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January 2018

A County of Soldiers

January 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you interested in Military History? You may like to attend this end of project celebration at HALS on the 18 January 2018. There is also a chance to see previously unseen war photographs and documents and to hear a talk on Local Military History by Professor Richard Grayson from Goldsmiths College.  

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November 2019

Legacies of the First World War Festival: Legacy, Impact and Next Steps

November 7, 2019

7 NOVEMBER 2019: Woburn House Conference Centre, Tavistock Square, London A final conference which will explore ‘Legacy, Impact and Next Steps’ Registration (for free participation) not yet open – please keep checking back for updates We are delighted to announce the dates for our Legacies of the First World War Festivals, which will be jointly hosted by the five AHRC-funded WW1 Engagement Centres and held across the UK in 2019. We welcome community organisers, heritage and creative workers, academics, local…

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Living Legacies of the First World War: The North East and Beyond

November 12, 2019 - November 16, 2019

Living Legacies of the First World War: The North East and Beyond University Gallery (Sandyford Building), Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST This exhibition presents the outcome of several projects that have investigated hitherto unexplored dimensions and legacies of the First World War, with a particular focus on links between the North East of England and wider national or international elements. There are two strands to the exhibition. One element concerns military connections between the North East and overseas…

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Beyond Remembrance: Pacifism in the aftermath of war 1919.

November 30, 2019

This event marks the centenary of the final convention of the No Conscription Fellowship; Conscientious Objectors who, with their supporters, had provided the principal opposition to war during the five years of its existence. Who were the war resisters and what became of them? Why was the NCF disbanded? What is their legacy and impact for peace and civil rights down to the present day? Films, speakers and discussion will explore these questions and more. The gathering that formally closed…

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December 2019

Shalom Sussex Symposium – Jewish people in Sussex in WWI

December 10, 2019

Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is hosting a one day symposium for the Shalom Sussex – Jewish People in WWI project on 10th December 2-7pm. This event is free to attend. Speakers include – Dr Gideon Reuveni – Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, and Professor Mark Connelly a specialist in Jewish memorialisation post-WWI and Jewish veterans in the 1920s. Event timings: 2.15pm: Shalom Sussex Project Manager introduction 2.30pm: Dr Gideon Reuveni – Director of the Centre…

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