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

Publications

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Title Basketry as Therapy 
Description The therapeutic aspect of making and creativity has long been recognised by physicians and psychiatrists. From the late-eighteenth century, basketry was taught in blind workshops and sanitoria, and during the First World War it was used to aid the rehabilitation of shell-shocked soldiers. It went on to become a flagship craft for occupational therapy in the mid-twentieth century. This film follows the rise and fall of basketry as a therapeutic and rehabilitative activity, exploring how and why it fell from favour, and considering the renewed interest today in basketry as a therapeutic tool in its widest sense and the role it can play in wellbeing. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This film provides a historical overview of basketmaking for therapeutic purposes, which again is becoming very relevant, as there is a renewed and growing interest in basketry as a therapeutic tool in its widest sense and the role it can play in wellbeing. As we are becoming more appreciative of PTSD and dementia-related issues, we feel that basketry will play an increasingly important role in enhancing the health and healing in patients and clients with occupational therapeutic needs. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=WPkZ4myriLQ&feature=emb_title
 
Title Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler's Photographs of Germany in the Great War (touring exhibition) 
Description Beyond the Battlefields was a touring exhibition co-organised by Departure Lounge, UHGalleries, Museum Für Photographie, Braunschweig, and the AHRC-funded First World War engagement centres at the University of Birmingham and the University of Hertfordshire. The exhibition presented the face of Germany during World War One seen through the eyes of the German photographer Käthe Buchler (1876-1930). Beyond the Battlefields was Buchler's first exhibition in the UK and brought together the largest selection of her photographs ever exhibited outside Germany. The exhibition showcased a unique series of images of everyday life before, during and after the war. Her photographs are part of the collection of the Museum of Photography in Braunschweig - where she lived and worked. Different picture cycles examines the care of orphaned children and wounded troops, Germans at work and at leisure - including a fascinating series made late in the war entitled 'Women in Men's Jobs'. Buchler presents the dislocations of war along with striking moments of human warmth, in so doing she offers us a fascinating window on the preoccupations of ordinary Germans, living and working hundreds of miles away from the fighting. Buchler was an early adopter of the 'Autochrome' process (the world's first colour photographic process) and colour imagery starts to appear in her work as early as 1913. The exhibition at UH Galleries is the final leg of a UK touring exhibition which has visited The University of Birmingham and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, as well as the Grosvenor Gallery at Manchester Metropolitan University. Buchler's photographs offer fascinating comparisons with images and memorabilia from the same period in Britain. They pose searching questions about the class and status structures of Wilhelmine German society and the role of women as Europe's dynastic empires were gave way to revolution, chaos and the Second World War. For further information on Käthe Buchler's work (in German) and images please visit http://dasregionalegedaechtnis.de/fotoarchiv/fotografien-zwischen-idyll-und-heimatfront/ & http://dasregionalegedaechtnis.de/fotoarchiv/die-welt-in-farbe/ 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact For additional information, see separate entries under Engagement Activities 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. The exhibition at UH Galleries, Hatfield, hosted by the Everyday Lives in War Centre, was the third leg of the touring exhibition of Kaethe Buchler photographs and the largest selection of images on display in the UK. Media coverage: 1) Newspapers: A) 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. B) 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 C) Welwyn and Hatfield Times, 21/03/18, p.26. Reach: 11,279 2) Radio: A) 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). 3) TV: A) 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). 4) 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). 
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2017/10/beyond-the-battlefields-kathe-buchlers-photographs-of...
 
Title Infographic - created at the AHRC WW1 'Legacies of the First World War' festival of research in London, 7 November 
Description At the concluding AHRC WW1 Centres' Legacies of the First World War festival - on the theme of: 'Communities, Commemoration, Collaboration: Shaping our Futures through Sharing our Past' - held in London on 7 November 2019, we shared outputs and learnings from the WW1 Engagement Centres who have supported a wide range of community engagement activities across the UK since 2014, connecting academic and public histories of the First World War as part of the commemoration of the War's centenary. A series of panel discussions, workshops, films and performances provided an informal and friendly forum for stimulating conversations around co-produced knowledge and critical responses to history and heritage. The discussions and proceedings of the day were actively and creatively captured by way of an amazing infographic by graphic artist Federica Ciotti. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The tapestry was shared via our Centre Newsletter (issue #3/2019) - see page 6: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AGY86Lp7gGFy9LvDLo-LXpSO7ohIpkVC/view, and also via social media, where it engaged a number of our Twitter followers in discussion. We hope to use this infographic as basis for future heritage-related events and discussions. 
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fbce6-LoZMM5HnD23MwLJA5xDE8cqlLj/view
 
Title Memory and Remembrance: Mary Crabb 
Description This is a film from our Basketry Then and Now project. Each film emanating from this project captures the acts of making, researching, reflecting and communicating the history, practice and legacy of basketmaking and willow growing during the First World War. 'Memory and Remembrance' is a short film about the work of basketmaker and maths teacher, Mary Crabb. The film charts the beginning of Mary's research into First World War shell baskets - in particular an example of a shell basket held in the collection at the Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading, and follows with exploring the making of a replica. Mary also shares her own creative work, using basketry and textile techniques, focussing on the facts and figures relating to Cecil, her grandmother's boyfriend killed in France in 1916. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact 'Memory and Remembrance' has captured the attention and hearts of many of our Centre followers - and is often used at various WW1-related events as an example of a wonderful short film combining a personal story with research into a WW1 object, to which the subject of the film (Mary Crabb) has then applied her personal interest of numbers and professional experience of being a maths teacher, producing a unique set of basket-weaving artwork. Audiences who have watched the film, and who have participated in a Questions & Answers session afterwards, have expressed both a sense of wonderment at the personal story and newly acquired knowledge of the importance of WW1 basketry. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=xEWdFfBCL_c&feature=emb_logo
 
Title Re-staging of WW1 play 'A Well-Remembered Voice' (J.M. Barrie) 
Description Dr Andrew Maunder of the Everyday Lives in War Centre worked with scripts submitted to the Lord Chamberlain's office during the First World War, when he uncovered an archive of plays not performed since the time of the war. One play stood out more than the others: 'A Well-Remembered Voice' by J.M. Barrie (author of Peter Pan), which deals with one of the most striking developments of war-time life: the growth of spiritualism. Dr Maunder decided to produce and stage the play (unseen since its premiere in 1918), and a tour got underway in autumn 2016. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The staging of this performance 100 years after it was first staged provided audiences with a rare insight into how those involved in the creative world of entertainment sought to reflect the experiences of war in their art. The audience often reported change in views and opinions as a result of this new insight gained through the performances. 
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2016/07/j-m-barries-a-well-remembered-voice-on-tour/
 
Title Re-staging of WW1 play 'Jane Clegg' (St John Ervine) 
Description As part of the Everyday Lives in War's interest in First World War theatre, our Centre team member Dr Andrew Maunder worked with the Finborough Theatre, London, on a production of St John Ervine's play Jane Clegg. First produced in 1913 at Manchester's famous repertory theatre run by Annie Horniman, the play was very popular and was performed throughout the War in theatres all over Britain. It subsequently opened in New York in 1920 and returned to the West End in 1922 and 1929. Written at the height of the campaign for women's suffrage (St John Ervine was standing next to Emily Davison on Derby Day 1913 when she ran in front of the King's horse), Jane Clegg was compared to Ibsen's A Doll's House in its depiction of a woman trapped in an unsatisfactory marriage. This performance was the first London production for over 75 years. More information can be found on Page 7 of the following Centre Newsletter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VJarcVRCmAd53qh-Pdte4orikjONpMAl/view 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The staging of this performance 75 years after it was first staged provided audiences with a rare insight into how those involved in the creative world of entertainment sought to reflect war-time related experiences in their art. This particular play was written a the height of women's fight for suffrage, and depicted a woman trapped in a love-less marriage, whose husband was unfaithful and also an embezzler. The continued popularity of the play during 1914-18 suggests that Jane Clegg's dilemma continued to strike a chord with audiences during the war-time years - and also appeared to do so with present-day audiences, as its message still seemed to resonate with the current play-goers and connect them with a century-old story. The press reviews reflected on this performance as "a sensitive production" (The Stage); "a terrific build-up of tension" (London Pub Theatres); "richly created... gripping and carefully controlled" (The Reviews Hub); and "still relevant, terrifically watchable and ultimately poignant drama" (ActDrop). 
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2019/04/st-john-ervine-a-playwright-at-war/
 
Title Reflections on the Kaethe Buchler exhbition opening event at UH Galleries, Hatfield - March 2018 
Description This is a brief but very ambient little (2-minute) film set to lovely music, showing some memorable footage of the Everyday Lives in War Centre's opening of the Kaethe Buchler exhibition at the University of Hertfordshire in March 2018. We advise you to set the volume on your device a bit higher, since the music really enhances the film experience and makes for a wonderful glimpse into an extraordinary day, when the Buchler exhibition launched in our gallery in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact This was meant to be a 'prototype' film to set the scene, lighting and also some extra footage 'fodder' for the AHRC-commissioned film presented by Dan Snow. However, it became a wonderful standalone, 'haiku'-length film in its own right - providing a testament to a lovely and very moving day at the Kaethe Buchler exhibition launch event. People from all walks of life, from all national and international backgrounds, came together to celebrate the amazing and very personal photographs of a female photographer in Germany during the Great War. Connections were made and new friendships forged, and people came away inspired and with new project ideas around the unique Buchler photographs. 
URL https://vimeo.com/291683937/48e43ccd90
 
Title School Children's Tapestry on 'Heritage, Community and Opportunity' - created at the AHRC WW1 Centres' Cardiff Policy Breakfast, 5 July 
Description Our Cardiff-based policy breakfast on 5 July 2019 was set in the Cardiff West Community High School and was based on the theme of 'Heritage, Community and Opportunity'. Facilitated by a local artist, the event brought together pupils, parents and policy makers - including the Welsh First Minister, Mr Mark Drakeford - who engaged in an equal and mutually balanced debate by exploring a wide range of options for widening participation and advancement to higher education through heritage. This was an event where the children took charge and even chaired the discussions. They expressed their own views on heritage, community and opportunity by expressing their wishes for their own futures by way of carving rubber stamps and creating a dynamic tapestry. The following blog provides an excellent summary of the day: https://www.pec.ac.uk/blog/heritage-community-and-opportunity-a-lesson-on-how-to-understand-the-value-of-culture 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This was an event where the children took charge and even chaired the discussions. They expressed their own views on heritage, community and opportunity by expressing their wishes for their own futures by way of carving rubber stamps and creating a dynamic tapestry. It was clear that the school children thoroughly enjoyed the event, as they spontaneously expressed their thanks for the activities they participated in, and even forgot about lunch (!) as they were so engrossed in the project. 
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yqls47IFlvoFevqjnKG_j_a_OE5M8auK/view
 
