Collaborative Projects

Each of the 5 AHRC First World War Engagement Centres can provide funding to support collaborations between academic researchers and community partners on projects related to the First World War centenary and relevant to the Centre’s specific themes.

Everyday Lives in War has funded thirteen projects (details below). The Centre has now made a final set of awards to members of its Researchers’ Network for community co-production projects. We recently made four more awards and projects should begin in early 2017, to be completed by 31 December 2017.

In Round 1 we funded three projects:

  • Karen Hunt (Keele), ‘The Mid Staffordshire Appeals Tribunal: a window onto everyday life on the Staffordshire home front’, collaboration with Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service.
  • Ingrid Sharp (Leeds) ‘Richmond Castle: Voices of Rebellion. Social Attitudes to Conscientious Objection’, collaboration with English Heritage Trust.
  • Henry French (Exeter): ‘Farming, Fishing and Food Supply in Devon during the First World War’, collaboration with Devon History Society.

In Round 2 a further six projects have been awarded funding:

In Round 3 a further four projects have been awarded funding:

  • Owen Davies, Basketry Then and Now: The FWW basket and willow industries and their legacy (community partner: Basketry & Beyond)
  • Karl Bell, Spiritualist Communities & Wartime Afterlives on the Home Front (community partner: Portsmouth Spiritualist Temple)
  • Caroline Nielsen, ‘Now Walks Like Others’: health disability and medicine during the FWW (community partner: Northampton General Hospital, specifically its archive and materials on the Crippled Children Fund)
  • Jim Beach, Secret Soldiers: the Intelligence Corps in the FWW (shared project with the Hidden Histories Centre; community partner: Military Intelligence Museum)