Are you involved in a First World War community research project? Are you interested in finding out more about the huge variety of historical records that are available to researchers?
Join us for a free event at the Hampshire Record Office bringing together archives professionals and researchers to share advice on using national, local and online collections to discover more about the First World War. Gather hints and tips on accessing archive material and learn about some of the fascinating records that have survived and can be used to deepen our understanding of wartime lives.
Speakers include: Dr George Hay (The National Archives), Dr Chris Kempshall (University of Kent) Heather Needham (Hampshire Archives and Local Studies) and Sarah Paterson (Imperial War Museums).
The event is aimed at members of community project groups but we welcome anyone with an interest in First World War research.
10:30 – 11:00: Registration and welcome
11:00 – 11:45: Dr George Hay - The National Archives
11:45 – 12:30: Sarah Paterson - Imperial War Museums
12:30 – 13:30: Lunch (Provided at Copper Joe's, a short walk away)
13:30 – 14:15: Dr Chris Kempshall – Newspapers
14:15 – 14:45: Heather Needham– Local archives
14:45 – 15:30: Tea break/Group guided documents viewing with Heather Needham
15:30 – 16:00: Q&A panel with all speakers
Unfortunately there is no public parking for this event apart from two accessible parking spaces (which can be requested when booking), however the park and ride stop is nearby and the station is within walking distance.