Remembering and Forgetting: Exploring local commemorations of WW1

Audio and transcripts from the SYTT event held at Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield on 26th April, 2015

Sheffield Hallam University students presenting at the event
Mark Sheridan
Munitions workers, possibly from Firth Browns
Sheffield Archives and Local Studies
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This event enabled local heritage groups and academics to share relevant research and activity relating to World War 1. Associated discussion focussed on the opportunities and challenges for projects, and appropriate ways to commemorate war.

Several of the talks and corresponding transcripts can be found via the links below:

Women in World War 1 by Becky Beal, Craig Beaumont, Diane McNaught and Mariam Maqsood – Sheffield Hallam University Applied History students

The Joys & Challenges of the ‘Courage of Conscience’ Derbyshire History HLF Project by Gertie Whitfield, Freelance Educator – Whitworks

Doncaster 1914-18 At Home, At War by Victoria Ryves, Community and Education Engagement Officer – Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

HLF Funding Advice for WW1 Commemoration Projects by Helen Peacock, Development Officer – Heritage Lottery Fund

Longshaw Remembers: Caring for Wounded Soldiers of the Great War by Thelma Griffiths – volunteer, the National Trust

Sheffield: The Arsenal of the World 1914-1918 by Dr. Merv Lewis – Sheffield Hallam University


To find out more about WW1 commemoration research, projects and events also see:

Imperial War Museum: First World War Centenary 2014-2018 News

BBC timeline: World War One – The global conflict that defined a century

The National Archives – First World War collection

The Western Front Association – The Centenary of the First World War

Centenary News – First World War 1914-1918

Workers’ Educational Assocation blog for tutors – Voices of conflict

This page was added on 21 August 2015.

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