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.
In this first of a two-part blog, we hear from commemorative projects that have submitted listings for our digital portal, 'Mapping the Centenary'. We invited each contributor to reveal greater detail about the topics of their respective project activities, what they sought to achieve, as well as to share a few ‘best practice’ tips based on their experiences.
SSN Member and freelance curator Claire Mead explores the looting of Japanese swords in 1945, and their symbolic value.
Suzanne Bardgett, IWM Head of Research and Academic Partnerships, gives an insight into the research process for her book, Wartime London in Paintings.
SSN Member and author Andrew Hemmings tells us about the chance discovery of a Second World War grave, and his research into the man's story.