A research seminar and networking event for anyone interested in researching the history of the Great War, organised by the Gateways to the First World War Public Engagement Centre and the University of Chichester.
If you are interested in researching the history of the First World War, either on a professional basis, as a member of a community group or as an individual, you are warmly invited to our research afternoon 'Researching Lives of the Great War'. Focusing on the Great War in Sussex you will be able to find out more about three local projects which have received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as hearing more about the support the Fund and the Gateways Centre can offer to projects that focus on the centenary of the war, and a talk from a Chichester historian on researching Graylingwell War Hospital.
12:00 – 1.00: Lunch
1:00 – 1.15: Welcome and introduction to Gateways Centre
1.15 – 2.00: Heritage Lottery Fund presentation and questions
2.00 – 2.45: Chris Kempshall, Project Officer, First World War Commemorations, East Sussex County Council: “Locating East Sussex in the First World War”
The County of East Sussex was, in many ways, located between the Home Front and the Western Front. It had a hugely important role in maintaining the army abroad and defending the country. This talk will examine how the memory of the War has changed in East Sussex and how the East Sussex First World War Project has approached the centenary in the region.
2.45 – 3.15: Tea break
3.15 – 3.45: Clare Hankinson, Fabrica: 'The Boys on the Plaque'
3.45 – 4.15: Veronica Stephens, Zap Arts: 'Home Fires'
4.15 – 4.45: Katherine Slay, West Sussex Record Office: 'Graylingwell War Hospital, 1915-1919'
4.45 – 5.00: General discussion/networking.
5.00 End of event at the university.
Book your place at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/researching-lives-of-the-great-war-tickets-17830744236.
5.30: The Legacy of Conflict: A Debate at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester.
100 years after the end of hostilities the legacy of WW1 is still a divisive subject. A panel of experts discuss the ongoing cultural impact of the Great War through W. Somerset Maugham’s For Services Rendered.
Places are free to attendees but must be booked through the theatre in advance.
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