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16

Aug
2017

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By Nicola Gauld

Project: Brandwood End Cemetery & WW1

On 16, Aug 2017 | No Comments | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

Swanshurst School recently undertook a WW1 project which involved a trip to Brandwood End Cemetery in Birmingham. The students were tasked with finding the graves of soldiers who had served in the Labour Corps during the War.

A short film capturing their activities can be viewed on YouTube.

 

27

Jul
2017

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Project: The Indian Army in the First World War: An Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Perspective

On 27, Jul 2017 | No Comments | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

The Soldiers of Oxfordshire (SOFO) Museum and Oxford University’s History Faculty are delighted to have jointly received a £12,000 funding grant from the Arts & Humanities Research Council ‘Voices of War & Peace’ WWI Engagement Centre.

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Mar
2017

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Project: From WW1 to world conflicts today

On 21, Mar 2017 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

From World War I to world conflicts today: changing narrations of conflict in a superdiverse East Birmingham community

Voices of War & Peace Community Fund Project

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Jan
2017

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Project: Stories of Omission

On 24, Jan 2017 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

Recognize Black Heritage & Culture & Voices of War and Peace

Great opportunity for community volunteers on a new project, Stories of Omission:  Conflict and the experience of Black soldiers. 

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04

Nov
2016

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By Nicola Gauld

10 Not Out, Birmingham Hippodrome needs your help!

On 04, Nov 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

We need YOU…

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27

Oct
2016

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Event: Dusty’s WW1 Project Needs You!

On 27, Oct 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

The Dusty’s WW1 project in Cardiff is holding a roadshow event to uncover the history of Ely after the First World War and the development of the housing estate in the 1920s.

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Oct
2016

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By Nicola Gauld

Event report: Community Development Day

On 19, Oct 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

On 30 September, Birmingham City University hosted the Minding Black Histories in War Times Community Development Day, in which academics, community researchers, and funding representatives came together for a day of discussions and presentations.

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20

Sep
2016

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Reminder: Community Research Fund additional call

On 20, Sep 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

Closing date 3 October!

Invitations for applications are now open for members of the Research Network to bid for funding up to a maximum of £15,000 for projects which involve the co-design and co-production of research with community groups around the legacy of the First World War.

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16

Sep
2016

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By Nicola Gauld

Event report: Diverse-city and the Great War

On 16, Sep 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

On 5 September, Voices of War and Peace held an event at the Library of Birmingham titled ‘Diverse-city and the Great War’, in which several groups who had been funded by the HLF’s First World War: then & now programme presented their work on histories of the First World War. Read more…

17

Aug
2016

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By Nicola Gauld

The Battle of Mametz Wood

On 17, Aug 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

“It seemed quiet as we advanced up a slope towards the wood after the noise of the bombardment. The boys were steady, each taking courage from one another and the encouragement of our young officers. Suddenly all hell broke loose as machine guns opened up on us from the front and from the flank. We stood no chance and the boys were everywhere falling, but we kept moving forward”.

Private Albert Evans, 16th (Cardiff City) Battalion of The Welsh Regiment. Featured in The Welsh at Mametz Wood by Dr Jonathan Hicks.

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04

Aug
2016

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Uncovering hidden histories of black wartime service: Mapping complementary work in the area

On 04, Aug 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

One of the objectives of the Minding Black Histories in War Times project (see previous post) is to map out complementary work on African and West Indies involvement in the WW1 being undertaken in the West Midlands and nationally. In addition to recent academic presentations/outputs, there are a number of community organisations (many of whom are funded through the HLF) seeking to uncover hidden histories of black wartime service.

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01

Aug
2016

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Announcement: Community Research Fund additional call

On 01, Aug 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

Invitations for applications are now open for members of the Research Network to bid for funding up to a maximum of £15,000 for projects which involve the co-design and co-production of research with community groups around the legacy of the First World War.

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27

Jul
2016

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Project update: WW1 in the Vale

On 27, Jul 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

Members of Pershore WI were recently treated to a demonstration of WW1 cookery techniques by Judy Garner and Professional Masterchef winner, Mark Stinchcombe, and his wife Sue, at Eckington Manor on 20 March 2016. The demonstration was filmed and can be viewed here: https://ww1inthevale.wordpress.com/about/

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Jul
2016

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Minding Black Histories in War Times: Remembering, Acknowledging and Documenting the Contribution of Black Poppies in WWI

On 19, Jul 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

This project, supported by the Voices community research fund, is designed to tell the stories of Congolese servicemen of the First World War.

