply to our partner. Representatives from project partners NUS and WEA contributed to our public events in Newcastle and London. Partner NUS provided access to historical documents, helped organise an event at NUS Macadam House and helped plan a working-paper series on the history of students. Partner WEA contributed to our pop-up exhibition and wrote a section of our pamphlet 'Students in England and the Legacy of War'.
Impact Pamphlet 'Students in England and the Legacy of the First World War' Pop-up exhibition (five panels) Short articles on NUS website about specific aspects of NUS history Working paper series in the history of the student movement Journal article currently in preparation and to be submitted to the journal History (Also - please note additional URL to supplement the URL request in the question above: http://nuhistam.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/research-project-on-university-students.html)
Start Year 2017
 
Description British Ex-Service Students and the Rebuilding of Europe, 1919-1926 (reported by Daniel Laqua) 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Northumbria University: management of the project (including organisation of team meetings, budgeting, reporting); archival research and gathering of documentation (mostly through specially employed Research Associate); organisation of two events with community partners and external audiences; editing and authoring of content for the pamphlet 'Students in England and the Legacy of War'; planning of journal article; production of a number of short online pieces.
Collaborator Contribution The partner from UCL Institute of Education has been closely involved in every single aspect of the project; as such, the comments about 'contributions made by you and/or your research team' equally apply to our partner. Representatives from project partners NUS and WEA contributed to our public events in Newcastle and London. Partner NUS provided access to historical documents, helped organise an event at NUS Macadam House and helped plan a working-paper series on the history of students. Partner WEA contributed to our pop-up exhibition and wrote a section of our pamphlet 'Students in England and the Legacy of War'.
Impact Pamphlet 'Students in England and the Legacy of the First World War' Pop-up exhibition (five panels) Short articles on NUS website about specific aspects of NUS history Working paper series in the history of the student movement Journal article currently in preparation and to be submitted to the journal History (Also - please note additional URL to supplement the URL request in the question above: http://nuhistam.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/research-project-on-university-students.html)
Start Year 2017
 
Description British Ex-Service Students and the Rebuilding of Europe, 1919-1926 (reported by Daniel Laqua) 
Organisation Workers' Educational Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Northumbria University: management of the project (including organisation of team meetings, budgeting, reporting); archival research and gathering of documentation (mostly through specially employed Research Associate); organisation of two events with community partners and external audiences; editing and authoring of content for the pamphlet 'Students in England and the Legacy of War'; planning of journal article; production of a number of short online pieces.
Collaborator Contribution The partner from UCL Institute of Education has been closely involved in every single aspect of the project; as such, the comments about 'contributions made by you and/or your research team' equally apply to our partner. Representatives from project partners NUS and WEA contributed to our public events in Newcastle and London. Partner NUS provided access to historical documents, helped organise an event at NUS Macadam House and helped plan a working-paper series on the history of students. Partner WEA contributed to our pop-up exhibition and wrote a section of our pamphlet 'Students in England and the Legacy of War'.
Impact Pamphlet 'Students in England and the Legacy of the First World War' Pop-up exhibition (five panels) Short articles on NUS website about specific aspects of NUS history Working paper series in the history of the student movement Journal article currently in preparation and to be submitted to the journal History (Also - please note additional URL to supplement the URL request in the question above: http://nuhistam.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/research-project-on-university-students.html)
Start Year 2017
 
Description Conference Reappraising the Representation of the People Act, 1918, 14-Sep-2018 (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
Organisation Keele University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This day conference was held at UCLan and drew on the various research strands of staff members Dr David Stewart (Labour and Co-operatives parties), Dr Nick Mansfield (Patriotic labour, ex-service organisations and rural workers) and Dr Jack Southern (cotton workers and Lancashire), especially on themes of gender, class, nationhood and local identity in its examination and reappraisal of the Act.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Karen Hunt from Keele University opened the first panel with an engaging paper on Class and Adult Suffrage during the Great War. The archives session that featured speakers from the People's History Museum, the National Co-operative Archive and the Lancashire Archives. highlighted the wide range of relevant resources available for researchers. .Dr Julie Gottlieb, from Sheffield looked at the commemoration of women's suffrage through anniversary celebrations. Dr Dan Weinbren of the Open University considered the role of local identity by analysing the influence of local patriotism on the extension of the franchise in 1918.
Impact RPA conference at UCLan - as per the following summary: https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2018/10/reappraising-the-representation-of-the-people-act-1918-conference-14-september-2018/
Start Year 2017
 
Description Conference Reappraising the Representation of the People Act, 1918, 14-Sep-2018 (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
Organisation Open University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This day conference was held at UCLan and drew on the various research strands of staff members Dr David Stewart (Labour and Co-operatives parties), Dr Nick Mansfield (Patriotic labour, ex-service organisations and rural workers) and Dr Jack Southern (cotton workers and Lancashire), especially on themes of gender, class, nationhood and local identity in its examination and reappraisal of the Act.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Karen Hunt from Keele University opened the first panel with an engaging paper on Class and Adult Suffrage during the Great War. The archives session that featured speakers from the People's History Museum, the National Co-operative Archive and the Lancashire Archives. highlighted the wide range of relevant resources available for researchers. .Dr Julie Gottlieb, from Sheffield looked at the commemoration of women's suffrage through anniversary celebrations. Dr Dan Weinbren of the Open University considered the role of local identity by analysing the influence of local patriotism on the extension of the franchise in 1918.
Impact RPA conference at UCLan - as per the following summary: https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2018/10/reappraising-the-representation-of-the-people-act-1918-conference-14-september-2018/
Start Year 2017
 
Description Conference Reappraising the Representation of the People Act, 1918, 14-Sep-2018 (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
Organisation People's History Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This day conference was held at UCLan and drew on the various research strands of staff members Dr David Stewart (Labour and Co-operatives parties), Dr Nick Mansfield (Patriotic labour, ex-service organisations and rural workers) and Dr Jack Southern (cotton workers and Lancashire), especially on themes of gender, class, nationhood and local identity in its examination and reappraisal of the Act.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Karen Hunt from Keele University opened the first panel with an engaging paper on Class and Adult Suffrage during the Great War. The archives session that featured speakers from the People's History Museum, the National Co-operative Archive and the Lancashire Archives. highlighted the wide range of relevant resources available for researchers. .Dr Julie Gottlieb, from Sheffield looked at the commemoration of women's suffrage through anniversary celebrations. Dr Dan Weinbren of the Open University considered the role of local identity by analysing the influence of local patriotism on the extension of the franchise in 1918.
Impact RPA conference at UCLan - as per the following summary: https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2018/10/reappraising-the-representation-of-the-people-act-1918-conference-14-september-2018/
Start Year 2017
 
Description Conference Reappraising the Representation of the People Act, 1918, 14-Sep-2018 (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
Organisation University of Central Lancashire
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This day conference was held at UCLan and drew on the various research strands of staff members Dr David Stewart (Labour and Co-operatives parties), Dr Nick Mansfield (Patriotic labour, ex-service organisations and rural workers) and Dr Jack Southern (cotton workers and Lancashire), especially on themes of gender, class, nationhood and local identity in its examination and reappraisal of the Act.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Karen Hunt from Keele University opened the first panel with an engaging paper on Class and Adult Suffrage during the Great War. The archives session that featured speakers from the People's History Museum, the National Co-operative Archive and the Lancashire Archives. highlighted the wide range of relevant resources available for researchers. .Dr Julie Gottlieb, from Sheffield looked at the commemoration of women's suffrage through anniversary celebrations. Dr Dan Weinbren of the Open University considered the role of local identity by analysing the influence of local patriotism on the extension of the franchise in 1918.
Impact RPA conference at UCLan - as per the following summary: https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2018/10/reappraising-the-representation-of-the-people-act-1918-conference-14-september-2018/
Start Year 2017
 
Description Conference Reappraising the Representation of the People Act, 1918, 14-Sep-2018 (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This day conference was held at UCLan and drew on the various research strands of staff members Dr David Stewart (Labour and Co-operatives parties), Dr Nick Mansfield (Patriotic labour, ex-service organisations and rural workers) and Dr Jack Southern (cotton workers and Lancashire), especially on themes of gender, class, nationhood and local identity in its examination and reappraisal of the Act.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Karen Hunt from Keele University opened the first panel with an engaging paper on Class and Adult Suffrage during the Great War. The archives session that featured speakers from the People's History Museum, the National Co-operative Archive and the Lancashire Archives. highlighted the wide range of relevant resources available for researchers. .Dr Julie Gottlieb, from Sheffield looked at the commemoration of women's suffrage through anniversary celebrations. Dr Dan Weinbren of the Open University considered the role of local identity by analysing the influence of local patriotism on the extension of the franchise in 1918.
Impact RPA conference at UCLan - as per the following summary: https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2018/10/reappraising-the-representation-of-the-people-act-1918-conference-14-september-2018/
Start Year 2017
 
Description Documenting Dissent (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
Organisation Global Link Development Education Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Various advice from January 20117 to February 2018 from my research on radicalism and labour movement activities during the war and its aftermath, especially the radical ex-service organisations, on which I have published.
Collaborator Contribution Extensive research by a group of Lancaster based volunteers using the local press on peace, protest and politics c 1917 to 1927. This has been inputted into the website below. The work they did on the post war League of Nations Associations has been especially valuable.
Impact Website launched on 23 January 2018 with my public lecture 'Radical Ex-servicemen and the Great War'.
Start Year 2014
 
Description External examiner for PhD on 'The Anti-War movement in Wales, 1914-18, Aled Eurig Cardiff University (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department School of History, Archaeology and Religion
PI Contribution Invited as external examiner because of my wide knowledge of Great War labour movement.
Collaborator Contribution Supervised and produced PhD, passed with minor corrections, 17 February 2017 and is being published by the University of Wales Press.
Impact PhD thesis being published by the University of Wales Press.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Health, Medicine and Disability in Northampton during the First World War (reported by Caroline Nielsen) 
Organisation Northampton General Hospital, Northampton
Department History Archive
PI Contribution In-depth archival research into the wider history of the everyday experience of health and medical welfare in early twentieth century Northampton over a long period of time; complete survey of Historical Archive's key record series and development of indices and account of the formation of the document and internal logic of the document; mapping of the historical geography of health ; planning and organisation of pop-up events to display aspects of the research; planning, running and hosting of focus groups to discuss the research and evaluation which areas would be most effective within public history settings; development and authoring of digital texts and partner website; designing and leading workshop with trainee teachers on disability history teaching in the English curriculum.
Collaborator Contribution Facilitating the archival access of the project lead; allowing photography of documents for research purposes; scanning some images for potential use in the project; in-depth knowledge of archival sources; sharing their extensive prior knowledge and experience from earlier history of medicine public history projects; suggesting potential avenues of research and areas which may be of interest to the general public to put in the displays.
Impact Evaluation of the contents of the archive's key record series, and indexing of the earliest entries 18-19th September 2017: 'Blurring the Boundaries?: Definition and the Potential for Set Narratives in the Public Social History of Medicine, Health and Disability'. Research paper on public engagement in history of medicine projects. Given at 'Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850-1948' (University of Oxford): an interdisciplinary policy-focused symposium. 28th & 30th November 2017: Focus groups and Casual Visitor feedback on potential displays designs and content, Park campus, University of Northampton. 1st December 2017: East Anglican Paediatric Orthopaedic Group Winter Meeting, : around 30-40 delegates on the History of Medicine. The meeting was granted CPF accreditation by BOA for 3 points. Invited by event organiser, Dr Rajan Natarajan - Trauma and Orthopaedics, Northampton General Hospital. Design and delivery of a replicable and scalable teaching workshop on disability history as an aspect of diversity in History teaching, designed for History specialist Initial Teacher Training students at the University of Northampton (run for the first time 6th December 2017 within one of their scheduled seminars). It is hoped that further outcomes for this workshop can be developed through partnership with the Education team within the University of Northampton (multi-disciplinary: museum and heritage studies, Education Studies, and History) Development of pop-up display on health and medicine in early 20th century Northampton - displayed in different versions and formats in the Carnegie Room Northampton Library (9th and 10th December) and Abington Park Museum entrance 10th December (multi-disciplinary: museum and heritage studies and History) Development of pop-up display 'Leather in Medicine' resulting in developing relationship with the National Leather Collection - displayed 13th and 18th December 2017 (multi-disciplinary: museum and heritage studies and History) Forthcoming: The associated website and open-access areas of the project lead's research will be formally launched in March 2018. 26th April 2018: Research paper, '"Alleviate or Cure?": The Politics and Geography of Disability in Northampton, 1893-1918' History Research Seminars, University of Northampton It is not possible to fully judge the impact of this project at this, as the project was focused on completion of the archival research which is to be used as the basis for public history/heritage events, outcomes and research outputs over a longer period of time, thus creating a legacy.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Health, Medicine and Disability in Northampton during the First World War (reported by Caroline Nielsen) 
Organisation University of Northampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In-depth archival research into the wider history of the everyday experience of health and medical welfare in early twentieth century Northampton over a long period of time; complete survey of Historical Archive's key record series and development of indices and account of the formation of the document and internal logic of the document; mapping of the historical geography of health ; planning and organisation of pop-up events to display aspects of the research; planning, running and hosting of focus groups to discuss the research and evaluation which areas would be most effective within public history settings; development and authoring of digital texts and partner website; designing and leading workshop with trainee teachers on disability history teaching in the English curriculum.
Collaborator Contribution Facilitating the archival access of the project lead; allowing photography of documents for research purposes; scanning some images for potential use in the project; in-depth knowledge of archival sources; sharing their extensive prior knowledge and experience from earlier history of medicine public history projects; suggesting potential avenues of research and areas which may be of interest to the general public to put in the displays.
Impact Evaluation of the contents of the archive's key record series, and indexing of the earliest entries 18-19th September 2017: 'Blurring the Boundaries?: Definition and the Potential for Set Narratives in the Public Social History of Medicine, Health and Disability'. Research paper on public engagement in history of medicine projects. Given at 'Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850-1948' (University of Oxford): an interdisciplinary policy-focused symposium. 28th & 30th November 2017: Focus groups and Casual Visitor feedback on potential displays designs and content, Park campus, University of Northampton. 1st December 2017: East Anglican Paediatric Orthopaedic Group Winter Meeting, : around 30-40 delegates on the History of Medicine. The meeting was granted CPF accreditation by BOA for 3 points. Invited by event organiser, Dr Rajan Natarajan - Trauma and Orthopaedics, Northampton General Hospital. Design and delivery of a replicable and scalable teaching workshop on disability history as an aspect of diversity in History teaching, designed for History specialist Initial Teacher Training students at the University of Northampton (run for the first time 6th December 2017 within one of their scheduled seminars). It is hoped that further outcomes for this workshop can be developed through partnership with the Education team within the University of Northampton (multi-disciplinary: museum and heritage studies, Education Studies, and History) Development of pop-up display on health and medicine in early 20th century Northampton - displayed in different versions and formats in the Carnegie Room Northampton Library (9th and 10th December) and Abington Park Museum entrance 10th December (multi-disciplinary: museum and heritage studies and History) Development of pop-up display 'Leather in Medicine' resulting in developing relationship with the National Leather Collection - displayed 13th and 18th December 2017 (multi-disciplinary: museum and heritage studies and History) Forthcoming: The associated website and open-access areas of the project lead's research will be formally launched in March 2018. 26th April 2018: Research paper, '"Alleviate or Cure?": The Politics and Geography of Disability in Northampton, 1893-1918' History Research Seminars, University of Northampton It is not possible to fully judge the impact of this project at this, as the project was focused on completion of the archival research which is to be used as the basis for public history/heritage events, outcomes and research outputs over a longer period of time, thus creating a legacy.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Leeds Museums and Galleries (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
Organisation Leeds Museums and Galleries
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project around the Leeds Museums Leeds Rifles collection, and commented on resource pack for Leeds University BA and PG dissertations. Comments by email and conversations. Associated advice to Sarah Little, PhD candidate in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds (reported by Nick Mansfield); collaboration with Prof Alison Fell (part of the Gateways to the FWW Centre)
Collaborator Contribution (To be completed by Nick Mansfield)
Impact (To be completed by Nick Mansfield)
Start Year 2017
 
Description Lived Experiences of War in Working-Class East Cambridge, 1914-18 (reported by Michael Hrebeniak) 
Organisation 100 Years of Coconuts
PI Contribution The project was a co-produced study between academic and community interests comprised of 100 Years of Coconuts, which is the heritage arm of the Cambridge United Supporters' Trust, chaired by Mr Patrick Morgan (100yearsofcoconuts.co.uk) and Dr Michael Hrebeniak, Lecturer in English at Wolfson and Magdalene colleges, University of Cambridge. Dr Nick Mansfield, Senior Research Fellow in the University of Central Lancashire's School of Humanities and Social Sciences and a member of the Everyday Lives in War AHRC engagement centre, has also collaborated in this project. Dr Nick Mansfield provided guidance on project methodology, practices and outcomes.
Collaborator Contribution 100 Years of Coconuts assembled a team of five volunteer researchers, whose tasks were broadly split into two areas: • Genealogical, sociological and military career research into families living in east Cambridge during WWI, using web-based research tools, inspection of war memorials and cemeteries, appeals for the memories of descendants of the families and reading of existing literature, documents and photographic material. • The gathering of interpretations of conditions at home, at school, in the workplace and in the military from contemporary newspaper accounts. A Coconuts committee member acted as volunteer researcher co-ordinator.
Impact • Production and dissemination of a short book detailing research findings (late Spring, 2018) • Lecture on working class East Cambridge during WWI at launch of booklet (late Spring, 2018) • Month-long exhibit illustrating research findings at Museum of Cambridge (April 2018)
Start Year 2017
 
