A free event at the University of Kent
Gateways to the First World War is launching a new project to investigate the ways in which the famous Zeebrugge raid of 1918 was presented to the British people, using local and national newspapers and magazines as a source.
We would like to recruit a team of volunteers to work with Professor Mark Connelly in exploring the stories relating to the raid.
Join us at this event at the University of Kent to find about more about the project and how to get involved.
10:00 - 10:30: Registration and welcome
10:30 - 10:45: An introduction to the project
10:45 - 11:15: Professor Mark Connelly, 'The Zeebrugge raid and its propaganda signifcance'
11:15 - 11:30: Short break
11:30 - 12:15: Professor Mark Connelly, 'Zeebrugge commemorated'
12:15 - 13:15: Lunch
13:15 - 13:30: Professor Mark Connelly, 'Newspapers in the 1920s and 1930s - their value as sources and ways of interpreting them'
13:30 - 14:00: The British Library digitized newspaper collection
14:00 - 14:15: Short break
14:15 - 15:00: Questions about the project; signing-up session
15:00: Event ends
Find full details of the event and book your place > HERE
For further information please contact Zoë Denness at Z.Denness@kent.ac.uk
Image: The British blockships HMS Thetis, HMS Intrepid and HMS Iphigenia in the mouth of the Bruge Canal at Zeebrugge. © IWM (Q 49164)