Title Staging of never previously performed WW1 play "But It Still Goes On" by Robert Graves 
Description "Too Racey For Its Time!" That was the general consensus regarding the First World War play, "But It Still Goes On" by Robert Graves (author of "I, Claudius"), which explores themes of adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, gender politics, casual sex, and inter-generational conflict -- with a surreal dark twist. Dr Andrew Maunder of the Everyday Lives in War Centre has produced and breathed new life into this recently rediscovered, never previously performed play. The play had its long overdue world premiere at the Finborough Theatre in London on 10 July for a 4-week run. More information can be found on Page 6 of the following Centre Newsletter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hcZAj-ODGt2kNA5nieB5VU4c64AFWtju/view 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The staging of this never before seen WW1 play provided audiences with a rare insight into some very sensitive and 'taboo' subjects of its time (which are still relevant and subject to debate today). The play and its excellent cast received raving reviews - including: "Fascinating" - The Times; "Beautifully played by Sophie Ward and Victor Gardener" - The Stage; "An intriguing rediscover... Boldly ahead of what was publicly acceptable then" - British Theatre Guide; "Something of a coup for the tiny Finborough Theatre" - Broadway World; "The performances are tip top" - Curtain Up; "Worthy addition to plays about the war and most importantly, about interwar homosexuality" - Reviews Hub; ????? "Alan Cox delivers a powerful performance... Sophie Ward is a tour de force" - Diva; ???? "A strong committed cast... an entertaining evening" - The Spy in the Stalls; ???? "Engaging... competing... amusing..." - London Pub Theatres; ???? " The cast is quite extraordinary... This play oozes class." - Close-up Culture 
URL http://46.32.240.43/beyondthetrenches.co.uk/2018/07/24/robert-graves-and-post-war-plays/#more-1603
 
Title The Sopwell Camel Seat 
Description This is a film from our Basketry Then and Now project. Each film emanating from this project captures the acts of making, researching, reflecting and communicating the history, practice and legacy of basketmaking and willow growing during the First World War. 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 Tim Palmer, who makes a seat for him, and Bunty Ball who explains more about basketwork aeroplane seats. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The Basketry Then & Now project's series of films are often used at outreach events and WW1 workshops. The films have a particular resonance with people who are interested in and still practising the techniques and practices of old-age crafts. Audiences who have watched the film, and who have participated in a Questions & Answers session afterwards, have expressed both a sense of surprise and a renewed respect for basketry, when realising its huge importance in WW1, both as a transport material (e.g. for livestock, food and also transporting artillery shells to the front) and also for other equipment and vehicles (as in this case, an aeroplane seat), etc. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNQQGzZj0L8&feature=youtu.be
 
Title Willow Connections: Exploring Castle Donington 
Description This is a film from our Basketry Then and Now project. Each film emanating from this project captures the acts of making, researching, reflecting and communicating the history, practice and legacy of basketmaking and willow growing during the First World War. The Trent Valley in the East Midlands was once one of the most important areas for willow growing and basketmaking in the country. The parish of Castle Donington, on the border of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, was particularly well-known and in the 1890s had as many as 200 basketmakers, labourers and apprentices. In this film, local basketmaker Maggie Cooper takes us on a tour of notable sites around the village connected with its willow growing and basketmaking history, and makes a typical Castle Donington basket. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The Basketry Then & Now project's series of films are often used at outreach events and WW1 workshops. The films have a particular resonance with people who are interested in and still practising the techniques and practices of old-age crafts. Audiences who have watched the film, and who have participated in a Questions & Answers session afterwards, have expressed both a sense of surprise and a renewed respect for basketry, when realising its huge importance in WW1, both as a transport material (e.g. for livestock, food and also transporting artillery shells to the front) and also for other equipment and vehicles. This particular film features Castle Donington and its long tradition with willow growing and basketmaking. The people of Castle Donington and the Trent Valley in the East Midlands have a deep appreciation for the past and a strong connection with the region's basketmaking history, and this film allowed this very special history and legacy of the region to reach a larger and more far-away audience. The film was enhanced by a weekend celebration of the Castle Donington area, organised by our Basketry Then & Now project team, according to the following programme: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W_6BNj-97_31mGDcplWGOlC15Gcx4hE5/view. It proved to be a very popular and well-attended event! 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=ka1ElsqI82A&feature=emb_logo
 
Title Willow Regrowth in Spring 
Description 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. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The more notable impacts may still be to come, since willow may be a potential 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. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=IPWWjBvoE_E&feature=emb_logo
 
Title Willow Then and Now: Exploring Rothamsted Research 
Description 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 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Rothamsted Research, one of our close collaborative partners, is the home to the National Willow Collection. There is some very exciting (and to many unexpected) research being carried out on the willow, which holds great potential for future bio-economical and bio-pharmacological solutions - the former for the provision of a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly energy solution; and the latter for natural medications to combat cancer and dementia, respectively. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=PqdahlYCgk4&feature=emb_logo
 
Description The importance of community-based knowledge and research in understanding heritage and history. The final report to the AHRC, due 30 April 2020, will report more fully on this. The PI is currently working with the PI of the Voices Centre, Prof Ian Grosvenor, to produce a practical manual on collaborative research practice with case studies drawn from our 2 Centres' work.
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 in April 2020.
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 This Engagement Centre concluded its second phase of funding on 31 December 2019 and we are currently in the process of reporting back to the AHRC on work done over the previous six years. From 2014, the Centre developed iniatives and relationships and all researchers funded by the centre have worked with community groups, heritage organisations and national bodies, including the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Centre 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 was long-standing, with new projects emerging. (For example, Moore's work with the St Albans Home Front project took on two new themes in 2018: '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; the project co-produced with Age Exchange in 2016 led in 2020 to a new project to mark the centenary of the charity Combat Stress). Each year we extended our geographical reach and made contact with groups new to the Engagement Centre scheme. Overall the Centre shifted its focus in the final year to stimulate and support community interest in the aftermath of the war and international perspectives. We continued with both in-depth research collaboration and light-touch involvement: e.g. answering queries, giving a talk, providing research materials and introductions. We remained 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 has been committed to outreach, bringing the theme of everyday life to people who may not have previously expressed an interest in the centenary. During 2019, the Centre continued to deliver workshops around specific research topics, including food and theatre. A major collaboration with the Voices of War and Peace Centre led to the touring exhibition, Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler's Photographs of Germany in the Great War. These images, seen for the first time in the UK, opened new perspectives to audiences in Birmingham, Manchester and Hatfield (Oct 2017-May 2018). Again the Centres 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). The exhibition continued to generate follow-on activities in 2018 and 2019 (including the book on Buchler and a workshop on FWW Food in Dusseldorf). Members of the ELIW team participated 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. These themes were also evident when in 2019 the Everyday Lives in War Centre collaborated with the Voices Centre in Birmingham to deliver, on behalf of the Engagement Centres, a programme of 4 Community Research Festivals, 4 Policy Breakfasts and 1 Policy Workshop in venues across the UK (Birmingham, Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow and London). We expect to report more fully on all these aspects in the final report, due April 2020.
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
 
Title Research database of First World War Network of Early Career Researchers 
Description A public database of FWW Network members consisting of Early Career Researchers, detailing their interests, research specialisms and contact details - for the purpose of encouraging networking activities, sharing of information, and potential research partnerships. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The chief impact of the database has been the collation of researchers and their research interests. The information has been used to identify training requirements and to plan a conference in June 2019 
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/fww-database/
 
Description 'Take thick with the light': the Stopher family and WW1 (reported by Dr Rachel Duffett) 
Organisation Lockarts
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Historical background on the Stopher family archive (held at Suffolk RO) and general WW1 information - provided through talks and discussions at the regular group meetings. Dr Rachel Duffett will also be giving a talk on the Stophers at a planned event on April 24th.
Collaborator Contribution LockARTS are running a HLF project with a group of stitchers that will commemorate the history of the Stopher family through a series of tapestries and stitched portraits. There will be an all day event near the family's home on April 24th and an exhibition is planned for 2021 once the RO has moved to its new building in Ipswich
Impact The project is still underway and the outputs haven't yet been completed. The project is led by an artist so it encompasses both art and history.
Start Year 2019
 
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 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 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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
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
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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 Colchesters Avenue of Remembrance (reported by Rachel Duffett and Mike Roper) 
Organisation Lexden History Group
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Currently advising the group on funding opportunities and providing WW1 expertise and context for their project.
Collaborator Contribution It's too early to say - the relationship is just beginning - but I'm hopeful that their expertise will expand my knowledge of WW1 legacies in the locality.
Impact No output to report as yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Combat Stress 100 (reported by Dr Rachel Duffett) 
Organisation Age Exchange
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provision of historical background on PTSD in the British Army, its causes and treatment, 1919-2019. Dr Rachel Duffett will be presenting the research for the book at a Combat Stress 100 event at the National Army Museum on May 22nd 2020.
Collaborator Contribution Age Exchange created a sound archive of recent veterans' experiences for Combat Stress; they also produced a film of some of the material that illustrates the psychological legacies of military service.
Impact I authored a short book, 'One Hundred Years of Military Mental Health', using images from the Combat Stress archive which is on sale from their website here: https://combatstress.shop/home/book-100-years-of-veterans-mental-health.html
Start Year 2018
 
Description Combat Stress 100 (reported by Dr Rachel Duffett) 
Organisation Combat Stress
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provision of historical background on PTSD in the British Army, its causes and treatment, 1919-2019. Dr Rachel Duffett will be presenting the research for the book at a Combat Stress 100 event at the National Army Museum on May 22nd 2020.
Collaborator Contribution Age Exchange created a sound archive of recent veterans' experiences for Combat Stress; they also produced a film of some of the material that illustrates the psychological legacies of military service.
Impact I authored a short book, 'One Hundred Years of Military Mental Health', using images from the Combat Stress archive which is on sale from their website here: https://combatstress.shop/home/book-100-years-of-veterans-mental-health.html
Start Year 2018
 
