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!
A link to the obituary of R.B. McDowell, who died in August, in The Guardian. I was lucky enough to receive the R.B. McDowell Ussher Fellowship 2003-2006, without which I would not have been able to undertake my doctoral research.