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!
Another great review in this week’s THE magazine. Very pleased!
Delighted to see that the book has been reviewed – favourably! – in this week’s TLS.
I’m very excited to announce that my first book has just been published with Oxford University Press!
A Kingdom United draws from a vast array of diaries, journals and newspapers to provide a compelling picture of some of the thoughts, views and conversations of British and Irish people on the outbreak of war. The book challenges preconceptions and assumptions about how ordinary people and elite figures reacted to events and pays special attention to the question of Ireland, demonstrating how the majority of Irish people supported the war and were united in the British cause.
The book was officially launched by Professor John Horne of Trinity College, Dublin at the London Irish Centre, Camden Square, on 23rd March 2012.
Further details of the book, including sample extracts, are available at the Oxford University Press website.
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!
In Dublin for this UCD conference examining the period between the Second Moroccan Crisis in 1911 and the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.
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.
Click here for David Cannadine’s sobering article on proposed reforms to the National Curriculum and history’s place in it, The Guardian, Tuesday 22nd November 2011.
Follow this link to read more about the RHS Centenary Fellowship awarded to me in 2006.
Please follow this link to read my opinion piece on Remembrance Day in Devon and Cornwall’s Western Morning News.