Welcome to Everyday Lives in War. We are a team of university-based researchers who are curious about the impact of war on everyday life between 1914 and 1918 and on subsequent generations. We collaborate with communities and groups whose members are interested in similar topics and we look forward to welcoming new partners across the UK. Whether you’re interested in supernatural beliefs, dairy farming, conscientious objectors, what people saw on stage or memories of childhood, we’re keen to work together on new sources of evidence and questions about these and other aspects of the FWW.

You’ll find examples of our work and inspiring stories from community projects on this website. If you have a specific enquiry or would just like to find out more, don’t hesitate to contact us by email on firstworldwar@herts.ac.uk


The latest from the Centre

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Calendar of Events

Centre activities plus selection of community-organised events

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Story Room

Explorations and Discoveries

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Details of Centre Research Interests

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Research your story

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and Suggestions from our mailbag

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