Description Lived Experiences of War in Working-Class East Cambridge, 1914-18 (reported by Michael Hrebeniak) 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Wolfson College
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project was a co-produced study between academic and community interests comprised of 100 Years of Coconuts, which is the heritage arm of the Cambridge United Supporters' Trust, chaired by Mr Patrick Morgan (100yearsofcoconuts.co.uk) and Dr Michael Hrebeniak, Lecturer in English at Wolfson and Magdalene colleges, University of Cambridge. Dr Nick Mansfield, Senior Research Fellow in the University of Central Lancashire's School of Humanities and Social Sciences and a member of the Everyday Lives in War AHRC engagement centre, has also collaborated in this project. Dr Nick Mansfield provided guidance on project methodology, practices and outcomes.
Collaborator Contribution 100 Years of Coconuts assembled a team of five volunteer researchers, whose tasks were broadly split into two areas: • Genealogical, sociological and military career research into families living in east Cambridge during WWI, using web-based research tools, inspection of war memorials and cemeteries, appeals for the memories of descendants of the families and reading of existing literature, documents and photographic material. • The gathering of interpretations of conditions at home, at school, in the workplace and in the military from contemporary newspaper accounts. A Coconuts committee member acted as volunteer researcher co-ordinator.
Impact • Production and dissemination of a short book detailing research findings (late Spring, 2018) • Lecture on working class East Cambridge during WWI at launch of booklet (late Spring, 2018) • Month-long exhibit illustrating research findings at Museum of Cambridge (April 2018)
Start Year 2017
 
Description Long Sutton & District Civic Society (Chapman collaborative project) 
Organisation Long Sutton And District Civic Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution 'German POWs in Sutton Bridge, Lincs': was a collaborative project funded by the Everyday Lives in War Centre, led by Prof Jane Chapman, University of Lincoln. Research design Putting research into a national context and linking to existing scholarship Writing Dissemination Links with Historypin & Council for British Archaeology
Collaborator Contribution Research design Local research & data collection Editiorial content Dissemination
Impact Poster design and presentation at the Voices of the Home Fronts conference, National Archives, Sept 2016 (event reported in Researchfish -- Engagement Activities). Pamphlet and other outputs: 'Life as a German POW in Sutton Bridge, South Lincs, during the FWW' (2017) plus exhibition.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Lost Voices: Spiritualism and Wartime Afterlives, 1914-1920 (reported by Karl Bell) 
Organisation The Portsmouth Temple Of Spiritualism
PI Contribution We (me and the project's research assistant) provided a research structure, methodology, and guidance. We steered the focus of the three research workshops, participated in the research, and helped contextualise findings within the broader socio-cultural history of the home front. We also augmented the local research focus by conducting archival research trips to the Imperial War Museum and the British Library.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in the Portsmouth Temple of Spiritualism provided expert knowledge with regard to both the practices and principles of Spiritualism and the history of the Temple in Portsmouth. The chairman, Richard was also particularly knowledgeable about a range of topics linked to mystical and spiritual thought. George Malcolmson, a member of the Temple's executive committee, provided expert knowledge of the Temple's archive and Portsmouth's local history during the period of the First World War. Sue, the Temple's secretary, was invaluable in organising members of the Temple to contribute to the research workshops.
Impact * The two University of Portsmouth historians (Dr Karl Bell and PhD student Eilis Phillips) involved in the project are currently writing an academic article based on the research developed through this collaboration. * George Malcolmson (Portsmouth Temple of Spiritualism) is compiling a history of the Temple during the First World War. Karl Bell has offered him help and guidance with this. The history will be posted on the Temple's website in the first instance -http://portsmouthtempleofspiritualism.co.uk
Start Year 2017
 
Description Lost Voices: Spiritualism and Wartime Afterlives, 1914-1920 (reported by Karl Bell) 
Organisation University of Portsmouth
Department School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
PI Contribution We (me and the project's research assistant) provided a research structure, methodology, and guidance. We steered the focus of the three research workshops, participated in the research, and helped contextualise findings within the broader socio-cultural history of the home front. We also augmented the local research focus by conducting archival research trips to the Imperial War Museum and the British Library.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in the Portsmouth Temple of Spiritualism provided expert knowledge with regard to both the practices and principles of Spiritualism and the history of the Temple in Portsmouth. The chairman, Richard was also particularly knowledgeable about a range of topics linked to mystical and spiritual thought. George Malcolmson, a member of the Temple's executive committee, provided expert knowledge of the Temple's archive and Portsmouth's local history during the period of the First World War. Sue, the Temple's secretary, was invaluable in organising members of the Temple to contribute to the research workshops.
Impact * The two University of Portsmouth historians (Dr Karl Bell and PhD student Eilis Phillips) involved in the project are currently writing an academic article based on the research developed through this collaboration. * George Malcolmson (Portsmouth Temple of Spiritualism) is compiling a history of the Temple during the First World War. Karl Bell has offered him help and guidance with this. The history will be posted on the Temple's website in the first instance -http://portsmouthtempleofspiritualism.co.uk
Start Year 2017
 
Description Meeting in No Mans Land (reported by Rachel Duffett and Mike Roper) 
Organisation Age Exchange
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Mike Roper and Rachel Duffett provided WW1 expertise and context for Age Exchange's project, in particular in the area of family legacies of the conflict. We were also involved in the project processes in London and Bavaria - undertaking interviews as well as observing and contributing to the discussions.
Collaborator Contribution It was hugely interesting to see how the leading practitioner of reminiscence arts in the UK worked - and to draw parallels between this and the practice of oral history. We were also able to access their archive of interviews and source images which provided significant input to our own research.
Impact Film: 'Meeting in No Man's Land' Journal article in The Public Historian Journal article in History & Memory
Start Year 2016
 
Description POW Exhibition, Sutton Bridge, South Lincolnshire (reported by Jane Chapman) 
Organisation Long Sutton And District Civic Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Providing expert advice and access to archives.
Collaborator Contribution Providing local knowledge and perspective.
Impact Pamphlet publication: Life as a German Prisoner of War in Sutton Bridge, south Lincolnshire, during the First World War, 2017.
Start Year 2016
 
Description The Canadian Forestry Corps in Devon, 1916-1919 (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Organisation Devon County Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Fedorowich provided his expertise on the Canadian Forestry Corps operations in Devon during the First World War. He gave a public lecture at Stover Country Park and provided historical consultancy to Devon County Council who commissioned the statue, which is located near Stover School.
Collaborator Contribution They provided the venue for the lecture.
Impact There were three outputs: 1) Public Lecture delivered at the Stover Country Park in June 2018; 2) The unveiling of a statue to the Canadian Forestry Corps held at Stover School on 1 September 2018; 3) Chapter in a book produced by the Devon Remembers Heritage Project entitled, Devon During the First World War, which was run by South West Heritage Trust and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Over 125 copies were sent to all academies, public libraries and Sixth Form colleges in Devon.
Start Year 2016
 
Description The Canadian Forestry Corps in Devon, 1916-1919 (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Organisation South West Heritage Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Fedorowich provided his expertise on the Canadian Forestry Corps operations in Devon during the First World War. He gave a public lecture at Stover Country Park and provided historical consultancy to Devon County Council who commissioned the statue, which is located near Stover School.
Collaborator Contribution They provided the venue for the lecture.
Impact There were three outputs: 1) Public Lecture delivered at the Stover Country Park in June 2018; 2) The unveiling of a statue to the Canadian Forestry Corps held at Stover School on 1 September 2018; 3) Chapter in a book produced by the Devon Remembers Heritage Project entitled, Devon During the First World War, which was run by South West Heritage Trust and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Over 125 copies were sent to all academies, public libraries and Sixth Form colleges in Devon.
Start Year 2016
 
Description The Canadians in Devon. A three month exhitibition starting in mid-October 2018 to be hosted by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Organisation Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution 'The Canadians in Devon' exhibition is one of two parallel exhibitions hosted by RAMM and Southwest Heritage Trust that is part of the Great War commemorative process in the county and hosted in Exeter. 'The Canadians in Devon' will run alongside a larger exhibition commemorating Devon during the First World War, which also includes an exhibition of Canadian war photography. I have provided expertise on the Canadian war effort, and more generally on the establishment and organisation of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the United Kingdom. I have also provided materials such as photos, medical records, artefacts and copy for story boards that will be used for the exhibition. In addition, with the digitisation of Canadian personnel records I have provided digitised service files of Canadian soldiers who have attracted an interest through the local newspapers of the time which the curators want to use for the exhibition.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have provided archival references and sources for me to use in my own work, including autograph books, access to local archival materials and newspapers.
Impact The output will be a three-month exhibition that will open in October 2018. However, the archival materials gathered during this project will inform a 10,000-word scholarly article to be published in several years time on the Canadians in Devon, 1914-1919.
Start Year 2015
 
Description The Canadians in Devon. A three month exhitibition starting in mid-October 2018 to be hosted by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Organisation South West Heritage Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution 'The Canadians in Devon' exhibition is one of two parallel exhibitions hosted by RAMM and Southwest Heritage Trust that is part of the Great War commemorative process in the county and hosted in Exeter. 'The Canadians in Devon' will run alongside a larger exhibition commemorating Devon during the First World War, which also includes an exhibition of Canadian war photography. I have provided expertise on the Canadian war effort, and more generally on the establishment and organisation of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the United Kingdom. I have also provided materials such as photos, medical records, artefacts and copy for story boards that will be used for the exhibition. In addition, with the digitisation of Canadian personnel records I have provided digitised service files of Canadian soldiers who have attracted an interest through the local newspapers of the time which the curators want to use for the exhibition.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have provided archival references and sources for me to use in my own work, including autograph books, access to local archival materials and newspapers.
Impact The output will be a three-month exhibition that will open in October 2018. However, the archival materials gathered during this project will inform a 10,000-word scholarly article to be published in several years time on the Canadians in Devon, 1914-1919.
Start Year 2015
 
Description The Canadians in Devon. A three month exhitibition starting in mid-October 2018 to be hosted by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Organisation University of the West of England
Department Regional History Centre
PI Contribution 'The Canadians in Devon' exhibition is one of two parallel exhibitions hosted by RAMM and Southwest Heritage Trust that is part of the Great War commemorative process in the county and hosted in Exeter. 'The Canadians in Devon' will run alongside a larger exhibition commemorating Devon during the First World War, which also includes an exhibition of Canadian war photography. I have provided expertise on the Canadian war effort, and more generally on the establishment and organisation of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the United Kingdom. I have also provided materials such as photos, medical records, artefacts and copy for story boards that will be used for the exhibition. In addition, with the digitisation of Canadian personnel records I have provided digitised service files of Canadian soldiers who have attracted an interest through the local newspapers of the time which the curators want to use for the exhibition.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have provided archival references and sources for me to use in my own work, including autograph books, access to local archival materials and newspapers.
Impact The output will be a three-month exhibition that will open in October 2018. However, the archival materials gathered during this project will inform a 10,000-word scholarly article to be published in several years time on the Canadians in Devon, 1914-1919.
Start Year 2015
 
Description The Canadians in Devon. A three month exhitibition starting in mid-October 2018 to be hosted by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Organisation University of the West of England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 'The Canadians in Devon' exhibition is one of two parallel exhibitions hosted by RAMM and Southwest Heritage Trust that is part of the Great War commemorative process in the county and hosted in Exeter. 'The Canadians in Devon' will run alongside a larger exhibition commemorating Devon during the First World War, which also includes an exhibition of Canadian war photography. I have provided expertise on the Canadian war effort, and more generally on the establishment and organisation of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the United Kingdom. I have also provided materials such as photos, medical records, artefacts and copy for story boards that will be used for the exhibition. In addition, with the digitisation of Canadian personnel records I have provided digitised service files of Canadian soldiers who have attracted an interest through the local newspapers of the time which the curators want to use for the exhibition.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have provided archival references and sources for me to use in my own work, including autograph books, access to local archival materials and newspapers.
Impact The output will be a three-month exhibition that will open in October 2018. However, the archival materials gathered during this project will inform a 10,000-word scholarly article to be published in several years time on the Canadians in Devon, 1914-1919.
Start Year 2015
 
Description The First World War in Brightlingsea (reported by Rachel Duffett and Mike Roper) 
Organisation Brightlingsea Museum
PI Contribution A series of meetings with the museum team to discuss WW1 display possibilities and ideas. The museum is in the process of applying to the HLF for funding for new displays and community projects.
Collaborator Contribution The museum has a wonderful WW1 archive and exposure to the town's unusual experience of the conflict - the presence of the ANZAC camp - has resulted in new and interesting research possibilities.
Impact No outputs to report as yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Trench Talk at Chichester Festival, 2017 (reported by Jane Chapman) 
Organisation Chichester Festival Theatre
PI Contribution Providing expert knowledge and archives.
Collaborator Contribution Providing platform and audience.
Impact Audience reported change in attitudes and opinions.
Start Year 2017
 
Description We Will Remember Them (reported by Rachel Duffett and Mike Roper) 
Organisation North Primary School
PI Contribution Provided WW1 expertise - particularly in the area of primary source possibilities - for their project 'We Will Remember Them', led by Laura Davison. Also helped to scope the work and provide context for the legacies they hope to explore.
Collaborator Contribution The project work has provided me with additional local contacts and Laura Davison also presented at the Discovery Day. Their research findings may feed into our work on legacy.
Impact No outputs to report as yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description What Tommy Did Next - Veterans Activities and Organisations of the First World War in the UK and Beyond conference 18-19 March 2017, Edinburgh University (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Organising and chairing session.
Collaborator Contribution Organising and chairing session.
Impact The above site contains recordings of all contributions.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Working class East Cambridge in the Great War (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
Organisation 100 Years of Coconuts
PI Contribution 100 Years of Coconuts concerns the history of Cambridge United Football Club and the working class area of East Cambridge in which it is situated. I was born and brought up in East Cambridge and have researched the history of the area over many decades. This included interviews with Great War ex-servicemen and several publications.
Collaborator Contribution The research team went through the local press in detail for critical periods of the war and its aftermath and I made various comments on their findings.
Impact Exhibition planned at the Museum of Cambridge, March and April 2018 and outcomes are being posted on the above website.
Start Year 2016
 
Description "A century on from the events it portrayed, Journey's End is a reminder that war is hell - whoever you are", The Conversation 18 March 2018 (reported by Andrew Maunder) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact March 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of Germany's final offensive of World War I, which sent 74 divisions of German troops against the Allied lines over a 60-mile front, preceded by a five-hour artillery barrage of a million shells. More than half a million men died on both sides.

The days up to, and including, the start of the battle are portrayed in the recent film adaptation of R.C. Sherriff's classic World War I play, 'Journey's End' - which premiered in 1928.

A century on from the events portrayed in 'Journey's End', Dr Andrew Maunder was commissioned by The Conversation to provide a reflective piece on the WW1 play in an accessible form for the media and general public, titled: "A century on from the events it portrayed, Journey's End is a reminder that war is hell - whoever you are".

The Conversation is an independent, not-for-profit media outlet. Articles are authored by academics, edited by professional journalists and freely available online, and for republication through creative commons license.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://theconversation.com/a-century-on-from-the-events-it-portrayed-journeys-end-is-a-reminder-that...
 
