Location: Woolf College, Canterbury Campus, University of Kent
A day-long Reflective Workshop - looking at commemorative research projects on the subject of the First World War
The main purpose of this workshop is to bring together a range of community groups, drawn from across the South East, to reflect upon their involvement within their various First World War commemorative activities.
Participants on the day will have a fantastic opportunity to hear a presentation from Professor Sarah Lloyd of the ‘Everyday Lives in War’ Engagement Centre (University of Hertfordshire) on community and academic partnerships around the First World War centenary, followed by presentations from a number of groups who have worked on centenary projects.
Participants will not only have an opportunity to contribute views on their experience of working on a First World War project but can share their thoughts on the wider legacy of the centenary commemorations.
Attending will provide delegates with a chance to connect with fellow volunteers and groups, as well as contribute towards the ‘Reflections on the Centenary: Learning and Legacies for the Future’ research findings.
10:30-11.00: Arrival, coffee, registration
11.00-12.30: Three showcase presentations and discussion of different projects, approaches and experiences:
• Screen South: 100 Miles for 100 Years
• The King’s Theatre, Southsea: Theatres of War
• Apsaras Arts: Every Poster Tells a Story
13.30- 14.30: Keynote lecture. Professor Sarah Lloyd, University of Hertfordshire and Everyday Lives in War: ‘Learning from the Centenary’
'We are now part way through the First World War centenary, so let’s pause a moment to take stock. Numerous community projects have contributed new knowledge about the conflict and its legacies. But it is also clear that some topics are still under-represented and even overlooked: why is this; how many of them will surface over the next few years? If we explore the processes of remembering – and forgetting – the war, we can learn something important about the ways in which 21st-century Britain deals with its pasts and engages with history and heritage.’
14.30-16.00: Discussion groups reflecting on the Centenary.
16.00-16.30: Tea and coffee; final group discussion.
This is a free event, but in order for us to have an idea of numbers attending, please register for the event here
Transport costs for members of Centenary project teams can be covered.
For more details about this event please contact Dr James Wallis: firstname.lastname@example.org
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