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 The Lancashire Archives
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
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 The National Co-operative Archive
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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
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 Harwich Haven: Surrender to Sanctuary (reported by Rachel Duffett and Mike Roper) 
Organisation New Heritage Solutions Community Interest Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Assisted in developing ideas for the project and provided WW1 expertise for aspects of the work.
Collaborator Contribution The project is in its early days, but NHS' innovative and imaginative approach to delivering history in communities has much that we can take from it into thinking about our own strategies for engagement.
Impact No outputs to report as yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Health, Medicine and Disability in Northampton during the First World War - updated entry as of February 2020 (reported by Caroline Nielsen) 
Organisation Northampton General Hospital, Northampton
Department History Archive
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
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. Update as of February 2020: As above: Partnership ceased to be active in 2018, but copies of transcription and digital copies of the key NCCF document to archive for their reference. Project lead also completed a separate list (additional to the project) tracing some of the other 'health visitor'/charity workers listed in the 1880-1916 volume, which is still undergoing periodic update as more information is found.
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. Update as of February 2020: Research project partnership ceased to be active 2018.
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) It is not possible to fully judge the impact of this project even at this stage, 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 (see question below). Update as of February 2020: Invited public outreach lecture: Abington Museum, Northampton, 'Health and Medicine in Northampton during the First World War' - Friday 17th August 2018 As part of this lecture (designed, researched and delivered by the project lead), the project lead asked for the use of the museum's History of Medicine Schools loan box, which the museum put out along with their First World War commemoration box (the contents of which is mostly focused on the military experience of 1914-18, specifically more Western Front experience). Invited public outreach lecture: Kettering Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering, 'Health and Medicine in Northamptonshire during the First World War' - Friday 15th February 2019 It is notable that the project lead was approached to do one of these papers by the second museum precisely as the research/materials offered did not have a First World War military focus: the museum was interested in a talk specifically due to its hidden histories and civilian focus. The museum had seen the earlier talk advertised. This confirms the statement above that the long-term legacy of this project is more likely to be seen in over the longer term and in increments. This paper was developed based on the methodology used in the project, and instead focused on the town of Kettering, where the paper was to be held. On each occasion, the project lead requested audience feedback and audience numbers data from the organiser to help determine legacy, but unfortunately the data was not forthcoming. Based on an estimate by the project lead, both talks held over 30-40+ people. A planned research website on the medical history of the town, and the historical experiences of people with disabilities in the late 19th century, by the project lead was delayed due to unforeseen unavoidable circumstances. It is anticipated that this website will become available in the next year or so. It is hoped to include more on mental health as part of it drawing on the project lead's other research interests. Due to changes in the ITT curriculum at Northampton, it has not been possible to repeat the disability history training workshop as of yet. It is hoped that this will be possible in the future. It is hoped that further outputs will be resumed over the next two coming years.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Health, Medicine and Disability in Northampton during the First World War - updated entry as of February 2020 (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. Update as of February 2020: As above: Partnership ceased to be active in 2018, but copies of transcription and digital copies of the key NCCF document to archive for their reference. Project lead also completed a separate list (additional to the project) tracing some of the other 'health visitor'/charity workers listed in the 1880-1916 volume, which is still undergoing periodic update as more information is found.
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. Update as of February 2020: Research project partnership ceased to be active 2018.
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) It is not possible to fully judge the impact of this project even at this stage, 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 (see question below). Update as of February 2020: Invited public outreach lecture: Abington Museum, Northampton, 'Health and Medicine in Northampton during the First World War' - Friday 17th August 2018 As part of this lecture (designed, researched and delivered by the project lead), the project lead asked for the use of the museum's History of Medicine Schools loan box, which the museum put out along with their First World War commemoration box (the contents of which is mostly focused on the military experience of 1914-18, specifically more Western Front experience). Invited public outreach lecture: Kettering Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering, 'Health and Medicine in Northamptonshire during the First World War' - Friday 15th February 2019 It is notable that the project lead was approached to do one of these papers by the second museum precisely as the research/materials offered did not have a First World War military focus: the museum was interested in a talk specifically due to its hidden histories and civilian focus. The museum had seen the earlier talk advertised. This confirms the statement above that the long-term legacy of this project is more likely to be seen in over the longer term and in increments. This paper was developed based on the methodology used in the project, and instead focused on the town of Kettering, where the paper was to be held. On each occasion, the project lead requested audience feedback and audience numbers data from the organiser to help determine legacy, but unfortunately the data was not forthcoming. Based on an estimate by the project lead, both talks held over 30-40+ people. A planned research website on the medical history of the town, and the historical experiences of people with disabilities in the late 19th century, by the project lead was delayed due to unforeseen unavoidable circumstances. It is anticipated that this website will become available in the next year or so. It is hoped to include more on mental health as part of it drawing on the project lead's other research interests. Due to changes in the ITT curriculum at Northampton, it has not been possible to repeat the disability history training workshop as of yet. It is hoped that this will be possible in the future. It is hoped that further outputs will be resumed over the next two coming years.
Start Year 2017
 
Description IWM First World War Partnership (reported by Prof Nick Mansfield) 
Organisation Imperial War Museum
Department Centenary partnership programme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This is a national partnership set up by the Imperial War Museum consisting of several hundred organisations. Our Centre member, Prof Nick Mansfield, has been going to meetings in the North West of England at IWM North to promote the work of the Everyday Lives in War Centre. The partnership was replaced in September 2019 by the War and Conflict Specialist Subject Network, still led by the IWM. The War and Conflict Subject Specialist Network (SSN) has been created in order to build capacity, connections and confidence in the cultural heritage sector. Building on the success of the First World War Centenary Partnership, the SSN is open to not-for-profit organisations and groups who look at stories linked to conflict, from the First World War to the present day.
Collaborator Contribution Provided details and updates of FWW activities in the NW undertaken by partners.
Impact None, since this was a partnership based on regular FWW partnership meetings in which Prof Mansfield participated as a representative of the Everyday Lives in War First World War Engagement Centre.
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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
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 Production of St John Ervine's play, Jane Clegg [1913]. Finborough Theatre, London 23 April - 18 May 2019 (reported by Dr Andrew Maunder) 
Organisation Finborough Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Production and overseeing of the production of the play.
Collaborator Contribution Hosting and providing expertise in the production of the play.
Impact First professional production for 75 years of neglected WWI play.
Start Year 2019
 
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 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 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
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 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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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 Touring play, 'The Important Man' (reported by Owen Davies) 
Organisation Cap-a-Pie
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I was the academic partner in the creation of an original play around fortune-telling and belied during the First World War. The Everyday Lives in War Centre provided £3000 of financial support for touring.
Collaborator Contribution 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.
Impact The play 'The Important Man'
Start Year 2015
 
Description Trench Talk at Chichester Festival, 2017 (reported by Jane Chapman) 
Organisation Chichester Festival Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
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 First World War Network
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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 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
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
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 Policy Breakfast, Glasgow, 30 August 2019 - as part of the Legacies of the First World War Festivals on 'Women and War' (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The five AHRC Centres held a joint fourth Policy Breakfast in Glasgow on 30 August 2019 (prior to the Legacies of the First World War festival). The Glasgow-based Policy Breakfast was focussed around the theme of: Community-university collaborative working; gendered nature of commemoration; commemorations from a Scottish perspective. Around 20 people were in attendance: a mix of academics, funders, policy-makers, community organisations and cultural organisations. It was organised around a discussion of how narratives of the past need to be more inclusive, what the commemoration has demonstrated regarding the emergence of diverse histories and what should happen next.
The breakfast event started with a short film of 'Talking Heads' (linked below) to help focus the discussion on themes such as: Whose stories get told; Sustainability; Legacy; and Role of academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO9ETPZAAzk
 
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 'Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience' project Festival, Bristol, 27-28 April 2019 (reported by Prof Lois Bibbings) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The festival took place 27-28.04.19 but linked events began a year earlier and formally ran until June 2019.

The festival engaged: activists; members of the community locally and around the UK; artists; actors; musicians; puppeers; playrights; film-makers; former soldiers; peace campaigners; religious groups; singers; and academics. It involved: talks; exhibitions (including long-running art exhibitions at MShed, Bristol Cathedral, Bristol Central Library and the Crypt of St. John on the Wall); a puppet walk; a museum tour; print-making; stalls; community group networking; film showings; musical and theatrical performances.

The festivaI looked at hidden histories, war resistance, commemoration and war today, and the global nature of the war, including India, Africa, the West Indies, colonialism, recruitment and mutinies. Talks also considered Germany, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand as well as the UK.

ACTIVITY

The main activity was a two-day weekend festival in April 2019. However, associated activities began up to a year before and formally continued until June 2019.

During the festival weekend daytime activities focused on the MShed, which is part of Bristol Museums. A wide range of activities were organised, including things of interest to all ages. On the Saturday evening the event moved to the Southbank Community Centre.

The festivaI looked at hidden histories, war resistance, commemoration and war today. It highlighted the global nature of the FWW, including focusing on India, Africa, the West Indies, colonialism, recruitment and mutinies. Talks also considered Germany, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand as well as the UK. However, at its centre - and its starting point - were British conscientious objectors to military service during the FWW.

The festival engaged: activists; members of the community locally and around the UK; artists; actors; musicians; puppeers; playrights; film-makers; former soldiers; peace campaigners; religious groups; singers; and academics. It involved: talks; exhibitions (including long-running art exhibitions/installations at MShed, Bristol Cathedral, Bristol Central Library and the Crypt of St. John on the Wall); a puppet walk; a puppet show; an interview with 'Monicled Mutineer' actor (and Dr Who), Paul McGann; a museum tour; print-making; stalls; community group networking; film showings; musical and theatrical performances.

Beyond the festival weekend, four art exhibitions/installations ran for different overlapping periods from March-June 2019.
? In MShed 'The Poppy Retake', proposed by Virtual Migrants, took the form of video art by Kooj Chuhan weaving together colonial narratives, spirits from the dead and video war games. It encouraged the audience to confront connections with wars as recruitment and their impacts on people who had been colonised. Alongside this the documentary exhibition 'From the Shadows of War and Empire' by Southern Voices explored how European powers brought colonies into World War I, took resources from these countries and took the war to 'fronts' outside Europe.
? In the Cathedral 'The Art and Nature of Conscience', curated by festival lead Lois Bibbings of Remembering the Real World War 1 and supported by the University of Bristol, explored World War 1 conscientious objectors' thinking about conscience alongside their words and artwork. It also show-cased contemporary artists' reflections on these men, including a new piece by Stephen Raw, 'The Absolutist's Position'.
? In the Library 'A Colour Chart for Killing', put together by Jude Hutchen as part of the Artist-Activist Research Group (Aaargh!), aimed to provoke reflection on the little acknowledge fact that the UK has engaged in almost continuous warfare ever since WW1, 'The War to End All Wars'. The colour chart series explored the relationship between 'first world' domestic culture, epitomised by the aspirations of DIY home improvement, and the darker shadows of the UK's counter terrorism measures, military economy and oversees wars.
? In the Crypt Al Johnson's 'The Lost Files' installation explored the experience of individuals who for moral, religious or political reasons refused to participate in World War One. The installation originated from the work of the Haringey First World War Peace Forum and utilised a variety of media: sculpture; found objects; sound; archive material and photographs. Framed on the walls are images representing the vast literature generated by the war resisters, to encourage, support and inform each other for the duration of the war and beyond, and a soundtrack brought to life the names and details of COs - a special soundtrack was made for its visit to Bristol reflecting local CO's stories.

Leading up to the festival there were also community print-making workshops (with Cato Press print collective), and puppet walk workshops, focusing on local history research and puppetry, (with puppetry company Otherstory and local group Remembering the Real World War 1).

Prior to 2019 and to accompany the festival, workshops, talks and other activities led up to the main weekend. For example, representatives went to Leeds, Dublin, Dundee and Cardiff, and spoke and performed at CND's annual conference in 2018.




PURPOSE

To explore exclusion from and lack of engagement with First World War (FWW) commemoration. In addition, in bringing together the themes of war resistance, peace-building and alienation from commemoration, we were listening and responding to issues linked explicitly and repeatedly by a distinct set of community groups and researchers. Glasgow cross-Centre Showcase discussions (23.11.2017) were typical, with participants spontaneously expressing a desire to meet others with similar interests in conscientious objectors, while describing their own projects working outside dominant FWW narratives and national centenary activities.

So the festival emerged organically through community research projects and cross-centre events as a FWW legacy that communities wanted to investigate further and understand. And, in planning the festival, it soon became clear that these sentiments were shared far beyond those who had already engaged with the Centres, including by the lead community group in Bristol, Remembering the Real World War 1.


OUTCOMES/IMPACTS

There are multiple outcomes/impacts:

• Requests about further participation and involvement continue - for example, a talk invitation for Conscience@: Taxes for Peace not War (July 2019). More significantly, Lois Bibbings, the academic lead at Bristol, was invited to give the annual city of Ypres Peace Lecture for Armistice 2019 (see https://vlaamsvredesinstituut.eu/en/hearing/elfnovember-lecture-by-lois-s-bibbings/)

• Plans for future activity - bringing together a very diverse group of people has built the basis for new collaborations and future activities - for example, a proposal for a graphic novel project is currently being worked on by some involved in the festival (centering around the Bristol Remembering the Real World War 1 group) and groups that would never have met are now in conversation (the Shot at Dawn Campaign and Veterans for Peace - and those researching conscientious objectors around the country have established new and closer links, which was one of the festival's initial purposes).

