Voices of War and Peace - Core Centre Continuation Proposal

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Education

Abstract

Remembering, just like forgetting, is always a political act. The First World War was a global conflict which left its mark on the local. Was it experienced differently in urban and rural areas? What were the relationships between soldiers and civilians during and after the war? Did it shape individual and community identities? Did it have different meanings for contemporaries? There was a consensus that the dead were to be commemorated and remembered, but there was less agreement over how the example of sacrifice was to be understood and the meanings to be attributed to and experiences to be drawn from acts of commemoration. How have these meanings changed over time? How is it being understood today? Is it a truism that 'the past is a foreign country: they do things differently there'? Certainly, Britain in 2016 is a very different country to that of 1914 and has been described by Parekh (2000) as 'a community of communities.' What sense are young people making of the local memorials to the dead which sit in the urban and rural landscapes and the acts of commemoration organised by an older generation which centre upon them? What meaning does the war have for young people who have grown up in a society where live reports of conflict are instantly available on a smartphone and where stories of casualties, destruction and refugees are instantly reported in the media? How will young people connect this past with their present and their future? As the First World War moves out of memory into history, what will be the record of commemoration that they will have experienced and will be left after 2019 for future historians to reflect upon? The issues embedded in these questions formed, and continue to form, the framework of the Voices of War and Peace: the Great War and its Legacy project. Committed to cross-disciplinary research, structural commitment to community engagement with research and professional commitment 'in a mission of understanding' to investigate, analyse, apprehend, criticize and judge and thereby translate Edward Said's idea of 'communities of interpretation' into practice (Said 2003) the Voices' Centre has reached out to multiple communities and publics, local and national, to explore through dialogue issues around memory, remembering and commemoration. The Centre exists to respond to community requests for support in terms of building research skills and in supporting community driven research agenda; and it exists to work in partnership with the other AHRC funded Engagement Centres, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Centenary Partnership, and arts and heritage organisations in exploring the connections between public and academic histories of the First World War. Sharing knowledge, expertise and resources about the impact of conflict on gender relations on the home front during and after the war, on the spiritual elements of personal and family identity, on family relationships and what it was to be a child growing up in an age of conflict, loss and displacement, and on global relationships in the decades that followed the Peace the Voices project will leave its own legacy for community/academy relations in terms of the capacity for the co-design and coproduction of research, an understanding of the complicated relationship between remembering and forgetting and a desire to continue to 'think forward through the past'.

Planned Impact

Many groups can be identified that will benefit from the Voices of War and Peace project. The most direct beneficiaries will be the partner organisations who have agreed to collaborate. These organisations will benefit from their staff being involved in working across the academy/cultural sector divide and gaining insights into the research culture to be found in the university sector. None of the partners currently have the capacity to be identified as independent research organisations but involvement in the project will support the development of a research culture especially through the engagement of those participants in Birmingham University Cultural Partnership Honorary Research Fellow and Associate scheme. Partner organisations will also have gained increased understanding of the needs, interests and knowledge of communities be they local, regional or virtual and also insights into the community research agendas of the AHRC.

A second, but as yet difficult to quantify, group of benificiaries will be the various communities who will have engaged in dialogue with the researchers in the network and in collaborative research. At the heart of the AHRC/HLF initiative around the commemoration of the First World War is a capacity building agenda. Active engagement in researching community history projects will have been supported by the research network through the sharing of expertise, whether content or process, through workshops or collaborative research. Relationships are at the core of the quality of life in geographically defined communities and active engagement in participatory and inclusive community history projects can strengthen the resilience of communities and the sense of belonging. The dialogue between communities and researchers around the commemoration of the First World War will have focused on sensitive issues around what is remembered and what is forgotten and will have drawn attention to different interpretations of the past. The ideas of 'community' and 'collective memory' are embedded in these interpretations and reflecting on how the past is made accessible in the present will have the potential to enable individuals and communities to understand how they are positioned in relation to the past.

A third group of beneficiaries will be those members of the research network, including Early Career Researchers, who have little or no experience of working with communities on heritage related projects as the Centre will organise training and workshops on undertaking public engagement.

Publications

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Title 31 October 1914, Stemming the German Tide, Battle of Gheluvelt 
Description On 31st October 1914, 375 battle-weary officers and men of the Worcestershire Regiment at the Belgian village of Gheluvelt were all that stood between the Kaiser's victorious army and the channel ports. Defeat would have cut off the British expeditionary probably forcing the allies to surrender. Against overwhelming odds the Worcesters who had already sustained heavy losses, bravely charged over open fields under intense fire to the heavily defended Gheluvelt Chateau where there was fierce hand-to-hand fighting. Eventually, the Germans retreated. The British line had held and the tide was turned, but 187 of the Worcesters were killed or wounded. With access to the unique archives of the Worcester Regiment, military historian Dr Spencer Jones, explains how this remarkable engagement took place. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact nothing reported 
URL http://historywm.com/films/31st-october-1914-stemming-the-german-tide-battle-of-gheluvelt/
 
Title August 1914, the battle for France 
Description In the weeks of summer heat of France in 1914 the allies faced defeat before World War I had hardly begun. Massed German forces were overwhelming the small British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and an ill - prepared French army in a single bold sweep through Belgium - The Schlieffen Plan. Military historian, Dr Spencer Jones describes how the allies by bravery and good fortune just managed to save France and turn the tide which seemed to be sweeping over Europe. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact nothing reported 
URL http://historywm.com/films/august-1914-the-battle-for-france/
 
Title Beyond the Battlefields: Kathe Buchler's Photographs of Germany in the Great War 
Description 20 October 2017 - 14 January 2018 University of Birmingham and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Beyond the Battlefields is assembled from a unique series of images made by photographer Käthe Buchler (1876-1930) before and during the First World War in Germany and which are part of the collection of the Museum of Photography, Braunschweig, where Buchler lived and worked. This is the first time that Buchler's work has been displayed outside Germany. Buchler's exquisitely posed images are those of a respectable, bourgeois wife and mother with significant technical expertise and a remarkable (and little known) aesthetic vision. Through different picture cycles, she 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'- and 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. There will be two exhibitions in Birmingham, at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, focusing on Buchler's images of women and children, and at the University of Birmingham where her photographs of injured soldiers will be displayed alongside material relating to the University's role as a hospital during the War. Beyond the Battlefields is a touring exhibition co-organised by the University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Museum für Photographie Braunschweig and the AHRC funded First World War Engagement Centres at the University of Birmingham and the University of Hertfordshire. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact A University of Birmingham Heritage Intern carried out evaluation into the exhibition. Summary of feedback • A common theme of the feedback was that people enjoyed the focus on the home front and learning about the experience of women and children, in contrast to the typical preoccupation with life on the battlefield and focus on the role of men. It was raised by a number of people that the feminine perspective of the photographs revealed really interesting things about the experiences of war. This social perspective on the war was very popular. • The exhibition produced emotive responses from people; for example, visitors used words including 'phenomenal' 'thought-provoking' and 'fascinating' to describe the exhibition. • A number of people commented on how nice it was in both exhibitions to have a combination of the British perspective as well as the German side of the war. This brought the experiences together and challenged the traditional narrative of "them vs us". It instead allowed for nice comparisons to be drawn. • Visitors tended to think it was very interesting, and the overall presentation and display of the exhibition was done really effectively. • 100% of people asked said they would recommend the exhibition. 
URL http://www.voicesofwarandpeace.org/voices-activity/beyond-the-battlefields/
 
Title Beyond the Battlefields: Kathe Buchler's Photographs of Germany in the Great War 
Description Beyond the Battlefields presents a unique set of images made by photographer Käthe Buchler (1876-1930), touring the UK to commemorate the centenary of the war and its legacy. Buchler's photographs are part of the collection of the Museum of Photography in Braunschweig - where she lived and worked.Through different picture cycles she 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'- presenting the dislocations of war along with striking moments of human warmth. The Grosvenor Gallery exhibition is co-curated by Manchester Metropolitan University historian Professor Melanie Tebbutt and visual artist Jacqueline Butler. This cross-disciplinary approach ensures that the final collection is the result of different perspectives - the history of the war, significance of Buchler as a woman photographer and her artistic excellence as an 'amateur'. Professor Melanie Tebbutt, Professor in History at Manchester Metropolitan University, said: "Buchler's carefully choreographed images chronicled convalescing soldiers, children collecting for recycling campaigns, and babies in war nurseries and are a documentary homage to how ordinary women and children were rising to the challenge of food, labour and material shortages on the home front. Buchler's calm, disciplined interpretation of civilian life, distant from the violent upheavals of military action at the front, suggest empathy and belief in the human spirit." 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Plans have been made for further interdisciplinary collaborations 
URL http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/news/item-7089/
 
Title Childhood Interrupted 
Description Exhibition at The Hive on Children in First World War in Worcestershire 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Shifted public opinion - Material seen by and engaged with by numerous members of the general public - as well as children school groups 
URL https://www.whatsonlive.co.uk/worcestershire/news/world-war-one-exhibition-to-show-at-the-hive/39465
 