Description 'Barnwell at War' - 40-page booklet (reported by Michael Hrebeniak) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A 40-page booklet illuminating the everyday lives of the working-class people of east Cambridge during World War I was published on the day before the centenary of the armistice in November 2018. 'Barnwell at War' is the result of research by 100 Years of Coconuts, the heritage arm of Cambridge United supporters' trust CFU, in collaboration with Wolfson College. Coconuts researchers worked with Wolfson, the University of Hertfordshire's Everyday Lives in War engagement centre and the University of Central Lancashire to examine the lives of those left behind in working-class east Cambridge when its men marched off to war. They uncovered the vital roles played by women in the war effort, how families coped in the face of food shortages, hardship and the threat of aerial bombardment, and how Barnwell rolled its sleeves up and did its bit. Accounts of the World War I experiences of Cambridge University undergraduates and dons are not difficult to unearth but narratives of the Barnwell working class, many of whom served their Varsity masters before signing up, have been all but ignored. Barnwell at War reinstates the cultural memory of an area of Cambridge beyond the touristic gaze, and indicates a pattern of life for the majority of the UK population through an era of unparalleled trauma.Researchers also sought to find out what became of the young men who played for the newly formed Abbey United Football Club in 1913/14, shortly before the outbreak of hostilities. They came very close to identifying those players; work in this area continues, with a possible breakthrough imminent. Published by Lovely Bunch, Coconuts' publishing operation, at £4.99, Barnwell at War is available through the CFU online store: cambridgefansunited.org/store. It will soon also be available through Cambridge booksellers and other outlets in the city.
The attractively designed booklet is illustrated by many seldom-seen photographs and features an introduction by Michael Hrebeniak, Coconuts committee member and Director of Studies in English at Wolfson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.100yearsofcoconuts.co.uk/blog/everyday-lives-in-wartime-barnwell-examined
 
Description 'The War Comes Home' workshop for researchers on the domestic legacies of the First World War (reported by Rachel Duffett and Mike Roper) 
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 An event to share information, as well as diverse approaches and topics, which allowed participants to form much more nuanced perspectives on current work on WW1 legacies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'We Will Remember Them' exhibition: Launch of third HLF grant at North School, Colchester on 20 November 2018 (reported by Rachel Duffett) 
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 Launch of third HLF grant at North School, Colchester, for 'We Will Remember Them' project by way of an exhibition. The ELIW Centre has been providing support and historical information to the project under its Centre theme of Legacy. The impact of the event includes but is not limited to: Publicity in local papers; engagement with children undertaking WW1 research and sharing information with descendants of the soldiers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.lauradavison.co.uk/wewillrememberthem/
 
Description 'Your Country Needs You But?' on 24 October 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 a theatrical re-enactment of cases from the St. Albans City Military Tribunal, organised by close community group and former project partner, SAHAAS (St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society), which tied in very well with the ELIW themes of Conscientious Objection and Everyday life. This was a very novel way of presenting research and allowed the exploration of different themes around 'doing one's bit', which served to stimulate thinking and discussion among participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 12th Harpenden Scouts visit to view & engage with the Beyond the Battlefield Photo Exhibition at the University of Hertfordshire as part of their summer programme (reported by Rebecca Smith) 
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 Local Harpenden scout group (approximately 25 including young leaders/leaders and scouts). The event was organised to provide scouts with a new and different experience within their programme activity acknowledging both history (to raise awareness of the first world war centenary) and art (photography exhibition). The event also enabled 2 scouts to organise and lead the session at the gallery for their leadership challenge badges. They organised an exhibition tour (where they discussed their observations, provided the group with facts about the first world war) followed by a quiz and then games. There is also an evaluation with photos available for this activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 1916, 1919-1921 and the First World War in Irish Memory: an Interactive Workshop (reported by Ciara Meehan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The purpose of the evening was to discuss family relationships to and memories of the First World War and the Irish Independence Struggle (1916, 1919-1921) with members of the Irish diaspora. I began by giving a brief history of the events, and then we moved to members of the audience sharing their reminescenes. Around 20 members of the public attended; they were a mix of Irish people who had emigrated or those born in London to Irish parents. The venue was chosen to access, in particular, the voices of the Luton Irish.

An additional URL to the one listed below is:
https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2019/02/the-london-irish-a-complex-relationship-with-the-poppy/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://irishculturalcentre.co.uk/event/interactive-workshop-1916-1919-1921-and-the-first-world-war-...
 
Description 5th UNI Global Union Women's Conference at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre, 14-15 June 2018 (reported by Jane Chapman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Jane Chapman participated in this 2-day exhibition as part of the International TU conference at Liverpool Exhibition Centre, where she displayed her research by way of a laminated exhibition of images and translated descriptions on the ELIW Centre themes of: Cartoons; Comics and trench publications; Everyday life on the homefront; and Legacy.

A most successful exhibition of research with a global reach at a timely international conference. A very diverse audience of international, multi-ethnic groups - including Trade Union members/delegates. Impact recorded on comment cards. Initial analysis indicated change in attitudes and advancement of knowledge and understanding. A large number of these feedback cards are currently being translated into English. Further impact feedback to follow once this is complete.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Academic advisor for "Represent! Voices 100 Years On Exhibition" at People's History Museum, Manchester (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
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 Academic advisor for major exhibition commemorating the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, 1918. This was based on my research on the RPA and its context plus over 30 years of experience in the museums sector. As a former Director of the People's History Museum (PHM), I have close and trusting working relationship with the organisation. The PHM also engaged community organisations in the preparation of the exhibition and associated programmes.

About 60,000 visitors to the museum were recorded for the period of the exhibition and associated activities. (2.6.2019 to 3.2.2019)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://phm.org.uk/exhibitions/represent-voices-100-years-on/
 
Description Advice to "Lived Experiences of War in Working-Class East Cambridge, 1914-18" which has AHRC Joint Research ELIW funding, from ELIW with Nick Mansfield as CI, resulting in a publication and exhibition at Museum of Cambridge (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
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 Nick Mansfield was born and brought up in East Cambridge and has developed a specialist local knowledge based on research over many years. His advice contributed to the publication Barnwell at War (for sale via the Cambridge United Football Club website) and to an exhibition of the same name which ran at the Museum of Cambridge between 17.1.19 and 24.2.19.

In addition to the URL noted below, please see also: http://www.100yearsofcoconuts.co.uk/blog/category/barnwell-at-war
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
URL https://www.museumofcambridge.org.uk/event/barnwell-at-war-2019/
 
Description Advice to Liverpool arts organisation, The Sound Agents, on recreation of a classical WW1 painting (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
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 Advice to Liverpool arts organisation, The Sound Agents http://www.soundagents.blogspot.com/. They aim to recreate the vast French FWW painting Pantheon de la Guerre. We talked about French colonial troops, Copenhagen street memorials to FWW mariners, handicrafts of wounded soldiers and many other topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2017,2018
URL http://www.soundagents.blogspot.com
 
Description Advisor to "A Window on the War" exhibition project at Great St Mary's Church and Michaelhouse Cafe in November 2018 (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
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 Our Centre member, Nick Mansfield, acted as an advisor to "A Window on the War" exhibition project in Cambridge, including providing images, information and material on working class life during the conflict for exhibition at Great St Mary's Church and Michaelhouse Cafe in November 2019 . Nick Mansfield was born and brought up in East Cambridge and has developed a specialist local knowledge based on research over many years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://windowonthewar.wordpress.com
 
Description Aftermaths of War Conference at the Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, April 2018 (reported by Andrew Kerr and Jane Chapman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participation in a day's national conference at the Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, where Dr Andrew Kerr presented a conference paper on the ELIW Centre themes of: Cartoons, Comics and trench publications; Everyday life on the homefront.
Dr Kerr received very positive response from students and feedback from organisers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Age Exchange Legacy Workshop on 18 May 2018 (reported by Rachel Duffett) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Participated in an event together with Age Exchange to explore future shared projects on WW1 legacies - for the purpose of stimulating thinking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description American History and Culture: A Lecture Series at the Munich University/Amerika Institut in Munich, Germany, 7 June 2018 (reported by Andrew Kerr and Jane Chapman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Participation in a international lecture series at the Munich University/Amerika Institut in Munich, Germany, where Dr Andrew Kerr gave a lecture on the ELIW Centre themes of: Cartoons, Comics and trench publications; Everyday life on the homefront.
Dr Kerr received very positive response from students and feedback from organisers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Archival research day - Portsmouth Temple of Spiritualism (reported by Karl Bell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This was a one-day research workshop based at the Portsmouth Temple of Spiritualism. The Temple's executive committee members opened their archive for the day. Local Spiritualists and the general public were given a rare opportunity to examine relevant material about Spiritualism in the First World War. University of Portsmouth historians were on hand to provide some structure to the investigation, suggesting possible key word terms, areas of interest, and ways of organising the material between the people in attendance. Working as a team, sharing findings and ideas as we went, the gathered researchers explored a broad range of evidence. Of particular interest were the Temple's wartime minute books, key Spiritualist publications of the period such as Oliver Lodge's book Raymond, and the Temple's extensive holdings of Light, a Spiritualist magazine that ran throughout the period of the war. The event was well attended by members of the Temple and the local Spiritualist community, but we were also joined by a postgraduate student and a member of the public who participated purely out of interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Army Food Workshop on 28 August 2018 (reported by Rachel Duffett) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Workshop for Minorities Stroke Group on food and war for the purpose of sharing information. The event resulted in increased understanding of WW1 experiences around food consumption.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Army Food Workshop on 5 October 2018 (reported by Rachel Duffett) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Workshop for Minorities Stroke Group on food and war for the purpose of sharing information. The event resulted in increased understanding of WW1 experiences around food consumption.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Article on GCHQ website about Hush WAACs, 25 September 2017 (reported by Jim Beach) 
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 Published to mark the centenary of their arrival in France, the article examined the army's women codebreakers known as Hush WAACs. Dr Jim Beach contributed the feature piece, titled 'The Hush WAACs - The secret ladies of St Omer' (the story of the women who worked as codebreakers with the British army in France during 1917 and 1918) for the GCHQ website: https://www.gchq.gov.uk/features/hush-waacs. GCHQ released the news of the feature piece via Twitter exactly 100 years to the minute since the first six Hush WAACs reported for duty as codebreakers with the British army in France during 1917-18 (i.e. 29 September at 14:30 hrs) - as seen here: https://twitter.com/GCHQ/status/913757762303221760
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.gchq.gov.uk/features/hush-waacs
 
Description Article on GCHQ website to mark centenary of arrival of Hush WAACs in France, 25 September 2017 (reported by Jim Beach) 
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 Article detailed the work of women codebreakers in the British army in 1917 and 1918.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.gchq.gov.uk/features/hush-waacs
 
Description Attended Community Day to celebrate the end of an HLF project in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and gave a talk on finding the stories of families in the FWW, November 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 community event combined talks by myself and other researchers on aspects of the First World War as experienced in Burton on Trent. Themes included conscientious objection, everyday life and women. This was an all day event with local people dropping in and out all day. The organiser was pleased as the event brought in people new to the group, many of whom stayed for more than one talk and reported they would return to future events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended community event (St Albans), October 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 Attended a community event of the St Albans Local History Network devoted to sharing updates, stories and sources on local St Albans projects. Gave a short talk on the latest from the ELIW centre and also spoke with individuals about likely projects to pursue and our support.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attended launch of the book Staffordshires War on behalf of the ELIW centre (reported by Julie Moore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Represented the Everyday Lives in War Centre at the launch of the book Staffordshire's War by Professor Karen Hunt.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Barnwell at War: everyday lives in working-class east Cambridge during World War I: Six-week exhibition at the Museum of Cambridge, 14 Jan - 25 Feb 2019 (reported by Michael Hrebeniak) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The exhibition was the material cultural manifestation of the following research project. The opening event featured an introduction & attracted more than 60 people, including the desecndents of one of the men commemorated in the accompanying booklet. The Museum reported that the exhitibition was well attended over the six weeks, & it plans further forms of audience-engagement to build on the specific issues broached

"Accounts of the World War I experiences of Cambridge undergraduates and dons are not difficult to find. This is not the case with narratives of the Cambridge working class, many of whom served their Varsity masters before marching off to the front. The experiences of those who stayed at home in eastern Cambridge have hitherto been all but ignored.
Researchers from 100 Years of Coconuts have collaborated with Wolfson College and the AHRC-funded University of Hertfordshire's Everyday Lives in War centre to address this. The result, Barnwell at War - in exhibition and booklet form - reinstates the cultural memory of an area of Cambridge beyond the touristic gaze, and indicates the pattern of life of the majority of the UK population through an era of unparalleled trauma."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.museumofcambridge.org.uk/event/barnwell-at-war-2019/
 
Description Basketmaking workshop and pop-up exhibition at Coates English Willow in Stoke St. Gregory, Somerset 22-23 September 2017 (reported by Owen Davies) 
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 Prof Davies oversaw a hugely successful pop-up exhibition (including subject talks and film displays) at the Willow and Wetlands Visitor Centre, Stoke St Gregory, Somerset, on 23 September - which was attended by about 150 people. The event was in conjunction with a Two-Day course to make a small double-tiered pigeon basket, a replica on one held by the Imperial War Museum at Duxford and used in the First World War. The 8 custom-made banners for the event, on the history and legacy of basketmaking, caught such attention and interest, that a national loan rota has been set up for free loan of the set of 8 pop-up banners - with bookings across the UK throughout 2018 - which will form part of the Centre's outreach and community engagement activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/?tribe_events=basketmaking-and-willow-growing-in-the-first-wo...
 
Description Being Human event, November 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 Attended a Being Human event held at Royston Museum and spoke to visitors about the FWW and recalling their own stories. Was able to suggest sources for those interested in family and community stories.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Blog Aspects of the Representation of the People Act, 1918 for AHRC Beyond the Trenches website (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blog for the AHRC's blog website 'Beyond the Trenches' was based on my (Dr Nick Mansfield) long standing research interest on the British working class and the First World War on which I have published extensively. Themes include 'patriotic labour', ex-service organisations and rural workers, also discussed in relation to the RPA of 1918.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://beyondthetrenches.co.uk/aspects-of-representation-of-the-people-act-1918
 
Description Blog for IWM 'Lives of the First World War' project (reported by Julie Moore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Was invited to submit a blog on 'Farming, Food and Family' as part of the Women's Work 100 online exhibition. Contributed a piece, co-authored with Rachel Duffett (Essex) and Bryce Evans (Liverpool Hope).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.1914.org/womenswork100/stories/farming-food-and-family/
 
Description Blog for the AHRC 'Beyond the Trenches' site, March 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 Was invited to contribute a blog on 'Finding the Women Like Us' for the AHRC Beyond the Trenches site as part of International Women's Week 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://beyondthetrenches.co.uk/tag/dr-julie-moore/
 
Description Blog for the AHRC's Beyond the Trenches blog site (reported by Owen Davies) 
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 Owen Davies has prepared a blog for the Arts and Humanities Research Council on the Sopwith Camel Seat, which will be published online to commemorate 100 years of RAF - please see the following AHRC blog page which will feature Owen's contribution in April 2018: http://beyondthetrenches.co.uk/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://beyondthetrenches.co.uk/
 
Description Blog for the Social History Society (reported by Owen Davies) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited by the Social History Society to blog about my new book, a Supernatural War, and I also noted the work of the ELIW Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://socialhistory.org.uk/shs_exchange/exploring-the-supernatural-in-ww1/
 
Description Blog on the FWW Centenary for the Heritage Lottery Fund, Sept 2017 (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
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 Invited by Heritage Lottery Fund to write a blog based on a talk given at the Centenary Roundtable, Imperial War Museum, May 2017. Blog hosted on their website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/news-features/reflections-first-world-war-centenary
 
Description Book Launch, Beyond the Battlefields: Kaethe Buchler's Photographs of Germany in the Great War (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
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 Photographers' Gallery, London, 13.12.18.

This was the launch of the Beyond the Battlefields book, with contributions from Dr Barbara Hoffman Johnson, Director of the Museum fur Photographie, Braunschweig; community researchers (Caitlin Dobbie, Investing in Children; Alison Childs, All the Nice Girls; Mary Crabb, basketry practitioner).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2017/10/beyond-the-battlefields-kathe-buchlers-photographs-of...
 
Description Book Launch: Staffordshire COs (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
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 Sarah Lloyd spoke at launch of: WHO DOES WANT TO KILL ANYONE. The Story of Conscientious Objection in mid-Staffordshire and the Black Country in WW1 by Gerry Barton and John Babb.

Event hosted by the Englesea Brook Museum of Primitive Methodism.

The research/book grew out of a project the Everyday Lives in War Centre had supported at the Staffordshire Record Office, working through evidence from the mid-Staffs Military Tribunal.

Authors are now participating in a range of Engagement Centre activity, including the cross-Centre Festival on Diversity (Birmingham, March 2019) and Commemoration, Conflict and Conscience (Bristol, April 2019)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL http://www.staffordshiregreatwar.com/2018/05/a-new-book-about-conscientious-objectors-in-parts-of-th...
 
Description Bruce Castle Museum Tottenham, The Lost Files sculpture (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sarah Lloyd spoke at the launch of The Lost Files, a sculpture by Al Johnson, based on FWW research by Haringey Peace Forum

The group is bringing the sculpture to the Commemoration, Conflict and Conscience Festival in Bristol, April 2019 -- with new research material based on the experiences of COs in Bristol.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://hfwwpf.wordpress.com/
 
Description Buchler Exhibition tour for members of the Essex branch of the Western Front Association (reported Sarah Lloyd) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sarah Lloyd met members of the Essex Branch of the Western Front Association on 26.4.18 and gave them a guided tour of the Buchler exhibition (Hatfield). As many audiences experienced, the group reported that the photographs stimulated new thinking about the FWW.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Buchler exhibition University of Hertfordshire Galleries, including opening event (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
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 [For additional information see separate entries on the collaboration with Voices of War and Peace FWW Engagement Centre, of which this exhibition and launch were part. Also events based on the exhibition: Witnessing War; Food in Wartime; Visit by the Institute of Physics; Talk given to the Anglo-German Family History Society; Basketry event at UH Galleries; Harpenden Scouts; Beyond the Battlefields book launch; AHRC's Dan Snow Film on the Engagement Centres]

This was the third leg of the touring exhibition of Kaethe Buchler photographs and the largest selection of images on display in the UK.