• Comment sheets and film interviews demonstrate emotional and attitudinal responses to the festival and knowledge gained or views changed as well as suggestions for displaying it elsewhere - eg being moved by an exhibition, or learning things about the FWW and Bristol on the puppet walk. In addition, people reported learning for the first time about the global nature of the war. Comments include:

? 'It has changed my view of WW1! I realise now that the war was far-reaching, affecting the lives of people or continents far removed from the frontline, in ways I never imagined. The role of women in the conflict and in campaigning for it's cessation was also new to me.'
? A wonderful festival. Having just finished a project about conscientious objectors this added to my knowledge.'
? 'I never realised how efficient the Germans were at stamping out objection to war.'
? 'Very moving. Stories I've never heard before.'
? 'I really enjoyed the play read through, it really opened my eyes to how C.O.s [conscientious objectors] were treated in prison and how they were looked on by the public who did not agree with their views.'
? I have really learnt such a lot about WW1 - ladies peace movement - plights of C.O.s - saw their point of view.'
? 'Puppet show very moving and brilliantly presented.'
? 'I find the event to be so memorable. This singing has been good and so is the violin music. I especially enjoyed the puppet show which actually gave me extra inspiration for USW Sequential Narrative coursework. Thank you!'
? 'Thank you - I thought that this was remarkable and helped to shine a light upon an area of the war not often thought about. Very eyer opening. It definitely made me think of the effects of war being further reaching.'
? 'Excellent - thought provoking. I will look into this subject more.'
? 'To be honest I've never thought about conscientious objection of war before. I wished there was an exhibition like this in Germany. Maybe there' an opportunity to borrow it to other countries organisations/churches.'
? 'as a member of the Western Front Ass I was very moved by the stories.'
?
See the two puppet walk films at https://www.brh.org.uk/site/articles/steps-against-war/

Also see:
https://www.conflictandconscience.org.uk (under construction) -- festival-related films to be posted here once the website has launched and is up and running, as well as:
https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/ccc/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.conflictandconscience.org.uk
 
Description 'Health and Medicine in Northamptonshire during the First World War', Kettering Alfred East Gallery, 15 February 2019 (reported by Caroline Nielsen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk of 45 minutes as part of the museum's popular public lecture series of lunchtime talks. Anonymised feedback and attendance numbers were requested by the project lead but this information was not forthcoming. Some audience members told speaker, however, about how much they had enjoyed the talk, and asked general questions about First World War military medical experience. Preparation for the talk also meant the project lead had an opportunity to expand the methodology used for background research into Northampton's social history to the larger area of Kettering.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nCyDROEoF6w4R8SB_s7T5GTMQJbYJKrI/view
 
Description 'Significant Figures' to a group of students attending a basketry workshop (reported by Mary Crabb) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk was provided to a group of students attending a basketry workshop, at a regional study centre, on the topic of my creative work from my project Significant Figures, including works carried out for the Basketry Then & Now project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'Significant Figures' to a regional guild of The Weavers, Spinners & Dyers (reported by Mary Crabb) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A talk was provided to a regional guild of The Weavers, Spinners & Dyers on the topic of my creative work from my project Significant Figures, including works carried out for the Basketry Then & Now project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 'Women Making History', 7 September 2019 (reported by Dr Corinne Painter) 
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 A public history workshop organised by Independent Working Class Education in Salford for 30 attendees. Dr Corinne Painter gave a talk on her research and discussed the upcoming 'Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience' Bristol Festival (April 2019), which she was part of organising in her role as Early Career Researcher under the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Abington Park Museum, Northampton: 'Health and Medicine in Northampton during the First World War' (reported by Caroline Nielsen) 
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 of 45 minutes as part of the museum's popular public lecture series of lunchtime talks. Admission was ticketed, with tickets sold by the museum in advance. In addition to the talk, items relating to the history of medicine and the First World War were brought out by the museum (from their schools' loan box scheme) and put on display in the back of the room. Project lead gave talk and then answered questions and discussed objects with interested audience members. Museum staff also in attended to learn more about the subject. Anonymised feedback and attendance numbers were requested by the project lead but this information was not forthcoming. Some audience members told speaker however about how the talk had made them think. Some colleagues also attended to learn more about public outreach talk structure. The most notable impact was that it led to a future request regarding a talk about the First World War based entirely on civilian experience by a different organisation.
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 and facilitation by ELIW Centre of Kaethe Buchler images for touring pop-up 'Women in Aktion' exhibition {for the various events & venues, please see description below) (reported by Prof Ingrid Sharp) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Ingrid Sharp of the University of Leeds, a collaborative partner of the Everyday Lives at War Centre, has been touring 'Women of Aktion': an exhibition sharing the story of the German Revolution 1918 and reclaiming the voices of the female revolutionaries who have, until now, been hidden from the official narrative. Everyday Lives in War contributed advice and facilitated the use of images from Kaethe Buchler's photographs of Germany in the Great War.

To-date, the exhibition has been featuring at the following events and venues:

Exhibition and talk (this event also included Dr Corinne Painter, ECR under Everyday Lives in War's collaborative project, 'Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience'):
- Richmond Barracks Dublin: 'Germany November 1918: a People's Revolution', Monday 2 December 2019
URL: http://www.richmondbarracks.ie/mess-talks/germany-november-1918-a-peoples-revolution/

Exhibition:
- Glasgow Women's Library: AHRC WW1 Centres' Legacies of the First World War Festival: Women & War, Friday 30 August and Saturday 31st August 2019
- Manchester Central Library, Friday 7 June to Monday 19 August 2019
- LSE Centre for Women Peace and Security
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://peterloo1819.co.uk/event/women-of-aktion/
 
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 Advisory meetings with LockARTS on the Stopher family archive as part of the 'The Thich with the Light' project (reported by Dr Rachel Duffett) 
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 LockARTS are running a HLF project with a group of stitchers that will commemorate the history of the Stopher family through a series of tapestries and stitched portraits. The Stopher archive (held at Suffolk RO) includes an amazing collection of letters telling the story of George and Albert Stopher - both killed on the Western Front in 1917 - and their family.

There will be an all day event near the family's home on April 24th 2020, and an exhibition is planned for 2021 once the RO has moved to its new building in Ipswich.

Our Centre team member, Dr Rachel Duffett of the University of Essex, is providing historical background on the Stopher family archive and general WW1 information through talks and discussions at the regular group meetings.

Dr Rachel Duffett will also be giving a talk on the Stophers at a planned event on April 24th.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
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 Armistice Day exhibition and Everyday Lives in War Centre showcase, University of Hertfordshire, Sunday 11 November 2018 (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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Everyday Lives in War Centre assisted in the set-up of a very successful Armistice Day of remembrance at the University of Hertfordshire on Sunday 11 November. The event was attended by the Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire, as well as invited dignitaries and members of the community.
The Centre's work was showcased with a special emphasis on a selection of Kaethe Buchler's images of Germany on the home front during the Great War, as well as the Centre's collaborative project, Basketry Then & Now.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Hertfordshire County Show to promote work of the FWW Centre (reported by Dr 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 The FWW Centre was represented in the Heritage Tent at the Hertfordshire County Show. This involved talking to visitors about the work of the Centre, listening to their own family/community experiences of the FWW, suggesting possible topics to think about and also sources for research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://hertsshow.com/
 
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 Basketry Pop-Up Exhibition at Kingsbury Episcopi WW1 Centenary Commemorative Event, Sunday 30 September 2018 (reported by Mr Adrian Wills) 
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 After 3 years of extensive research, a Heritage Lottery Grant and the support of the Parish Community, Kingsbury Time Travellers held their Centenary Commemorative Event in the New Community Centre on the last Sunday of September 2018. We were delighted to have a presence at the event by lending the Kingsbury Time Travellers our very popular basketry pop-up exhibition.

Many of the men who left the Parish in 1914 for the War had been involved in the withy business, as did their parents. The main area of growing was Westmoor. Today only a small area is maintained and used in community withy workshops, workshops with the local primary school and for the annual May Festival.

At the Commemorative event were willow crosses and hurdles made by primary school pupils. A central, and focal point was - The Woman Of Westmoor. Created by Maurice Fawcett from the Parish, the sculpture was interlaced with sunflowers grown in the Parish, hung with Memory Cards, and with copies of this poem by Elanor Farjeon written in the Spring of 1917. The poem was also inscribed onto brass plates which along with a relief model of the Parish has gone into our 6 public-access buildings.
The poem - with its reference to apples (Kingsbury Episcopi is a major national producer of cider apples) -The Woman of Westmoor, created from willow, was a representation of all the women of the Parish during WW1. The willow tradition is part of the cultural and historical traditions of the Parish.


After the event and in response to a general request for feedback on the Centre's support, Mr Adrian Wills of Kingsbury Time Travellers provided us with the following:
"We would be an example of how a project operating at a national level can reach and connect with a small organisation working within a Parish of a few square miles with a population of a bout 1200. Prior to getting connected with the Project and before our work on WW1 began we had developed a blueprint for our work which embraced the major economic / social contexts of the Parish. One of these contexts was its withy business and legacy. We had made films of withy families telling there history and we had also archived old photographs from these families. This is on going and we continue the work. The Parish has a culture which celebrates and re-connects with this heritage through our May Festival which always includes community Withy Workshops for this annual. We had also been carrying out our leaver's gift to the Year 6 Primary School which is a hands on Withy Day on a local ex Withy Farm which has everything top carry out the business as if the workforce had just downed tools. This work had allowed us to connect with Coates Willow and Jonathan & Nicola Coate whose family had good and historic connections with the Parish.
So what the Basketry Then & Now Project has done is to allow us to show to those who support our work in the Parish that we are part of this amazing story and legacy / connection and it is of value and relevance. It has helped to legitimise our work and helped to further foster the opening of minds, cupboards and attics and so make connections with a larger picture and framework. The fact of me being able to talk about these connections to such national / educational projects is forceful especially when understated. Your work help us thus to contextualise and offer 'our' bit of the jigsaw; to legitimise as relevant our work as being of value to this willow heritage as well as our current practice. In our final HLF Project the Woman of Westmoor not only helped to symbolise our willow heritage but also our current practice. The Basketry Then & Now Project helped tremendously with this and by being something to tie our work into helped us to envision and realise more connections, more synergies, more stardust which is what we deal in."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2018/11/the-woman-of-westmoor-takes-centre-stage-at-kingsbury...
 