Title Courage without glory, the crisis of the British in 1915 
Description In the second year of the First World War the British Army was faced with severe problems. Its core of full time professionals had been decimated in the desperate battles to halt the German onslaught in 1914. Time was desperately needed to recruit, train and organise a new army, but the urgent demands of allies including the French and Russians meant that action was needed now. In his latest film, author, Dr Spencer Jones, Senior Lecturer in Armed Forces and War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, shows how this poorly equipped army courageously coped with the alien world of trench warfare on the western front. He also reveals the role played by Canadian and Indian armies in this "forgotten" year of the Great War. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact nothing reported 
URL http://historywm.com/films/courage-without-glory-the-crisis-of-the-british-in-1915/
 
Title Hidden Home Front: Heartbreak and hardship of World War I widows 
Description By the end of the first world war more than 200,000 widows and a third of a million children were receiving pensions. But tens of thousands of families got nothing. Historian Janis Lomas of the University of Worcester reveals the often heart-breaking stories of these women and the seemingly callous response of governments which were frequently overwhelmed by the consequences of modern warfare. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact not aware of any 
URL https://historywm.com/films/hidden-home-front-war-widows-pensions-episode-7
 
Title Hidden Home Front: How kitchens became battlefields in First World War 
Description From the beginning of the First World War, Britain had great difficulty feeding itself causing hardship at home. Despite voluntary programmes food rationing was the only solution to the crisis. Historian Elspeth King of the University of Worcester shows how food was a critical weapon of war. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact unknown 
URL https://historywm.com/films/hidden-home-front-episode-5-food
 
Title Hidden Home Front: Prisoners of War 
Description Thousands of German prisoners of war (POWs) were held in the rural areas of the West Midlands during the First World War. Many of them worked on farms and market gardens where they replaced agricultural workers who had joined the British forces. They were remarkably well accepted by local communities. However, towards the end of the war friction grew as food shortages increased and after the Armistice POWs were frustrated by the slow pace of repatriation. Historian Lisa Davis of the University of Worcester explores the stories of some of the prisoners and the people of the towns and villages where they were held. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact unknown 
URL https://historywm.com/films/hidden-home-front-prisoners-of-war-episode-6
 
Title Hidden Home Front: The women who volunteered in WWI 
Description From the declaration of war in August 1914 hundreds of thousands of women volunteered. While some became munitions workers or nurses many in a rural county such as Worcestershire took on other less known roles on the Home Front. Professor Maggie Andrews explains how women from the all social classes became involved and how this new-found responsibility and freedom changed many of their lives forever. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact unknown 
URL https://historywm.com/films/hidden-home-front-episode-4-the-women-who-volunteered-in-wwi
 
Title Stories of Omission: Conflict and the experience of Black soldiers 
Description Many of the projects that have addressed the subject of soldiers during WW1 from African and Caribbean countries have tended to focus on the stories of individuals. This project took a wider perspective and explored the representation of Black soldiers in the media and popular culture of the time, and the stories and narratives told, or not told, around those soldiers who came from the Caribbean and Africa - what information was available to the public and what was missed out/hidden/ignored/disregarded? The project was co-designed and co-produced by Recognize Black Heritage & Culture and Voices of War & Peace WW1 Engagement Centre. A group of volunteers worked with both organisations to carry out the research. Film by Iconic Productions 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Requests for more information and plans made for related activity 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diiMJStDNVw&list=PLy2ET-jr9ulgU-AcsIIyQNZnOUvFSjlAI&index=9
 
Title Suffragettes, Voters and Worcestershire Women 
Description Exhibition at The Hive on Worcestershire Suffrage campaigners organized with the Worcestershire Archives and Archaeological Service 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact We have had a request from Unison to borrow the material for their International Women's Day Activity and also a request from libraries in Worcestershire to loan materials over the summer - further activities being discussed with Archives for later in the year. 
URL http://www.thehiveworcester.org/arts-exhibitions.html
 
Title The Hidden Home Front - Caring for the Wounded 
Description Episode 3 - Discovering the Hidden Home Front: Caring for the Wounded Thousands of wounded soldiers were cared for in the more than 30 convalescent hospitals and homes in the West Midlands. As military hospitals were soon overwhelmed. The wounded in their distinctive blue and red uniforms became a familiar sight in the towns and villages across Worcestershire. They were nursed by women who had never previously worked outside the home and their experiences changed their lives forever. Many of the convalescence hospitals were opened by private individuals in large houses and public buildings across the county. In Episode 3 of our series Hidden Histories of the Home Front Lesley Spiers, Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester, tells the stories of hospitals such as Abbey Manor near Evesham and its formidable owner Mrs Florence Haynes Rudge who cared for more than 3600 wounded soldiers from 1915-1919. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact unknown 
URL https://historywm.com/films/hidden-home-front-worcestershire-in-world-war-i
 
Title The Hidden Home Front - Childhood Interrupted 
Description Episode 1 Childhood Interrupted Goes into the schools, fields, orchards and homes of Worcestershire during the First World War. It reveals that children - some only 10 years old - played a vital part in feeding the country and how their lives were altered. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact unknown 
URL http://historywm.com/films/the-hidden-home-front-world-war-i-episode-1/
 
Title The Hidden Home Front - Love Letters from the Front 
Description Episode 2 - Love Letters from Worcestershire to and from the Front Throughout the First World War men and women from Worcestershire exchanged thousands of letters, postcards and parcels every month. Their words offer often poignant insights into their daily lives; revealing their daily worries and fears, their yearnings for each other and the quiet fields of home as well as their dreams for the post-war world. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact unknown 
URL https://historywm.com/films/discovering-the-hidden-home-front-love-letters-from-the-front
 
Title The Hidden Stories of the Home Front in WW1 
Description Discovering the voices of ordinary men, women and children as they struggled to live their lives in the fields, factories and kitchens of Worcestershire and the surrounding counties during World War I. Their stories are explored by Professor Maggie Andrews and her colleagues from the University of Worcester in an enthralling series of seven monthly films beginning in November 2017. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact nothing reported 
URL http://historywm.com/films/the-hidden-stories-of-the-home-front-in-world-war-i/
 
Title Untold Stories of WW1 
Description A new 30-minute documentary is set to provide new insight and reveal untold stories of the First World War. Presented by historian Dan Snow and produced by History Hit, Untold Stories of World War 1 looks at some of the pioneering research projects carried out by the five AHRC-funded WW1 Engagement Centres over the past four years. Involving 26 universities and partner organisations - including the Heritage Lottery Fund & Imperial War Museum - the centres have helped hundreds of community groups to research public histories of the First World War as part of the centenary commemorations. The projects set to feature are: Research into the plays that were produced during the conflict A look at the work of German photographer, Kathe Bulcher, where she documented life in her hometown during the war The use of large stately homes as hospitals Excavation of Ballykinler military base 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Unknown at present 
URL https://ahrc.ukri.org/newsevents/news/world-war-1-documentary-set-to-give-new-insight-into-untold-st...
 
Title Voices of the First World War: community projects from Birmingham & the West Midlands 
Description Voices of the First World War: community projects from Birmingham and the Midlands 5 October 2018- 5 January 2019, Library of Birmingham November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice of the Great War. To commemorate this, the Voices of War & Peace WW1 Engagement Centre and the Library of Birmingham are hosting an exhibition showing the work that has been carried out by regional community organisations since the commemorations began in August 2014. The exhibition will focus on untold stories or new knowledge that has surfaced through the work of communities, which have enriched and added to our knowledge about the First World War. Highlights include: Films produced by local theatre and arts companies that address difficult subjects like the soldiers who were executed for desertion and cowardice History of the football teams formed by 'munitionettes' Creative responses to changing attitudes towards disability during and after the war Artistic work made by young people who researched the changes in society that came as a result of the war 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact An accompanying series of events has been held. 
URL http://www.voicesofwarandpeace.org/voices-activity/voices-of-the-first-world-war/
 
Title Why the British Army was so successful in 1914 
Description Learning lessons from Boer War When Britain despatched an Expeditionary Force (the BEF) to the Continent in August 1914, the German Kaiser issued an order of the day to his generals to "walk over General French's contemptible little army". But despite being heavily outnumbered, this small force, including many men from the West Midlands, played a vital role in stopping the seemingly overwhelming the German advance across Belgium and into France. Small in size compared with the much larger armies of France and Germany, the BEF was highly effective. This was in stark contrast to the disasters that the British Army had experienced a few years earlier at the start of the Second Boer War (1899-1902) in South Africa Why? In this new film Spencer Jones, Senior Lecturer in Armed Forces and War Studies at Wolverhampton University, describes the hard lessons that the British Army learnt in South Africa and how it successfully applied them on the battlefields of 1914. As a result, the British Expeditionary Force may have been "little" but as the Kaiser found out it was certainly not "contemptible". 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact nothing reported 
URL http://historywm.com/films/new-film-why-the-british-army-was-so-effective-in-1914/
 
Description The award is still active and data is being gathered and evaluated in terms of the original objectives of the project and new research questions and knowledge which have emerged as a consequence of community engagement.
Exploitation Route The award is still active and data will be collected at the end of 2019 on website and social media activity and through reporting on the legacy festivals including a series of policy breakfasts. The diversity report referenced earlier will provide case studies of community-university projects and will make recommendations both in the light of research findings of the project and the agenda in the Common Cause report. In addition, the intention is to produce two reflective articles to be published in citation journals in 2019/2020.
Sectors Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL https://www.voicesofwarandpeace.org/
 
