Many of you will be familiar with the all-encompassing smell of wet dogs and the constant battle to eradicate the aroma from homeware or the boots of cars. The conservation lab has also had its own unique ‘scent related campaign’ recently involving that of a rather potent Second World War dog harness.
Collaborative Doctoral Partnership student Niels Boender writes about his research using IWM’s collections for his PhD exploring Legacies of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Central Kenya, 1956-1975.
In this next tranche of Case Studies from our 'Mapping the Centenary' portal, two further project representatives talk about their work during the 2014-2018 First World War centenary. Both reveal additional information about the scope of the projects they were involved with, insight into what they sought to achieve, and also give some ‘best practice’ tips based on their knowledge.
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.