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Information on the latest activities from the Voices of War and Peace engagement centre.

 

Our Community Research Fund has now opened. The fund is open to academics who are working in collaboration with community groups and up to £15,000 can be applied for.

Please see the website for further details including deadline dates: http://www.voicesofwarandpeace.org/2015/03/16/launch-research-fund/

Conference: Nonconformist Responses to the First World War

Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham 15-16 September 2015

Booking details here: https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/courses.php?action=course&id=9733

Conference: Being Young in World War One

Manchester Metropolitan University

6-7 November 2015

Call for papers deadline extended to June 1

Further details:

http://www.hssr.mmu.ac.uk/mcrh/ww1/beingyoung/

 

Canadian Letters & Images Project

The Canadian Letters and Images Project is an online archive of the Canadian war experience, from any war, as told through the letters and images of Canadians themselves. Begun in August 2000, the Project is located in the Department of History at Vancouver Island University. Through the digitization of contemporary letters, diaries, photographs, and other related materials, the Project permits Canadians to tell their story, and Canada’s story, through their own words and images. It is history without a lens of interpretation by the present.

More information here

Event

Madge: Mrs Alfred Watt, founder of the WI

Join us for this fascinating talk by Linda Ambrose, Professor of History, Laurentian University, Ontario on 22 May at 4-6pm, St Andrews Church Centre, Pershore

Booking is essential. Email Jenni Waugh at [email protected] to reserve your place.

This event is part of the World War One in the Vale community research project.

An Introduction to Oral History

9 June 2015

City Campus, University of Worcester

This self-contained day course, organised jointly by the British Library Sound Archive and the Oral History Society, aims to be an informal and practical introduction to oral history interviewing with an opportunity to handle recording equipment and discuss some of the issues around oral history, life stories and memory.  Places are limited to twelve per day course and demand exceeds available places, so please apply early.  No previous experience of oral history is required.  Each course is led by one of the BL/OHS-accredited trainers.

For a full programme of the day and a booking form visit the OHS training webpage (http://www.ohs.org.uk/training.php?trg=1) or contact Emily Hewitt on 020 7412 7404 or [email protected]

Research network member Alison Ronan from Manchester Metropolitan University took part in two recent events. The first event explored the Open Letter to German and Austrian women (published in Jus Suffragii in the winter of 1914 and signed by 101 suffrage, socialist and pacifist women including a number from Manchester) and considered it as a possible catalyst for the emerging women’s peace movement.

In March a second event looked at Manchester women’s involvement in The Hague International Congress of Women in April 1915. A film called These Dangerous Women (available on YouTube) made by the Clapham Film Unit in conjunction with WILPF was screened. The film was a reconstruction of the failed British delegation to The Hague and has been shown at a number of venues across the UK. An inter-generational film about young women peace activists in Manchester in 1914-1918, narrated by young women today, was also screened. The film, ‘Spin it back’, is available to watch through Manchester’s Archiveplus.

Archive material was available to look at during both events and there is now a small digital exhibition about the peace women in Manchester as part of the Library’s Radical Manchester exhibitions.

Downloadable version:

Voices of War & Peace Engagement Centre Email Update May 2015

Birmingham Centre For Media And Cultural Research

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