Description Seventeen community research projects funded in phase 1 are now complete and have been evaluated either by a cross-project group discussion and/or individual interviews. A proposal for a paper drawing on the above data has been accepted at an international seminar in Sweden. The Centre with Everyday Lives completed a series of five 'showcase' events across the UK where community research projects were shared and discussed. All five events were filmed and this, along with other films, can be found on the Centre's YouTube channel. Findings to date have also been presented at two national events linked to the role of the universities and public engagement, see Engagement entries and in an article published in a Spanish journal. Research on childhood and conflict by the Centre was translated into a touring exhibition (Birmingham, Manchester, Hatfield) and an associated film was screened at the Photographer's Gallery in London and an exhibition booklet was published by the University of Hertfordshire Press. Five community legacy festivals have been scheduled for 2019 as a form of closure for the work of the five centres and details will be added to Researchfish after each event. Finally, a research project on the impact of university-community engagement in terms of issues around diversity is currently underway and will be reporting in the summer of 2019.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description 'Catholic British Army Chaplains in the First World War' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered lecture on 'Catholic British Army Chaplains in the First World War' for study day organised by Congolese Catholic chaplaincy, Archdiocese of Westminster, 12 May 2018 (N.B. Also wrote letter of support for corresponding HLF grant).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'Faith and Killing in the US Army in the Second World War: Some Perspectives from Europe' at 'Moralities of Warfare: The Committed Soldier' conference, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture given as part of conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'The Bible and the Military: The British and American Experience in Two World Wars' at AHRC-funded 'The Book and the Sword' symposium 'The Bible and the Cultures of War, 1914-1918', Cambridge University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote lecture delivered
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'The British Army on the Western Front 1916' 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I appeared on Dr Tom Thorpe's WW1 podcast series 'Mentioned in Dispatches' where I discussed 'The British Army on the Western Front 1916'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.kensingtons.org.uk/podcast/ep84-the-british-army-on-the-western-front-in-1916-dr-spencer-...
 
Description Lecture 'Anglo-American Chaplaincy in the First World War: A Centenary Perspective on a Global Legacy' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered lecture 'Anglo-American Chaplaincy in the First World War: A Centenary Perspective on a Global Legacy', for National Defense University Conference, '1918-2018: Lessons from The Great War- Ethical Imperatives for the Contemporary Profession of Arms', Washington DC, 28 July -1 August 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lecture entitled 'The First World War and the Origins of RAF Chaplaincy' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Co-wrote (with Rev. Eleanor Rance) and delivered lecture entitled 'The First World War and the Origins of RAF Chaplaincy' for RAF Chaplains' Branch centenary celebration, Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House, 17 July 2018. Delivered same lecture at Religious Archives Group symposium, KCL, 10 May 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Service of Commemoration marking the Centenary of the Presentation of the Royal Prefix to The Royal Army Chaplains' Department by HM King George V, Guards Chapel, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact HM Queen in attendance. 'Flanders to Helmand' material from Voices of War and Peace website used in order of service
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 'A War to End Faith? Religion and the British Soldier in the First World War' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Delivered lecture as part of York Festival of Ideas entitled 'A War to End Faith? Religion and the British Soldier in the First World War', Holy Trinity, Micklegate, York, 12 June 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'Beyond the Battlefields'. Launch of exhibition of Kathe Buchler's photographs of the German Home Front. Grosvenor Gallery Manchester Metropolitan University. Exhibition co-curated by artist Jacqueline Butler and historian Melanie Tebbutt. 
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 Launch event for the Manchester exhibition of Kathe Buchlers photographs of the Home Front in Germany took place on the first February, attracting c. 130 visitors over the course of the evening. VISITORS WERE ASKED THE FOLLOWING: What questions does the exhibition raise for you? Replies were as follows:
Class boundaries
Was the war equal after all? Each side has forgotten ones.
The text raises questions about the true poverty of the time
Why did we ever go to war?
How much do we truly know (in this day and age) about life pre-WW1
If there can be more like this
When and where can I see all the other photos?
What were the daily hardships the civilian population had to endure?
How hard for the people in everyday lives are.
What we chose to throw away in belonging. If there was a 'we'.
How could war have happened twice? :(
Who does war benefit?
For me the biggest question I have looking back is how she was able to take the photos at the time. Obviously some of the photos, although they've been staged, others are more scenes showing people in everyday scenarios, people casually performing their tasks and duties and jobs. Also, where she was one of the first people to experiment with colour photography, I'd be interested to know how she did it.
I'm going to find out more about it.
I'd like to know more about her. There was some information about - she undertook some training and there was only one course that was open to women, so I'd like to know more about that. It linked up with an exhibition which I saw at The Tate, which was also by a German photographer of ordinary working people, so it was interesting to see that but this was from a women's perspective.
When can we see the other photographs?
I'd like to see more. I definitely have a different view on pre-World War One Germany. VISITORS WERE ALSO ASKED WHICH PHOTOS THEY PREFERRED:Rabbits. The grips seems tighten once you realise the shortage of food
Three boys saluting with metal helmets on
The human aspect
The three children in the high chairs.
The 3 toddlers in the high chairs.
The 3 toddlers
The unknown girl
The children with the rabbits. I wonder what happened to them? 20 years on and they would be plunged into war again.
The large white rabbit - future probably in the stewpot and around someone's neck.
Those involving women at work.
Boys with rabbits!
Animal head active group? Horribly compelling.
The harlequin girls and the rabbits.
I took particular interest in the portrait called 'unknown girl'.
The neatly stacked heap of bottles on the far side of the central aisle.
I would have two favourites I think. The three children who are playing ball, throwing this sort of carnival thing. The other one would be the nurse who's passing through, posing by the train with the soldiers. So that clearly gendered image of the men going to war and the women being nurses.
I liked the one with the three babies in high chairs. I think you can just see the emotion of the toddlers' faces. I think it was really well done. I think the landscape of it was really good.
There was one photograph which featured three young boys, but on the board behind you had three caricatures. One was a Frenchman, one of a Scotsman and one of a Russian cossack. When speaking to one of the other event attendees we wondered whether this was set up as poking fun at the allied troops, as them being stereotypes or negative connotations for allied forces against Germany during the war era.
Yes. I loved this one. The boy with the rabbit, and I also liked, the two clown girls that was lovely as well, but I liked the kids with the rabbits and the Halloween one with them all wearing rabbit masks- it looked kind of pagan-y or something.
I'm torn between three of them. The Romani one, the one with the children dressed up as if they're going to go shooting. The one which is kind of abstract, where they're all dressed up as horses, which is totally random. And the innocence of the children as well, and how it didn't impact on - it put a perspective on things. I thought it reveals that, which is really interesting.
My husband liked the one of the three soldiers arriving at the station.
The rabbit waiting to go into the stew pot.
I liked the women in work, doing what in those days was men's work I suppose.
There's one of three children sat in the high chairs, and some of the children are looking away from the frame, one of the children is staring at the frame, and she's clear, the rest of them are blurry because obviously it's an old photograph.
WHAT ARE YOUR IMPRESSIONS OF KATHE BUCHLER AS A PHOTOGRAPHER? Provocateur! Wonderful and knowledgable
I think she wanted to show honest depictions of humanity in war. The smile on a boy's face holding a rabbit and the smile on a woman's face taking on a male role.
Incredible photographer
Inspiring to capture people
I love how raw the images are
I like that the subjects weren't focused on the camera, offering a more natural approach
Very talented. Good portraiture
She was a brilliant photographer. The quality of the photos is excellent
I'm particularly impressed by the autochrome pictures.
She photographed what she saw, I think it's up to us to interpret what we see
Excellent - using primitive equipment
Most poignant. Particularly of the children playing
Very charming.
'Straight ahead'.
Sentimental but a realist.
I like the way in which she composes her images. I also took great interest in her portraits of people as I am looking to work in the documentary industry.
A sensitive product of her class.
I think she has an eye for the framing of the pictures. Obviously it's not colour but I think the use of the light in some of the images is pretty good, pretty interesting. There are some that clearly stand out over others, but she's quite a good photographer.
I think she's really talented. I think she's really good at portraiture, like the way she captures people in their own environment is really talented. I think she's really good.
Normally when I see photographs from this era they seem to be portraits or just pictures of a family set-up. This one, although the photographs are still staged they were more every day life, people performing every day tasks.
It would have been nice to have a bit more impression of her mellieur. It talks about her being an amateur, but then she seemed to have been related to someone in the camera business. I didn't quite understand. But what was she looking at? Was she looking at [[August Sanders]] photos? What was she modelling herself on? Prefer some information on her visual training, not photographer training, but were photographs available in public museums to look at?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/story/7089/
 
Description 'Engagement through Commemoration' presented within the seminar strand 'Case studies of university cultural learning projects -Intercultural communication', University of Riga 
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 30+ academic/postgraduate researchers and museum practitioners were asked to reflect on five questions concerning the process of cultural learning: posed by Agusita and Facer (2012): How knowledge develops? How people make meaning? How publics are constituted? How change happens and How knowledge-based institutions develop? Particular focus will be on identifying what evidence could be generated connected to each of these questions. Local heritage and cultural organisations were invited to attend and an academic expert from the locality.
As part of this international event Grosvenor presented a case study of cultural learning based on the work of the Voices Engagement Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Faith on the Somme: The Churches and the British Soldier in 1916', Palace Green Library, Durham University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture delivered
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'From Flanders to Helmand' keynote lecture at Voices of War and peace-funded 'Faith and the First World War' conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote lecture delivered
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'From Voices of War to Voices of Peace: exploring the legacy of the First World War through participatory research' 
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 Paper presented at a seminar at the University of Barcelona organised by the research project 'Pedagogical thinking and educational spaces for European construction hundred years after the Great War. Between past and future, 25th November 2016.
25 in the audience - academics and doctoral students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Leviathan Rising: Britain and the United States in 1917' presented at the 'The Anglo-American History Conference' at the Royal Geographic Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was designed to stimulate thinking about the nature of the Anglo-American relationship in 1917 and its consequences for the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 'Sending Parcels, Salting Pigs and Sidestepping Busy-bodies: West Midlands homes and families during the Great War' at Centre for West Midlands History, University of Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given to attendees / members of the Centre for West Midlands History
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'The Battle of the Somme' programme for BBC Radio 4's 'Beyond Belief 
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 Lead discussant for Battle of the Somme programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07h6n1q
 
