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'Music in the First World War' : Networking Event

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Research Networking Meeting  Gateways to the First World War is delighted to host this networking event. It is open to everyone interested and/or engaged in researching the history of music and musicians of any nationality on the home and fighting fronts 1914-1918.  Speakers will include researchers working on projects funded by the Arts and Huma…


Recovering First World War Theatre

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A nationwide community project researching war plays written and performed during the Great War.   Are you interested in the First World War?   Do you like learning about theatrical and cultural history?   Would you like to research long-lost plays?   Are you looking to develop new skills?   If so, then here is a chance to be part of an e…


Visiting and Revisiting the battlefields, 1919-1938 by Prof. Mark Connelly

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Throughout the Great War the battlefields and the hinterland behind them held a fascination for people. Trying to understand what the major theatre of operations was actually like remained a preoccupation of huge numbers of British people for fairly obvious reasons: family members and friends were fighting and dying out there and often their own wo…


FREE EVENT: Discovering the First World War in Yorkshire and the Humber

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  Are you currently involved in a project to commemorate the First World War centenary? Are you considering applying for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund? We would like to invite you to a free Discovery Day to learn more about the war and its legacies, hear about other local projects, and share your own experiences. Staff from the HLF wil…


'Visiting and Revisiting the Battlefields' Launch Event 8 February 2018

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Join us for a free event at Westgate Hall, Canterbury, to launch two new booklets exploring the history of First World War battlefield visits during the 1920s and 1930s. Book your free place here. The booklets are the result of the Visiting and Revisiting the Battlefields crowd-sourcing project devised by Professor Mark Connelly and supported by …


FREE EVENT - The Zeebrugge Raid: Creating A Legend: 11 May

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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 Connel…


First World War Day in Walthamstow Village

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The First World War Day in Walthamstow Village event is the outcome of a partnership between East London Western Front Association, Waltham Forest: Vestry House Museum and St Mary’s Church. This is the second time we have worked together on a the First World War Day in Walthamstow Village Last year in May 2017, the First World War Day in Walthams…


FREE: Study Day in Canterbury 'Culture in Captivity: Prisoners of War and Internees during the First World War'

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Join Gateways to the First World War for a free study day at Westgate Hall, Canterbury, exploring the experiences of Prisoners of War and civilian internees during the First World War, with historians Professor Matthew Stibbe (Sheffield Hallam University), Dr Oliver Wilkinson (University of Wolverhampton) and Dr Emma Hanna (University of Kent). Du…


FREE ADMISSION: Hidden Culture in Captivity Lecture & Concert: Prisoners of War 1914-1918

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You are invited to Westgate Hall, in the heart of Canterbury to experience a unique Lecture and concert on Prisoners of War 1914-1918. This is a collaboration with Gateways to the First World War (University of Kent), sponsored also by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Written and devised by local historian, researcher and violinist Mary …


FREE EVENT: Hidden Culture in Captivity Workshop for all ages

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Join us for an explore and discover workshop for all ages. Find out about the varied experiences of prisoners of war, help us unearth their stories and connections to Canterbury. Create your own stories, role play and make your own artefacts using different materials. Free admission, refreshments available, open to all ages - 11am-2pm Book >…


FREE EVENT: 'Looking Back: Looking Forward: Reflections on the First World War Centernary'

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  Reflecting on the First World War centenary There has been a great variety of commemorative activity over the last four 'centenary' year. What is its legacy?  Various people who have been closely involved with the centenary will explore the themes of remembrance, commemoration, legacy and learning in a series of hosted discussions. Programme:…


Announcing the First World War Seminar Series, 2018-19

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In Flanders Fields Museum, Gateways to the First World War and the University of Kent present a series of eight seminars in Canterbury and Ieper, free and open to all.   Canterbury seminars will take place in Eliot Lecture Theatre 2, Eliot College, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NS, from 6pm.   Ieper seminars will take place in Reading Ro…


'The Great War and the English Folk Revival: Class, Gender and the Souls of Dead Warriors' : 25 October

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Georgina Boyes is an independent researcher. She will be talking on 'The Great War and the English Folk Revival: Class, Gender and the Souls of Dead Warriors' This paper examines the ways in which the First World War and its consequences were dynamics in changes in English Folk Revival  and how they continue to influence culture today. A Folk Rev…


FREE: 'Football and the British Army in the Great War: Myths and Reality' with Dr Iain Adams

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This free event will explore the history of football in the First World War and commemorating the centenary of the Armistice with a football match dedicated to peace. To mark the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, University of Kent staff will play a football match and officially twin a sports pitch with the Flanders Peace Fi…