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May 2017

‘Asunder’ The Story of One English Town in the First World War

May 7 @ 7:30 pm

Courtesy of Imperial War MuseumASUNDER a major commemorative WW1 centenary arts event 72 minute poetic documentary film that weaves the largely untold stories of individuals from the North East: Norman Gaudie – a conscientious objector and devout Quaker Robert Hepple – a19 year old soldier shot at dawn for desertion Lizzie Holmes – the first woman in Horden to wear trousers Margaret Holmes – a tram conductress who survived a zeppelin raid Arthur Linfoot – a soldier in the non-combatant Royal Army Medical Corps…

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Oats, Sprats and Barley Bread – Feeding Devon in World War I

May 13
Lecture Theatre,
Streatham Court, University of Exeter EX4 4QJ United Kingdom
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A Symposium presented by Devon History Society, the University of Exeter and the Devon Remembers Heritage Project Saturday 13 May 2017 Lecture Theatre B, Streatham Court, University of Exeter, EX4 4QJ An exhibition of research posters will be shown in the corridor throughout the day Chair: Professor Henry French Click here for more information: Oats Sprats and Barley Bread - 13 May

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Herts at War Talks Series – Mike St Maur Sheil – Fields of Battle – Lands of Peace

May 17 @ 7:30 pm
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After studying Geography at Oxford, in the early 1970's Mike began his life as a photo-journalist by covering 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland. Here he became associated with the New York picture agency, Black Star and over thirty years later he is still in the fortunate position of being paid to do what he loves doing - taking photographs. Mike has visited over 60 countries around the world, working for a wide range of clients such as ABC-TV, BBC, Anti-Slavery…

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Call for Papers – One-day, international symposium examining gender, citizenship and subjectivity in revolutionary Ireland and Europe, 1917-c. 1922

May 26

One-day, international symposium examining gender, citizenship and subjectivity in revolutionary Ireland and Europe, 1917-c. 1922 Friday 26th May, 2017, Trinity College Dublin. In the decades since the cultural and linguistic turns in the humanities, academic and public interest in what personal experience, despite its clear subjectivity, can tell us about the past has increased significantly. The new bottom-up approach which this has engendered has been prominent in the publications, cultural events and official ceremonies marking the centenary of the Great…

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June 2017

WW1 project advice sessions

June 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heritage Learning Room, Floor 4,
Library of Birmingham B1 2ND United Kingdom
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Thinking of applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for support with a project about the First World War? Need some help or advice? Come and discuss your ideas with Nicola Gauld, Coordinator of the Voices of War & Peace WW1 Engagement Centre. Nicola can offer advice on the area that you want to explore, the types of things you might do in the project, the people you might work with and on project planning. Please note that the sessions are…

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Herts at War Talks Series – Professor Gary Sheffield – Gallipoli and the Western Front compared

June 21 @ 7:30 pm
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Gary was educated at Raynes Park High School and the University of Leeds (BA 1982, MA by research 1985) and King’s College London (1994). His academic career started in the Department of War Studies, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1985, working alongside colleagues such as Richard Holmes, John Keegan, David Chandler, John Pimlott and many others. Gary moved on to KCL in 1999 as Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, where he was also Land Warfare Historian on…

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July 2017

Herts at War Talks Series – Gordon Corrigan – 3rd Battle of Ypres

July 19 @ 7:30 pm
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Major Gordon Corrigan MBE was an officer of the Royal Gurkha Rifles before retiring from the Army in 1998. He is now a military historian and the author of numerous books. His television appearances include The Gurkhas, Napoleon’s Waterloo and Battlefield Detectives, and so far he has presented five series on various aspects of military history. He is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Universities of Birmingham and Kent, a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, a Member of the…

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August 2017

WW1 project advice sessions

August 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heritage Learning Room, Floor 4,
Library of Birmingham B1 2ND United Kingdom
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Thinking of applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for support with a project about the First World War? Need some help or advice? Come and discuss your ideas with Nicola Gauld, Coordinator of the Voices of War & Peace WW1 Engagement Centre. Nicola can offer advice on the area that you want to explore, the types of things you might do in the project, the people you might work with and on project planning. Please note that the sessions are…

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Herts at War Talks Series – Dan Hill – The Hertfordshire Regiment in 1917

August 16 @ 7:30 pm
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A Hertfordshire native, Dan has always had a real passion for military history and considers himself incredibly fortunate to have worked since 2008 full-time in the field. Originally at the Imperial War Museum, he founded and now leads the Herts at War Project and has also worked free-lance on many local and national military history projects including 'Hertfordshire - A County at War'. Most recently he was resident historian and historical advisor on the UK’s Somme Centenary commemorations in Manchester…

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September 2017
£160

Pigeon Basket Course

September 22 - September 23
Willow and Wetlands Visitor Centre,
Stoke St Gregory Somerset TA3 6HY
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Copyright: © IWM (FEQ 813). Original source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30028471 A two-day course to make a small double-tiered pigeon basket, a replica of one held by the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Baskets of this type were used in World War One. The course is suitable for those with some basketry experience. Date:  Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September 2017, 10am–5pm Venue: Willow and Wetlands Visitor Centre, Stoke St Gregory, Somerset, TA3 6HY Tutors: Jonathan Coate and…

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