Not far from the Front: Discovering the First World War in the South East.
10.00am – 4.00pm, 26th May 2017. Hastings Museum.
Are you interested in doing something to commemorate the centenary of the First World War in the South East of England? Do you want to find out more about unfamiliar parts of the war, and how you can get help from researchers to investigate the aspects of the conflict that interest you? If you have thought of applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund's First World War: Then and Now grant programme and need help shaping a project, or if you are coming to the end of a funded project and are looking for inspiration for another, then this information event is for you.
Gateways to the First World War and The Centre for Hidden Histories are working in collaboration with the Heritage Lottery Fund South East team to host this free and open First World War information event on 26th May 2017 at Hastings Museum from 10.00am – 4.00pm. Booking is essential (see below). We might be able to offer help with travel expenses for community groups to attend this event. You can make a request for this when booking.
10am Registration, tea and coffee.
10:30 Welcome from Catherine Harvey (Hastings Museum) and Dr Lucy Noakes (Gateways to the FWW)
10:40 Professor Mark Connelly (University of Kent) and community volunteers on the 'Battlefields Revisited' project.
11:00 Dr Chris Kempshall (East Sussex County Council and Goldsmiths, University of London) on The impact of the First World War on the South East.
11:20 Susanne Crosby (Sound Architect Creative Media) on two HLF funded projects 'The Day Sussex Died' and 'Twelve and Sixpence'.
11:40 Catherine Harvey (Hastings Museum) on the 'Hastings Remembers' project.
13:00 Mike Noble (Hidden Histories) on the 'Hidden Heroes of Empire' project.
13:20 Liz Robertson (First World War Centenary Partnership).
13:40 Sarah Wicks (HLF South East) on The First World War: Then and Now Grant.
14:00 Round table discussions regarding project development and FWW project ideas.
There will also be an opportunity to discuss project ideas with engagement centre colleagues, HLF development staff and other community partners in the afternoon.
Gateways and Hidden Histories are two of five First World War Engagement Centre centres based in universities across the UK. They welcome enquiries from individuals or groups wherever they are located and are especially keen to reach out across the South East for this event. They can connect you with university researchers, recommend archives and resources, advise on documenting and sharing your project and direct you to relevant training. Each centre has areas of particular expertise. You can find out more on the First World War Engagement Centres website. http://ww1engage.org.uk
How to book a place at this event:
To attend the session please sign up via the Eventbrite page.