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 Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler's Photographs of Germany in the Great War - exhibition comes to Hatfield, Hertfordshire, 17 March-05 May 2018 (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
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 Press release announcing the Hertfordshire leg of the touring Käthe Buchler exhibition, hosted by the Everyday Lives in War Centre and the UH Galleries (University of Hertfordshire) from 17 March to 05 May 2018. (See full press release via URL link, below.)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PoeSn9-kmtJW2OdrjO4Wtw2DweGVRQ_r/view
 
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 Blog: 'Further Thoughts from Enniskillen: The Poppy' (reported by Dr Ciara Meehan) 
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 Ciara Meehan is the principal investigator for the project, 'Commemoration in Irish Everyday Lives: Exploring the Legacy of the First World War in Diaspora and Irish Communities'. In this blog, Ciara wanted to spend some more time thinking about the Enniskillen workshop held on 22 November 2019, and tthe participants' attitude towards the poppy as a symbol of commemoration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2019/11/further-thoughts-from-enniskillen-the-poppy/
 
Description Blog: 'Memory and Meaning in Enniskillen' (reported by Ciara Meehan) 
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 Ciara Meehan is the principal investigator for the project, 'Commemoration in Irish Everyday Lives: Exploring the Legacy of the First World War in Diaspora and Irish Communities'. In this blog, Ciara summarises a project workshop held in Enniskillen together with her project colleagues, Kurt Taroff (Queen's University Belfast) and Johanne Trew (Ulster University), both of the Everyday Lives in War's Belfast-based sister centre, Living Legacies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2019/11/memory-and-meaning-in-enniskillen/
 
Description Blog: 'Refections from Waterford' (reported by Dr Ciara Meehan) 
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 Ciara Meehan is the principal investigator for the project, 'Commemoration in Irish Everyday Lives: Exploring the Legacy of the First World War in Diaspora and Irish Communities'. In this blog, Ciara summarises and reflects on a project workshop held in Waterford, which concluded the project's workshop tour around the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2019/12/reflections-from-waterford/
 
Description Blog: 'The London Irish: a Complex Relationship with the Poppy' (reported by Dr Ciara Meehan) 
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 Ciara Meehan is the principal investigator for the project, 'Commemoration in Irish Everyday Lives: Exploring the Legacy of the First World War in Diaspora and Irish Communities'. In this blog, Ciara summarises her first project workshop, held at the Irish Cultural Centre in London, with a focus on the London Irish complex relationship with the poppy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2019/02/the-london-irish-a-complex-relationship-with-the-popp...
 
Description Book & Film 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 This was the launch event at the Photographers' Gallery in London on 13 December 2018 of the 'Beyond the Battlefields' book, with contributions from Dr Barbara Hofmann-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); as well as curator Matthew Shaul; and University of Hertfordshire Press (Chris Dunkley and Jane Housham).

The book launch coincided with the first screening of the documentary film about Kaethe Buchler, created by filmmaker Sam Lockyer of Iconic Productions, which focused on the
2017/2018 touring exhibition of her photographs in the UK.

More information about the book can be found at: https://www.herts.ac.uk/uhpress/books-content/beyond-the-battlefields
Book ISBN: 978-1-912260-07-2
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 Canadian Studies Conference: One day event exploring the Canadian forces in Britain during the Great War, 1914-1919, 5 July 2019 (reported by Dr Kent Fedorowich) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This was a one day conference at the University College London, hosted by Dr Tony McCulloch of UCL Institute of the Americas, and attended by 40 people from British and Canadian universities, including post-graduate and undergraduate students studying at UCL's Institute of the Americas. My paper focussed on the activities of the Canadian Forestry Corps in Devon, but also explored supplementary issues involving this force in France and other parts of the UK; especially its growth and contributions to the Allied war effort, as well as its interaction with the civilian populations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Centenary of the disbanding of the No Conscription Fellowship, 30 November 2019 (reported by Prof 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 The Centre provided some finacial support for this event to discuss pacifism in the Aftermath of War. Sarah Lloyd gave a presentation on 'Everyday Lives in War: the UK's absent stories'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/event/beyond-remembrance-pacifism-in-the-aftermath-of-war-191...
 
Description Centre Newsletter #1/2019 - invited guest author of feature article: 'A Case for Continued Remembrance' (by Will Hunnisett) 
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 Will Hunnisett, a graduate from Royal Holloway, University of London, with a degree in History & International Relations, was invited to write the feature article of our Centre Newsletter issue #1/2019.. His areas of historical interest are centred around 20th century political and economic history as well as the two World Wars.

Will says, "The subject of remembrance is very topical and writing this piece allowed me to explore some very interesting ideas."

The Centre Newsletter is distributed freely to a list of 500+ email subscribers and is also published on the Centre website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VJarcVRCmAd53qh-Pdte4orikjONpMAl/view
 
Description Centre Newsletter #2/2019 - author of feature article: 'A Taste of Army Life: Food and the British Soldiers of WW1' (by Rachel Duffett) 
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 Rachel Duffett is a social and cultural historian whose interests are war, food, children and popular culture.
She has published extensively on her research into the soldiers of the First World War and their rations - including The Stomach for Fighting: Food and the Soldiers of the Great War (MUP, 2012) and the edited collection Food and War in Twentieth-Century Europe (Ashgate, 2011) - and has spoken on the subject at a range of conferences and seminars as well as for organisations such as the Imperial War Museum, National Army Museum, the Western Front Association and the BBC.
Rachel teaches at Essex University and for the Open University. She also an Early Career Researcher for our AHRC-funded First World War Centre, Everyday Lives in War.

The Centre Newsletter is distributed freely to a list of 500+ email subscribers and is also published on the Centre website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IWPvvstcXzIw_2mUPfG-Ss7eg4a2UbSU/view
 
Description Centre Newsletter #3/2018 - invited guest author of feature article: 'Beyond the Battlefields: The Woman behind the lens' (by Aroona Shaukat) 
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 Aroona Shaukat, a University of Hertfordshire Humanities graduate on a work placement in the University's marketing and communications department, was invited to write the feature article of our Centre Newsletter issue #3/2018.
Aroona says, "Käthe Buchler's captivating photography collection at the Beyond the Battlefields' exhibition sparked my passion to discover more about the fascinating woman
behind the lens. I hope her story inspires you as much as it did me."
The Centre Newsletter is distributed freely to a list of 500+ email subscribers and is also published on the Centre website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hcZAj-ODGt2kNA5nieB5VU4c64AFWtju/view
 
Description Centre Newsletter #3/2019 - invited guest author of feature article: 'Why Remember?' (by Karen Brookfield) 
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 Karen Brookfield was Deputy Director (Strategy) at the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Programme Director for the Heritage Fund's First World War Centenary activity.
She worked closely with Everyday Lives in War and the other Engagement Centres to support a wide range of projects.
Karen is now an independent cultural consultant.

The Centre Newsletter is distributed freely to a list of 500+ email subscribers and is also published on the Centre website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AGY86Lp7gGFy9LvDLo-LXpSO7ohIpkVC/view
 
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 Collaborative project 'Making Music in Manchester during WW1' (Royal Northern College of Music) launches digital Centre for Music and Conflict (reported by Barbara Kelly) 
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 Royal Northern College of Music launched a Centre for Music and Conflict, including the Making Music in Manchester project, which was funded by our Centre.
With further HLF funding the project was digitised in an effort to engage much more widely with different communities.
The Centre for Music and Conflict (CMC) is a collaborative initiative involving musicians, writers, musicologists, cultural and economic historians and literary theorists, ethnomusicologists, music education experts and psychologists. It explores the various roles that music and the arts play in reflecting, representing, critiquing and commemorating conflict and post-war reconstruction.
There are two publication projects in train, coming directly out of the project: one is the Conference proceedings from the Paris-Manchester conference, which took place in early March 2018; the other is a special issue of Nineteenth­Century Music Review, which is dedicated to Music in Manchester during WWI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.rncm.ac.uk/news/rncm-research-launches-centre-for-music-and-conflict/
 
Description Community engagement reflective workshop, Birmingham, 4 February 2020 (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact As the WW1 Engagement Centres drew to a close after 6 years of community engagement work, we held a reflective discussion event at Birmingham Library, to take stock of the engagement work that has been done; to reflect on successes and challenges; and to explore potential ways of expanding and continuing to engage with the past. Some areas of discussion included: How do we measure what has been delivered over the commemorative period? What infrastructure is required to continue connections created by the WW1 centres and community organisations? How can you ensure success in a project? What have we, as citizen historians & community activists, achieved?

The event was led by Garry Stewart (Recognize Black Heritage & Culture); Kiran Sahota (Believe in Me CIC); and Izzy Mohammed (Future Seed CIC); and was supported by the Voices of War and Peace & Everyday Lives in War WW1 Engagement Centres.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Conference - Leeds, 30-31 May 2019 (reported by Dr Karl Bell) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Since the emergence of modern mediumship in the middle of the nineteenth century, science and spiritualism have been interwoven. Sceptics and believers alike have investigated spirit and psychic phenomena to determine its legitimacy. This two-day interdisciplinary conference will explore the history of the intersection of science and spiritualism during the long nineteenth century. Both project lead and the project research assistant presented a paper at the two-day Spiriitualism and Science 1750-1930 conference at Leeds Trinity University on 30-31 May 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.victorianweb.org/religion/spiritualism6.html
 
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.

An additional URL to the one below is: https://allevents.in/preston/reappraising-the-representation-of-the-people-act-1918/1000046354331052
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2018/10/reappraising-the-representation-of-the-people-act-191...
 
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 t
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 Enniskillen workshop: 'Commemoration in Irish Everyday Lives: Exploring the Legacy of the First World War in Diaspora and Irish Communities' project, 22 November 2019 (reported by Dr 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 This workshop was part of a series of project workshops that explore the views of Irish communities in different parts of Britain and Ireland. It followed a similar pattern to that of previous ones - providing a space for local communities to share their family stories and to reflect on programmes of commemoration of recent years. This time, Dr Ciara Meehan was joined by project colleagues from the Everyday Lives in War sister centre, Living Legacies, 1914-1918, based in Northern Ireland: Johanne Devlin Trew (Ulster University) and Kurt Taroff (Queen's University, Belfast). Johanne and Kurt count drama and story-telling amongst their areas of expertise, and the workshop was therefore enhanced with readings of locally created poetry and extracts from plays.. Both Johanne and Kurt have been active working with local communities to think about critical commemoration and creative practice.

For more information about the event, please see Ciara Meehan's blog: https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2019/11/memory-and-meaning-in-enniskillen/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2019/11/enniskillen-workshop/
 
Description Escaping the Doll's House: Women, the Arts, War and Work 1910-1930. 17 May 2019. In collaboration with the Women's Library, LSE, London (reported by Dr 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 To mark the launch of a new exhibition at the Women's Library, London, 'The Sacred Year 1919: women and the professions', and the new revival production at London's Finborough Theatre of St John Ervine's 1913 play Jane Clegg, a one-day event of talks and discussion on these and related topics took place at the Women's Library.

40 people attended this one day conference organised by the FWW Lives Centre and the Women's Library, LSE. The focus of papers and discussion was on the experiences of women at work during and immediately after WWI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/escaping-the-dolls-house-women-the-arts-war-and-work-1910-1920-tickets-...
 
Description Exhibition of 'Significant Figures: remembrance through making' (reported by Mary Crabb) 
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 'Significant Figures: remembrance through making' was exhibited in a local gallery and open to the public to visit. The artist was in attendance every day to welcome visitors, provide interpretation, discuss the work. There were many questions, about the work and WW1. Many visitors were emotionally touched by the exhibition, some moved to tears, others wanted to share their own experiences of loss or family connections with WW1. Some visitors returned for several viewings of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.crabbbaskets.com/Exhibitions/
 
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 FWW Centres Policy Statement (reported by Prof 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 Collaboratively produced leaflet summarising Lessons Learnt from the FWW Engagement Centre programme:

KEY POLICY STATEMENT FOR MAKERS
Heritage is a major resource for empowering communities. In a rapidly changing, globalised world, heritage can foster a sense of identity, security and belonging. Innovative research and community partnerships can address contested heritage and strengthen human connections across time and place. A collaborative model of heritage has potential to shape new policies and practice, creating more resilient communities for the future.
Universities have a key role to play in bringing people together to commemorate events of national significance. They are uniquely placed to connect academic and public knowledge of the past, enabling diverse communities to tell their own stories of belonging and contribution. Universities can facilitate processes that develop and share new understandings, that sustain an inclusive, rigorous, rich heritage, and that respond to the challenge of divisive and uncomfortable histories.

