Kiel Uprising: Women's activism and the German Revolution November 1918

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds
Department Name: Sch of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Abstract

This project seeks support for the writing, rehearsing and production of a new play that highlights women's role in the Kiel Uprising of 1918 and the production of a fixed, touring and online exhibition supported by educational outreach and online teaching resources that draws on the findings of the AHRC international network grant 'Women's Organisations and Female Activists in the Aftermath of War: International Perspectives 1918-1923'. In that project, an interdisciplinary team of international scholars explored the role of female activists and their organisations in shaping the new Europe in the post- war period, identifying the period immediately after the war as a distinctive period full of radical potential during which the renegotiation of gender relations took place under unstable and highly volatile conditions of unprecedented social, economic and political strain. One major and very under- researched area that emerged from the collaboration was the importance of the role played by women in the revolutions that were a major feature of post- war societies in central and eastern Europe. This is not reflected either in academic or popular accounts of the end of the war, and the revolutionary end to the war in Germany and how that shaped the post -war period is virtually unknown in the UK.
Centenary commemorations in the UK so far have emphasised the military aspects of the conflict - commemoration of those who opposed the war has largely been marginalised. Where the German perspective has been included at all, it has been to reinforce stereotypes of German militarism. This project aims to challenge this and broaden public understanding of German anti- militarism, first by telling the story of the German Revolution that brought the war to an end in November 1918 and established democracy on German soil, and secondly by putting the ordinary populace, especially the women who actively opposed the war and supported the revolution, centre stage. This approach has the effect of challenging the gender of the revolution, hitherto presented almost exclusively as a masculine story due to the current focus on the military and revolutionary leaders in the majority of historical research on this subject.
The follow- on project will highlight women's role in the German revolution of 1918, with a particular focus on Kiel as the starting point of this key historical event. It will write women into the historical accounts, public knowledge and commemorative activities surrounding the centenary of the end of the war in November 2018 in both the UK and Germany. The play will tour in Britain and Germany, following the path of the revolution. The PI is already acting as consultant to events planned for Kiel, namely a major exhibition planned to run for the year 2018 in the Maritime Museum and a new opera commissioned for the occasion that will be premiered in Kiel in November 1918.
The Peace Museum in Bradford is keen to include the German perspective in plans to mark the centenary of the end of the war in 2018 and to look at the revolution in the broader context of anti-war activism in Germany. An exhibition based on the choices individuals made in 1918 that led to the collapse of the German war effort would invite the visitor to reflect on the moral questions surrounding an individual's duty to the nation and to humanity in wartime.
Bent Architect are a socially engaged theatre company committed to bringing lesser- known histories onto the stage. Following the success of the production England Arise!, which toured in 2014, the writers and directors are keen to produce a companion piece that tells the story from the German point of view and which emphasises the role of women in the choices that ended the war.