Newspapers*
Welwyn and Hatfield Times: http://www.whtimes.co.uk/what-s-on/arts/beyond-the-battlefields-exhibition-opens-in-hatfield-1-5458904. Reach: 23,307.
The Telegraph, 17/03/18: Reach: 458,487
The Telegraph - Online: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/photography/what-to-see/rediscovered-photos-pre-war-germany-show-society-heading-disaster/. Reach: 1,136,292
Welwyn and Hatfield Times, 21/03/18, p.26. Reach: 11,279

Radio*
BBC Local Radio: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05yrjzh (Cambridgeshire, Three Counties, Suffolk, Northampton, Norfolk)
Reach:
13,167 (Northampton); 17,833 (Camb'shire); 35,167 (Norfolk); 28,500 (Suffolk); 36,500 (Three Counties).

TV* Estimated audience of BBC News London coverage of the 27 April 'Food in Wartime, 1914-1920' event around the Buchler images: 4.9 million (combined reach for the BBC London's regional news slots on BBC1 at 12:30 and 6:30pm on 27 April was 4,896,833).

Public attendance Attendance figures of Käthe Buchler events programme at UH Galleries: c 460 registered attendees for events March to May 2018. Public attendance/viewing of in-gallery photographs not monitored by estimated to at least 10-15 per (week) day, plus a 'litmus' tally on a Saturday of 100+ visitors who engaged with the exhibition (74 comments in the guest/comments book).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2017/10/beyond-the-battlefields-kathe-buchlers-photographs-of...
 
Description Business as Usual One-Day Conference and Workshop, 28 October 2017 (reported by Andrew Maunder) 
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 45 people attended this 1-day event discussing the role of business in the war. They discussed different ways of researching business activity. They also attended performances of two WW1 plays.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/?tribe_events=business-as-usual-trade-commerce-and-ethics-on-...
 
Description Caribbean Home Fires: event with Museumand (the National Caribbean Heritage Museum). Reported by Sarah Lloyd 
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 Everyday Lives in War hosted this event with Museumand: a reminiscence sharing day, attended by groups from Nottingham and Watford. Julie Moore showed images from the IWM collection, including filmed scenes of sugar production in Trinidad in 1916.

Positive feedback received from participants afterwards, including: 'What a great day Saturday was! Everybody has been talking about it and a number of children of the ladies expressed a delight that their mother was given such an opportunity. Thank you.' "They're nice ladies", "They gave us a really good spread", "I really enjoyed the experience", and "When's the next one?!"

The event was filmed and will be the basis of (a) further research by Museumand on the experiences on Caribbean home fronts; (b) presentations at the FWW Centres Festivals of research (Birmingham in March 2019 and Cardiff in July 2019).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Centre Newsletter (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
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 Production and distribution of periodic Centre Newsletters throughout 2018 - for a subscriber list of 500+ members. The Centre Newsletter provides an update on Centre News, Events and Team Activities Updates - as well as a forum for community projects and independent community researchers to share their stories to a wider audience and also give and received advice. The feedback has been very positive, and each Newsletter distribution results in a new surge of WW1 & Aftermath-related stories and updates being submitted to our Centre from members of the community, for inclusion in upcoming Newsletters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/newsletter/
 
Description Children's History Society Conference on 21 June 2018 (reported by Rachel Duffett) 
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 A 3-day conference for the purpose of stimulating thinking. Presented a conference paper followed by a discussion of the domestic legacies of WW1.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference: Reappraising the Representation of the People Act, 1918, 14 September 2018 (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
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 day conference was held at UCLan and drew on the various research strands of staff members Dr David Stewart (Labour and Co-operatives parties),
Dr Nick Mansfield (Patriotic labour, ex-service organisations and rural workers) and Dr Jack Southern (cotton workers and Lancashire), especially on themes of gender, class, nationhood and local identity in its examination and reappraisal of the Act.

Professor Karen Hunt from Keele University opened the first panel with an engaging paper on Class and Adult Suffrage during the Great War.

The archives session that featured speakers from the People's History Museum, the National Co-operative Archive and the Lancashire Archives. highlighted the wide range of relevant resources available for researchers.

Dr Julie Gottlieb, from Sheffield looked at the commemoration of women's suffrage through anniversary celebrations. Dr Dan Weinbren of the Open University considered the role of local identity by analysing the influence of local patriotism on the extension of the franchise in 1918.

The conference attracted over 50 participants including amateur as well as professional historians.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://allevents.in/preston/reappraising-the-representation-of-the-people-act-1918/1000046354331052
 
Description Connected Communities Heritage Network symposium (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sarah Lloyd was part of a panel on 'Collaborative Approaches to Heritage: the legacy of WW1'. This was an opportunity to reflect on ways of working with communities and share experience with other practitioners over a range of topics and environments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Contributed a blog for the AHRCs Beyond the Trenches website on: Finding the Women Like Us in the First World War (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 This blog on 'Finding the Women Like Us in the First World War' was written to celebrate International Women's Day. It generated activity on Twitter and requests for further information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://beyondthetrenches.co.uk/finding-the-women-like-us-in-the-first-world-war/
 
Description Contribution to Imperial War Museum's Women's Work 100 Exhibition (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 Contributed a 4,000 word piece on 'Farming, Food and Family' for the Imperial War Museum's online exhibition Women's Work 100.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.1914.org/womenswork100/
 
Description Contribution to alumnus, the quarterly newsletter of Friends of NUS newsletter (reported by Daniel Laqua) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Our project 'British Ex-Service Students and the Rebuilding of Europe, 1919-1926' was presented to the Friends of NUS network via an article in 'Alumni', their newsletter: 'Spotlight onWW1 and the Foundation of NUS' was written by Sarah Hellawell and based on a piece she originally produced for the NUS blog.

Friends of NUS is an important audience for the work associated with this project. It is an alumni organisation for people who served as elected officers, committee members or staff of the NUS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.nusconnect.org.uk/nus-uk/who-we-are/friends-of-nus/newsletter
 
Description Contribution to day seminar on and around Käthe Buchler's work Library of Birmingham (reported by Matthew Shaul) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Illustrated presentation in collaboration with 'Voices of War and Peace' around Käthe Buchler's work and the contexts within which it came into being.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DCMS Centenary consultation, 14.3.18 (Sarah Lloyd) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sarah Lloyd participated in workshop by invitation to consider evaluation of DCMS FWW Centenary programme -- gave feedback on draft 'theory of change'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Development of historical content for the website of the National Union of Students (NUS) (reported by Daniel Laqua) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Our World War One Engagement project 'British Ex-Service Students and the Rebuilding of Europe, 1919-1926' focuses on the legacies of the First World War and places particular emphasis on the role of student activism in the 1920s. In doing so, it directly connects with the early history of our community partner, the National Union of Students (NUS), which was founded in 1922.

Through a series of contributions, the project's Research Associate Sarah Hellawell has substantially expanded the information that is available on the NUS website about the organisation's early years. The section 'Our History' features three articles/ blog posts produced by Dr Hellawell:
- 'World War One and the Foundation of NUS'
- 'NUS and Internationalism in the 1920s'
- 'Key Figures in the Early NUS'
Two supplementary URLs to the one listed below are: 1) https://www.nus.org.uk/en/who-we-are/our-history/nus-and-internationalism-in-the-1920s/
2) https://www.nus.org.uk/en/who-we-are/our-history/key-figures-in-the-early-nus/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.nus.org.uk/en/who-we-are/our-history/wwi-and-the-foundation-of-nus/
 
Description Disability history as an aspect of diversity history training session for Initial Teacher Training students (University of Northampton), 6th December 2017 (reported by Caroline Nielsen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Design and delivery of a replicable and scalable teaching workshop on disability history as an aspect of diversity in History teaching, designed for History specialist Initial Teacher Training students at the University of Northampton (run for the first time 6th December 2017 within one of their scheduled seminars). Tutor reported their feedback via email: [extract]"it was really useful to look at approaches to diversity from another perspective and to consider different ways this can be embedded within the local history strand of the KS1 and KS2 curriculum. This will really support students both at a theoretical level (representations of the past) and at practitioner level (curriculum planning)".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Discovery Day - Cardiff, 4 April 2017 (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The Discovery Days are intended as a series of one-day events, to take place in locations around the country with the aim of connecting the AHRC First World War Engagement Centres with HLF community groups and projects. The events will provide information, advice and support to these groups and will enable new partnerships to be forged between projects, as well as between projects and Centres, orientated around the Centres' key themes. This was the Cardiff venue of such events, organised by Voices of War and Peace engagement centre, and which attracted a number of local and regional community projects, as well as an opportunity for representatives from the five engagement centres to meet. Everyday Lives in War engagement centre was represented by Anna Hammerin at the event. A film is provided in the URL box to summarise what was a very dynamic event of idea exchange and project support.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI-wZVmzAb8&t=59s
 
Description Discovery Day at Essex Record Office (reported by Rachel Duffett and Sarah Lloyd) 
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 Bringing together local community groups, historians and interested parties to showcase past HLF projects and to inform them re.: the HLF grant scheme, the Centre's support role and the WW1 source opportunities at the ERO.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/?p=3774
 
Description Discussions with LockArts and Ipswich Record Office regarding possible projects using the Stopher family letter collection held at the latter, 2018 (reported by Rachel Duffett) 
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 LockArts is an arts charity that works with mental health and well-being groups in the community. They will be applying to the HLF for a grant to support an exciting project which will bring 'stitchers' together - from the local WI and the university - to create work around a WW1 letter collection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discussions with a new local history group from the South Lincs area, as a result of the participation and co-authorship by one of their members of our research booklet 'Life as a German POW in Sutton Bridge, South Lincs, during the FWW' (reported by Jane Chapman) 
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 Discussions with a new local history group from the South Lincs area, as a result of the participation and co-authorship by one of their members of our research booklet 'Life as a German POW in Sutton Bridge, South Lincs, during the FWW'. This output is now being distributed widely in the local area, and at 2 AHRC Cross-Centres Festivals in Birmingham and Bristol. It was produced as an output of the small research grant of same name for Everyday Lives in War .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.bridgewatch.org.uk/town.html
 
Description Display of materials and designs for focus group and casual visitor feedback (reported by Caroline Nielsen) 
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 28th & 30th November 2017. Potential display designs, information and historical themes were displayed in an enclosed (yet publically open) area of the University campus to gauge general public interest in First World War, and the history of health, and of the local Northampton community's experience of the First World War Home Front. Visitors were able to provide verbal comments to the organiser, or placed post-it notes into comments folders. Of these visitors, two more focused groups of visitors were recruited to participate in a longer discussion and survey about their interests to capture their views and evaluate understandings of local history and heritage displays. focus groups were formed, made up of visitors with a more sustained interest and who were willing to complete a longer survey to capture their views. Seventeen fully completed evaluations where selected, along with verbal comments, and written shorter feedback on post-it notes. All comments were generally positive and demonstrated a general increased interest in related subject areas. The results have also influenced later development within the project, confirming a very general community preference for military-linked histories of the First World War, but also an interest in the lives of ordinary people. It particularly highlighted the expectation and preference for online materials over other formats.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Engage2018 (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sarah Lloyd convened and participated in a panel discussion on commemoration and collaboration at the NCCPE's Edinburgh conference, 29-30 November. This was part of an ongoing process of reflection and discussions with a wide range of practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Exhibition on First World War Conscientious Objectors (Ross on Wye) (reported by Julie Moore and Sarah Lloyd) 
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 Sarah Lloyd and Julie Moore were invited to attend an exhibition on First World War Conscientious Objectors by the organiser, Elinor Kelly. Elinor had been introduced to Julie Moore by a member of the British Association for Local History, Dick Hunter, who was part of the HLF project on Clements Hall in the First World War. Julie had presented a talk at an event they held as part of their project. Julie was asked to help Elinor with an article she was writing on FWW COs in Herefordshire. Sarah Lloyd and Julie both met with her on different occasions to talk about her project. She invited both to attend her exhibition and take part in an event to talk to local people about Conscientious Objection and their own stories of the FWW.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Exploring Spiritualism in the First World War - Public historical research workshop, University of Portsmouth Library (reported by Karl Bell) 
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 This was a one-day historical research workshop held at the University of Portsmouth library. A combination of members from the project's collaborating organisations (Portsmouth Temple of Spiritualism and University of Portsmouth), and a few members of the general public explored a range of online archives relating to Spiritualism in and immediately after the First World War. The day event started with participants being given an outline of the project and training in the use of online archives (mainly a range of newspaper databases in this session). We then went through a generic sheet for recording information and a list of suggested search terms. Database 'hits' were then examined and, where appropriate, details recorded on the record sheet. The atmosphere throughout the day was kept informal. Despite the relatively small number of participants on this occasion, we managed to generate a lot of information and research leads in one day. The workshop ended with time for all participants to express their views on the material they had gathered, the insights it suggested, and the skills they had developed through the day's activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-spiritualism-in-the-first-world-war-historical-research-works...
 
Description Farming in the First World War on 20 September 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact U3A main meeting of Watford Central. Invited to attend and give talk on Farming in the First World War under the ELIW Centre themes of Farming and Everyday Life. Lots of questions afterwards and sharing of information on local history. Also individuals engaged in conversations with each other on their own family histories.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Film screening of short film 'Hymn of Hate' on 18 September 2018 (reported by Rachel Duffett) 
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 Attended film screening at BFI in London of the short film 'Hymn of Hate', for whom Rachel Duffett had been the historical advisor to Mr Matt Lennard, director & writer. Primary audience consisted mainly of actors, film professionals, etc. 'Hymn of Hate' is a moving film which was historically accurate thanks to our Centre's advisory involvement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://miniproductions.co.uk/portfolio/hymn-of-hate/
 
Description First World War Centres Discovery Day, Belfast 19 June 2017 (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
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 One of a series of events in 2017 to showcase the work of the Centres and of community research projects; discussion of follow-on activities in the remaining period of the centenary. Reflection on the distinctive contribution to knowledge made by community-based researchers, and the changing dynamics of the FWW centenary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description First World War Centres Showcase, Glasgow 23 Nov 2017 (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
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 One of a series of events in 2017 to showcase the work of the Centres and of community research projects; discussion of follow-on activities in the remaining period of the centenary. Reflection on the distinctive contribution to knowledge made by community-based researchers, and the changing dynamics of the FWW centenary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description First World War Centres Showcase, London 2 Nov 2017 (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
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 One of a series of events in 2017 to showcase the work of the Centres and of community research projects; discussion of follow-on activities in the remaining period of the centenary. Reflection on the distinctive contribution to knowledge made by community-based researchers, and the changing dynamics of the FWW centenary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Food in Wartime (reported by Sarah LLoyd) 
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 workshop was a further event developed in connection with the Buchler exhibition. Speakers included community-based researchers, postgraduate students and academics. The programme featured a special menu of FWW food and a tour of the Buchler exhibition, focussing on images of food within the photographs.

BBC News London covered the event. Estimated audience: 4.9 million (combined reach for the BBC London's regional news slots on BBC1 at 12:30 and 6:30pm on 27 April was 4,896,833).

The organising team have now been invited to contribute to a conference and linked exhibition in Germany around the theme of confectionary in July 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2018/04/food-in-wartime-1914-1920/
 
Description Front Fuelled by Food (reported by Rachel Duffett) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact An event held in Camden to display and celebrate the work done on the HLF funded 'Front Fuelled by Food' project, run by the Minorities Group of the Stroke and Asphasia Society, London. There were displays and discussions - and the audience was extremely enthusiastic about the insight that they provided into the soldiers' experience of WW1.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Further enhancement of our Centre website - to provide for a more dynamic and user-friendly web presence and host collaborative projects (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
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 Further development and enhancement to our Centre website - to provide for a more dynamic and user-friendly web presence and host collaborative projects. Also improvement to collection of website-visitor statistical data as a result.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/
 
Description Gave paper at Gateways engagement centre workshop, 30 June 2017 (reported by Jim Beach) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spoke on Intelligence Policing during the First World War. Audience reported, during questions and afterwards, that this was an aspect of the conflict they had not previously known about.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/events/darker-sides-first-world-war
 
Description HLF project exhibition, June 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 launch of the HLF project 'Back to the Front' exhibition. Invited to attend by project leader with whom we have a long-standing relationship and whom I had advised informally on a number of occasions during the project. At the event spoke to visitors and shared ideas for further research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Harwich project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Approached by New Heritage Solutions, CIC, to support project based on Harwich Haven. This community collaboration connects the surrender of the German submarine fleet, the legacies of the FWW and the Kindertransport in 1938. In developing the project, ELIW members Lloyd & Duffett attended meetings with Harwich Town Council, Jan 2016 & the Wiener Library, May 2016. Introduced Nick Patrick of New Heritage Solutions to the Gateways Engagement Centre.

