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Aspects of Representation of the People Act 1918

In our latest Blog post, Dr Nick Mansfield looks at the profound and far reaching aspects of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, outside that of women’s right to vote.

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Being Young: Understanding Young People’s Experiences in the First World War

In this blog post, Dr Marcus Morris looks at his project exploring the impact of the Great War on children and young people.

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Voices of Women in the Great War and its Aftermath

Professor Maggie Andrews brings us our latest blog post, discussing her thoughts from the recent AHRC funded Voices of Women Conference.

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Taking the Engagement Centre to the Public

In our latest post, Michael Noble from the University of Nottingham’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Hidden Histories Engagement Centre discusses taking WW1 history to the public.

One of the joys of working for an Engagement Centre comes from the opportunity to meet and work with interested and committed people around the country. Over the course of the centenary, I have worked, talked and collaborated with hundreds of people, of all ages, who have a keen interest in the First World War and who have used their knowledge and enthusiasm to make the commemorations a success.

But what about those people who have little or no interest in the war? Those whose knowledge extends simply to the popular images of the conflict, the trenches, the truce, the Somme, the poppy. We would be neglectful as an Engagement Centre if we didn’t make efforts to reach these people, the ones that don’t necessarily meet us half-way.

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Finding the ‘women like us’ in the First World War

In this guest Blog for Women’s History Month, Dr Julie Moore  from the University of Hertfordshire  and the AHRC’s WW1 Engagement Centre Everyday Lives in War‘, talks about the ways in which community researchers are engaging with some of the less well-known stories of women’s everyday experiences during the First World War, and calls for community researchers to put themselves on the record.

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Sharing stories of WW1 Munition factories In North and North East London

Female munition workers in a Birmingham factory, March 1918. Copyright: © IWM. (Q 108408)

 

The Billy Youth Engagement Project ‘Sharing stories of WW1 Munition factories In North and North East London’:

Dr Sam Carroll from the Gateways to the First World War Engagement Centre talks about a case study “The Billy Youth Engagement Project” .  Sam is the Commmunity Heritage Researcher for the Gateways Centre.