FIRST WORLD WAR ENGAGEMENT CENTRES: BROADER LESSONS LEARNT
• Collaborative work around history and heritage encourages people to explore new stories relevant to their own lives and experiences.
It opens spaces for alternative voices to be heard, creating multi-layered stories.
• Operating across the UK can bring different stories into focus and enable discussion of contested and uncomfortable pasts.
In aiming at a more inclusive heritage, including new shared histories, collaborative research has the potential to challenge received narratives. It can incorporate broader global perspectives.
• A sense of place and the local are critical to many community participatory projects.
Place-based institutions can contribute significant expertise. If universities are to fulfil their civic responsibilities and meet the needs of local communities, relationships must be sustained.
• Partnerships between universities, cultural organisations and community groups initiate challenging conversations and dialogue.
Productive research collaboration requires clear agreed agendas, open exchange and a sense of everyone being an equal stakeholder.
• By devolving research funding to a series of multi-institution hubs it has proved possible to create a structure which facilitates innovation and responsive community engagement.
This model promotes wider understanding and appreciation of what can best be characterised as 'hidden histories'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AGY86Lp7gGFy9LvDLo-LXpSO7ohIpkVC/view
 
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 Featuring as a WW1 music hall theatre expert on the TV series 'Who Do You Think You Are' researching the family history of the comedian Lee Mack, July 2018 (reported by Dr Andrew Maunder) 
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 In "Who Do You Think You Are", Series 15, Episode 3, comedian Lee Mack researches his great-granddad Billy Mac, supposedly also known for his humour. However, his investigation leads him to World War I and a family secret - namely that great-granddad put on performances with a group known as "The Optimists" at the front to raise morale. In this episode, our Centre team member, Dr Andrew Maunder, features as a historical expert on WW1 music hall theatre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/blog/%5Bfield_blog_category-term-raw%5D/where-does-lee-ma...
 
Description Film creation of the 'Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience' festival held in Bristol in April 2019 (reported by Dr Corinne Painter) 
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 Dr Corinne Painter in her role as an ECR under the 'Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience' project helped prepare a film of the project's festival in Bristol (April 2019). The film consists of interviews with members of the public, speakers and participants from the Bristol festival., as well as some clips of theatrical and music performances - and enabled an analysis of the impact of the festival.
Corinne made an analysis of the rushes (rough clips before editing); helped the film company with identifying who they had on camera; and provided a comprehensive summary of the film preparation material to the project Principal Investigator to progress the film.
This activity was in line with our project research bid to and grant agreement with the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to provide an Early Career Researcher with the experience of community engagement by producing a podcast drawn from material created through our project community and academic collaborations.

The project is currently creating a legacy website, which will be hosting the film in due course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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, 1914-1920 (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 Funding 5 x collaborative project partners from 'Making Music in Manchester during WW1' (Royal Northern College of Music) to attend 'Paris-Manchester 1918: Conservatoires in time of war' symposium, March 2018 (reported by Barbara Kelly) 
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 Our Everyday Lives in War Centre provided further funding to the collaborative project 'Making Music in Manchester during WW1' (Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM)) to allow 5 of their participants to travel to the Paris-Manchester 1918 (Centenary) Symposium in Paris in March 2018.

The 'Paris-Manchester 1918: Conservatoires in time of war' is an online collaborative exhibition between the RNCM and the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (Paris Conservatoire), which provides the opportunity to find out about the lives of the musicians behind the concert programmes. This project combines performance and research to shed light on the musical life of Paris and Manchester during WW1 - and ran a series of concerts in Paris, Manchester and London.

The visit to Paris also provided the RNCM participants with the opportunity to internationally disseminate the findings of the collaborative project our Centre funding facilitated in the first place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.rncm.ac.uk/paris-manchester-1918/
 
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 Hertfordshire Life coverage (19 March 2018) about the Hatfield leg of the touring Kaethe Buchler photography exhibition 
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 Hatfield leg of the touring "Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler's Photographs of Germany in the Great War" exhibition was featured in the regional magazine Hertfordshire Life on Monday 19 March 2018 - which drew a great many visitors to the exhibition (as many stated the Hertfordshire Life as the source of their information and reason to visit).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.hertfordshirelife.co.uk/arts-culture-2-22650/wwi-germany-photography-exhibition-at-unive...
 
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 International conference organised by the FWW Network of Early Career Researchers: 'The First World War: Past, Present, Future', Edinburgh Napier University, 27-28 June 2019 (reported by Dr Chris Phillips) 
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 90 people attended an international two-day conference in Edinburgh, which generated wide discussion and reflection on the centenary of the First World War.

The conference included the voices of internationally respected academics, early career and postgraduate researchers, representatives of museums and heritage agencies, and a host of scholars drawn from all aspects of First World War studies. It also included a display and presentation led by a number of youth groups, discussing their responses to the centenary of the First World War, as well as a round table discussion on the future of First World War studies.

The two-day event concluded with a series of workshops aimed at our postgraduate and early career members, in line with the First World War Network's mission to provide bespoke training opportunities for next generation of First World War scholars.

The conference provided space for postgraduate students and academics to discuss ongoing research, and a number of published papers resulted from discussions at the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://fwwnetwork.wordpress.com/the-first-world-war-past-present-and-future/
 
Description International outreach visit to a suffragette commemorative centre, 'Suffrage Hub - 125 years, Hurunui', in Amberley, South Island, New Zealand - September 2018 (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 International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact In the centenary year of women in the UK gaining the right to vote, Anna Hammerin (ELIW Centre Co-ordinator), whilst on a private family trip to New Zealand, represented the Centre by visiting the organisers of 'Suffrage Hub - 125 years, Hurunui'. The 'Suffrage Hub' is a centre run by volunteers commemorating 125 years of New Zealand's pioneering suffrage and celebrating the social movement that transformed women's lives. The visit provided a fascinating afternoon of comparing notes and sharing stories of women's social progress between New Zealand, the UK and Anna's native country, Sweden. Contact details were exchanged in the hope of building an international partnership for a future project or event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/hurunuisuffrage/
 
Description International outreach visit to the First World War exhibition at the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand, prior to an upcoming WW1 Conference - September 2018 (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 International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Whilst on a private visit to New Zealand, Anna Hammerin (ELIW Centre Co-ordinator) represented the Centre by visiting the Museum Curatorial team of Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand. The museum was getting ready for an international WW1 Conference the following week (unfortunately this took place after Anna Hammerin's return to the UK), and the Museum's Curator took Anna on a private tour of the Museum and also provided her with contact details for a local research group into conscientious objection in New Zealand during WW1.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://worldwarone.canterburymuseum.com/
 
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 News, 22 April 2019 (reported by Dr Andrew Maunder) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with BBC news about the Jane Clegg project with the Finborough Theatre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-48027884
 
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 Interview for Three Counties Radio April 2019 (reported by Dr Andrew Maunder) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Three Counties Radio ews about the Jane Clegg project with the Finborough Theatre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview on the subject of Kaethe Buchler's Photography of Germany in WW1 for AHRC film, presented by Dan Snow (reported by Dr 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 National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A 30-minute film, commissioned by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and produced by HistoryHit, showcases the work of the five AHRC Centres across the UK, and thereby some lesser known stories from the First World War.
Our Everyday Lives in War Centre, along with our sister Centre, Voices of War & Peace (Birmingham), has a special focus in the film on the Kaethe Buchler's images of the Great War in Germany, which visited the UK in a touring exhibition from October 2017-May 2018.
The segment showing Nicola Gauld of our Birmingham sister Centre, Voices of War & Peace, starts at minute 9:12 into the film (with some Buchler images entering the conversation at minute 16:15), followed by the segment featuring our Everyday Lives in War Centre immediately thereafter, with our Centre colleague Rachel Duffett alongside Dan Snow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ahrc.ukri.org/newsevents/news/untold-stories-of-world-war-1-documentary-presented-by-dan-sno...
 
Description Interview on the subject of WW1 Basketry for AHRC film, presented by Dan Snow (reported by Greta Bertram) 
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 A short film, commissioned by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and produced by HistoryHit, showcases the work of the five AHRC Centres across the UK, and thereby some lesser known stories from the First World War. Our Everyday Lives in War Centre, along with our sister Centre, Voices of War & Peace (Birmingham), has a special focus in the film on the Kaethe Buchler's images of the Great War in Germany, which visited the UK in a touring exhibition from October 2017-May 2018.

This segment, dealing with Basketmaking in WW1 (linked to Kaethe Buchler's images featuring basketry) was omitted from the final Dan Snow film due to lack of time capacity. However, the segment has been handed over by the film-makers (History Hit) to the Everyday Lives in War Centre in view of the Centre's specific research interests into WW1 basketry and dedicated collaborative project, and is currently undergoing an editing process and will be shared on the Centre's legacy website in due course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/basketry/
 
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 (https://www.agfhs.org/) 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 to Victoria County History, Shropshire (reported by Prof 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 Victoria County History, Shropshire on 'The Aftermath and Memorialisation of the Great War in Shropshire, 26 October 2019 in Shrewsbury.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Legacies of the First World War Festivals (1 of 5) - Birmingham, 22-23 March 2019: "Diversity" (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This first of five cross AHRC Centre festivals on the theme of "Diversity" offered a wonderful array of talks, workshops and films, and a stunning live performance arts programme, presenting a number of untold WWl narratives to a wider audience with a focus on BAME stories and conscientious objection.

We were delighted to be joined by some of the projects that our Centre has worked with, including Museumand (the National Caribbean Heritage Museum), which launched its 'Caribbean Home Fires' film made with the support of our Centre.

The Centres also held a joint first Policy Breakfast on the Friday morning, with over 40 attending from the funding, cultural, policy and university sectors, to discuss lessons from the centenary and the potential of collaborative working (see separate entry).

The Friday evening culminated with a new piece by the jazz musician, Soweto Kinch, based on the First World War - which incorporated the 1919 race riots.

Around 200 people from the community registered for the event and there were 250 people counted through the doors of the main theatre on Saturday to see the displays and experience the virtual-reality recreated scenarios.

The dynamic festival provided a great networking forum and meeting of minds, and resulted in new potential project partnerships going forward.

A summary of the day can be seen in the following film of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt3wxssX6sE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://drive.google.com/open?id=17GICy-PXPmFoqqVlDQQDOKUprLwf6pmE
 
Description Legacies of the First World War Festivals (2 of 5) - Northern Ireland (multiple venues), 18-22 May 2019: "Shared Heritage" (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The second of our cross AHRC Centre festivals took place in Belfast with surrounding areas for a week-long festival on the theme of "Shared Heritage". The festival addressed the ongoing cultural impacts the First World War still has today on communities, and the continued political and cultural ramifications of the war in the present-day. The event brought together community groups, academics, funders and heritage professionals from across the United Kingdom with an invested interest in WW1 to discuss the social legacy and significance of the war in Britain and Ireland.

Over 300 people registered to attend the various events, with many more popping into the open activities. Feedback from all participants and contributors have been exceptional.

A recap of the event can be found via the following summary: https://www.qub.ac.uk/cdda/FlipBook/LivingLegaciesNewsUpdateJune2019/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t4BfLtjvY_P38stantHBz-Lt9EcnoV3F/view
 
Description Legacies of the First World War Festivals (3 of 5) - Cardiff , 5-6 July 2019: "Voices of Peace? Heritage, Community and Opportunity" (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The third of our cross AHRC Centre festivals took place in Cardiff, which was dedicated to reflecting on public history and heritage with a focus on heritage, community and opportunity. The festival involved community organisers, heritage and creative workers, academics, local historians, and members of the public. It explored the different types of collaborative work that has been done around WW1 subjects since 2014, and engaged participants in thinking about future/potential collaborations and how community organisations and academics can continue working together to explore all aspects of the past.