Description 'The Broadsword: The British Army in 1918' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture at University of North Texas, Texas, USA. I presented a paper entitled 'The Broadsword: The British Army in 1918' for the University of North Texas's Annual Hurley Military History Seminar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://history.unt.edu/department/military-history-center/annual-hurley-military-history-seminar
 
Description 'Transatlantic Anglicanism in the First World War: The Wartime Career of Bishop Charles Henry Brent' at North American Conference of British Studies, Washington DC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered a paper at the conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Volunteers and Voters: Suffrage Campaigners in WW1 and its aftermath', Women's History Network National Conference at University of Portsmouth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference paper coming out of the Voters and Volunteers project co-produced research project in 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 100 years of WI Campaigning: Suffrage, Water and Women Police at Welsh Federation of Women's Institutes Public Affairs Conference in Buith Wells Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Talk about the history of Women's Institute - formed in First World War
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.thewi.org.uk/wi-in-wales/news-and-events/nfwi-wales-public-affairs-conference
 
Description 1918 Jamboree 
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 special evening opening of the Black Country Living Museum with drama, music (from the Trench Choir and Merrie Noyse) quizzes, suffragette bake-offs, childrens' activities etc., to engage people in the history and significance of 1918
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 1st February-2nd March. 'Beyond the Battlefields', exhibition of Kathe Buchler's photographs of the German Home Front, Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University. 
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 in the Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University attracted a steady stream of visitors, who whose views on the exhibition were as follows. HAS THE EXHIBITION AFFECTED YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF GERMANY IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR? No, but it has made me reflect on WW1. More on German casualties than on England's.
Yes. Didn't realise how much suffering occurred because of the Allied embargo.
I feel that this is a topic that isn't highlighted often. WW1 Germany is something I don't think I have ever given thought to.
Yes, the children are blameless.
It has improved it (knew nothing before).
The exhibition showed that women and children replaced the men during the war. They were doing jobs which only men did at the time.
Yes, although the historical awareness I have is quite deep, this exhibition shows many faces, bringing it much more close.
I think we usually get a one-sided view of the war, so it is good to see the other side, especially how similar it was.
Not affected but reinforced.
It has shown that war affects everyone.
More peaceful than I imagined, although "camera" might have made them look happier.
Seems more desperate, less febrile or pastoral.
That they were normal people too - not just a blanket group that represent one thing.
It has given me more of an insight of how little people had.
Well, not mine as I do research on war studies and war. For me it just confirms what I already knew about the home front and the war.
Yeah. I thought it would have been a really bleak, dark time, but it wasn't too much.
Yeah, the exhibition shows a different side to war in Germany, whereas normally you get the view from just the military side. This side you're actually seeing the effects on the civilians behind, and the women and children, and how it effected the country of Germany and not just the men on the front line.
Perhaps. It's difficult to think of Germany during the first world war. When you think it was the Germans and - you kind of think of the UK and us when you think of the war.
No, I don't think so.
Yes.
Perhaps. It's difficult to think of Germany during the first world war. When you think it was the Germans and - you kind of think of the UK and us when you think of the war.
It has probably informed it, yeah.
It has not changed it. It's developed it. Although the photographs are of a very rich upper-middle class without really showing the starvation which increasingly affected Germany thanks to our naval patrols.
Not really because I was aware of my mother's struggles, so in that aspect no, but I'm probably the wrong person to ask that to.
I think it's very easy to look at our own - I say people - but our own country in that time of need and see that perspective, whereas to see that gives you a bit of insight into what it was like from that side. We're all human. WHAT DO THESE PHOTOGRAPHS EVOKE FOR YOU? Mysticism - rare in classic 'war photography'.
I think for me, I see a woman interrupted. A woman who wanted to photograph bright flowers and instead found herself in the grips of war; photographing the highs and lows of the forgotten.
Melancholia.
Lovely composition of subjects. Makes you think of Germany as a nation of people.
I feel these images represent something more than the physical attributes of a photograph.
Empathy for the struggle back home.
Childhood nostalgia and creativity.
I have two connections as I have seen a few examples of Mrs Buchler's work in Braunschweig, and secondly in the GDR. Children did collect paper, bottles and cards, similar to the collector Mrs Buchler photographed.
A connection with my history.
Common experiences of people on all sides of the war: relative wealth of many of those photographed.
Pictures of my mother's childhood in Germany.
I found they are very charming and beautiful.
Dissonance in 'live' feeling of existance and blank despair.
Sad, contemplative? The children could probably sense the tension and fear of the period but they were oblivious to what horror was really happening.
Shows that you don't need a digital camera to take great images. Very powerful images which really make you think about WW1 and how people lived and worked
at a much younger age.
Germany in the 90s.
For me it was the pictures of the children. How they were, at the same time, aware of the war and unaware of the war. So how they play with these notions of conflict and how war has become the 'new normal' for them; so trying to get a rabbit just for contributing to the war effort represents that very well.
I don't want to say cliché stuff like nostalgia or stuff like that. I enjoyed them, it just made me not happy but satisfied, content.
I want to say nostalgic, but not nostalgic to me. Nostalgic in history.
My dad was a keen collector of World War I and World War II books, so for me, it drew me back to my childhood memories. He would talk about both the wars in quite a bit of detail to me, so that brought back to me a sort of nostalgia for me On similar lines when you see a German series like Das Boot, where you see it from a different perspective, it kind of helps you to see it through their eyes rather than from an outside perspective. I thought that was quite powerful.
My mother's German and she grew up in the second world war, and it reminded me of her hardships, which people don't really think about at all, particularly in this country. It's all about the British struggle, but everybody struggles in war. There's no goodies or baddies. GENERAL COMMENTS A very interesting worthwhile exhibition - especially the theme of the effects of war on children.
Well worth coming to see. Made interesting comparison to UK material.
Really enjoyable! Wish there were more to see!
Enjoyable! Emotionally moving! Informative! I have seen many of the exhibitions on WW1 but this is the first on Germany. It shows that the suffering in Germany was similar to that in Britain.
Thank you for bringing these photographs to the UK. It's striking how these images help us to find - and also to regret the loss of - the common ground between life in Germany & life in the UK during WW1: a time that we must try to understand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/news/item-7089/
 
Description A partial victory: Catherine Osler and Votes for Women 
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 Nicola Gauld contributed an article to the Birmingham Archives website to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act (1918).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theironroom.wordpress.com/2018/02/06/a-partial-victory-catherine-osler-and-votes-for-women/
 
Description AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dima Saber was shortlisted for the NGT 2018 scheme. The one day workshop took place at the BBC in Salford, Manchester. The workshop was convened by BBC Radio 3 producers and the AHRC, and was attended by about 20 other shortlisted academics from a number of universities across the UK. I presented a programme idea to Radio 3 producers based on my work and involvement with the Voices of War & Peace project, and spoke in length about the research, project, activities and outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Advised on BBC Radio 4 Home Front series 
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 Michael Snape advised producer of BBC Radio 4 'Home Front' series on clergy career development c.1914-1918, 2 March 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Advised script consultant for BBC Radio 4's 'Home Front' drama on clergy career progression at end of First World War, 4 March 2018 
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 Advised script consultant for BBC Radio 4's 'Home Front' drama on clergy career progression at end of First World War, 4 March 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Adviser, Royal Army Chaplains' Department's 'Worthy Successors' training exercise, Flanders and Normandy 
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 no information given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Amport Conference, 'Lessons Never Learned? Western Military Power on Religious Terrain', 
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 Organised Amport Conference, 11-13 July 2018, 'Lessons Never Learned? Western Military Power on Religious Terrain', at Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Anglicanism, Great Britain and America in the First World War: The Wartime Career of Bishop Charles Henry Brent, inaugural Michael Ramsay Lecture, Durham Cathedral 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact no information given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Archive Mediations: Contemplations of the Home Front. Exhibition at Bury Art Museum, based on the museum's First World War Archive. 
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 Archive Mediations: Contemplations of the Home Front, based on Bury Art Museum's First World War Archive, featured work from staff and students at Manchester Metropolitan University. The exhibition's curated by Jacqueline Butler and was inspired by the Kathe Buchler Beyond the Battlefields exhibition at the university's Grosvenor Gallery.
The exhibition brought together the work of thirteen artists, academics, researchers and students from the city of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art. The focus was on family life during a period of war, artists working across a range of media created interventions into the Museum's WW1 display. The exhibition was conceived through a series of conversations Jacqueline Butler the curator, had whilst working on another exhibition Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler's Photographs of Germany in WW1. This exhibition brought the work of a little known amateur female German photographer to the UK for the first time. Her photographs captured lives of women and children in Germany during the Great War. The resulting work produced for the exhibition Archive Interventions is drawn together by common themes of the fragility of life, health and nourishment and family inheritance. Some of the artists also placed objects they have inherited from their own personal archives creating a meditate space between private and public collections. Entering the exhibition through a wall full of cherry blossom the colours or pink and red continued and created a rhythmic flow through the space. Emblematic of flesh and blood, life and death we are reminded of the futility and consequence of war.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Interview for the Centenary of the Opening of the Third Battle of Ypres 
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 I was invited to appear as a guest on Radio 5 Live and was interviewed by Adrian Chiles. The questions asked were those of the "everyman" and the discussion was designed not merely to highlight the significance of the anniversary, but also to provide context for the battle and its place within the wider war.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Sunday programme's 'Somme Letters' 
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 I advised on this radio programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0408qzr
 
Description BEING YOUNG: UNDERSTANDING YOUNG PEOPLE'S EXPERIENCES IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post on Beyond the Trenches website by Dr Marcus Morris, looking at his project exploring the impact of the Great War on children and young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://beyondthetrenches.co.uk/being-young-understanding-young-peoples-experiences-in-the-first-worl...
 