Following project funding in 2018, Rachel Duffett and Sarah Lloyd joined the project Advisory Board.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/
 
Description Hosted and mentored two Year 10 students (15 years of age) with a particular interest in WW1 history from two regional schools on a weeks work experience placement (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
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 In close collaboration with colleagues from the Herts at War project, we hosted and mentored two Year 10 students on a week's placement in the Everyday Lives in War Centre at the University of Hertfordshire. Both students were based at the de Havilland Campus and worked with Herts at War and Anna Hammerin of Everyday Lives in War, by undertaking various historical tasks relating to the story of Hertfordshire in the Great War. This primarily involved online and computer-based research but also involved (with parental and school permission) off-site visits to photograph historic collections in the local area. All work was supervised and training was carried out before undertaking each task. The two young students were also given the opportunity to research some local WW1 servicemen and prepared a film based on their research for both our and Herts at War websites. Both students enjoyed an interesting and fulfilling week, and their feedback was very positive and indicative of a desired future in a related research field. Any photographs or video material reproduced and posted/published with full student parental permission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/hertsatwar/videos/2502347216570669/
 
Description Hosting, facilitating and assisting with monthly free-of-charge Herts at War talks at our Centre (University) premises (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
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 Providing free premises and parking, technical support and general assistance to facilitate the monthly Herts at War talks at the University of Hertfordshire - which are attended by a very active and dedicated group of 200+ members at each talk. Whilst the Herts at War is a military-themed WW1 project, the monthly meetings also enable us to share our Centre updates to a size-able audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://hertsatwar.co.uk/talks-2017-2018
 
Description How the British working class won the First World War: patriotism, protest and commemoration, Cardiff University workshop, 4 January 2017 (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
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 Participation in Cardiff FWW workshop for community groups organised by Swansea and Cardiff universities and Living Legacies, FWW EC, c. 50 participants.
Public lecture 'How the British working class won the First World War: patriotism, protest and commemoration', 4.1.17, Cardiff University extramural Dept , c.100 participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IHR Public History Seminar on ELIW Centre sponsored project 'Meeting in No Man's Land' on 2 May 2018 (reported by Rachel Duffett and Mike Roper) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Participated in a seminar on ELIW sponsored project Meeting in No Man's Land together with project partner Age Exchange (an HLF-funded project) for the purpose of sharing information - under the ELIW Centre theme of Legacy. New ideas about international commemoration were discussed as a result of our reports of work on the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Immortalised? The representation of contested histories, difficult narratives and hidden voices in public spaces and institutions: 23 November 2018 (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
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 Historic England and AHRC Care for the Future presented a day of thinking, talking, and exploring the complexity of memorials, understanding and debate around historical figures and events.
Bringing together academics, museum and heritage sector professionals, and artists, this exploration of Britain's contested heritage will look at how the past is interpreted and displayed in public spaces and cultural institutions. The day drew on conversations already seeking to address Bristol's past, including the renaming of Colston Hall; Bristol Old Vic, Ujima Radio, and the Bristol Evening Post's City Conversations; and the Diaspora Season of Arts and Understanding, led by artist and Bristol's Lord Mayor, Cleo Lake.

Dr Fedorowich presented a paper on the role of the Canadian Forestry Corps, a little-known force which totalled 33,000 by war's end and made an invaluable contribution in providing timber to the war effort. A multi-ethnic force, little is known of its activities in the UK and France.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/talks-immortalised
 
Description Improving Lives. Enhancing Communities - Watford's Art & Heritage Conference (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sarah Lloyd spoke about the FWW centenary, collaborative research and community expertise at the Improving Lives. Enhancing Communities - Watford's Art & Heritage Conference on 18 June 2018.

Feedback from the organiser was very positive: 'Your presentation was second to none - WELL DONE!!!'.
Participation led to further invitations, including to speak at the LitHouses conference, Knebworth in November 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview for BBC (London), April 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 Interviewed by BBC (London) News as part of an event 'Food in Wartime' held by ELIW at the University of Hertfordshire.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview for BBC Radio Scotland (reported by Owen Davies) 
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 Interview on BBC Radio Scotland, 'Sunday Morning with ' show. I was talking about my book A Supernatural War and discussing how we commemorate the First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000zpx
 
Description Interview for BBC Radio Wiltshire on the history behind the story of A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh. The county council were unveiling a plaque to honour the orphaned black bear brought over by Canadian soldiers in 1914 as a mascot. Winnie, was the bear which was loaned to the London X (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
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 interview on local radio uncovered the history behind the story of A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh. The county council were unveiling a plaque at Tidworth to honour the orphaned black bear brought over by Canadian soldiers in 1914 as a mascot. Winnie, was the bear which was loaned to the London Zoo in 1915, and inspired the creation behind his character first written about in 1926.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview for BBC Three Counties regional radio (reported by Owen Davies) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview on 3 Counties Nick Coffer show. I was promoting my book A Supernatural War, and the ELIW Centre's activities regarding commemoration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06py6fb?fbclid=IwAR28-mholx52sm0aB75hgXqyNekSprCyfeyzBUxJa5jMPy6UK...
 
Description Interview for Bletchley Park podcast on Hush WAACs, 17 November 2017 (reported by Jim Beach) 
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 Interview talked about the work of women codebreakers in the British army in 1917 and 1918.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://bletchleypark.org.uk/news/podcast-65-women-at-war
 
Description Interviewed on BBC TV's local news programme, Look East, 2018 (reported by Rachel Duffett) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed regarding a family archive of WW1 letters held at Ipswich record Office. A short film had been made about the family and I was then interviewed to give specific background and a more general WW1 context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited spoken contribution to the Imperial War Museum's stakeholders' round table on future directions in the FWW Centenary, May 2017 (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
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 Invited by the Imperial War Museum to participate in a roundtable, May 2017, at which major stakeholders (government, heritage organisations, major funders, national media) discussed directions for the UK FWW centenary. My talk brought an invitation from Heritage Lottery Fund to write a blog for their website, plus further discussions with participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/news-features/reflections-first-world-war-centenary
 
Description Juliet The Moon - A Live Installation for the Reading Room at Manchester Central Library, Manchester, 18 May 2017 (reported by Barbara Kelly) 
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 WW1-themed performance stemming out of the Centre's collaborative project with Royal Northern College of Music (Mrs Barbara Kelly): 'Making Music in Manchester during World War 1' in collaboration with Harry Watson Music Library, Manchester. 'Juliet the Moon' is based on letters sent between Frank Merrick, pianist and tutor at the RNCM, and his wife Hope Squires throughout Merrick's imprisonment during WWI for being an opponent to the war effort, which provided the inspiration for this unique evening of music at Central Library, as part of Manchester After Hours 2017. RNCM composers Philippos Rousiamanis and Deane Smith wrote two new works specially for the library's Reading Room, which were performed by an ensemble of singers and cellists, with singing glasses.

Exploring themes of loss and intimacy, the two pieces were performed independently and then gradually combined as the evening progresses. There was also a display of letters, programmes, articles and other materials uncovered during the RNCM's research into Manchester's musical life in the First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.creativetourist.com/event/juliet-the-moon-a-live-installation-for-the-reading-room/
 
Description Keynote Lecture, International First World War Society conference, Melbourne, Australia, 9-11 July 2018 (reported by Mike Roper) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The lecture set out agendas for legacy studies of descendants, focusing on the Meeting in No Man's Land project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote address, Care After the First World War conference, University of Leeds, 9-11 April 2018 (reported by Mike Roper) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The event was intended to open up discussion of uses WW1 pension records internationally, and included mentoring of PhD students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote speaker for the War Through Other Stuff Society workshop for Early Career Researchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prof Owen Davies gave the keynote on 30 September 2017 for the War Through Other Stuff Society, which is aimed at PhD and early career students.  Prof Davies talked about 'Magic, Faith, and Commerce: Wearing Talismans and Charms during the First World War'. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://warthroughotherstuff.wordpress.com/
 
Description Keynote talk and participation at Reflections on the Centenary of the First World War workshop, University of Kent, Sept 2017 (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a keynote address on community engagement, research co-production and patterns of interest in the FWW centenary. Also participated in a focus group on the centenary. Follow-up enquiries on the work of the FWW Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote talk at 'Teschen Silesia and the Central Europe after WWI 1918-1920' in Ostrava, Czech Republic (25 January 2019) (reported by Jim Beach) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The talk was titled 'British military officers and the InterAllied Commission in Teschen, January to June 1919'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ff.osu.cz/khi/23166/workshop-tesinsko-a-stredni-evropa-po-velke-valce-1918-1920//
 
Description Launch of Centre Newsletter (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
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 Launch of a bi-monthly Centre Newsletter in November 2017 - for a subscriber list of 500+ members. The Centre Newsletter provides an update on Centre News, Events and Team Activities Updates - as well as a forum for community projects and independent community researchers to share their stories to a wider audience and also give and received advice. The feedback has been very positive, and each Newsletter distribution results in a new surge of WW1-related stories and updates being submitted to our Centre from members of the community, for inclusion in upcoming Newsletters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/?page_id=3891
 
Description Leather in Medicine: Pop-up exhibit (reported by Caroline Nielsen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Pop-up display created using medical history items from the National Leather Collection, and used to talk to visitors and Collection staff and volunteers about the history of medicine, and the history of the Northampton area. The pop-up display was manned over two days( the Heritage Lottery Fund's Thanks to You days), and at one evening event (already organised for museum partners/donors). The Collection reported back that they would like to do continue to work together, and bring to develop other partnerships and potential projects. The Collection were also interested in the research from the display (and into particular items from the collection), especially as the display is easily replicable for their other open events. (A supplementary URL to the one listed below is: https://twitter.com/PJW_MoL/status/940885571160944640)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://twitter.com/PJW_MoL/status/940568807684366337
 
Description Lecture 'Patriotism and Socialism: radical ex-servicemen, 1917-1923', at Regional Heritage Centre, Lancaster University at conference Political Radicalism and Dissent in the early 20th Century, 17 November 2018 (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
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 lecture and participation in the conference was based on my long standing research interest on the British working class and the First World War on which I have published extensively. Themes include 'patriotic labour', ex-service organisations and rural workers; it was also discussed in relation to the RPA of 1918.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/users/rhc/events/details/2018/Radicalism&Dissent.html
 
Description Lecture given to the Anglo-German Family History Society on 'Life in First World War Germany as seen in the Photographs of Käthe Buchler', held in King's Cross Methodist Church, London, on 13 October, 2018 (reported by Helen Boak) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Just under 50 members of the Anglo-German Family History Society came from throughout the UK to listen to a presentation about 'Life in First World War Germany', for which the photographs of Käthe Buchler provided the impetus. Many members of the audience asked questions and made comments afterwards, revealing they had had little knowledge of life in Germany in the Great War - they were more aware of life in Germany from the 1930s onwards - and showing their interest to learn more.
The purpose of the presentation was two-fold: to introduce the audience to the photographs of Käthe Buchler and to bring an awareness of life on the German Home Front, 1914-1918 to an audience with very close ties to Germany.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2019/02/photographs-of-kathe-buchler/
 
Description Lecture to Pendle Forest History Group on Food, Farming, Farmworkers and First World War, 15 November 2017 (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture to Pendle Forest History Group on Food, Farming, Farmworkers and the First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lecture, 'Children and the legacies of loss', 14-18 NOW series, Not Yet at Ease, First Site, Colchester, 8 December 2018 (reported by Mike Roper) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to members of the general public as part of NOW's 'Not Yet at Ease' exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Life as a German Prisoner of War in Sutton Bridge, South Lincolnshire, during the First World War - Exhibition, 10 September 2017 (reported by Jane Chapman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The small collaboration research grant on POWs in South Lincolnshire recently exhibited their findings at an event hosted by the local golf course (Sutton Bridge Golf Club, Spalding). The exhibition was organised by leading members of the CBPR community partner group, the Long Sutton and District Civic Society and was successfully attended by over 150 members of the public. Three members of the academic research team travelled from Lincoln to the Norfolk border in South Lincolnshire for the event. The findings and primary source materials were displayed as a series of posters and a full colour pamphlet was distributed.

Public comments and feedback on the event were overwhelmingly positive, with many taking the opportunity to engage in discussion about the research process with members of the team and the Civic Society, sharing stories of their own family history and knowledge about local home front life during the First World War.

Additionally, the event included a guided tour of the golf course grounds that encompass some of the key structures related to both First and Second World War heritage connected with the local area. This incorporated the warehouse of the former docks in which, the team believes, the POWs were billeted.

The exhibition was considered so successful that the Civic Society voiced the intention to repeat the poster exhibition at a subsequent public engagement event at the local Parish Council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LitHouses annual conference (reported by Sarah lloyd) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sarah Lloyd and Julie Moore invited to give a talk on 'Interacting with Universities and Colleges', 16.11.18. An opportunity to engage with Literary Houses group -- heritage sites with a literary connection.

Interest expressed in the University of Hertfordshire's Heritage Hub and work of the FWW Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lowewood Museum WW1 project (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
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 2017-8, two students from the University of Hertfordshire did volunteer placements with the Museum as part of their undergraduate programme. They contributed to development of the WW1 exhibition in 2018. The Museum curator invited further student involvement in 2018, with one additional student introducing ELIW research on everyday life to her work at the Museum. (Julie Moore).

Julie Moore also reports a meeting with the curator on 11th October 2018: At that meeting we discussed ideas for her to use at community events and suggested that from previous experience at open days she might want to have somebody there who could identify military aspects from photos and medals which people were bound to bring in. Also suggested an item on food as an ice-breaker - printing off some recipes, perhaps having some food made to taste, sort of thing. I also offered to go along and do a spot on food if she thought helpful.

In view of the number of 'alien' workers in the district glasshouses at the time I also suggested a 1911 map to locate them in terms of the census.

Also a talking wall for memories and questions on post-it notes,

I followed up by sending her
• the email address for the County at War dvd to have showing in background
• email contact for the Scouting aspect
• some of the recipes we used for our Food in Wartime event
• ELIW Mike Roper's sheet on interviewing families
• repeated offer to help at any community event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/enjoy-broxbourne-leisure-lowewood-museum-town-centres-hoddesdon/warner...
 
Description Making of new film: The Sopwell Camel Seat (reported by Owen Davies) 
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 Owen Davies and his team of basketmakers - as part of the Basketry Then and Now project - have produced a film titled 'The Sopwell Camel Seat' - which has been published on the https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/ website.  First World War aircraft were extremely flimsy and it was essential to save weight wherever possible to prevent the planes breaking up in flight. To this end, basketwork seats were used as they were both light and strong. This short film follows Tony Dyer, a flight test engineer, as he builds a replica First World War Sopwith Camel aeroplane cockpit to house an original compass which belonged to his grandfather. Tony is joined by basketmaker Tim Palmer, who makes a seat for him, and basketry researcher Bunty Ball who explains more about basketwork aeroplane seats.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/?page_id=2848
 
Description Making of new film: Willow - Then and Now (reported by Owen Davies) 
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 Owen Davies and his team of basketmakers - as part of the Basketry Then and Now project - have produced a film titled 'Willow Regrowth in Spring' - which has been published on the https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/ website.   The National Willow Collection was established at Long Ashton Research Station in Somerset in 1923 after willow was identified as a strategic resource following the First World War. The collection moved to Rothamsted Research in 2002 and today contains over 100 pure species of willows (Salix spp.). In this film, scientists from Rothamsted Research take us on a tour of the collection and introduce us to some of their research into willow, including the growing of willow as a source of bioenergy, the molecular breeding and genetics that underpin the research, and how the research has uncovered exciting chemical diversity within the species.
For more information please visit https://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/uk-national-willow-collection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/?page_id=2848
 
Description Making of new film: Willow Connections - Exploring Castle Donington (reported by Owen Davies) 
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 Owen Davies and his team of basketmakers - as part of the Basketry Then and Now project - have produced a film titled 'Willow Connections: Exploring Castle Donington' - which has been published on the https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/ website.  The Trent Valley in the East Midlands was once one of the most important areas for willow growing and basketmaking in the country.  
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/?page_id=2848
 
Description Making of new film: Willow Regrowth in Spring (reported by Owen Davies) 
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 Owen Davies and his team of basketmakers - as part of the Basketry Then and Now project - have produced a film titled 'Willow Regrowth in Spring' - which has been published on the https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/ website.  A short time-lapse film showing the regrowth of willow in spring. It was shot over seven weeks between March and May 2017 at Rothamsted Research in Hertfordshire, home to the National Willow Collection. After coppicing in winter, the cut willow stools (stumps) re-sprout to produce multiple shoots. This vigorous regrowth allows biomass to rapidly accumulate. Depending on the willow species used, the stems can be used for basketmaking or as a source of renewable carbon for bioenergy and biofuels. The ability of the stools to regrow from repeated harvests for up to 25 years with minimal input makes them of interest due to their potential to reduce carbon emissions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/?page_id=2848
 