Planned Impact

The project blends academic research and performance-based engagement. Beneficiaries will be the partners, audiences and participants. The project will encourage a more outward-facing and empathetic understanding of how WW1 was experienced by Germans and will use the shared legacy of the war to unite rather than divide the two nations. It will discuss the dilemmas facing women in revolutionary peace activism and explore the relevance of historical insights into present day approaches to women's peace-building and post-conflict resolution.
Bent Architect (BA) and the Peace Museum (PM) will benefit from the PI's high level research and German language skills to access materials on German resistance to war. PI and PDR will gain an insight into the creative process of transforming research into dramatic form and will benefit from Wright and Barrett's experience of curating and preparing an exhibition for a non-academic audience. PDR will gain valuable professional skills in project management, archival research, public engagement and collaboration with non-academic partners, while the research undertaken for this project builds on and feeds into Sharp's publication plans and teaching practice.
England Arise! (2014), based on primary research into the lives and wider social and political context of Conscientious Objectors during WWI, toured in the UK for 3 weeks and reached a live audience of over 4,500. The associated educational outreach work with local history groups, peace groups, schools and university students reached over 1,750 participants during the tour. It is anticipated that numbers in the UK will be similar or higher for the new play, given the word of mouth reputation of BA and the PI's contacts developed during the centenary. In addition, the planned tour of Germany will benefit a new audience and introduce an aspect of shared commemoration and understanding so far lacking in British WW1 centenary commemoration priorities.
The PM is the only accredited Peace Museum in the UK and has a current footfall of over 2,200, to be boosted by a 47K Arts Council grant. It engages in outreach and educational work among community groups and in schools and has produced educational materials on a range of contemporary and historical peace campaigns. Bradford itself is a culturally diverse area, with over 30% from BME or migration backgrounds and the museum's educational work engages with disadvantaged groups. Wright, co-Director of Bent Architect, has worked as educational outreach officer and project manager for the Bradford Peace Museum since June 2015 and was responsible for designing and delivering the current Choices exhibition, based on the moral choices made by individuals to support or oppose their nation's war efforts. This has attracted over 2,000 visitors since its opening in April 2016.
The participatory element of the Choices project has engaged a diverse range of participants, particularly from low socio-economic backgrounds and those who would not normally engage with heritage projects. Participants have attended from schools, youth offending settings, community, mothers', religious and armed forces groups, and have been delivered with a translator for Urdu-speaking community groups. The planned exhibition is aimed at similar audiences, while the educational outreach programme and accompanying material will make it suitable for use in schools at all levels of the National Curriculum. It will tour within the UK, using Barrett and Sharp's peace history network contacts to publicise the tour and the online materials. It will benefit diverse audiences by encouraging reflection on the moral choices made by those who oppose war or challenge authority and on the nature of democracy and social responsibility in an increasingly connected world where local and national choices have global implications.

Publications

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Title Exhibition: Ending War, Imagining Peace: Germany 1918 
Description Exhibition based on project research that gives a German perspective on the end of the war and focusses on German women's first hand accounts. This is an important deviation from exhibitions that empahisie the British war experience and the military aspects of the end of the war. It places a doubly marginalised perspective centre stage. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Number of visitors: Responses: Requests for loan of the exhibition: 2 Talks and events associated with the exhibition: 3 
URL https://peacemuseum.org.uk/hidden-from-history-voices-of-the-german-revolution-1918-1919/
 
Title Exhibition: Revolutionary Women: Ending War, Fighting for Peace 
Description A pop-up exhibition designed for touring that focusses on the revolutionary women who worked to bring an end to the First World War. The exhibiton sets the context by showing conditions in Germany during 1914-18 but the main focus os German activists and revolutionaries who worked within Germany and internationally to challenge the pro-war public discourse and overcome barriers to ending the war and creating a sustainable peace in the post-war world. This pop-up exhibition was designed ot accompany the play, Women of Aktion but also to be used beyond the life of the tour. The exhibition and project has been embedded into the level 1 curriculum at Leeds, will accompany a talk at Sheffield and be displayed in Manchester Central Library as part of the Peterloo commemorations and in Bristol as part of the Festival of Peace to be held in April 2019. There are associated educational materials that make it suitable for use in schools and these will be used in sessions at the Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education in Cape Town, SA in July 2019. It will also be used in schools as part of the givernment's prevent programme to enagge hard to reach communities with the ethical choices individuals can make to stand up to violence. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Impact Increased knowledge and ethical engagement with the moral choices that lay behind German women's decision to stand up to state violence. 
URL https://germanrevolution1918.leeds.ac.uk/
 
Title Women of Aktion 
Description New play developed by partners Bent Architect based on research undertaken by PI and postdoc charting the lives of revolutionary women who had not previously been given a voice and putting them literally centre stage. The play toured the UK and Germany, was positively reviewed by audiences and critics (selected as What's on Stage top pick in October 2018). 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Change of perspective: audiences reported knowng little or nothing about the historical events portrayed and many expressed a desire to know more Empathy with German situation: audiences reported emotional engagement with the play and its protagonists and a shift in perspecttive to see Germans as victims of the war rather than perpetrators Women's history: audiences expressed change in perspective to see women's activities as revolutionary and political rather than personal and domestic. Change in practice of partners: Bent Architect reported a shift from local projects to an international outlook and from short research and development periods to a deeper engagement with the context. Access to first hand accounts in German through translation was important in the success of the play. 
URL http://www.bentarchitect.co.uk/women-of-aktion.html
 