Description Belfast showcase 
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 5 WW1 Engagement Centres are running a series of showcase events for community partners to come along and talk about their projects, meet other community groups working on WW1 projects, and to find out more about the Engagement Centres and how they can help or support.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bewdley Festival - 100 years of the WI History; the acceptable face of feminism 
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 approximately 100 as part of Bewdley Festival
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bewdley Festival, Hidden Heroines talk to celebrate 100 years of women's enfranchisement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to general public on granting of suffrage in 1918 and why it occurred then
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/16950013.culture-historian-brings-suffragette-talk-to-be...
 
Description Beyond the Battlefields film screening & discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An event to show the Beyond the Battlefields film with a discussion afterwards which will focus on in particular the experience of children and conflict and the role of the film as a form of engagement with public history.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Beyond the Battlefields: women & photography in WW1 
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 Beyond the Battlefields: women and photography in WW1 symposium explored the role of women photographers across Europe during the Great War. There was an opportunity at the end of the event to visit the exhibition at BMAG with the exhibition curators.
This event is part of the Being Human festival, the UK's only national festival of the humanities, taking place 17-25 November.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://storify.com/Voices/beyond-the-battlefields-women-photography-in-ww1#publicize
 
Description Birmingham and the Great War: medicine, trauma, injury 
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 symposium explored the impact of injury on soldiers during the Great War as well as the hospital provision that was available in Birmingham during the period. There was an opportunity at the end of the event to visit the exhibition at UoB with the exhibition curators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cardiff showcase 
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 5 WW1 Engagement Centres are running a series of showcase events for community partners to come along and talk about their projects, meet other community groups working on WW1 projects, and to find out more about the Engagement Centres and how they can help or support.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI-wZVmzAb8
 
Description Changing reputation and memory of WW1 - Great War Debate organized by Hopscotch Education Consulting 
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 A panel discussion for GCSE and A Level history students with other historians.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chinese Labour Corps: The Forgotten Men of WW1 
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 Event held to share information from projects that have explored the Chinese Labour Corps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Chris Upton Memorial Lecture at the Library of Birmingham, 'Women, War and Peace: a West Midlands perspective' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk for those interested in Women and First World War - Birmingham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theironroom.wordpress.com/2018/10/08/women-war-and-peace-a-west-midlands-perspective/
 
Description Conference at the United States Embassy, London: 'America in World War One' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This event was organised by the US Embassy to coincide with the centenary of the entry of the United States to the Great War. The event was attended by a mixture of US embassy staff and American ex-pats living in London. Many had a limited understanding of the First World War and afterwards commented that they had learned a great deal and had many of their preconceived ideas altered by the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference paper on Bishop Charles Henry Brent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact no information given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Discovery Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This free event was aimed at any community groups who have an idea for a First World War project, regardless of its scale, the stage of development it has reached, or whether it had funding, or for groups planning a second application. Groups who have successfully completed HLF-funded projects spoke about their experiences of developing and running them, and expert advice was on hand from the WW1 engagement centre teams to assist participants in developing their projects. Advisers from the HLF talked through some of the practical aspects of applying, and there was a forum for individuals and groups to discuss their ideas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Doing Our Bit: the girls who built the bombs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Having supported Nicola Goodwin in undertaking research on munitionettes over the last couple of years I was interviewed as part of the 1 hour documentary made by BBC Hereford and Worcester first broadcast on 1 January 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05qw1qh
 
Description Faith, Sacrifice, and the Battle of the Somme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact no information given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Families and those left behind on the home front, talk for Perry Common Craft Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A talk to a Community Craft group who had received HLF funding to undertake a project on First World War and Local area
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Film showcase event, Manchester Metropolitan University 
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 Final film event at Manchester Metropolitan University, to showcase films made as a result the 'Young People and World War One' project. c. 70 attended, comprising project participants, their families, members of the public and university staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description First World War Gateways 'Street by Street' Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I participated in a workshop held in Camden, London and organised by the Gateways FWW centre. The workshop used genealogy and census records to develop an understanding of the private lives of First World War soldiers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Glasgow showcase 
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 5 WW1 Engagement Centres are running a series of showcase events for community partners to come along and talk about their projects, meet other community groups working on WW1 projects, and to find out more about the Engagement Centres and how they can help or support.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hanbury WI group meeting - the acceptable face of feminism:100 years of the WI History 
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 approximately 70 from a number of WIs in the region
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Hidden Heroines talk to Birlingham Independent Women Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk at request of women's group in Worcestershire village about hidden heroines of suffrage, first world war and its aftermath
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hidden Home Front 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A series of 7 films are in production now - all scripted and filmed exploring the history of Worcestershire and the surrounding areas home front in WWI - each about 7-8 minutes long and placed on line at History West Midlands website (details in Creative)
Some will also be shown at the Voices of the First World War and its Aftermath Conference at BCLM and they are going to be shown - one each month at the forthcoming exhibition at Worcestershire Museum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://historywm.com/films/the-hidden-stories-of-the-home-front-in-world-war-i
 
Description Historical advisor and 'talking head' on the Channel 4 documentary, 'Britain's Forgotten Army' 
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 This documentary reveals the story of the 140,000 Chinese workers who came to Europe in 1917 and risked their lives for the Allied war effort but whose vital contribution was painted out of history. As part of the documentary, for the first time a memorial to Chinese Labour Corps members who died during the war was created and now stands at the Chinese Exchange in London. This documentary highlighted the importance of the Chinese contribution to the First World War. It prompted many enquiries from Anglo-Chinese citizens interested in learning more about the history of the Chinese Labour Corps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.channel4.com/programmes/britains-forgotten-army
 
Description Home Front - Media Briefing 
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 Media Briefing to scriptwriters and producers team to explain life in rural Britain in 1918 in advance of the scripting of the series to be broadcast in summer 2018
Also usual historical consultant role - checking scripts for accuracy etc carried out on the scripts for Spring 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b047qhc2
 
Description Inaugural Michael Ramsey Lecture, Durham Cathedral, 'Anglicanism, Great Britain and America in the First World War: The Wartime Career of Bishop Charles Henry Brent'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Michael Snape gave the inaugural Michael Ramsey Lecture, Durham Cathedral, 15 June 2017, 'Anglicanism, Great Britain and America in the First World War: The Wartime Career of Bishop Charles Henry Brent'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interview with Jacqueline Butler and Melanie Tebbutt about the Kathe Buchler exhibition at the Grosvenor Gallery by journalist from the Open Eye Gallery Website. 
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 Interview with Jacqueline Butler and Melanie Tebbutt about the Kathe Buchler exhibition at the Grosvenor Gallery Declan Connolly, a journalist from the Open Eye Gallery Website. Open Eye is on of only six national galleries dedicated to showing contemporary photography.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://openeye.org.uk/blog/review-beyond-battlefields-grosvenor-gallery/
 
Description Interviewed by Martin Bashir on use of the Bible during First World War. Broadcast on BBC News at Ten, Sunday 4 November 2018. 
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 Interviewed by Martin Bashir on use of the Bible during First World War. Broadcast on BBC News at Ten, Sunday 4 November 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interviewed on religion as cause of war for Voice of Islam Drivetime show, 5 April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed on religion as cause of war for Voice of Islam Drivetime show, 5 April 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Introductory session with project leaders for the Young People and the Home Front project 
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 Marcus Morris worked with project workers and group leaders to work on ideas for WW1 activities with school students and develop evaluation strategies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote at Community Archives & Heritage Group Conference, 'Potatoes and Plums: the role of communities in placing the home into the history of the First World War Home Front' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.communityarchives.org.uk/content/category/conference
 
Description Keynote lecture 'Reconsidering the Impact of the First World War on the Churches of Great Britain' at international symposium 'The Effects of World War I on the Christian Churches in Europe 1918-1925', Rome 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote lecture at Agricultural History Conference, 'Plums, Potatoes & POWs: working with communities to explore the WWI rural home front in the West Midlands', Plumpton College Sussex. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote lecture given at conference on the problems and possibilities of community engagement work in relation to rural history.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lecture at the Royal Artillery Shrapnel Lectures, Larkhill, UK: 'The Guns Have Spoken: The Royal Artillery in 1918'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture at the Royal Artillery Shrapnel Lectures, Larkhill, UK: 'The Guns Have Spoken: The Royal Artillery in 1918'.
Attended by 150 people - all of them serving military personnel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lecture for the Douglas Haig Fellowship, Cavalry & Guards Club, London: 'Haig's Firefighters: Brigadier-Generals Bulfin, Landon and FitzClarence VC at the First Battle of Ypres 1914' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture. At this lecture I was made a Douglas Haig Fellow - a lifetime achievement award for scholarship on the British Army in the First World War.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.wlv.ac.uk/about-us/news-and-events/latest-news/2017/november-2017/prestigious-honour-for...
 