Description Meeting with HLF project leader (Wheathampstead), May 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 Met with Wheathampstead HLF project leader to discuss timetable of research and events. She shared a source that had come to the group (farm records) and asked for suggestions on how they might make best use of the material.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Museum (Dacorum Heritage Trust), January 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 Met with Dacorum Heritage Trust to discuss ELIW participation in their FWW project. ELIW to support with researcher workshop, plus attending events and supply of video booths for capturing reminiscences of visitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with a Community Project (Devon Local History Society), February 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 Julie Moore met with Julia Neville to discuss her work on mapping the networks of women suffragists and its application to the Finding Anonymous Women project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with a Community Project (St Albans Legacy Project), March 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 Met with Andie Hill who is part of the St. Albans Legacy project, to discuss support for a multi-media project for schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with a Community Project (Wheathampstead), March 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 A first meeting with this HLF project in Wheathampstead to discuss ideas, themes, and sources. Agreed to attend further meetings with the group and arrange a day workshop to discuss mounting an exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with a Houseing Association (Pine Ridge Housing Association, Bushey), June 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 Met with the chairman and members of the Pine Ridge Housing Association to discuss ideas for commemorating the First World War. In the end it was decided to approach via oral history testimonies of residents focusing on their memories of Pine Ridge rather than the First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with museum (Museumand: The National Caribbean Heritage Museum), June 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 Met with Museumand's Catherine Ross and Lynda Burrell to discuss support for a HLF bid under 'First World War Then and Now' programme. Letter of support offered along with other suggestions for possible themes and sources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with museum (Museumand: The National Caribbean Heritage Museum), November 2017 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 first meeting with the founders of Museumand, Catherine Ross and Lynda Burrell. ELIW and Museumand are the recipients of a MUPI grant to hold a community event to share stories of the impact of FWW on the Caribbean and in particular the women of the region. A film of the day was made for posting on the Museumand website. Catherine and Lynda have expressed a wish to work with us in future and will be taking part in the Festival of Engagement events to be held in Birmingham and Cardiff in 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.museumand.org/
 
Description Motherhood, Loss and the First World War conference, 5-6 September 2018. Invited paper on motherhood and mourning (reported by Mike Roper) 
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 funded by Big Ideas and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Development. It involved a mix of community group and academic presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.big-ideas.org/project/motherhood/
 
Description National Association of Women's Clubs - St Albans Priory Branch on 4 June 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Julie Moore gave a talk to the group on FWW Everyday Life under the ELIW Centre themes of Everyday Life and Women. Stimulated good questions during and good conversations after the talk on memories of the FWW and its impact on their families. Asked if would come back at a future date to talk some more on FWW.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Northumbria History / Histories of Activism blog posts (reported by Daniel Laqua) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact We disseminated information about our project 'British Ex-Service Students and the Rebuilding of Europe, 1919-1926' via blogs associated with Northumbria University. At the project start, Daniel Laqua wrote a blog at the university's main History blog announcing the aims of the project. At the end, Sarah Hellawell reflected on her experiences as a Research Associate for the project via a post at Northumbria's Histories of Activism blog. A supplementary URL to the one listed below is: http://historiesofactivism.blogspot.de/2018/02/british-ex-service-students-and.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://nuhistam.blogspot.de/2017/07/research-project-on-university-students.html
 
Description Oats, Sprats and Barley Bread - Feeding Devon in World War I: A Symposium presented by Devon History Society, the University of Exeter and the Devon Remembers Heritage Project, Saturday 13 May 2017 (reported by Henry French) 
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 one-day conference organised by the Devon History Society, featuring participants in the research activity undertaken as part of the AHRC First World War Hub on 'Everyday Lives During the First World War'. This had culminated in a 100-page booklet in which contributors wrote 1,000-word essays. However a number of the participants wanted to develop these into longer pierces of the research.
They presented their findings at this one-day conference for Devon History Society members, and the general public, and then wrote these up into a special issue of 'The Devon Historian' (volume 86, 2017), published in Sept. 2017.
The aim of this event was to enable participants to develop their research, and to present a range of new source materials to the members of the Devon History Society, particularly sources in the National Archives that were unfamiliar to researchers more familiar with the county archive collections.

Responses collected on the day included:
Fishing industry. Lots of facts and figures I was not aware of
Yes, much better informed - also learned significantly about the disparate nature of Devon agriculture during the period in question
Surprise that yields did not increase during the war
Yes. The fishing industry in WWI
The day offered a very vivid account of life in the Devon countryside 100 years ago. Certainly I respect the hard labour required of farm labourers, men or women
I understand more about the changing role of women at this time
Yes - food production
Think it was a very involving day. Good balance of the overview and the personal story of experiences
I am interested to know more about how Britain could be able to become more self-sufficient and rely less on imports especially fruit and vegetables
The state of Britain in 1917 was more serious than I realised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.devonhistorysociety.org.uk/journal/from-volume-77
 
Description Online feature article: "World War 1: the forgotten housewives who helped win the battle on the home front", The Conversation, 9 November 2018 (reported by Karen Hunt) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact As part of the commemoration of the Armistice in 1918, Karen Hunt was commissioned by The Conversation to provide a new story in an accessible form for the media and general public: "World War 1: the forgotten housewives who helped win the battle on the home front". There were 10 direct comments, 25 re-tweets, 110 postings on Facebook, and possibly wider social-media distribution.
The Conversation is an independent, not-for-profit media outlet. Articles are authored by academics, edited by professional journalists and freely available online, and for republication through creative commons license.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://theconversation.com/world-war-i-the-forgotten-housewives-who-helped-win-the-battle-on-the-hom...
 
Description Opening of new wall plaque at North Primary School, Colchester, 2018 (reported by Rachel Duffett) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The primary school has had a number of HLF grants in order to explore the military experience of the old boys. The centre-piece of the final grant was the creation of a large carved wooden plaque depicting the post-war return of the veterans and the event was to reveal this and discuss the legacies of the war.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pamphlet: Students in England and the Legacy of the First World War (reported by Daniel Laqua) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The project team has produced a 16-page pamphlet entitled 'Students in England and the Legacy of the First World War', of which 500 copies have been printed. Some copies have gone to the academic institutions that are involved in the project, but a key part is the dissemination via the project's community partners, the National Union of Students (NUS) and the Workers' Educational Association (WEA).

Copies of the publication will be disseminated at a reception at the forthcoming annual NUS conference, while the North East branch of the WEA will use the pamphlet for work with members of its heritage branch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Paper delivered to a one-day conference on the First World War in the Americas (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This one-day conference was sponsored by The National Archives at Kew in London to examine the impact of the First World War in the Americas. It was part of a larger programme of TNA's series of conferences to commemorate a variety of issues concerning the First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Paper delivered to the Chichester Local History Society on returning British migrants who fought with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was asked by the Chichester Local History Society to discuss my on-going research on British migrants who had enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Paper given at 1918-2018: The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century conference at University of Wolverhampton (6 September 2018) (reported by Jim Beach) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The talk was entitled 'Caught out and catching up: Enforcing security upon the BEF's telephones in 1916'. The audience was a mixture of academics, PG students, and members of the public (Western Front Association in particular).

Jim Beach has provided a full conference report on the Centre website, which can be accessed via the following URL:
https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2018/09/wolverhampton-first-world-war-conference-report/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.wlv.ac.uk/research/institutes-and-centres/centre-for-historical-research/centre-for-hist...
 
Description Paper given at Voices of the Home Fronts: Reflections and Legacies of the First World War (19 October 2018) (reported by Jim Beach) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Jim Beach's talk was entitled 'British Army officers and the Inter Allied Commission in Teschen'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/voices-of-the-home-fronts-programme.pdf
 
Description Paper presented to the Ministry of Defence symposium held on 31 October 2017 at Abbey Wood in Bristol, as part of the MoD's commemoration of the Great War. Paper was on the Canadian Forces in Southwest England during the Great War, 1914-19 (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The paper was presented to serving officers working at the MoD's procurement centre at Abbey Wood in Bristol. Officers from the British Armed forces were present as well as serving officers from Canada, the United States and Australia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Paper presented to the Stoke Bishop Local History Society on 11 November 2016 to commemorate the war effort in Bristol and in particular those men and women from the area who fought, died and survived the Great War (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to the Stoke Bishop Local History Society on Bristol and the Great War, including those men from the district who fought with the dominion expeditionary forces during the Great War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.stokebishop.org.uk/local_history_group
 
Description Paper presented to the Western Front Association, Kingswood, Bristol, on the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the United Kingdom, with a focus on Bristol (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The paper sparked questions and discussions from members of the Western Front Association, although knowledgeable about the Great War, were very complimentary about the subject matter as they has little idea of the dominions' participation in the war effort. More importantly, they were intrigued by the experiences of some of the hundreds of Bristolians who had enlisted in the dominion expeditionary forces, and how they have been memorialised in Bristol and overseas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/branches/united-kingdom/avon/
 
Description Participation in a seminar as part of UH History's Local and Global Heritage module, November 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 Met with an undergraduate seminar group to discuss working with community history groups. An engaged group who asked lots of interesting questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Participation in an invited Consultation on the future of Imperial War Museum's First World War Partnerships Programme (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
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 participation was based on my (Dr Nick Mansfield) long standing research interest on the British working class and the First World War on which I have published extensively. Themes include 'patriotic labour', ex-service organisations and rural workers, My contribution was also in the light of over 30 years experience in the museums sector including 21 years as Director of the People's History Museum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Partnership with Birmingham FWW Centre (Voices of War and Peace) over UK touring exhibition 'Beyond the Battlefields' (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
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 Collaboration in order to tour exhibition of Buchler photographs: opened Birmingham October 2017, Manchester Jan 2018 and Hatfield March 2018. Associated programme of community engagement activities across all 3 sites to build on distinctive elements of the exhibition, including the strong everyday life theme, and the experience of viewing images never seen before outside Germany. An additional URL with the event information to the one noted below is: http://www.1914.org/news/beyond-the-battlefields-kathe-buchlers-photographs-of-germany-in-the-great-war/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/?p=3632
 
Description Patient Voices: Historical and Ethical Engagement with Patient Experiences of Healthcare, 1850-1948 (reported by Caroline Nielsen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research paper based on the development of the project and ethical considerations and best practice within History of Medicine public history, especially in light of digitisation. The event was aimed at those engaged in public history, museum professionals and archivists. My paper began the public engagement section of the conference, and was entitled 'Blurring the Boundaries?: Definition and the Potential for Set Narratives in the Public Social History of Medicine, Health and Disability'. The paper encouraged discussion and questions - the paper was live-tweeted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/wellcome/2017/03/17/call-for-papers-patient-voices-historical-and-eth...
 
Description Planning meetings with staff of the People's History Musuem, Manchester on exhibition on the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, June to December 2018 (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
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 Ongoing planning meetings with staff of the People's History Museum, Manchester, on exhibition on the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, June to December 2018. Liaison with press, see Waitrose Weekend Magazine article February 2018.

Day conference on the RPA is planned at UCLan Preston on 14 September 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://www.phm.org.uk/
 
Description Podcast recording with Chrome Media (reported by Chris Phillips) 
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 I recorded a podcast as part of the British Home Front 1914-1918 conference at the University of St Andrews. The podcast was released on iTunes, Soundcloud, YouTube and other media hosting sites, and has been downloaded in excess of 200 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://soundcloud.com/chromeradio/the-british-home-front-23-railways-christopher-phillips
 
Description Pop-up exhibition on universities and the legacies of the First World War (reported by Daniel Laqua) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact As part of our World War One Engagement project 'British Ex-Service Students and the Rebuilding of Europe, 1919-1926', we produced two incarnations of a pop-up exhibition, each of them comprising of five banners. The exhibition presents material on the way in which the war's impact was felt at British universities. It has dedicated sections on the experiences of students in London and in the North East of England, and also explores particular experience of post-war student life, including the experiences of women students and the engagement in international student activities.

So far, the exhibition has been displayed at project events held at the Literary & Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne (October 2017) and NUS Macadam House in London (November 2017). It has also featured at one of the project institutions, the UCL Institute of Education.

Having seen the exhibition at our October 2017 event, staff from Durham County Records Office asked to borrow the exhibition for their own centenary activities. The exhibition featured at their second 'Durham at War' conference, which was attended by 56 project volunteers. It was subsequently displayed for a month at the Durham Room, which is the main hall in Durham County Hall.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Presentation at International Railway History Administration conference (reported by Chris Phillips) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Provided a talk to c. 50 guests from across Europe and North America, and participated in a round table discussion at the conclusion of the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the East Anglican Paediatric Orthopaedic Group Winter Meeting (reported by Caroline Nielsen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 1st December 2017: East Anglian Paediatric Orthopaedic Group Winter Meeting (EAPOG). The group is a meeting of paediatric orthopaedic consultants and allied health professionals from across the Midlands regions (Norfolk, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Suffolk)
Project lead delivered a talk to around 40-45 delegates on the History of Medicine and the Northampton Crippled Children's Fund. The meeting was granted CPF accreditation by BOA for 3 points. Project lead invited to contribute by event organiser, Dr Rajan Natarajan - Trauma and Orthopaedics, Northampton General Hospital. Questions and discussion afterwards, with verbal positive feedback. Organiser highlighted verbally to project lead that it was a reminder of how things had changed significantly for those working in orthopaedic medicine, as they (fortunately) rarely see many of the conditions and complications which significantly affected the everyday lives of the population of Northampton just 100 years ago, and would have been part of the daily experience of their predecessors. One attendee (Cambridgeshire) subsequently emailed project lead to say thank for "the extremely interesting talk", and pass on a medical textbook recommendation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation for Road Scholar participants (reported by Chris Phillips) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I provided a talk to c. 65 guests, primarily from the United States. The talk was followed by questions and answers afterwards, and was followed up by communications from delegates in the following weeks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to local history groups and residents associations (North Hertfordshire) (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 Was invited to take part in a local history networking day organised by the Hertfordshire Association for Local History and present on the work of the Engagement Centres and the opportunities for funding by HLF. Was approached at the end by a number of people representing groups thinking of doing FWW projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Project Meetings with Carmen Marin, Jenny Durrant and colleagues at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter to discuss plans for the forthcoming exhibitions in late 2018 centred around the commemoration of the Armistice, which involve Canadian war photography and the experiences of Canadian soldiers in Devon during the Great War (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
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 The project meetings have been held every 6 months between curators, exhibition officers, digital media experts, museum volunteers, local officers attached to Devon County Council, Southwest Heritage Trust and me (Dr Kent Fedorowich, UWE), as historical advisor to the project. These planning meetings, held since October 2015 are shaping the themes for two exhibitions to be held at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter starting in October 2018. One exhibition deals with Canadian war photography and commemorates the 100 anniversary of the first exhibition held at RAMM in 1918. The second exhibition deals with Devon during the Great War of which the theme the 'Canadians in Devon' is part.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018
 
Description Project meetings with Dr Katherine Findlay, Project Officer for the Southwest Heritage Trust based out of the Devon Heritage Centre (Exeter) to discuss forthcoming conference and exhibition at Stover Country Park, nr Bovey Tracey, on the Canadian Forestry Corps. An HLF-funded publication is also anticipated to be published late in 2018 for which Dr Kent Fedorowich will have a short essay on the activities of the Canadian Forestry Corps in Devon during the Great War (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
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 Project meetings with Dr Katherine Findlay, Project Officer for the Southwest Heritage Trust based out of the Devon Heritage Centre (Exeter) to discuss forthcoming conference and exhibition at Stover Country Park, near Bovey Tracey, on the Canadian Forestry Corps. The one-day conference is to be held on 20 June 2018 and a dedication ceremony to follow on 2 July 2018 to unveil a statue in honour of the Canadian Forestry Corps who were deployed there in the spring of 1916. Other stakeholders included members of the management committee of the Stover Country Park Estate. An HLF-funded publication is also anticipated which will be published late in 2018 for which Dr Kent Fedorowich will have a short essay on the activities of the Canadian Forestry Corps in Devon during the Great War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
URL https://new.devon.gov.uk/stovercountrypark/history
 
Description Project meetings with the steering group, chaired by Naomi Miller, Development Director of the Bristol Cathedral, who chairs the Bristol Great War Network committee (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
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 Bristol Cathedral engages local charities, history societies, artists, local government officials, academics, and funders such as the HLF to plan events and exhibitions during the 2014-19 commemorative period. Events are planned to make the widest possible impact with varied audiences using the Cathedral precincts to host exhibitions such as the one listed below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/undivided-a-hundred-years-of-remembering-and-forgetting-1918-2018-tic...
 
