Accessing Archives: First World War Community Research
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 Gateways to the First World War for a free event at the Institute of Historical Research 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 on 21st September.
The event is aimed at members of community project groups but anyone with an interest in First World War research is welcome.
10:30 – 11:00: Registration and welcome from Dr Helen Brooks (University of Kent)
11:00 – 11:45: Dr George Hay – The National Archives
11:45 – 12:30: Sarah Paterson – Imperial War Museums
12:30 – 13:15: Lunch
13:15 – 14:00: Prof. Mark Connelly – Newspapers
14:00 – 14:45: Dr Chris Kempshall – Local archives
14:45 – 15:00: Tea break
15:00 – 15:15: Heather Needham – Their Name Liveth For Evermore: accessing regimental archives
15:15 – 16:00: Q&A panel with all speakers
Gateways to the First World War have a small budget to assist with travel expenses for members of community project groups attending this event. If you have any questions about the event please contact Zoë Denness at firstname.lastname@example.org. Book tickets here.