Description Lecture on Faith, Sacrifice, and the Battle of the Somme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Michael Snape gave a lecture at King Edward VI High School for Girls, Edgbaston, on 'Faith, Sacrifice, and the Battle of the Somme', 3 July 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lecture on Religion and the British Soldier in WW1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Michael Snape gave a lecture at Kings School, Worcester, for Three Choirs Festival, 24 July 2017, 'Religion and the British Soldier in WW1'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lecture: 'The Crucible of War: The Adaptation and Development of the British Army on the Western Front, 1915' presented at the Chief of Army History Conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was delivered as part of the annual Chief of Army History Conference. The conference was entitled "The Skill of Adaptability: The Learning Curve in Combat" and including historical and contemporary topics relating to the subject. The event was considered a great success and the papers are to be published as conference proceedings in 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.cove.org.au/breakin/video-chief-of-army-history-conference-2017-dr-spencer-jones/
 
Description Lecture: From Voices of War to Voices of Peace: exploring the legacy of the First World War through participatory research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 6 October 2017, Ian Grosvenor was invited by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History to give a lecture entitled "From Voices of War to Voices of Peace: exploring the legacy of the First World War through participatory research", organised in the framework of the "Luxembourg and WWI (1914-1919)" project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.c2dh.uni.lu/data/interview-ian-grosvenor
 
Description Lecturer Exchange with Australia National University (ANU): 1st September 2017 to 1st December 2017 
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 Undergraduate students
Results and Impact I became a temporary member of the ANU faculty and offered a series of guest lectures/seminars as part of the 'The Great War' and 'Australian Military History: Myth and Memory' undergraduate modules. I also undertook research at the Australian War Memorial Archives in Canberra. Feedback on the exchange program was extremely positive and it is hoped that it will become a regular occurrence in coming years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description London showcase 
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 5 WW1 Engagement Centres are running a series of showcase events for community partners to come along and talk about their projects, meet other community groups working on WW1 projects, and to find out more about the Engagement Centres and how they can help or support.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Magazine interview 
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 Interview about the degree to which First World War changed life for women - for an article published in November edition of the SAGA magazine
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/home-garden/craft-hobbies/genealogy/how-to-first-world-war-shaped-ou...
 
Description Marcus Morris interviewed by student reporter at Manchester Metropolitan University for article on Young People and the Home Front project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Interview with student journalist to publicise this new engagement project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.humanityhallows.co.uk/voices-of-war-youth-of-the-north-west-during-wwi/
 
Description Newcastle showcase 
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 5 WW1 Engagement Centres are running a series of showcase events for community partners to come along and talk about their projects, meet other community groups working on WW1 projects, and to find out more about the Engagement Centres and how they can help or support.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description On This Day 
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 In On This Day we periodically publish extracts of news reports from local newspapers 100 years on, focusing on how the Great War affected the daily lives of Birmingham citizens. All of the content is curated by 2nd year University of Birmingham History students on placement with the Voices centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
URL http://www.voicesofwarandpeace.org/category/on-this-day/
 
Description Online lecture 'Military History and Pre-Emptive Adaptation' for members of the Australian Armed Forces 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online Web Talk for the Australian Army as part of the COVE Talk series. This was an online lecture and question and answer session for members of the Australian Armed Forces. The topic was 'Military History and Pre-Emptive Adaptation' with a particular focus on the First World War.

I was informed that this lecture was watched live by approximately 300 Australian military personnel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cove.org.au/unit-pme/cove-talk-dr-spencer-jones-live-from-the-uk-20-july-2018/
 
Description Organised Amport Conference, 12-14 July 2017, 'Faith and War in Retrospect: Remorse, Reconciliation and Renewal' 
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 Michael Snape organised Amport Conference, 12-14 July 2017, 'Faith and War in Retrospect: Remorse, Reconciliation and Renewal' at Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House. Attendees included chaplains (US and British), MoD welfare workers, academics. Snape also gave a paper entitled 'The Church of England and the Royal Navy in the Era of the First World War'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Oxford University Continuing Education, 'More than Jam and Jerusalem: the Feminism of the Women's Institute Movement in the First World War and its aftermath' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Part of a study day on The Countryside, Land and People before and after the First World War
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Panel discussion at Heritage Network symposium, De Montfort University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel discussion about the centres activity given in partnership with colleagues from Everyday Lives and Hidden Histories
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Panel for Women's History Network annual conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in panel discussion about the Women's Peace Crusade project, which was funded by the Voices centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Peace Histories and Remembrance workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Representatives from peace libraries and organisations to discuss issues around the militarisation of remembrance during the events that marked the centenary of the First World War. It was agreed that further action would be pursued in the form of an AHRC Network Grant application.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Performance event at the Sir Ben Kingsley Theatre, Pendleton Sixth Form College 
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 Performance event of a WW1 programmeat the Sir Ben Kingsley Theatre, Pendleton Sixth Form College, Salford, which involved. c. 30 audience members from Harrop Fold and Salford CC. These live performances were filmed by the Young people and WW1 project team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Podcast for Beyond the Battlefields 
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 A podcast was recorded by History West Midlands about the Beyond the Battlefields exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://historywm.com/films/watch-unique-exhibition-beyond-the-battlefields/
 
Description Podcast on my role as Historical Advisor for Radio 4's Home Front Drama for BBC History Magazine 
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 Professor Maggie Andrews, historical consultant on the BBC Radio 4 drama series Home Front, revealed how the First World War was affecting British civilian life as the conflict entered its closing stages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://player.fm/series/history-extra-podcast/world-war-one-at-home
 
Description Potatoes and Plums: the role of communities in placing the home into the history of the First World War Home Front, keynote lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Keynote lecture at Community Archives conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.communityarchives.org.uk/content/category/conference
 
Description Presenter on documentary series 'The Great War in Numbers' for the Yesterday Channel 
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 This brand new and exclusive series tells the complete story of World War I - from outbreak to conclusion - and the fragile peace that followed. The Great War was a conflict driven by quantity and numbers, fought by calculating generals for who no cost was too high. For the first time in history, everything was recorded in exacting detail and this documentary reveals the startling facts behind the staggering scale of the war to end all wars. This documentary was well received and has been broadcast throughout the Anglo-phone world. It was has resulted in numerous requests for additional information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/shows/great-war-in-numbers/
 
Description Provided 3 lectures for three year groups as part of Remembrance Day activities at Birmingham School - King Edward VI High School for Girls 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 3 talks / workshops - some talking some quizzes and activities including First World War Cake tasting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Lecture at Shrewsbury Castle: 'Ten Days to Win the War: The German Spring Offensive, March 1918 
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 lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Lecture at the National Army Museum: 'On Courage: Morale and Heroism in the First World War' 
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 lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Lecture for the Bidford Historical Society, Bidford-Upon-Avon: 'With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918' 
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 lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public lecture at the Institute for Historical Research, London: 'The Nadir of the Regular Army: 28th Division and the Battle of the Hohenzollern Redoubt, 1915' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Public lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public lecture to the Manchester Literary and philosophical Society: Principled Collaboration - the rights, responsibilities and possibilities of community-university partnerships 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Percival Lecture is a special event in the annual calendar of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, which is hosted in turn by one of the three universities of Manchester and Salford (University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Salford). The objective of the Percival Lecture is to open up a constructive dialogue between the Society and Academia in areas of common interest and, by doing so, enrich the cultural fabric of the city and wider region. The public lecture in 2018 was hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and delivered by Melanie Tebbutt, on experiences of collaborative community/university partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.manlitphil.ac.uk/events/principled-collaboration---rights-responsibilities-and-possibili...
 
