The IWM (Imperial War Museums) and brightsolid, are working in partnership
to create Lives of the First World War – an innovative and interactive digital platform to mark the First World War Centenary. It is part of IWM’s First World War Centenary programme. I’m delighted to be involved as part of the Academic Advisory Group.
I’m excited to announce the launch of our project website to accompany the AHRC funded project ‘The First World War in the Classroom: Teaching and the Construction of Cultural Memory‘ which is part of their ‘Care for the Future’ theme. Take a moment to have a look around – and read our post-symposium report.
An essay I wrote, published in the November edition of Historically Speaking, has been awarded the Jack Miller Center’s Prize for the best essay accepted for publication in Historically Speaking during 2012 in the area of military/diplomatic history. It is entitled, “Popular History and Myth-Making: The Role and Responsibility of First World War Historians in the Centenary Commemorations, 2014-2018”. I’m very grateful for this recognition of my work!
A podcast series that I’ve been involved in has gone ‘live’ on Oxford Podcasts and iTunesU
It features a series of short introductory talks from experts in the field presenting new perspectives on the First World War.
In collaboration with Professor Richard Grayson (Goldsmiths, University of London) I am delighted to announce the launch of a special website to gather information and knowledge about Ireland’s involvement in the First World War. The www.irelandww1.org website project will collate research and event information and act as a networking forum to allow academics, and members of the public and various organisations to introduce themselves to each other. We hope that this website will continue to develop positive working relations and collaborations between academics and non-university led organisations who share the same passion: to enhance public understanding of Ireland’s experience of the First World War.
JISC and Wikimedia UK hosted the first of it’s kind ‘Editathon’ around World War One at the British Library on the 16th June 2012. Academic experts and editors of Wikipedian (Wikipedians) were brought together to create and improve Wikipedia articles on WW 1 topics. The aim of the event was to increase coverage and make the information accurate, consistent, wide-ranging and up-to-date as possible and to build bridges between Wikipedian and academic communities. This video explains more about what we achieved!
I’m delighted to have been selected for the AHRC/BBC collaborative workshop on the First World War held at BBC TV Centre on 20th February. This was done via a competitive application and the final 12 are quite a line-up!
Please follow this link to read my opinion piece on Remembrance Day in Devon and Cornwall’s Western Morning News.