Voices of the Home Fronts at The National Archives

Everyday Lives in War Engagement Centre

Welcome to the website of the Voices of the Home Fronts event and conference. This is a partnership between The National Archives and the five national World War One Engagement Centres funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Voices of the Home Fronts is a great opportunity to hear about recent and ongoing research, inspire you to conduct new research and foster collaborations both nationally and internationally. Topics will include military tribunals, conscientious objection, prisoners of war, voluntary organisations, racial and ethnic experiences, life under bombardment, refugees, international home fronts, women’s employment, health, food, dissent, newspapers, literature, profiteering, advertising, fashion, family life and more.


About Us

2016 Conference

Banner Image: L0059548 ‘The Munitions Girls’ oil painting, England, 1918
Credit: Science Museum, London. Wellcome Images
Commissioned by John Baker & Co, this famous oil painting, entitled ‘The Munitions Girls’, shows women working at Kilnhurst Steelworks during the First World War. The artist was Alexander Stanhope Forbes (1857-1947).