Description Radio Interview on Womens Suffrage - Maggie Andrews and post-graduate student Anna Muggeridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview recorded about suffrage and in particular about the Worcestershire Suffrage campaigners - different extracts played at different points in the day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Radio broadcasts on WW1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviews about the end of the First World War and Commemoration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Refugee Tales, British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent 
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 Refugee Tales was a continuation of Prof. Stephen Dixon's on-going World War 1 research project, exploring commemoration through clay and working with refugee and community groups in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. The participants, members of the Jubilee Club, examined their own perceptions of identity, displacement and migration, and compared these to the experiences of the Belgian refugees who came to the UK during World War 1. The British Ceramics Biennial at which these works were presented received 60,847 visits in 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.britishceramicsbiennial.com/content/refugee-tales-0
 
Description Religion and the British Soldier in WW1, talk at Three Choirs festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact no information given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Remembering the Home Front in the West Midlands Conference organised with Women's History Network at Museum of Carpet, Kidderminster 
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 conference provided space for talks by academics - Prof John Martin and Prof Karen Hunt, panels of post graduate students and panels of people involved in HLF projects talking about their projects - there was also a short talk by the HLF on small grant applications and displays by some of the HLF projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://volunteersandvoters.wordpress.com/2017/02/05/691/
 
Description Royal Army Chaplains' Department, 'Worthy Successors' training exercise 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Michael Snape was Adviser to the Royal Army Chaplains' Department's 'Worthy Successors' training exercise, held at Flanders and Normandy, 15-19 May 2017. Forty participants from the Army, RAF, Royal Navy and US Navy chaplains.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Rural Women on the First World War Home Front 
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 given as part of a series of talks on the Home Front to coincide with the Poppies Weeping Window that was at the Cathedral - talk was given in Cathedral Cloisters / Chapter house
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://herefordcathedral2018.org/event/rural-women-on-first-world-war-home-front
 
Description Sending Parcels, Salting Pigs and Sidestepping Busy-bodies: homes and families in wartime 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited participant to discuss role of families at the Conference on the British Home Front, held at the University of St Andrews 20-22 June 2018 supported by the United Kingdom and Scottish Government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.britishhomefront.co.uk/32270
 
Description Sessions on WW1 and implications for creative practice by Steve Dixon and Melanie Tebbutt with Art and Design MA students at the School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The postgrad workshops encouraged several students to develop creative responses to WW1 which were exhibited at Bury Art Gallery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Spanish Flu: The Influenza Pandemic Centenary 1918 media briefing & creative session at The Wellcome Institute London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Series of short talks provided to give media professionals an understanding of the Spanish Fly epidemic of 1918 and the issues, debates and significance of this so they can plan potential programming - I provided the first academic input setting the scene on 1917/8 Home Front in Britain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Stories of Omission launch event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Celebratory event held at the Library of Birmingham to launch the Stories of Omission publication and film
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Stories of Omission volunteers' meeting 
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 initial meeting was held in order to recruit volunteer researchers for the Stories of Omission community research funded project. At the meeting we discussed the aims and objectives of the project and found out what the volunteers would be interested in researching. A series of follow up events will be held on a monthly basis from March until July.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Suffrage Tea and Taste 
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 exhibition and activities held at Croome Park exploring both food in the suffrage campaigns and the period when the suffrage was granted to women in 1918 - sampling of food, discussion and explanation with post-graduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Support for schools event to celebrate end of HLF project 
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 We were able to support the City of Birmingham Schools launch event for the WW1 project by providing a space for the event in the Library of Birmingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Symposium on Children and WWI: Histories and Engagements 
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 There were a range of people working to engage children in the History of WWI - community and oral historians, teachers, post-grads, archivists and volunteers on HLF projects - there were a series of presentation and lots of discussion.
It moved a number of groups on towards new projects - an HLF bid has since been put in by a groups of schools in Birmingham and further bids are being discussed with Worcester groups - it also moved on HLF projects being undertaken at Ombersley and the Patriotism and Pragmatism project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at BDFAS Birmingham - How the Pershore Plum Won the War 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given to group with lots of discussion and questions after
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.birminghamdfas.org.uk/summer-lunch-and-lecture/
 
Description Talk at Difficult Heritage event, Coventry University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given at Difficult Heritage event about the Buchler exhibition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at National Memorial Arboretum, A Spotlight on Women on the Home Front 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given at National Memorial Arboretum - audience engaged, asked questions etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.thenma.org.uk/events-and-news/forthcoming-events/a-spotlight-on-women-on-the-home-front/
 
Description Talk at Thorbury Arts Festival on 100 Years of the WI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given as part of Thorbury Arts Festival with lots of questions and discussion after
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://thornburyartsfestival.com/prof-maggie-andrews-talk/
 
Description Talk at Wimbledon WI - 100 years of the WI: Not just Jam and Jerusalem 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given to group with lots of discussion and questions after
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk for community group about injured soldiers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nicola Gauld gave a talk to a community group in Leamington Spa, Painting for Pleasure, who have been working on an HLF funded WW1 project. The talk was about injured soldiers in Birmingham and Germany.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk to the National Federation of Archivists Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A Keynote talk for the National Federation of Women's Institutes Archivists Conference at Denman College on the formation of WI in WW1 and research and history of WI since and importance of preserving archives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Taste and Talk: More than Beetroot Brownies and Carrot Marmalade: what community historians can teach academics about student engagement, given at HEA Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk / Workshop given at Higher Education Academy Conference based on recent community engagement work which suggested that in the current higher education landscape academics may have much to learn from the approaches and practices of those who work in community history.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Church of England and the Royal Navy in the Era of the First World War conference paper given at Amport Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact no information given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Play House presents Lest We Forget 
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 Event supported by Voices and held in Library of Birmingham:
LEST WE FORGET
A new play bringing to life the experience of Commonwealth soldiers at the end of the First World War.
Smaranjeet, a young Indian soldier, has been injured on the Western Front. His arrival at hospital presents a big challenge for Lily, the Birmingham nurse assigned to help rehabilitate him. Shell-shocked and traumatised by his experiences at the Front, the recovered memories of his journey from a Punjabi Village, via France, to the Birmingham suburbs, are slowly revealed.
But with the Armistice approaching, what will become of the characters' future selves, forever impacted by the damage of War?
The Play House uses participatory theatre to support the language and learning of children and young people. We aim to stimulate children's imagination and creativity, with meaningful participation at the heart of everything we do.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The WWI Home Front in Rural Worcestershire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk given to Ombersley HLF funded group exploring the history of their village in WWI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Women's Peace Crusade, 1917-1918. Premiere screening of the short film about radical, crusading women in Manchester and East Lancashire during WW1. Thursday 2 February 2017, 5.30-8.00. Manchester Library and Information Service - St. Peter's Square, M2 5PD. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The premiere of the film made as a result of the Women's Peace Crusade, 1917-18 project and launch of the book which accompanied the film, produced as a result of collaborative research. Also presentations by those who had participated in the project. 100+ attended. Comments, based on 30 evaluation forms, were as follows:
What have you learnt tonight
How very large the demonstrations were and how widespread.
About women I had not heard about and what they stood for and went through.
Putting the human aspect/details/ onto the facts.
Strength of the movement in the NW.
Some very inspiring history.
How widespread were the local women who were involved.
The bravery of the women to speak out about their concerns in the communities in which they lived and worked.
How history has been kept from us and the unsung heroines reminded me of the strength of women and our power.
More about a too often overlooked movement.
A lot about the women campaigning in the first WW. Also the commitment and enthusiasm of everyone involved in the project.
That it's possible to bring people back to life to tell their stories.
About the crowds and their bravery.
The extent of the women's peace movement.
Loads about the bravery of the women, what they did & the potential of a project like this. The quality of it surpassed all my expectations.
Only knew a little about the women's peace crusade so learned so much more about the women involved and prominent voices.
How amazing + brave the women were.
That so many women activists are unknown to history.
About the true suffragettes and the stories of their lives.
I've learnt loads through being a part of it. Love all the new information.
The richness that comes from exploring and sharing our past. Responsibility we have to know those brave women.
Lots - history has gaps! Working class women are as amazing now as they were 100 yrs ago.
The names and stories of local women.
All about it.
About the great things they did and that it happened at all.
All about the efforts of women to speak out against war.
How brave those women were. I didn't know how many were involved.

What did you think about the film
It was brilliantly edited.
Great.
Moving, thought-provoking, really well-produced.
Informative and inspirational + loved the voluntary nature.
A very good summary, with some good performances.
Excellent internal with past and present.
Great.
Brilliant, especially use of the historical footage and the singing.
Wonderful - moving and empowering and informative.
Loved it - emotional, powerful, poignant + relevant now!
Excellent - v. skilful combination of archive film and today's.
I enjoyed it, found it informative and moving.
Superbly edited. Wonderful archival material.
Fabulous, informative, inspiring.
The mix between footage old and new was very effective.
Loved the film, particularly the use of archive footage. Very moving.
Excellent.
Excellent.
Most engaging.
Brilliantly transposed, directed and acted, with believable costumes. I enjoyed the songs and the fact that I sing them.
I loved being a part of it.
Brilliant.
Educational, inspiring, thought provoking.
Fabulous.
Excellent.
Great, really good.
Fantastic!
Excellent.

What did you think about the book?
A true collective effort. Excellent example of co-production.
I like the look of it and look forward to reading it.
Haven't read it yet.
Not looked yet.
Looks interesting. Haven't read it so far.
The book looks beautiful and is an accessible and very informative read. Will recommend to others to read it.
Stunning.
Excellent.
Bought.
I haven't read it yet but really glad it's available! Informative, lively and glad to have some background info to the film. Obviously loved my daughter.
Can't wait to read it.
Look forward to reading it.
Need to look.
Need to look at it.
Not read it - yet!
Looking forward to reading it.


The speakers?
Passionate, articulate and thoughtful.
Great and informative.
Charismatic, very clear, generally v. good.
Interesting and informative.
Excellent and passionate.
Very passionate and glad they brought the campaigns up to the challenge of the present.
Insightful and passionate.
Excellent, to the point.
All lovely.
All brilliant: drew links with NOW.
Wonderful.Knowledgeable.
Very enthusiastic.
Speakers were fantastic. There was a real passion for the subject and the real women involved.
Amazing.
Brilliant.
Excellent.
It was nerve racking!
Wonderful!
Clear, strong, informative, great role models.
Great, very informative.
Very good.
Good, really interesting, helped to give context for research + production.
Excellent. Very moving.


