Reading Roadshow

On Sunday 10 August, members of the public were invited to Reading Museum to share their family stories and memorabilia from the First World War. Subject experts were on hand to help identify the objects brought in and record the … Continue reading

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Have you got a ‘citizen humanities’ crowdsourcing idea for the Zooniverse?

The Constructing Scientific Communities project, part of the AHRC’s Science in Culture theme, is inviting proposals for citizen science or ‘citizen humanities’ projects to be developed as part of the Zooniverse.org platform. Proposals are welcome from researchers whose work would benefit from … Continue reading

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Letter to an Unknown Soldier: A Unique, Contemporary Form of Community Collection

If you had the chance to write to a soldier serving in World War One, what would you say, considering all your own experience of life and death post 1914 to hand?  As more and more events and exhibitions are being … Continue reading

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‘The Army Children of the First World War’ project

Guest blog by Clare Gibson, Founder of The Army Children Archive (TACA). The Army Children Archive (TACA) [http://www.archhistory.co.uk] collects, preserves and shares information about British army children (the children of career soldiers serving in the British Army) and their history. … Continue reading

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Children of The Great War

Over the last few months we have had the great privilege of working with Age Exchange on their Children of The Great War project. In this London-wide project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Age Exchange lead reminiscence sessions in … Continue reading

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Unlocking Sources – new free online material from the First World War

(cross-posted Education Enhancement Team blog) Looking for interesting material related to the First World War? It is now possible to find archival material, digitised films, and private stories and objects in one place, the new Europeana 1914-1918 platform. The website, … Continue reading

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La Grande Collecte – 70 First World War roadshows in France

In the week including Armistice Day 2013, French libraries, archives and museums are rallying their troops to help the general public share their memories and objects from the First World War. In over 70 locations, heritage professionals will record stories … Continue reading

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A War Diary

98 years ago today, 3 September 1915, Mostyn Williams, a private of the A Company, 11th Batt., ‘The Welsh’ Regiment, picked up his pen and started recording his experiences of active service during the First World War.  First entry: September … Continue reading

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The Baltic Way

On August 23 1989, a 600 kilometer long human chain was created by people joining hands across the three Baltic republics Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, then part of the Soviet Union. Now, in preparation of the 25th anniversary, an initiative … Continue reading

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The Oxford Community Collection Model

Creating a collection through online crowdsourcing and personal interaction. The Oxford Community Collection Model is used to create collections by combining large-scale online crowd-sourcing with personal, individual interaction. The model allows contributors to choose the way they contribute to a … Continue reading

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