Description Provided detailed advice on query put forward by Meltem Kamalvand of BBC One's TV series "Who Do You Think You Are" (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
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 Answered detailed query from Meltem Kamalvand of BBC One's TV series "Who Do You Think You Are" on wartime life and military service of Wright family of Stepney, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Provided detailed advice on query put forward by Tom Earnshaw Lancashire Evening Post in relation to an article on women in Lancashire in the FWW and the Representation of the People Act, 1918 in relation to the centenary of the Armistice (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
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 Answered detailed query from Tom Earnshaw Lancashire Evening Post on article on women in Lancashire in the FWW and the Representation of the People Act, 1918 in relation to the centenary of the Armistice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Digital Exhibition entitled 'Aftermath' - Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Launched at the international conference '1918-2018: The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century' and open to the public between September 2018 and November 2018 (reported by Oliver Wilkinson) 
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 A digital exhibition entitled 'Aftermath' exploring the social, health, economic and political after-effects of the Great War on returning servicemen, their families and their communities. It was a digital version of a physical exhibition devolved by Dr Yvonne McEwen with the King's Own Scottish Borderers Museum as part of a HLF England funded project. Launched as part of our international First World War conference; launch event hosted c.150 international delegates. The exhibition then ran in the Gallery, free to the public, between September 2018 and November 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Engagement Workshop for PGRs and ECRs (reported by Mike Noble) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The network devised and delivered an expert-led session on approaches to public engagement for researchers. The workshop was intended to increase and improve public engagement skills on the part of network members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://fwwnetwork.wordpress.com/2018/02/13/getting-started-with-public-engagement/
 
Description Public History Seminar, IHR, 2 May 2018. Evaluation of Meeting in No Man's Land project with David Saville and participants. 'Making Histories in No Man's Land: Reflections on the First World War commemorations of British and German descendants' (reported by Mike Roper) 
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 The event was intended to open up discussion of uses WW1 pension records internationally, and included mentoring of PhD students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Lecture on Lord Beaverbrook and the Canadian War Records Office, 1915-1919 (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30 members of the public attended this lecture in early October 2018 which was to help advertise the two exhibitions at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. The exhibitions had just opened and dealt with Devon Voices during the First World War and the Canadians in Devon, 1916-1919. The exhibition opened on 15 September 2018 and ran until 6 January 2019. Dr Fedorowich, who was on the steering committee for both exhibitions and provided historical consultancy and research expertise, was asked to explore the role of Lord Beaverbrook in publicising and propagandising Canada's contribution to the First World War. The exhibition of Canadian war photography had first visited Exeter in late 1918; the 2018 exhibition was to commemorate that exhibition which coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Lecture on the Canadian Forestry Corps in Devon between 1916 and 1919 (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 70 people attended this public lecture in June 2018 on the activities of the Canadian Forestry Corps in Devon between 1916 and 1919. The event was hosted by Stover Country Park in association with South West Heritage Trust who were the sponsors of Devon Remembers, a Heritage Lottery Funded initiative. The talk was to commemorate the activities of these Canadian foresters who worked in the county felling trees for the war effort. The lecture was also part of the ongoing commemoration of the Park, who on 1 September 2018 unveiled a sculpted war memorial to the Canadian Forestry Corps; the only one in Britain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public event on Impacts of the First World War on Adult and Higher Education: The North East, the UK and the Making of Post-War Europe (reported by Daniel Laqua) 
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 An audience of c. 45 people attended a free public event at the Literary & Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne. Taking place on 7 October, we presented findings from our World War One Engagement Centre project 'British Ex-Service Students and the Rebuilding of Europe, 1919-1926'.

The event featured an introduction by the academic project leads (Daniel Laqua, Northumbria University; Georgina Brewis, UCL Institute of Education), as well as a conclusion by Mike Day (NUS Director of Devolved Nations and Internationalism) who represented one of the project's two community partners, the National Union of Students. The main part of the event consisted of 3 talks (c. 20 minutes each) relating to the project:

- Dr Tomás Irish (Lecturer in Modern History at Swansea University and a member of the project's advisory board) discussed 'British Universities at War, 1914-1925'

- Dr Sarah Hellawell (the Northumbria University-based Research Associate for our projec) spoke about 'Students in North East England and the Promotion of an International Community'.

- Dr Jude Murphy and Nigel Todd (representing our second community partner, the Workers' Educational Association) tackled the subject of 'Post-War Reconstruction and Reconciliation in North East Adult Education'.

Each presentation was followed by discussion with the audience. During a coffee break, audience members also had the opportunity to view a pop-up exhibition that had been prepared as part of the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://historiesofactivism.blogspot.de/2017/09/impacts-of-first-world-war-on-adult-and.html
 
Description Public history display (reported by Caroline Nielsen) 
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 Pop-up display stalls on health and medicine in early 20th century Northampton. These were displayed in different versions and formats in the Carnegie Room Northampton Library (15th and 16th December) and Abington Park Museum entrance (16th December). These were originally scheduled for one week earlier but had to be postponed due to poor weather conditions. Visitors were very interested but their numbers were limited due to unexpectedly poor weather conditions and their affect on Northampton over the two affected weekends. The museum service have reported that they wish to work in future with the project lead, who will present for the museum at a later date as part of their First World War centenary count-down entitled "100 Objects" - an advanced preview of the publicity can be provided for reporting purposes with the permission of the museum. It is not yet available to the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public talk and roundtable discussion (reported by Karl Bell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We arranged a public event to showcase our research and to talk more broadly about Spiritualism in the First World War. The event was divided into two parts. Firstly there were a series of brief presentations from the Chairman of the Portsmouth Temple of Spiritualism, two historians from the University of Portsmouth, and a Portsmouth-based author and expert on Arthur Conan Doyle and Spiritualism. There was then a round table discussion involving all four participants, and finally an extended Q&A session in which the speakers responded to a range of questions from the audience. The project's research areas were promoted on stage through large banners that the audience were encouraged to view and read.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lost-voices-spiritualism-in-the-first-world-war-tickets-39048911345#
 
Description Public talk as part of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit public talk series at Goldsmiths University (reported by Owen Davies) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk about my book, A Supernatural War, at the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit public talk series at Goldsmiths University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=11847
 
Description Public talk at the National Army Museum, 30 March 2018 (reported by Jim Beach) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The talk was titled 'Unloved? The British Army and its Intelligence Corps, 1904-1940'. It drew upon, and directly referenced, the work being conducted by the ELIW-funded Secret Soldiers co-production project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/british-army-and-its-intelligence-corps-1904-40
 
Description Public talk at the National Army Museum: 'The Stomach for Fighting: Soldiers and their food in the Great War', 2019 (reported by Rachel Duffett) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ca 130 people attended a talk in a regular series held at the National Army Museum - plenty of discussion ensued and the audience was clearly engaged with the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Public talk at the Union Theatre, London (reported by Owen Davies) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk on spiritualism and the FWW at the Union Theatre, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.allinlondon.co.uk/whats-on.php?event=210139
 
Description Redesign and re-launch of our Centre website - to provide for a more dynamic web presence and host collaborative projects (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
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 Reworked and re-launched a more powerful and interactive Centre website, allowing us to host some key collaborative projects, such as First World War Network; the Basketry Then and Now Project; as well as the Voices of the Homefronts blog pages - as well as an up-to-the-minute Twitter feed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/
 
Description Reflections Workshop, Capturing Commemoration, National Archives (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sarah Lloyd and Rebecca Smith gave a panel presentation on Everyday Lives in War 'Evaluation methods'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description School visit (Parmiters School, Watford), November 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Julie Moore and Sarah Lloyd were invited to be part of a week-long event commemorating the ending of the FWW. We led an assembly for Years 9&10, plus a workshop for Year 8 class. We took as our theme the experiecence of children in the FWW and how they are the target of much of the commemoration events, but of the story of soldiers not the story of children. Used the Buchler images as a way of broadening the story, plus excerpts from Edward Taylor's diary. In addition copies of original material and images were given to the history teacher.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Screening of Meeting in No Mans Land and discussion (reported by Rachel Duffett and Mike Roper) 
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 Age Exchange's film 'Meeting in No Man's Land' is a record of an HLF and ELIW funded project on the bringing together of the descendants of British and German veterans of the First World War. The audience very much enjoyed the film itself as well as the lively debate on different forms of commemoration that followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.age-exchange.org.uk/what-we-do/arts-projects/current-projects/meeting-in-no-mans-land/
 
Description Several papers were delivered as part of Hikmat Remembers to highlight the contribtuions made to the war effort by Black, Asian and Chinese participants in the Great War. These presentations were part of the charity's HLF-funded project to increase awareness within Devon's BME community of the contribution of their communities to the Allied victory in the Great War (reported by Kent Fedorowich) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Several presentations were given to one-day events organised under the umbrella Hikmat Remembers to link in with the BME communities in Devon to help raise the awareness of the contributions made by Black, Asian and Chinese communities to the Great War. These presentations were also used to launch a number of exhibitions organised by Hikmat which have since toured the county and engaged closely with the BME communities in Devon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://www.hikmatremembers.com/
 
Description Share Museums East Volunteer Awards, 2015-2018 
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 On the basis of her experience with the Connected Communities project, Sarah Lloyd was invited to join the judging panel for the Share East of England Museums volunteer awards (May/June 2015). She was the one academic member of the panel, with the others drawn from the heritage, voluntary and business sectors. There were 87 submissions in 7 categories.

This was a fascinating experience, enriching my understanding of public history and heritage, especially the changes brought through economic constraints. On an individual level, links made with members of the judging panel proved valuable connections for the First World War Centre, as well as more generally for heritage activity.

I served again as a judge in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018
URL http://sharemuseumseast.org.uk/volunteer-awards-about/
 
Description Speaker in Round Table Debate at Houses of Parliament organised by Nichola Luke (Engagement Officer) of History of Parliament Trust on the topic Suffrage for Men after the War, to coincide with the centenary of the Representation of the People Act on 21 November 2018 (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
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 This engagement was based on my long standing research interest on the British working class and the First World War on which I have published extensively. Themes include 'patriotic labour', ex-service organisations and rural workers, it was also discussed in relation to the RPA of 1918.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Spiritualism in the First World War - Public historical research workshop, University of Portsmouth Library (reported by Karl Bell) 
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 second one-day historical research workshop held at the University of Portsmouth library. Steered by the leads from the collaborating organisations (Portsmouth Temple of Spiritualism and University of Portsmouth), a mixture of local Spiritualists, postgraduate students and members of the general public explored a range of online archives relating to Spiritualism in and immediately after the First World War. The day event started with participants being given an outline of the project and training in the use of online archives (a range of newspaper databases and also other specialist packages such as the Adam Matthew 'First World War' database). We also then went through a generic sheet for recording information and a list of suggested search terms. Database 'hits' were then examined and, where appropriate, details recorded on the record sheet. The atmosphere throughout the day was kept informal. As in the first library workshop, this session generated a considerable amount of information in a single event. The workshop ended with time for all participants to express their views on the material they had gathered, the insights it suggested, and the skills they had developed through the day's activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spiritualism-in-the-first-world-war-historical-research-workshop-ticket...
 
Description Student Contributions to Peace, Refugee Aid and Anti-Racism: A Workshop (Laqua collaborative project) 24 Nov 2017 (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact This workshop came at the end of Daniel Laqua's collaborative project and was held at the NUS Office in London. I did a wrap-up session at the end of the day reflecting on how historical case studies (in this case about student activism) are able to inform contemporary discussions and made some broader links with the legacies of the FWW. A significant proportion of participants at the workshop were activist students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/?p=3828
 
Description Suffolk Show (Open Day over two days) - 31 May 2018 (reported by Rachel Duffett) 
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 two-day county event (in heritage section) together with project partner Harwich Haven (an HLF-funded project) for the purpose of sharing information - under the ELIW Centre themes of Legacy and Food.. There was a lot of discussion with the show's visitors regarding the impact of WW1.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Supporting Age Exchange in their discussions with Combat Stress regarding the centenary of the latter in 2019 (reported by Rachel Duffett) 
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 Preliminary discussions to plan the collection of a 'living archive' for Combat Stress, e.g. interviews with veterans. Also, research into the archive at their HQ for a possible publication on their history.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk and exhibition: 1914-24, A gender historical perspective (reported by Ingrid Sharp) 
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 talk based around the exhibition that reflected on the extent to which dominant narratives around the First World War had been challenged or modified during the centenary commemorations. Particular focus was on women, war resistance and the German perspective. Images from 'Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler's Photographs of Germany in the Great War' were reproduced in the exhibition and were important in depicting women's gendered experiences of life in Germany during the war. The exhibition will be used over the next two years 1) in schools and 2) travelling within and beyond the UK to present an alternative perspective on the end of the war.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://germanrevolution1918.leeds.ac.uk/
 
Description Talk and participation at First World War Network workshop, University of Nottingham, 17 January 2018 (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave a talk on community engagement and research co-production based on my experience of the FWW Centre. Approx 10 postgraduates in the audience. Follow-up enquiries on the work of the FWW Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk and participation at Imperial War Museum Duxford, First World War Centenary partners East meeting, 20 November 2017 (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Introduced the FWW Engagement Centres and gave an overview of community/public interest in the centenary to date. Participated in round table discussions. Follow-up enquiries on the work of the FWW Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk as part of Staffordshire Appeals 1916-18 Study Day, Stafford 5 May 2016 (reported by Karen Hunt; updated by Sarah Lloyd) 
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 Prof Karen Hunt reports on a Staffordshire Appeals 1916-18 Study Day, held in Stafford.

5 volunteers on the project gave confident and engaging individual presentations about research they had undertaken for the project. There were also comparative contributions reflecting on what could be learnt from surviving papers from other Tribunals and from similar community projects. Scholars of the home front from postgraduates to Prof Adrian Gregory also presented their reflections on the value of making these papers accessible, while Prof Hunt's presentation showed how the Staffordshire Appeals papers could be used to reveal new stories of everyday life on the home front and so challenge the traditional narrative of the war.

An exhibition produced by the Staffordshire Appeals project was also displayed to the public for the first time - it has been displayed at libraries across the county ever since.

The day before Prof Hunt spoke at the launch of the Appeals Project exhibition 'Gone' at County Hall to an audience of local politicians, archivists from across the region and from TNA, as well as volunteers from the project. Prof Hunt's contribution explained the genesis of the project, underlining its distinctiveness and significance.

Geographical reach was principally West Midlands, but some had come further, eg from Northampton. The audience included workers and volunteers from local museums, archives and community groups.

The event allowed the volunteers to come together and to really appreciate one another's research, and many commented on the value of the project as a whole. One volunteer was subsequently interviewed on local radio about her experience on the project. Links between academics and community historians and volunteers were forged and reinforced.

The event underlined the value of links between community projects and academic historians, particularly through shared recognition that reading against the grain in apparently unpromising sources can provide a vivid sense of the range of experiences on the home front, and can lead to fresh histories anchored in specific localities which can provide the basis for new narratives of the apparently familiar.

Some important URLs related to the activity:

https://staffsappeals1918.wordpress.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIlYc4X4uhY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1PGyXKAYZ8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyKwYNSNMV4

This project has had an additional afterlife in a book on COs written by 2 of the project volunteers and published in 2019 http://www.staffordshiregreatwar.com/2018/05/a-new-book-about-conscientious-objectors-in-parts-of-the-midlands-1916-18/ WHO DOES WANT TO KILL ANYONE: The Story of Conscientious Objection in mid-Staffordshire and the Black Country in WW1 by Gerry Barton and John Babb
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018,2019
URL https://staffsappeals1918.wordpress.com/
 
Description Talk at Representation of the People Act day, UCLAN, 14.9.2018: "Class and Adult Suffrage during the Great War" (reported by Karen Hunt) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Karen Hunt's paper, 'Class and Adult Suffrage during the Great War', started a debate that lasted throughout the day at a conference reappraising the Representation of the People Act 1918. The day conference was attended by undergraduate and postgraduate students at UCLan together with academics, museum curators and archivists as well as members of the public. The presentation challenged the dominant narratives of suffrage history and of WW1 and the inter-relationship between the two, provoking much discussion through the day and beyond it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://ww1engage.org.uk/reappraising-the-representation-of-the-people-act-1918-conference-14-septemb...
 
Description Talk at Staffordshire's History Day, 28 April 2018: "Staffordshire's home front in 1918: endings and beginnings" (reported by Karen Hunt) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Representatives of local history societies from across the county, HLF projects, archivists and academics came together with members of the public to attend the annual Staffordshire History Day. Karen Hunt's plenary presentation on 'Staffordshire's home front in 1918: endings and beginnings' prompted questions and discussion, making links with other local projects on the Great War. It was complemented by shorter papers from volunteers who took part in the HLF project on Mid Staffordshire's Military Tribunal Papers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://alittlebitofstone.com/2018/04/21/learn-about-the-area-at-staffordshire-history-day/
 
Description Talk at Stockport Branch of Western Front Association, 13 April 2018 (reported by Jim Beach) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The talk was titled Everyday Life of the Intelligence Soldier: Corporal Vince Schürhoff, 1916-1918
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at Western Front Association Lincoln branch (22 October 2018) (reported by Jim Beach) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Jim Beach's talk was entitled 'British Intelligence and the German Spring Offensives'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.westernfrontassociation.com/branches/united-kingdom/lincoln-north-lincolnshire/events/br...
 