Title Women of Aktion 
Description This film captures the creative process and the development, rehearsal and performance of the play Women of Aktion as well as audience responses to the first night. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact viewed 312 times, it has been useful to explain the nature of the collaboration to audiences. It has been used to inform and prepare undergraduates for the performance of the play in Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds. 
URL https://vimeo.com/293756641
 
Description We have uncovered a large number of published and archival sources that show the participation of women in the Revolution of 1918. This challenges the view that women's involvement was marginal and minor. Our research, translations of materials from German into English has fed into the current exhibition. launched March 1st, and has fed into the play, which toured in Autumn 2018. Both the exhibition and the play, plus related outreach activities, have shared this view more widely during and beyond the remaining period of the award, extended until November 2018.

The play toured for two months in the UK and Germany and was introduced by public talks and Q&A sessions with the PI, partners and actors in several venues. It was positively reviewed as both a piece of theatre and as offering a new and fresh historical perspective.

There are two iterations of the exhibition, one designed for long-term exhibition alongside artefacts in a museum setting, the other a dynamic pop-up exhibition designed for temporary display. Both are in use and both are available for loan on request.

This material has allowed us to confidently present a gender history perspective on the revolution in over 20 public talks and 10 conference papers and challenge dominant public perceptions in Kiel and across the UK. So far, two academic publications, two public-facing publications, two podcasts and a research blog have been produced to disseminate key findings and further publications are planned for 2019 and beyond.
Exploitation Route The website and database will be used by other researchers, and the account of the process of co-creation will be helpful for academic and non-academic partners seeking to work together in future. These have been captured in the project website, the data repository and the short film Women of Aktion.

The influence of our findings on Kiel city council has fed into the commemorative events planned for November 2018. Changes to the public narrative in the commemoration of the Uprising in Kiel have been slow and there is resistance to new interpretations of their history, although there have been some extremely positive responses to our challenge to the dominant male narrative in Kiel. The emphasis of the exhibition in the maritime museum is on the sailors' mutiny, and women feature only in peripheral roles. The play Women of Aktion was in fact the only gender history perspective in the entire year-long commemorative programme and this reflects its importance. The play will reach a wider audience when it is published in Germany in 2019.

The expected outcomes have been realised and some further, unanticipated outcomes have emerged, with more to come through continued collaboration with our partners and dissemination of our findings through schools and public venues in the UK. For example, the exhibition will be shown at the Central Library, Manchester, as part of the Peterloo commemorations during 2019. It will also be shown in Bristol in April 2019 as part of the planned Festival of Peace.

The project has attracted international interest via the publications and online and media presence, as shown by the unsolicited invitation to share our educational approach in Cape Town, South Africa in July 2019 and to publish in the Online Encylopedia of WW1 in May 2019. International journals Sosialistik Framtid (Norway) and The Jacobin magazine have published interviews and articles with and by the PI and postdoctoral researcher, while our partners BA have published an article in The Big Issue and been interviewed by local, national and international media.

An informal network of international researchers and other practitioners has emerged and will be formalised this year. We have already successfully sought internal funding to bring over researchers from the US, Switzerland, Austrai and Ireland and will be preparng and submitting a funding bid to support an international, interdisciplinary reearch group to take the research forward.

