The Devil’s Porridge Museum have recently embarked on an ambitious new project called ‘The Miracle Workers Research Project’, which aims to find out more about the 30,000 individuals involved at HM Factory Gretna during the First World War. Research Assistant Laura Noakes tells us more in this guest blog post.
In this guest post Dr Diana Wilkins tells us about the stories uncovered as part of the project Shalom Sussex: The Jewish Community in WW1, for which she was the research co-ordinator.
This guest blog post by Sarah Gambell, a PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow, reflects upon the importance of the 'Mapping the Centenary' database amidst the challenges of long-term digital preservation.
A 19-metre-long section of brick wall near the waterfront in Southampton, known as ‘The D-Day Wall’ still bears the graffiti left by US troops, 76 years ago. SSN Member Helen Wallbridge, from the Maritime Archaeology Trust, tells us about a project to research and preserve it.
This guest blog post by Dr Ann-Marie Foster, a historian based at Queen's University Belfast, reflects on the value of our 'Mapping the Centenary' database and portal to future academic researchers.
SSN Members and researchers Linda Parker and Katherine Quinlan-Flatter share different perspectives of the British bombing of the German city of Karlsruhe, in the Second World War. In this post, Linda shares her research using British sources.
SSN Members and researchers Linda Parker and Katherine Quinlan-Flatter share different perspectives of the British bombing of the German city of Karlsruhe, in the Second World War. In this post, Katherine shares her research from the German point of view.
Over the past year, IWM Conservators have worked with the Transforming IWM London (TIWML) team to complete ‘mock-ups’ of the showcases going into the new Second World War and Holocaust galleries – this blog post gives a summary of the work involved.
Find out how a chance descent into a 1950’s Cold War Bunker on the North Sea Coast, inspired SSN Member and photographer Lee Karen Stow to uncover the stories of the women who worked there.
In this guest blog Patrick Eakin Young, Director & Dramaturg, discusses a Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme (SWWHPP) workshop reflecting on artistic responses to and working creatively with challenging histories in cultural spaces.