Hidden Histories, Hidden Historians Toolkits

The Everyday Lives in War team has often talked about producing a guide to ‘doing history’. But Manchester Histories have produced a toolkit: step-by-step, with lots of practical advice. Includes oral history and what to do with your findings: create an Archive. It is definitely worth checking out these resources (and let us know what you think and whether there’s any need for us to write our own guide!) https://manchesterhistories.co.uk/getinvolved/toolkits – Sarah...

The Stomach for Fighting: Food and the British soldiers of the First World War

Dr Rachel Duffett will discuss the role of food in the lives of soldiers on the Western Front, both as a physiological necessity and a source of psychological comfort. Food is essential for morale and physical performance, but also fundamental to emotional and social identities. This talk will explore its significance to the British Army on the Western Front, relating the story of military provisioning and examining the wider role of food in soldiers’ lives. For more information and to book your place, click...

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: FREE NATIONAL FESTIVAL, COMMEMORATION, CONFLICT & CONSCIENCE, BRISTOL 27-28 APRIL

The festival organisers are looking for: people and groups to contribute talks activist and community groups to put on stalls Other ways of participating (eg performances or music) will be considered – please contact Corinne c.j.painter@leeds.ac.uk to discuss your proposal. Applications to participate (giving a talk, showing a film or performing, for example) should cover the following: Name of applicant (eg community group, local historian, academic, campaigning organisation, activist, artist and performer) Contact details (email, phone number) Any websites associated with the applicants If relevant title of talk or other contribution Short description of your talk or other contribution indicating how it is relevant to the themes of ‘Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience’. Max 200 words Any additional requirements in terms of equipment or space, for example. Applications for a stall or exhibition table. We have space for stalls or exhibition tables in the main venue. Either half or full trestle tables (6ft x 2.5ft). As space is limited, we will only generally allocate successful applicants one table for now, but depending on demand we may be able to give you more space. The stalls or exhibition tables can include small ‘pop up’ displays, banners, display boards or interactive media (projectors/lap tops), assuming these are suitable for the space allotted. To apply please let us know: Name of applicant (eg community group, local historian, academic, campaigning organisation, activist, artist and performer) Contact details (email, phone number) Any websites associated with the applicants If relevant title of the display or exhibition Short description of how your stall or exhibition is relevant to ‘Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience’. Max 100 words If you...