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 fifteen 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 made six more awards and projects beginning in early 2017, they were 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:
- Barbara Kelly, Royal Northern College of Music: ‘Making Music in Manchester during World War 1’ collaboration with Harry Watson Music Library, Manchester
- Mike Roper, University of Essex: ‘“Meeting in No Man’s Land”. German and British descendants share heritage from the Great War’ collaboration with Age Exchange
- Rachel Muers, University of Leeds: ‘Re-imagining True Social Order: how the aftermath of war shaped Quaker social witness’ collaboration with Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
- Keith Vernon, UCLAN: ‘Beyond the War Memorial: life, work and study in Preston during the FWW’ collaboration with Preston Remembers
- Jane Chapman, Lincoln University: ‘German POWs in Sutton Bridge, Lincs’ collaboration with Long Sutton and District Civic Society
- Andrew Maunder, University of Hertfordshire ‘“After Tipperary: theatrical entertainment and the FWW in Richmond’ collaboration with Orleans Gallery, Richmond
In Round 3 a further six 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)
- Daniel Laqua with Georgina Brewis, British Ex-Service Students and the Rebuilding of Europe, 1919–1926 (community partners: National Union of Students and North East branch of the Workers’ Educational Association).
- Michael Hrebeniak, Lived Experiences of War in Working-Class East Cambridge, 1914-18 (community partners: 100 Years of Coconuts)