Day 1 was set in the Cardiff West Community High School and started with a policy breakfast on the theme of 'Heritage, Community and Opportunity'. Facilitated by a local artist, the event brought together pupils, parents and policy makers - including the Welsh First Minister, Mr Mark Drakeford - who engaged in an equal and mutually balanced debate by exploring a wide range of options for widening participation and advancement to higher education through heritage. The first festival day concluded in Cardiff's Temple of Peace with a fantastic evening programme of dance and song performances by pupils from Cardiff West Community High School, as well as Annapurna Dance Company who
performed highlights from their HLF-funded project, 'Soldiers of the Empire'.

Day 2 took place in the Wales Millennium Centre, where an impressive programme of panel discussions, informal workshops and film screenings provided an informal and friendly forum for stimulating conversations around co-produced knowledge and critical responses to history and heritage.

Highlights of event can be found via the very active Twitter feed from the two-day event, search hashtag: #CardiffVoices. More information about the Cardiff festival can also be found in the following excellent blog post written by one of the attendees, Dr Eva Nieto McAvoy: https://www.pec.ac.uk/blog/heritage-community-and-opportunity-a-lesson-on-how-to-understand-the-value-of-culture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U-p-rN8Fl-N3x4aVQ9kgkXbHPAU5GLIe/view
 
Description Legacies of the First World War Festivals (4 of 5) - Glasgow, 30-31 August 2019: "Women and War" (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The festival held at the Glasgow Women's Library on August 30 & 31 was dedicated to reflecting on public history and heritage with a focus on women's experience of war, exploring the different types of collaborative work that has been done around WW1 subjects since 2014. The event also allowed us the opportunity to consider future/potential collaborations
and how community organisations and academics can continue working together to explore all aspects of the past.

The festival enabled participants and attendees to better understand the challenges and opportunities of collaborative work around history, heritage and commemoration. A series of panel discussions, informal workshops, film screenings, and performances provided an informal and friendly forum for stimulating conversations around co-produced knowledge and critical responses to history and heritage.

We were delighted to be joined by community organisers, heritage and creative workers, academics, local historians, and members of the public.

We also enjoyed a separate evening event on 30 August at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, which focussed on live performances and the screening of short films.

The University of Glasgow WW1 Commemoration Group performed the Women's Peace Crusade song and showed some short films from their 'Words of WW1' project, which dramatised a series of war poems from a variety of female authors.
Singer, composer and performer Louise Jordan shared songs she has written in response to women's contributions to the First World War. Since touring her project 'No Petticoats Here' about extraordinary women of the First World War, Louise has been commissioned by UK Parliament's Vote100 project to respond to the impact of women's FWW on the Representation of the People Act and by Dreadnought South West to develop lyrics around their Rebellious Sounds Archive of contemporary activism. Louise has also led National Lottery Heritage Funded projects supporting young songwriters to engage with local archives and write their own original songs about women's First World War experiences. During the performance, Louise invited us to sing along with her and to share our own thoughts about the ways music and the arts can help public engagement with heritage, through her interactive mind-mapping activity.

The event also included the premiere of Versailles 1919: Return of the Dangerous Women, a new film which focuses on the International group of anti-war women who met in Zurich in 1919 while negotiations of the Versailles Peace treaty were underway. These women had first met during the campaign to win women the right to vote and had subsequently united at the Hague in 1915 in attempt to end the Great War. By 1919 many women across Europe could vote: now this group of campaigners urged women to use their newly-won right to vote for peace. Directed by Charlotte Bill, Versailles 1919 was made by Clapham Film Unit and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Funded by the European Commission, the film can be seen as the third part in a trilogy tracing the activities of women who fought for peace and suffrage.

Revisit this great event via the following related links:

Programme of the day:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XNVP6l9B8bG1Hi8JeVD4hlM-MrJ4R-Ih/view

Blog post:
https://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/blog/never-had-they-ever

Films & poems:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQIdDuKIodqBx_BX8znzl5g
https://glasgowunigreatwar.wordpress.com/2018/04/22/words-of-ww1-preserving-the-voices-of-great-war-poets/
https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/ww1/getinvolved/wordsofww1/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Gavbkc2PdHI&feature=emb_logo

Twitter:
#womenandwar (then select the tab of 'Latest').
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fNicAuhyxFe-zHKR68GQKSgFeUfpbbD9/view
 
Description Legacies of the First World War Festivals (5 of 5) - London, 7 November 2019: "Communities, Commemoration, Collaboration" (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
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 in London on 7 November was the last of the Legacies of the First World War Festival series, which was dedicated to reflecting on public history and heritage and on demonstrating the value of heritage in bringing communities together. We were delighted to be joined by community organisers, heritage and creative workers, academics, local historians, and members of the public.

The event showcased the capabilities of UK Universities as world leaders in public engagement research, particularly their role in place-making and connecting local and global knowledge. In responding to divisive and uncomfortable pasts, university-community partnerships can empower diverse communities to tell their own stories of presence, belonging and contribution.

At the event, we shared outputs and learnings from the WW1 Engagement Centres who have supported a wide range of community engagement activities across the UK since 2014, connecting academic and public histories of the First World War as part of the commemoration of the War's centenary.

The event enabled participants and attendees to better understand the challenges and opportunities of collaborative work around history, heritage and commemoration. A series
of panel discussions, workshops, films and performances provided an informal and friendly forum for stimulating conversations around co-produced knowledge and critical responses to history and heritage.

The event also provided a forum for further discussion on the recently published DCMS report on 'Lessons from the First World War Centenary' which references the
Centres.

The day concluded with Why Remember? - an intriguing film screening and panel discussion with Jenny Kidd, Joanne Sayner, Megan Gooch, Karen Brookfield and Nigel Hinds, which raised some important questions for anyone working on First World War Centenary projects.

An amazing infographic was created by graphic artist Federica Ciotti during the discussions, which captured the many and wonderful creative and reflecting minds of
the day.

You can view the full programme here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/communities-commemoration-collaboration-registration-73408150755# (press link on top right saying 'View Details')

For a full recap and impressions as the event unfolded, please see the great Twitter activity under the event hashtag of: #ww1centres (then selecting the tab of 'Latest').
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fbce6-LoZMM5HnD23MwLJA5xDE8cqlLj/view
 
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 London workshop: 'Commemoration in Irish Everyday Lives: Exploring the Legacy of the First World War in Diaspora and Irish Communities' project, October 2018 (reported by Dr Ciara Meehan) 
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 Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith, London, was the first stop for a community workshop in a series of planned workshops around the UK for this project. 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.

For a more substantial summary of the workshop, please see Dr Ciara Meehan's blog (URL below).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2019/02/the-london-irish-a-complex-relationship-with-the-popp...
 
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 Media coverage in a local Swedish newspaper (3 September 2018) about our research into the Women's Hunger Uprisings 1917 (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact ELIW Centre Co-ordinator Anna Hammerin's recent trip to Sweden researching her family story in relation to the relatively unknown Women's Hunger March (or: 'Potato Revolution') of 1917, was highlighted in one of the local daily newspapers, the Söderhamnskuriren, in a 3-page spread, in which the ELIW Centre was referenced. The newspaper was delighted to learn that the efforts of their resourceful, local women a century ago were starting to receive international attention - as these women's actions led to mass demonstrations across Sweden during 1917-1918, and ultimately to the decision by the Swedish Parliament in December 1918 to grant women the right to vote.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XfOQ8chOUQzjvIPsJd4uvb5PveL9zOFl/view?usp=sharing
 
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 local history group 'KULT' in the city of Soederhamn, Sweden, September 2018, to explore the Women's Hunger Uprisings of 1917 (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Anna Hammerin, Co-ordinator of the Everyday Lives in War Centre and a Swedish national, travelled to her native Sweden to meet with a local history group (KULT) in her Grandmother's village, Soederhamn, in the county of Haelsingland, Sweden. Anna is researching a family story relating to the women's hunger demonstrations in the spring of 1917 -- also referred to as the Swedish Potato Revolution -- which was started by 4 women in Soederhamn, and spread to nearly 300,000 protesters nationwide in less than 3 weeks.

Anna also visited the local archives and libraries to search original newspapers for media coverage of the events as they happened in 1917.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/pg/SandarneKULT/posts/?ref=page_internal
 
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 Meeting with representatives of the community group researching the story of Luton's Peace Riots in 1919 (reported by Dr 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 Skype meeting with a representative of the Luton Peace Riots team, together with a member of the UH Oral history team. Discussed ways of archiving the oral history interviews. Also discussed plans for extending the project and ideas for how to connect the local diverse population with an earlier history of Luton. Julie Moore suggested looking at post-war housing and getting the schools who have been part of the current project to look at the stories of the houses in which pupils are now living.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 My Journey into Basketry (reported by Mary Crabb) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Talk provided to a small handicrafts society. The talk features work from my practice and included work carried out for Basketry Then and Now, which the group found particularly interesting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 One-day event on International Women's Day (8 March 2019) on the theme: 'Inspiring Women: The Legacy of the First World War in South Gloucestershire' (reported by Dr Kent Fedorowich) 
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 International Women's Day (8 March 2019), hosted by the Regional History Centre (University of the West of England, Bristol) in partnership with South Gloucestershire County Council, Aerospace Bristol, and Southern Brooks Community Partnerships. The theme of the one-day event was 'Inspiring Women: The Legacy of the First World War in South Gloucestershire'. 200 pupils, their teachers and family members were invited to a workshop to commemorate and explore the contributions of women from South Gloucestershire to the county since the First World War. The event explored how women's rights have (or not) improved since 1918.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Participation in two day conference (Dusseldorf) Food in Wartime - An International Perspective on Food Supply in WW1, 26-28 July 2019 (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 26-28 July 2019, members of our Everyday Lives in War team had the great opportunity to participate in a workshop on 'Food in Wartime: An International Perspective on Food Supply in World War I' in Düsseldorf, Germany. The event built on a 'Food in Wartime, 1914-1920' event held in Hatfield, UK, the previous year, hosted by the Everyday Lives in War Centre. Together with participants from Belgium, France, Italy, Sweden, Germany and the UK, we were able to share and compare fascinating stories from the Great War and its aftermath, including stories from war-faring, occupied and neutral countries of the time - where food, and especially food deprivation, was a common denominator.

On the final day, we were invited to attend the opening of an exhibition on the history of sweets in the nearby town of Neuss. The exhibition had been co-organised by Prof Dr Margrit Schulte Beerbühl (Professor of Modern History of the University of Düsseldorf), who was also our host and organiser of the Food in Wartime conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/event/food-in-wartime-an-international-perspective-on-food-su...
 
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 Peace History Conference, Cardiff University, 22 September 2018 (reported by Dr Corinne Painter) 
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 Dr Corinne Painter attended this conference, organised by the Movement for the Abolition of War, in her role as ECR under the 'Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience' project. The purpose of the event was to stimulate thinking, and Corinne also took the opportunity to promote information about the upcoming 'Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience' project in April the following year (2019).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 for the WFA (reported by Dr 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 National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Western Front Association have a collection of podcasts on particular aspects of WWI; Rachel Duffett contributed one on soldiers and food.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep136-food-in-the-trenches-dr-rachel-duffett/id1205540936?i=10...
 