There has also been interest in my reflections on the process of engagement with creative partners and the value of disseminating research in non-traditional ways. This was the subject of a presentation in New York, alongside practitioners and partners, and will form the basis of a public engagement blog currently in preparation.
Sectors Creative Economy,Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL https://germanrevolution1918.leeds.ac.uk/
 
Description My intervention in public debate in Germany, Austria and Britain via public-facing talks and publications, media appearances, podcasts, exhibitions and a newly-commissioned play focussed in particular on women's organised resistance as anti-war campaigners, German Conscientious Objectors, and German women's contribution as revolutionary activists to ending the war in November 1918. This has resulted in increased knowledge and greater understanding of a range of German responses as well as changes to the practice of academic and non-academic partners. The findings have been disseminated at events in the UK and abroad and have influenced the way people think about the end of WW1. Typical questions have been 'why don't we know about this history'. Future planned events around the exhibition will reinforce the impact of the findings. Types of Impact The types of impact can be categorised as follows: increasing knowledge of Resistance to War in Britain and Germany, in particular women's organised resistance as anti-war campaigners; empathetic engagement from an international perspective with the ethical choices that made individuals either support or oppose war; changes to the practice of non-academic partners. Impact on Centenary Commemoration practices in Germany and the UK My intervention in the commemorative narrative was important because I introduced audiences to perspectives that otherwise would not have been included. This was particularly true of Germany, where the focus has been on WW2 and resistance to the Nazis, and the public is ill-informed about anti-war activities during the First World War. The number of invitations I received 2014-19 to speak about resistance to war to public audiences (26 in the UK: 6 in Germany: 13 elsewhere) suggests a genuine gap in knowledge at this time as well as a rising awareness of the importance of the topic. I was invited by the Director of the Kiel Maritime Museum (March 2016) specifically as the only speaker on the programme to offer a gender and peace history perspective on the events. Public-facing outputs include articles, interviews and podcasts, for example Jacobin Magazine 'A woman's Place is in the Revolution' Jan 2019, The Conversation Beyond Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2019, and the podcasts: The Anthill 31 World War 1 Remembered Nov 2018 and Western Front Association Podcast on German women and the revolution. Increasing knowledge The invited public talks I have delivered to a range of audiences in the UK, Germany and elsewhere, reaching a total audience of over 1,000, have highlighted German war resistance, women's organised resistance as anti-war campaigners and the German perspective on the end of the war. The play and exhibition stressed German women's contribution as revolutionary activists to ending the war in November 1918. Feedback was very positive, with typical comments suggesting surprise that these stories were not more widely known as well as emotional responses from German audience members who appreciated a more positive message during what could feel like an insular and rather anti-German take on the centenary. Changing attitudes: emotional engagement with difference The response to the play has been two-fold: as a piece of theatre it has won critical accolades and positive audience feedback, but it has also provided an emotional engagement with the subject matter that has not been generally felt during talks and lectures. While the latter encourage intellectual engagement, the play speaks powerfully to the audience's emotions and sense of justice. This can be seen in the film that collates audience responses and in the response from the Kiel audience: lectures convinced the audience of the argument, but the play made them care. The experience of empathy with the plight of German civilians and admiration for their courage in uniting to oppose the war and bring it to an end challenges current narratives about the allied military victory and fills a major gap in knowledge about the German perspective on the end of the war. Changes to the practice of non-academic partners: Changes to the practice of Bent Architect Theatre Company include a shift from highly localised projects, often site-specific to Bradford and running for a very limited time, to a more national and international approach. The tour of Women of Aktion ran over two months in 14 venues, including 3 performances in Kiel. Access to primary sources in German helped BA to create a historically accurate portrayal of the historical figures, using their own words and setting a translated poem to music. Jude Wright has stated that this is a permanent change to their practice. The team were also involved in academic activities such as workshops and presentations throughout the funded period and continue to be involved in university-led projects such as the Bristol festival of peace and the revolutionary history workshop April and May 2019. Changes to the public narrative in the commemoration of the Uprising in Kiel have been slow and there is resistance to new interpretations of their history. The emphasis of the exhibition in the maritime museum is on the sailors' mutiny, and women feature only in peripheral roles. The play Women of Aktion was the only gender history perspective in the entire year-long commemorative programme and the response reflects its importance. The play will reach a wider audience when it is published in Germany in 2019.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Creative Economy,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Title Kiel Uprising: Revolutionary Women 
Description This database collates all the materials relating to the project, for example short lectures, exhibition and teaching materials, a database of named revolutionary women, a short film capturing the creative process for the play, reflections on the collaborative process and a clear statement of research findings. This will be of interest to anyone researching revolutionary women or seeking to work with creative partners on similar projects in future. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None as yet - some elements within the database have been shared, such as the film and the database of women revolutionaries. 
URL https://doi.org/10.5518/550
 