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06

Jul
2016

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Exhibition: The Lost Boys

On 06, Jul 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

The Lost Boys: Remembering the boy soldiers of the First World War

Open now until 26 August 2016

Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections Gallery
3rd Floor
Sir Kenneth Green Library
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07

Apr
2016

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Project: Discovering the WW1 Home Front

On 07, Apr 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

Discovering the WW1 Home Front: Children and charities, food and farms (Hempsted, Gloucestershire) considers the impact of WW1 upon rural communities in the UK by looking at the changes brought about in Hempsted, a small village in Gloucestershire. The project aims to ‘hone in’ on the local area in order to explore, conserve and share the lives of people on the Home Front between 1914 and 1918.

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15

Mar
2016

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Project: The Great Blackberry Pick

On 15, Mar 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

The story so far…

By Julia Letts, Coordinator

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Mar
2016

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Project: Rotherwas Munitions Group

On 14, Mar 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

The Royal Ordnance Munitions Factory at Rotherwas, Hereford was one of a number of munitions factories set up by the Ministry of Munitions in WWI.

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Mar
2016

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Volunteers sought for Words of Peace project

On 08, Mar 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

Sampad is currently looking for volunteers to work on its latest First World War project ‘Words of Peace’.

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02

Feb
2016

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By Nicola Gauld

Mass Observation and the Centenary of the First World War

On 02, Feb 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

Dr Lucy Noakes from the Gateways Engagement Centre has been undertaking research into the Mass-Observation Directive on the First World War commissioned by the five centres. She is currently preparing an article for the Women’s History Review and has written a blogpost on her findings which can be viewed at http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/blog/mass-observation-first-world-war.

27

Jan
2016

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By Nicola Gauld

HLF fund untold stories of Birmingham’s injured soldiers

On 27, Jan 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

The People’s Heritage Co-operative recently announced a new project called Untold Stories: Birmingham’s Wounded Soldiers from WW1.
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14

Jan
2016

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By Nicola Gauld

Call for volunteers: Theatres of Conscience

On 14, Jan 2016 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

Theatres of Conscience

Women & Theatre are recruiting adult participants for a new WW1 project based on the experiences of conscientious objectors.

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08

Dec
2015

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By Nicola Gauld

Community Research Fund Round Three

On 08, Dec 2015 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

Invitations for applications are now open for members of the Research Network to bid for funding up to a maximum of £15,000 for projects which involve the co-design and co-production of research with community groups around the legacy of the First World War.

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Jul
2015

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Project Update: The Tear Gas Connection

On 23, Jul 2015 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

Tear Gas was a key theme of the Media for Social Change activities this year (part of the Birmingham Centre for Media & Cultural Research). After we hosted the Tear Gas Research Connection UK meeting last November, we organised in April 2015 a panel discussion on the military, policing, legal, commercial and medical aspects of tear gas, both in historic and more contemporary contexts.

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15

Jul
2015

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Project update: With New Eyes I See

On 15, Jul 2015 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

In 2013/14 Cardiff University entered into a partnership with creative marketing firm yello brick to build an immersive itinerant documentary experience called With New Eyes I See.

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16

Mar
2015

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Launch of our community research fund

On 16, Mar 2015 | In Project Updates | By Voices

Invitations for applications are now open for members of the Research Network to bid for funding up to a maximum of £15,000 for projects which involve the co-design and co-production of research with community groups around the legacy of the First World War.

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03

Oct
2014

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By Nicola Gauld

New Book: Worcestershire’s War

On 03, Oct 2014 | In Project Updates | By Nicola Gauld

Worcestershire’s War: Voices of the First World War

by Maggie Andrews, Adrian Gregson and John Peters

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Mar
2014

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Launch Preparations Are Underway!

On 11, Mar 2014 | In Project Updates | By Voices

Preparations are underway for the launch of Voices of War and Peace, the University of Birmingham’s new First World War Engagement Centre, an Arts & Humanities Research Council initiative in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The launch will take place on March 21st from 12-2.30pm in the Library of Birmingham’s Studio Theatre.

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