Description Talk at Western Front Association's annual President's conference in Birmingham, 2 June 2018 (reported by Jim Beach) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The talk was titled British Intelligence and the German Spring Offensives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.westernfrontassociation.com/events/7th-wfa-president-s-conference-german-spring-offensiv...
 
Description Talk at Workshop on FWW (Imperial War Museum/South-West Museum Service) (reported by Julie Moore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Was invited to take part in an event bringing together representatives from the Imperial War Museum's Lives of the First World War team, local history groups and members of the South-West Museums team. I was asked to give a talk on sources available for researching stories of the FWW. I included a section on finding the Anonymous Women of the FWW. Talk was well received by the local history societies and I was asked by the IWM's Lives of the First World War team to prepare material that they could use for their Women's Work 100 online exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at the Oxfordshire Basketmakers AGM (reported by Greta Bertram) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A 45-minute talk on all aspects of the Basketry Then and Now project to a group of approximately 40 basketmakers, with links provided to the project website, research summaries and films made as part of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk on Everyday Life in the First World War (Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group) (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 a talk on Everyday Life in the First World War to this community group. Lots of interesting questions followed, and sharing of knowledge and sources within the group. One member has since approached me to suggest setting up a research group to explore the particular history of Letchworth further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk on FWW Engagement Centres at NW meeting of IWM FWW partnership at IWM North, 31 May 2017 (reported by Nick Mansfield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Spoke on FWW Engagement Centres at NW meeting of IWM FWW partnership at IWM North, 31 May 2017, on the FWW Engagement Centres and the academic legacy of the centenary . Also various conversations with community history groups, the NW HLF and the IWM North.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk on FWW to a community group (Hertford), November 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 to the Hertford branch of the National Trust Group on Farming in the First World War. In questions after, members of the audience shared their own family stories of the FWW and added to my own knowledge of farming in the area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk on FWW to a community group (Hoddesdon & District Gardening Association) (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 the Hoddesdon and District Gardening Association on Everyday Life in the FWW. Following the talk members of the audience shared stories of local businesses that had been around since the FWW and other stories of the area
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk on FWW to a community group (Rickmansworth), November 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 to the Rickmansworth Local History Society on Everyday Life in the First World War. In questions after, members of the audience shared their own family stories of the FWW and added to my own knowledge of life in the area during the war. A member of the group is now looking to organise a research project into the FWW and its aftermath in the area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk on Women in FWW for International Womens Day event (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 Contributed a paper on 'Finding the women like us in the First World War' at an event for all members of staff and students at the University of Hertfordshire to celebrate International Women's Day. The talk generated twitter activity, conversations within the university and suggestions for further research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://twitter.com/WomenPower2018?lang=en-gb
 
Description Talk to Leicestershire and Rutland Branch of Western Front Association, 27 March 2017 (reported by Jim Beach) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spoke on the development of army education during the First World War. Audience reported, during questions and afterwards, that this was an aspect of the conflict they had not previously known about.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk to Western Front Association (reported by Julie Moore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a joint talk with members of the St. Albans Home Front Project team on life in St Albans during the First World War. My contribution was on Conscientious Objection in the First World War. Given the audience, Western Front Association members, there was a lot of good conversation afterwards on treatment and nature of conscientious objection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk to Women's Institute (reported by Keith Vernon) 
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 a local group of the Women's Institute about Women and Education during the First World War, which led to questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk to community group (Friends of Hertford Museum) (reported by Julie Moore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was invited to give a talk to Friends of Hertford Museum on Everyday Life in the First World War. Invited following recommendation from a Hertfordshire community group. At the end of the event time was spent sharing memories of the FWW passed down in families.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk to community group (Furneux Pelham) (reported by Julie Moore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a talk to a local history group on Farming during the First World War. After talk good sharing of memories of farming in the area, particularly the legacy post-FWW.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk to community group (Leaside Women's Club) (reported by Julie Moore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was invited to give a talk to Leaside Women's Club, members of the National Association of Women's Clubs, on First World War Farming. After talk group, who were all aged over 70, spent some time recalling stories from their own families, some of which they hadn't shared for a very long time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk to community group (St Albans Local History Network) (reported by Julie Moore) 
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 Was invited to give a talk at an event held to bring together museums, community groups, local history societies and individuals in the St. Albans area. Gave them updates on the Centres (had attended in previous years) and also talked about a project on the Anonymous Women of the FWW. Spoke to several community groups and received invitations to talk at their meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk to community group (Vesta Women's Group) (reported by Julie Moore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was invited to give a talk to Vesta Women's Group following recommendation from Leaside group, also a member of the National Association of Women's Clubs. Spoke on St. Albans during the First World War followed by a discussion on memories of the war and its impact on families.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk to community group (Wheathampstead Local History Society (reported by Julie Moore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Was invited to give a talk to Wheathampstead Local History Society on Everyday Life in the FWW. Following talk the society has put together plans for a project on the legacy of the war in their village and will be applying for HLF award.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk to the Anglo-German Family History Society by Helen Boak (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 13 October 2018 Dr Helen Boak, former Head of History at the University of Hertfordshire, gave a talk to the Anglo-German Family History Society https://www.agfhs.org/ in London on 'Germany in the First World War as seen in the Photographs of Käthe Buchler'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2019/02/photographs-of-kathe-buchler/
 
Description Talk to the Hertfordshire Agricultural Society, November 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gave a talk on Farming in the First World War as part of the AGM of the Hertfordshire Agricultural Society. In discussion afterwards there was great interest in the story of farming and farmers present shared their own family experiences of the war. Some of those present still have farming records from the period and offered to meet with me further to discuss.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk to the Literary Houses & Museums Group Conference, November 2018 (reported by Julie Moore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited to attend the annual Literary Houses & Museums Group Conference and talk about the work of the Heritage Hub and the First World War Engagement Centre. Interest expressed by those present in discussing future projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Haunted Landscape, a one-day conference organised by the London Fortean Society 
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 A one-day conference organised by the London Fortean Society. Prof Davies provided a revised perspective on the widely perceived notion that the battlefields were heavily haunted, and questioning the influence of spiritualism.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://conwayhall.org.uk/event/haunted-landscape-2017
 
Description The Important Man Tour 2017 and 2018 (reported by Owen Davies) 
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 Prof Owen Davies, in collaboration with Cap-a-Pie Theatre, has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  This project will develop and extend a previous partnership project between Cap-a-Pie and the AHRC funded First World War Engagement Centre - Everyday Lives in War. Since 2015, Owen and Cap-a-Pie have been working closely together to share Owen's research into fortune-tellers, and the people that visited them, during the war. In 2016, Cap-a-Pie toured a new show 'The Important Man', co-created with Owen, to schools and colleges in Hertfordshire.  Feedback from students and teachers was very positive.  The new HLF funding will enable the collaborative team to do another series of schools, colleges and public performances and workshops of 'The Important Man'. For a flavour of the play, please see the following:  https://vimeo.com/224085040
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://vimeo.com/224085040
 
Description The War Comes Home a workshop on the domestic legacies of the First World War (reported by Rachel Duffett and Mike Roper) 
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 The workshop brought together people currently researching the domestic legacies of the conflict with a few to sharing ideas and practice. The event was enthusiastically received by all and the bringing together of different thinking and perspectives was hugely rewarding.

N.B. There was no one 'primary audience', the participation was evenly distributed between First World War researchers from the academic, heritage and local history sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The War Comes Home workshop, 12 January 2018 (reported by Mike Roper) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Around 50 participants, community group historians, heritage workers and academic historians gathered at Essex for a workshop on domestic legacies of WW1. Co-convenor and presenter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Touring play, 'The Important Man' (reported by Owen Davies) 
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 was the academic partner in the creation of an original play around fortune-telling and belied during FWW. The ELIW Centre provided £3000 of financial support for touring.

The Cap-a-Pie team were the creative masterminds behind the new play, and were also awarded an HLF Then and Now grant to support a new tour of the play.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cap-a-pie.co.uk/the-important-man/
 
Description Trench Talk at Chichester Festival, 2017 (reported by Jane Chapman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact World War 1 is not a topic usually associated with humour, but since 2011, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has funded research led by the University of Lincoln to contribute to international engagement connected with the Centenary of the First World War. One of several projects led by Professor Jane Chapman studied over 750 forgotten cartoon strips. These appeared in trench newspapers and regimental journals across the world. In November 2017, around 150 people had the opportunity to share in this archive material in an event at the Chichester Festival, one of the UK's most well- established and leading annual arts festivals. A theatrical production of one of the most famous trench publications, 'The Wiper's Times', a satirical magazine, was followed by Professor Jane Chapman and Professor Ross Wilson's talk. This explored the importance of trench soldiers' newspapers, particularly focussing on the topics of humour and morale. The research leaders presented on the same stage and utilising the same scenery as the preceding play.

This created an engaging atmosphere and space, where audience members were offered an immersive opportunity to see archive material and ask questions to the panellists about the influence of satire on life in the trenches.

Feedback collected by Chichester Festival organisers indicated that the participants experienced changes in views and opinions, broadening their attitudes about the First World War as a result of the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Trench Talk at the Chichester Festival Theatre, University of Chichester (reported by Jane Chapman) 
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 Jane Chapman, University of Lincoln, and Prof Ross Wilson, University of Chichester, gave a talk as part of the Chichester Festival discussing the importance of trench newspapers. The key focus areas of this talk were the topics of humour and morale during the First World War. The talk took place after the theatre production of The Wiper's Times, on the same stage and utilising the same scenery. The event included an opportunity for the audience to see archive material and to ask the panellists questions about the impact of satire from the trenches. Chichester Festival organisers collected feedback and responses via email from the audience of around 150 people. The feedback gathered indicated positive changes in views and opinions as a result of the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit by the Institute of Physics to the Buchler exhibition (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
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 group of approx 50 members of the Institute of Physics visited the Buchler exhibition on 18.4.19. Matthew Shaul, exhibition curator, gave an Illustrated lecture on early colour photography drawing on Käthe Buchler's work for members of the UH Institute of Physics, with a special emphasis on scientific developments in the photographic field, and their FWW contexts.

The visit was a form of outreach to a new audience, which approached the FWW with different interests and expertise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit to Buchler exhibition by Harpenden 12th Scout group (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
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 The Everyday Lives in war team liaised with the 12th Harpenden Scouts group to arrange a visit to the Buchler exhibition. As part of their leadership badge, two members of the group (aged 13) did an advance visit to the venue, wrote a quiz for the group and then led their own tour on the day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Voices of the Home Fronts (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
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 the second conference in partnership with the National Archives and in collaboration with the Gateways Engagement Centre.

ELIW members spoke at the conference (Jane Chapman on the repatriation of African and Caribbean soldiers post-war; Jim Beach on Eastern Europe) and chaired sessions (Sarah Lloyd; Jim Beach). ELIW also funded travel for community and postgraduate speakers to enable them to attend the conference (£1000)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/call-papers-voices-home-fronts/
 
Description We Will Remember Them HLF project launch (reported by Rachel Duffett and Mike Roper) 
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 North Primary School in Colchester has received a third HLF grant to explore the legacy of the war for its former pupils. The project launch brought together pupils, descendants of the soldiers and local historians.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.lauradavison.co.uk/wewillrememberthem
 
Description Weekend of Basketmaking in Castle Donington and the East Midlands (reported by Owen Davies) 
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 weekend celebration of the willow growing and basketmaking history of Castle Donington and the East Midlands, incl. displays, talks, demonstrations, a drop-in workshop, film screenings and a guided willow walk around the village.  The event was part of the Basketry Then and Now project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/?p=3971
 
Description Welwyn Hatfield Heritage Network meetings, 2012-15 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Dr Julie Moore attends monthly meetings of a local heritage network comprised of schools, local government officials, library staff, local history groups and residents associations. Members include project leader of an 'All our Stories' HLF group, with whom Julie Moore and Sarah Lloyd worked as part of the Connected Communities award.

Following invitation to attend meetings, Moore and Lloyd have been asked to take part in local heritage events. Have kept group up to date with local workshops, projects and events around First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
 
Description What Tommy Did Next conference 18 March 2017 (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
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 Launch of the FWW Early Career Researchers Network at this symposium; attended by community researchers as well as heritage professionals and students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Wheathampstead during the Great War 1914-1920 exhibition (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Julie Moore has supported the HLF-funded project, Wheathampstead during the Great War 1914-1920. The centre has now arranged for the group to show the exhibition based on their research in the University of Hertfordshire (February to April, 2019). The exhibition had previously been shown for one weekend in the village https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/event/4560/

This is a way of showcasing the valuable research done by community groups during the FWW centenary, and demonstrating the significance of democratised knowledge and processes to share expertise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Witnessing War (reported by Sarah Lloyd) 
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 'Witnessing War' was a one-day workshop that took shape in response to the Buchler exhibition. In aiming to address a series of questions, it placed this specific FWW history into bigger chronological and thematic contexts. Who witnesses war? From what perspective? How do they capture it? War is not only witnessed by those who choose to participate, but has lasting and significant impact on lives of many. The workshop focused on first-hand experiences of conflict, with no restraints as to time period or geographic location. From medieval annals written by monks, to children's diaries, documentary film, and the use of social media in modern conflict, there are many different ways to witness war. Speakers drew on a range of academic and personal experience, including Jenny Matthews on practising journalism from war zones.

The Buchler photographs provided a focal point for the day, including a tour of the Hatfield exhibition with the curator, Matthew Shaul.

The workshop was a collaboration between the War Through Other Stuff Society, First World War Network, and Everyday Lives of War. It aimed to create a supportive and stimulating environment for Early Career Researchers. Among the outcomes were a request from one PhD student for Buchler material to include in her PhD research, plans for further collaboration with War Through Other Stuff, engagement with participants with their own experiences of 'witnessing war'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2018/02/witnessing-war-24th-march-2018/
 
Description Women, Children and War - public event at The Minories, Colchester, 1 November 2018 (reported by Rachel Duffett) 
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 Speakers and IWM WW1 films presented in the exhibition gallery at The Minories as part of Colchester's commemorative activities. A substantial audience (ca 75) who engaged with the presentations very enthusiastically.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Working paper series (in cooperation with NUS) (reported by Daniel Laqua) 
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 Together with our project partner NUS, we prepared the launch of a series of papers in the history of students and the student movement. The papers themselves will be freely accessible on the NUS website and will form part of the activity in the run-up to the organisation's centenary.

In 2017/2018, the preparation involved working with members of the future editorial board and a graphic designer. The low number in the 'people reached' section reflects the fact that the papers themselves will be published in the future. Once is this the case, the potential audience will expand significantly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Workshop in London: Student Contributions to Peace, Refugee Aid and Anti-Racism (reported by Daniel Laqua) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On 24 November 2017, we held a half-day workshop at Macadam House, the London offices of the National Union of Students (NUS). The event was conceived as a workshop for students and activists. The event explored student contributions to peace, refugee aid and anti-racism.

Academics from the World War One Engagement project 'British Ex-Service Students and the Rebuilding of Europe, 1919-1926' gave presentations on historical examples of student activism: principal investigator Daniel Laqua (Northumbria University) discussed peace activism; co-investigator Georgina Brewis (UCL Institute of Education) dealt with refugee aid; and advisory board member Jodi Burkett (Portsmouth University) focused on student involvement in anti-racist campaigns. These historical case studies were conceived as a way for sparking discussions about contemporary challenges and issues.

The main focus of the event was on dialogue: each of these presentations was followed by small-group discussions with the participants, most of whom were undergraduate students.

The event was organised in cooperation with the NUS. The attempt to make a connection between past and present student activism was underlined by the involvement of the NUS Vice President (Welfare), Izzy Lenga, who opened the event and contributed to discussions with the participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://historiesofactivism.blogspot.de/2017/11/workshop-in-london-student.html
 
Description Workshop presentation, Trauma and Gender, Monash University 11th-13th July 2018: 'Stomaching peace: Gallipoli and the legacies of dysentery (reported by Mike Roper) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Workshop to discuss future of trauma studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop with History-performance project on COs at High Wycombe Grammar School (reported by Andrew Maunder) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The group was planning a performance event based on local COs and their wartime experiences with Tribunals. This was performed on 25 November 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description `"Banging the Door on The War": Re-Visiting Robert Graves' But It Still Goes On and the Post-War Plays of the 1920s', Beyond the Trenches, AHRC Website, 24 July 2018 (reported by Andrew Maunder) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact As Robert Graves' forgotten 1929 play But It Still Goes On had its world-premiere in London in the summer of 2018, Andrew Maunder felt the need to question if it was time to revisit the post-war plays of the 1920s. This blog for the AHRC's "Beyond the Trenches" blog-site post explores this fascinating world in more detail.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://beyondthetrenches.co.uk/robert-graves-and-post-war-plays/