Description Kiel Uprising 
Organisation Bradford Peace Museum
PI Contribution The Peace Museum in Bradford was keen to include the German perspective in plans to mark the centenary of the end of the war in 2018 and to look at the revolution in the broader context of anti-war activism in Germany. An exhibition based on the choices individuals made in 1918 that led to the collapse of the German war effort invited the visitor to reflect on the moral questions surrounding an individual's duty to the nation and to humanity in wartime. Research input from us was to provide narrative, analysis and information as well as images and a conceptual framework for the exhibition and to enhance the educational and engagement aspect by offering talks and Q&A sessions during the exhibition's display at the museum. We also offered talks to support the exhibition beyond the local area.
Collaborator Contribution The Peace Museum offered the venue for display, attracted large numbers of visitors to the exhibition from its established network of supporters and its publicity outlets. The exhibition was co-created with the Peace Museum, so we learned valuable skills in preparing and constructing a public-facing display. The PM also supported and enhanced the exhibition's effectiveness with artefacts and material from its collection anbd offered staff time and expertise in engaging with museum visitors and attracting a range of different groups to the exhibition.
Impact Exhibition: Ending War Imagining Peace: Germany 1918 https://peacemuseum.org.uk/ending-war-imagining-peace-germany-1918/ Exhibition: Women of Aktion: Revolutionary Women Ending War, Fighting for Peace (Peace History, Gender History) Talks (Peace History, Gender HIstory): October 2018: *Finding the Women: German Revolutionaries 1918/19; Sunderland Literature Festival; University of Sunderland October 2018: *Women of Aktion: Writing Women back into the German Revolution, 1918; Legacies of War seminar series, University of Leeds October 2018 *Hidden from History: German women as revolutionaries November 1918; Pickering Quakers March 2018 'Hidden from History: Voices of the German Revolution 1918-1919'; Peace Museum, Bradford (with Corinne Painter)
Start Year 2017
 
Description Big Issue North Blog: Women of Aktion 
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 Blog wirtten by Mick Martin and Jude Wright of Bent Architect to describe Women of Aktion and the overall project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bigissuenorth.com/centre-stage/2018/09/blog-jude-wright-mick-martin/
 
Description Exhibition: Ending War Imagining Peace 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An invited public talk to accompany the 'Ending War Imagining Peace: Germany 1918' exhibition at Bradford Peace Museum. The exhibition was based on research by the PI and postdoctoral assistant and the talk contextualised and built on the historical events from a German and gender history perspective. Audience engagement was lively and several people told us that this perspective was entirely new to them and that they felt it was very important to inform British audiences in particular that the end of the war was not solely a military victor for the allies but alsoi brought about by ordinary Germans who stood up to their own government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://peacemuseum.org.uk/hidden-from-history-voices-of-the-german-revolution-1918-1919/
 
Description Invited contribution to planning workshop by the Kiel Maritime Museum, Germany 
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 I was invited to particpate in this workshop in Kiel, Germany in order to plan the exhibition to mark the centenary of the Uprising in Kiel that sparked the German revolution of November 1918. This was an event aimed at advising the museum directors and local political funders so that the interpretation of the uprising should reflect current scholarship. I was only one of 2 international guests and the only speaker to focus on local women's activism.

