In the second article of the 14-18 NOW Project series, I explore the range of 'legacies' created by the Nissen Hut.
In this opening entry of a subsequent three-part blog, we hear from another two commemorative projects that have contributed listings towards our digital portal, 'Mapping the Centenary'. Respondents offer insight into the topics of their respective activities, what they sought to achieve, as well as sharing some ‘best practice’ tips based on their own experiences.
Collaborative Doctoral Partnership student Ellis Keeber writes about his experience of using IWM’s Research Room for his PhD exploring the British Sector of Berlin during the period 1945-1971.
In 2020, IWM initiated Digital Futures, a five year project to digitise 1.8 million films, photographs and sound recordings and slow down the degradation of 6.8 million items by freezing, isolating or refrigerating them. This mass preservation project is digitising some of our most vulnerable media from the Cold War era.
SSN member and archivist Heather Needham provides advice on researching local war memorials, based on her work at Hampshire Archives and Local Studies.
SSN member Tayler Cresswell shares details of a project working with young people, to explore women’s experiences of the First World War and how the War affected their mental health.
SSN Member and filmmaker Jason Davidson tells us about the process of creating a series of four short films, utilising the voices of veterans to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
What relevance do the 14-18 NOW projects have after the centenary? Through monthly project spotlights, I intend to find out.
The chance find of an evocative photograph launched SSN member and researcher Dr Frances Hurd on a quest, to trace the lives and deaths of ten men and their family before and after the First World War.
In this second instalment of Case Studies from our 'Mapping the Centenary' portal, two more projects tell us about the work they completed during the 2014-2018 First World War centenary. Both reveal additional information about the scope of their activities, what they learned along the way, and offer some future advice drawn from their experiences.