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 Policy Breakfast, Belfast, 22 May 2019 - as part of the Legacies of the First World War Festivals on 'Shared Heritage' (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The five AHRC Centres held a joint second Policy Breakfast - this time at Riddell Hall, Queen's University Belfast on 22 May 2019, the final day of the Belfast-based Legacies of the First World War festival. Facilitated by Gemma Reid of Quarto Collective, delegates from across heritage, government and research sectors and organisations came together to discuss the notion of 'Shared Heritage'. Focusing on the integration of stakeholders, policy makers, funders, academics and local communities in relation to contested heritage, lively and positive debate produced ideas on future courses of action based on the lessons learned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.qub.ac.uk/cdda/FlipBook/LivingLegaciesNewsUpdateJune2019/
 
Description Policy Breakfast, Birmingham, 22 March 2019 - as part of the Legacies of the First World War Festivals on 'Diversity' (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The five AHRC Centres held a joint first Policy Breakfast in Birmingham on Friday morning 22 March 2019 (prior to the Legacies of the First World War festival), with over 40 attending from the funding, cultural, policy and university sectors, to discuss lessons from the centenary and the potential of collaborative working.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt3wxssX6sE
 
Description Policy Breakfast, Cardiff, 5 July 2019 - as part of the Legacies of the First World War Festivals on 'Voices of Peace?: Heritage, Community and Opportunity'' (reported by Anna Hammerin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The five AHRC Centres held a joint third Policy Breakfast in Cardiff on 5 July 2019 (prior to the Legacies of the First World War festival). The Policy Breakfast was set in the Cardiff West Community High School and started with a policy breakfast on the theme of 'Heritage, Community and Opportunity'. Facilitated by a local artist, the event brought together pupils, parents and policy makers - including the Welsh First Minister, Mr Mark Drakeford - who engaged in an equal and mutually balanced debate by exploring a wide range of options for widening participation and advancement to higher education through heritage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.pec.ac.uk/blog/heritage-community-and-opportunity-a-lesson-on-how-to-understand-the-valu...
 
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 Preparation of Practice Manual for co-produced/collaborative research between academic and community partners (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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Formal working group between 2 x AHRC Centres and an external cultural advisor is currently engaged in producing a Practice Manual on co-produced research involving academic and community research partners - for publication in April 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 of 'Beyond the War Memorial: Life, Work and Study for Preston Women' to the Women in War-themed First World War Centre festival in Glasgow, 30-31 August 2019 (reported by Dr Keith Vernon) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation of 'Beyond the War Memorial: Life, Work and Study for Preston Women' to the 'Women in War'-themed First World War Centre festival in Glasgow. The talk was followed by questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XNVP6l9B8bG1Hi8JeVD4hlM-MrJ4R-Ih/view
 
Description Presentation on "Significant Figures" to the Basketmakers' Association 2019 Spring School in York (reported by Mary Crabb) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A talk was provided to a group of attendees of the Basketmakers' Association 2019 Spring School in York, on the topic of my creative work from my project Significant Figures, including works carried out for the Basketry Then & Now project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.crabbbaskets.com/basketry-projects/
 
Description Presentation on "Significant Figures" to the Oxfordshire Basketmakers in Old Marston (reported by Mary Crabb) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A talk was provided to the Oxfordshire Basketmakers, on the topic of my creative work from my project Significant Figures, including works carried out for the Basketry Then & Now project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.crabbbaskets.com/basketry-projects/
 
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 Produced and staged a 4-week run of Robert Graves' never previously performed WW1 play "But It Still Goes On", Finborough Theatre, London - July/August 2018 (reported by Dr 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 "Too Racey For Its Time!" That was the general consensus regarding the First World War play, "But It Still Goes On" by Robert Graves (author of "I,
Claudius"), which explores themes of adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, gender politics, casual sex, and inter-generational conflict -- with a surreal dark twist.

Dr Andrew Maunder of the Everyday Lives in War Centre has produced and breathed new life into this recently rediscovered, never previously performed play.

The play had its long overdue world premiere at the Finborough Theatre in London on 10 July for a 4-week run.

The play and its excellent cast received raving reviews - including:

"Fascinating" - The Times

"Beautifully played by Sophie Ward and Victor Gardener" - The Stage

"An intriguing rediscover... Boldly ahead of what was publicly acceptable then" - British Theatre Guide

"Something of a coup for the tiny Finborough Theatre" - Broadway World

"The performances are tip top" - Curtain Up

"Worthy addition to plays about the war and most importantly, about interwar homosexuality" - Reviews Hub

????? "Alan Cox delivers a powerful performance... Sophie Ward is a tour de force" - Diva

???? "A strong committed cast... an entertaining evening" - The Spy in the Stalls

???? "Engaging... competing... amusing..." - London Pub Theatres

???? " The cast is quite extraordinary... This play oozes class." - Close-up Culture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://46.32.240.43/beyondthetrenches.co.uk/2018/07/24/robert-graves-and-post-war-plays/#more-1603
 
Description Produced and staged a 4-week run of St John Irvine's play 'Jane Clegg' at Finborough Theatre, London, April/May 2019 (reported by Dr 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 As part of the Centre's interest in First World War theatre, our Centre team member Andrew Maunder is working with the Finborough Theatre, London, on a production of St John Ervine's play Jane Clegg. First produced in 1913 at Manchester's famous repertory theatre run by Annie Horniman, the play was very popular and was performed throughout the War in theatres all over Britain.
It subsequently opened in New York in 1920 and returned to the West End in 1922 and 1929.
Written at the height of the campaign for women's suffrage (St John Ervine was standing next to Emily Davison on Derby Day 1913 when she ran in front of the King's horse), Jane Clegg was compared to Ibsen's A Doll's House in its depiction of a woman trapped in an unsatisfactory marriage. Its lower-middle class setting also suggests the influence of the Manchester playwrights Harold Brighouse (Hobson's Choice), Allan Monkhouse and Stanley Houghton who sought to depict the lives of "ordinary" people.
Faced with an unfaithful husband, Henry, a travelling salesman who is also an embezzler, Jane knows he is not worthy of her or their children, but she is not in a position to leave. The continued popularity of the play during 1914-18 suggests perhaps that her dilemma continued to strike a chord with audiences.
St John Ervine (1883-1971) served in the 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers up to point when he was hit by a shell in May 1918 and his leg had to be amputated. His professional success in the 1920s did little to compensate him for what he described as the "torture" of a badly-fitting
artificial limb. He wrote scathingly in the 1920s and 1930s of the way which (as he saw it) the War was prolonged unnecessarily. Jane Clegg runs at the Finborough Theatre, London, 23 April - 18 May 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/2019/04/st-john-ervine-a-playwright-at-war/
 
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 given to the West Dorset chapter of the Great War Association on the Canadian Forestery Corps in the Southwest of England, October 2019 (reported by Dr 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 50 people attended this public lecture in October 2019 on the activities of the Canadian Forestery Corps in the Southwest of England between 1916 and 1919. The event was hosted by the West Dorset chapter of the Great War Veterans association. The talk was to commemorate the activities of these Canadian foresters who worked in the region felling trees for the war effort.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Public talk: 'Science and Technology at the time of the First World War' to the Lancashire Science Festival (reported by Dr Keith Vernon) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation which formed part of the Lancashire Science Festival 25-27 June 2019, aimed at a family-oriented audience. The talk was followed by questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Public talk: 'The Harris Institute at War' to a local history society (reported by Dr Keith Vernon) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk to a local historical society as part of their monthly programme - followed by questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Radio appearance, BBC Radio 4 'Making History' - contributor to a discussion on prophecy and divination during WW1 (reported by Prof 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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Making HIstory' is a radio show that explores the historical connections behind today's issues.
In this episode, titled 'Back to the Future', which was aired on New Year's Eve 2019, Tom Holland and Iszi Lawrence look at what history has had to say about the future. They explore when "the future" emerged as a concept and why some people thought they could foretell it. They look at the time when the future became political and ask what we can know about our ancestors' fears from the science fiction they produced. Our Prof Owen Davies contributed to the discussion on the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000cn00
 
Description Radio appearance, BBC Radio Wales, 20 Oct 2019 - contributor to documentary on spiritualism in Wales during WW1 (reported by Prof 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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In this radio programme, titled "MYSTICISM AND MOURNING: How Wales turned to Spiritualism after World War One", Carolyn Hitt explores the surge in spiritualism in the years after the First World War and asks why so many rational men and women placed their faith in mediums. Owen Davies contributed to the BBC Radio Wales programme with some of his insights and expertise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0009bgh
 
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 Request to contribute a piece on Farming in Hertfordshire to the Hertfordshire County Show catalogue (reported by Dr Julie Moore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Request from the Hertfordshire Agricultural Society to contribute a piece on Farming in Hertfordshire to their Show Catalogue for 2019. The piece to draw on the experiences of one particular farm in 1918-19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Request to contribute a piece on a local agricultural worker for an exhibition organised by Lemsford Local History Group (reported by Dr 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 Lemsford Local History Society produced an exhibition as part of a local fete, built around those buried in the churchyard. I contributed a biographical piece on a local man, an agricultural worker, and his family. The fete attracted 1,000 plus visitors and the piece will also appear on the history society's website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.lemsfordhistorynews.co.uk/LFBunnage.html
 
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 Six-week Exhibition: 'Barnwell at War', Museum of Cambridge, January & February 2019 (reported by Dr Michael Hrebeniak) 
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 six-week long exhibit was mounted within a space devoted to community activities at a museum dedicated to Cambridge and Cambridgeshire history and heritage. The event, which also served to showcase the project's Barnwell at War publication, was well publicised in the county and was launched with a talk outlining the research project's aims and detailing some of its findings. The launch was attended by descendants of one of the people mentioned in the book, as well as by heritage and museum professionals, local and social historians, academics and other interested parties.

The exhibit's aim was to illustrate the findings of the research project, which examined the everyday lives of working-class east Cambridge during WWI. It used contemporary objects - some collected during the research, some loaned by the museum - interpretation boards and an audio background of WWI-era music.

Although it is not possible to state visitor numbers with precision or suggest where visitors came from, as the museum does not have such technology, anecdotal evidence suggests that the exhibit attracted good numbers of visitors and may have resulted in raising the museum's total visitor count. The project group is aware of visits made by school groups.

Feedback was extremely positive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.museumofcambridge.org.uk/event/barnwell-at-war-2019/
 
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 Speaking engagement at University of Leeds 'Legacies of War' seminar series, 7 March 2019, on the subject of The Swedish Potato Revolution 1917 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ELIW Centre members Anna Hammerin and Dr Julie Moore were invited as main speakers at the monthly the University of Leeds 'legacies of War' seminar series. Main talk was by Centre member Anna Hammerin on the Swedish Potato Revolution 1917, supported by Dr Julie Moore's contribution to set the experience of Sweden within a wider context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Submission to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Parliamentary Select Committee (written collaboratively by the 5 AHRC FWW Centres) (reported by Prof 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 Submission to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Parliamentary Select Committee
(written collaboratively by the 5 AHRC FWW Centres) http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/
evidencedocument/digital-culture-media-and-sport-committee/lessons-from-the-first-world-war-centenary/written/98827.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/digital-culture-media-an...
 
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 TV interview for WW2 Treasure Hunters (reported by Dr 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 National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed re food and WW1 British Army
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.history.co.uk/shows/ww2-treasure-hunters/articles/ww2-treasure-hunters-series-2-episodes
 
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