As a result of the relationships formed, I returnd for the gala opening in 2017 and brought the play Women of Aktion to Kiel as part of the official commemorative programme in November 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.kiel.de/de/kultur_freizeit/museum/schifffahrtsmuseum_fischhalle.php
 
Description Keynote: German Opposition to WW1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited opening keynote for the WW1 Symposium held at the National Word War 1 Museum in October 2017. The audience was made up of practitioners as well as acadmeics and the general public. The website has 7,000 subscriber and 361 views so far. It was sponsored by peace activist groups including American Civil Liberties Union, Peace History Society, Plough Publishing House, The Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church; American Friends Service Committee; Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America; The Brethren Historical Library and Archives; Bruderhof; The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas; Community of Christ Seminary; Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council (GKCIC); Historians Against the War; John Whitmer Historical Association; Mennonite Central Committee; Mennonite Historical Society; The Mennonite Quarterly Review; Peace Pavilion; PeaceWorks, Kansas City; Rainbow Mennonite Church
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.theworldwar.org/learn/remembering-muted-voices
 
Description Kiel Uprising: Women's Activism and the German Revolution November 1918 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This website was set up to share the findings of the research in a public-facing way as they emerged. It contains reflections from the partners on how the collaboration is changing the ways in which they work as well as some of the challenges to the approach. The website has been used by colleagues in the field interested in the history or in finding out more about academic-creative collaboration and co-produced creative outputs. The website and associated twitter feed @RevolutionNov18 has resulted in several invitations to contribute short articles (The Conversation, Jacobin Magazine), media interviews (The Anthill, Sosialistisk Framtid) and input into speicla events. The highlight of this is an iviotation to spend a week at the Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education in Cape Town http://tshisimani.org.za/ to contribute to their programme commemorating Rosa Luxemburg's life and death in July 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://germanrevolution1918.leeds.ac.uk/
 
Description Launch of exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The launch of the exhibition 'Ending War Imagining Peace' in the Bradford Museum of March 1st. This was a day of extreme weather conditions so the audience was very small and local people only. There is a planned public talk on March 15th, when we hope for a larger audience and a wider geographical reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mentioned in Dispatches Episode 85: podcast outlining the role of German women in ending the war in November 1918 
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 This podcast reflected on women's role in ending the war in November 1918 and their exclusion from historical accounts. It also outlined the scope and rationale behind the Kiel Uprising project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://player.fm/series/mentioned-in-dispatches/ep85-women-of-aktion-female-activists-in-the-german...
 
Description Podcast interview: The Anthill 
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 2018 marked the centenary of the end of the conflict and this episode of The Anthill podcast (31: WW1 Remembered) is focused on stories from the Great War, and the way it is being remembered 100 years later. 3 experts who had contributed new and different stories were interviewed and the podcast released in November to coincide with armistice day. My input was on German anti-war resistance, including German Conscientious Objectors and Revolutionary women.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theconversation.com/anthill-31-world-war-i-remembered-podcast-106498
 
Description Women of Aktion project film 
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 film charts the creative process in developing and performing the play 'Women of Aktion' and captures audience response and partners' reflections
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://vimeo.com/293756641
 
Description Women of Aktion: Putting Revolutionary Women Centre Stage 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A blog post for Women in German Studies outlineing the development of the Kiel Uprising project and the play
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://womeningermanstudies.wordpress.com/
 
Description presentation at international conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A group of museum and heritage practitioners and academics travelled to New York to present our experiences of collaboration and co-creation to a mixed international audience of third sector, practitioners and fellow academics. There were ca 40 present and questions concerned the practicalities as well as the benefits of close cooperation between the academy and heritage industries in community engagement projects. Questions and comments suggest a real interest in exploring a model that is less widespread in other countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description public lecture at MShed Museum, Bristol 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ca 60 people attended a study day on German Perspectives on Resistance to War, with three speakers including Ingrid Sharp (PI). Audience response to the presentations was generally surprise that they had not know more about this important aspect of WW1 history and questions about how they could find out more.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017