The handling material/local research/contemporary campaigns?
So well researched - and leadership in local discovery was dispersed and shared.
Very through and interesting.
Great opportunity.
Excellent.
Very good.
Very impressive - especially the local area, from Bolton, Oldham etc.
Fantastic - very thorough!
Excellent, interesting and informative.
Well done to all the writers.
Really good to have this alongside.
Great the see the actual 'Labour Leader'.Another one?
Amazing.
Interesting.
Excellent. Very interesting.
Wonderful.
Very good.
Very grateful for all the work done to bring us this forgotten information about our socialist sisters. Thank-you.
Amazing. Glad all these women are finding out important information to carry on.
Brilliant.
Good to have these resources.
Fascinating.


Other comments. What we do better?
I wondered about having a speaker from a current campaign.
Research German starvation after 1918 (seeds of next war).
Higher screen so that people at the back can see titles.
Thank you - couldn't need anything more appropriate at this time.
Very pleased that something which had been forgotten is now preserved.
Not only was it a very moving film but holds such tremendous relevance today. I agree with the recommendations of the script-writer that this is a film that should be presented in secondary schools and education young people about these women previously overlooked in History lessons. Very inspiring for women today.
A great project.
Would be difficult to do it better.
Just try to bring the film to a bigger audience to inspire + bring support to our younger sisters to continue the fight. Thank-you.
Really brilliant project.
I struggled sometimes to see the film so kept moving. Be lovely to slow the written words + credits down to give time to read.
And thank you, seemed you enjoyed the experience too.
Thank you! Don't say it might be 'boring' or when you can go off later! It's a brilliant event! Don't apologise!x
Keep it up.
Great to have everyone there who was involved in the making of the film. Thank you!
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hpp/mcrh/research-activities/
 
Description The Women's Peace Crusade, 1917-1918. Screening of the short film about radical, crusading women in Manchester and East Lancashire during WW1. Tuesday 28th February 2017, 5.30-8.00. Manchester Library and Information Service - St. Peter's Square, M2 5PD. 
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 60 people attended the second showing of the film made as a result of the Women's Peace Crusade project, 1917-18. There was also a presentation by participants and a stall selling the book produced as a result of collaborative research. Comments after the event were as follows, from 18 people who filled in an evaluation sheet:
What have you learnt tonight
That through history, no one listens to women, government, politicians. Women are powerful en masse.
A lot.
Lots of history. As a Greenham Common woman I knew of the power women can have. This is so interesting to see the photos of women marching.
How hard women fought, against public opinion.
The variety of women's organizations at that time. That it was a national/international movement and that so many men were part of the crowds.
Lots - range of people/places involved.
That I want to know more.
That the WPC exists. And that there were protests against WW1.
Lots about the women's crusade.
The ICR existed and their protests during WW1.
Fascinating information about 'ordinary' individual women in smaller towns with great political commitment.
What the Women's Peace Crusade is/when it was/who was involved etc.
About what the Women's Peace Crusade was and what it was about.
The stories of forgotten women and how courageous & inspirational they were. Good to see working women spotlighted.

What did you think about the film
Excellent.
Informative.
Good.
Fantastic.
Excellent direction and acting. Also excellent script.
Excellent - very well put together.
Interesting.
Very good.
Excellent.
Love the local emphasis of locations.
It was very interesting.
Fantastic.
Informative and enjoyable.
Very informative.
Very involving and informative. Excellent camera-work.
Very well made/interesting/informative.
Interesting using information about the events, from actual people.
Loved it. Moved to tears. Juxtaposing the modern & original footage was brilliant. Excellent - well written & produced.


What did you think about the book?
Brilliant.
Very good.
Looking forward to reading it.
Really interesting.
To be read.

The speakers?
Informative.
Interesting.
Great. It was a really good programme. So good to meet the actors.
It was good to have some of the actors speaking.
Very entertaining!
Good context.
Purchased, not read yet.
Passionate and informed.
Excellent.
Interesting to see how it has affected them.
Confident. Interesting.
Inspirational.
Excellent, funny educational.
Very passionate, confident and knowledgeable.
Interesting/engaging.
Interesting.
Inspirational. Perfect for the event.


The handling material/local research/contemporary campaigns?
Very good.
Very well done.
Excellent project. A credit to the participants.
A lot of hard work must have gone into the research.
Very well done.
Great.
Excellent.
Great.
Useful to see as background to the film and associated material.
Very interesting.

Other comments. What we do better?
I hope it is seen by lots and lots of men and women.
I didn't know until today that the Mabel Tylecote Building at MMU (the same building where I did my master's) is named after the suffragist!I would like to get involved in the next? project.
Very inspiring!
Most enjoyable.
Do some more and get it into schools. We need to educate the 'Y' generation.
I enjoyed it. I'm gad I came. I learnt what people were doing in WW1.
Thank you.
The film depicted the era well. Maybe look at women from the 'Empire' did in the suffragette movement and anti war campaigns.
Perhaps select primary source film so that it is more closely aligned with the contemporary sections of the film.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hpp/mcrh/research-activities/
 
Description VOICES OF WOMEN IN THE GREAT WAR AND ITS AFTERMATH 
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 Blog by Professor Maggie Andrews for the Beyond the Trenches website, discussing her thoughts from the recent AHRC funded Voices of Women Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://beyondthetrenches.co.uk/voices-of-women-in-the-great-war-and-its-aftermath/
 
Description Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Michael Snape visited Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz, as Senior Research Fellow to conduct research into religion and war in modern Europe (2 - 28 October 2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Voices of War & Peace Twitter 
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 Voices of War & Peace has used Twitter as a medium for circulating information about the centre and its associated projects and events since 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
URL https://twitter.com/Voices_WW1
 
Description Voices of Women in the Great War and its Aftermath 
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 Conference with over 30 presentations from community groups, post-graduate students, academics and amateur historians BBC Radio 4 Producers of Home Front, which was held in association with the Black Country Living Museum with sponsorship from History West Midlands exploring women's roles in wartime and the years that followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Volunteers and Voters - Exhibition and Talk at the Hive 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a talk designed to share the research of the Volunteers and Voters Project with the general public - there was a display of the exhibition also.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://volunteersandvoters.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/formidable-women-of-worcestershire-event/
 
Description WHY DID GERMANY LAUNCH ITS SPRING OFFENSIVE IN 1918? 
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 In a blog for the Beyond the Trenches website, Dr. Spencer Jones, Senior Lecturer in Armed Forces & War Studies, at the University of Wolverhampton and Co-Investigator for the Arts & Humanities Research Council funded Voices of War & Peace Engagement Centre, talks about Germany's Spring Offensive, and why they undertook it in 1918.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://beyondthetrenches.co.uk/why-did-germany-launch-its-spring-offensive-in-1918/
 
Description WW1 session at Little Hulton Library, Salford 
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 Marcus Morris and the project team for the 'Young People and the Home Front project worked with a youth group at Little Hutton Library to develop written/spoken poetry around the theme of young people in WW1.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description WW1 session facilitated with students at Salford College 
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 Marcus Morris and the project team for the Young People and the Home Front project facilitated a WW1 session with students at Salford College, who came into Manchester Metropolitan University who engaged with various WW1-related research activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description War, Women and the West Midlands - part of University of Birmingham Great War Centenary Lectures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact A good lively audience who asked lots of questions and seemed interested and went off to explore further some of the points / areas discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/historycultures/research/events/great-war-legacy-2018.aspx
 
Description Women and the First World War in Birmingham 
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 talk focused on women's experiences of war in Birmingham and the different roles that they played in supporting and opposing the conflict. It drew on research undertaken by Siân Roberts for her book Great War Birmingham: Remembering 1914-1918 published by The History Press in 2014, and subsequent research in the archives in Birmingham and elsewhere.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Women on Home Front in WW1 and WW2 to Cradley WI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A talk given to an interested group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Worcestershire Remembers 
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 days exhibition with stalls stands etc in the Guildhall in Worcester bringing together lots of the participants In the Worcestershire WW1 100 project and the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk/events/2018/8/4/
 
Description Worcestershire's Women: local studies and the gender politics of the Great War and its legacy Oxford First World War seminar series (Globalising and Localising the Great War) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A seminar paper given to staff and postgrads based on research for Volunteers and Voters project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://greatwar.history.ox.ac.uk/?page_id=2537
 
Description Workshop on WWI and Children with Home Educated Children, part of Voices funded Patriotism or Pragmatism Project 
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 Range of children doing activities to engage with history of children in WWI - looking at primary source materials, trying WWI Cake and doing trails / quizzes and choosing materials for exhibition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop on WWI and Children with Young Carers group, part of Voices funded Patriotism or Pragmatism Project 
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 Range of children doing activities to engage with history of children in WWI - looking at primary source materials, trying WWI Cake and doing trails / quizzes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop session with students at Walkden High School, Greater Manchester 
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 Marcus Morris and the project team of Young People and the Home Front worked with students at Walkden High School, Greater Manchester, to introduce them to the theme of young people during WW1 and facilitate their engagement in research activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop sessions with schools in Salford and Greater Manchester 
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 Creative practitioners Sue Reddish and Jim Dalziel visited schools connected with the Young People and the Home Front project to work with the groups on their productions and to film them for a documentary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017