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Voices of War and Peace: the Great War and its legacy

voices@contacts.bham.ac.uk | www.voicesofwarandpeace.org | @Voices_WW1

Voices of War and Peace is led by the University of Birmingham and based in the Library of Birmingham, Europe’s biggest public library. It involves a network of researchers from across the country and as well as exploring the impact of the Great War on communities in Birmingham and the Midlands, the centre focuses on themes of national importance. These themes are:

  • childhood
  • cities at war
  • gender and the home front
  • belief and the Great War
  • commemoration
  • peace and conflict

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How Voices can work with you

The centre will support a wide range of community engagement activities, connecting academic and public histories of the First World War as part of the commemoration of the War’s centenary. Voices of War and Peace would love to hear from you if you have ideas for a First World War project and would like guidance and support. If your topic doesn’t match the centre’s specialisms, they will share your information with the other four Centres and with other partner organisations to see if they can help. Please contact Nicola, the Centre Co-ordinator, and she can match you up with someone from the network. Email her on voices@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Voices of the First World War workshop: creative writing, conflict and reconciliation

Voices of the First World War workshop: creative writing, conflict and reconciliation

Keep in touch

The Voices of War and Peace website is packed with articles and resource materials relating to our specialist areas. Follow us on Twitter for details about events and new research and resources.

About Us

We are based in the Library of Birmingham and led by the University of Birmingham. Voice joint initiative across the Midlands with Birmingham City University, University of Wolverhampton and University of Worcester, and further afield with Cardiff University, University of Durham, Manchester Metropolitan University and Newcastle University. Visit the Voices website for more about our research network, 50 cultural partners and individual researchers.

It is great news to be chosen as the lead for one of the Engagement Centres. The Centre and its attendant projects are about marking a significant event in history, but also offer opportunities for outward looking universities who are members of the Voices consortium to engage with the wider community and build relationships that will be important for the future

Professor Ian Grosvenor

Director, Voices of War and Peace