About the Project

The Legacies of War Centenary project is run by colleagues at the University of Leeds who have research interests in different aspects of the First World War.

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Themes

We have five main themes: Yorkshire and the Great War, Culture and the Arts, Science and Technology, War and Medicine and War and Resistance.

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Resources

We have made use of a wide range of sources and archival materials in order to produce a wealth of historical and cultural resources.

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About the Project

The Legacies of War Centenary project is run by colleagues at the University of Leeds who have research interests in different aspects of the First World War, and is partnered with Gateways to the First World War. The 2014-18 centenary of what was referred to at the time as the ‘Great War’ is a time for reflection and debate about what happened during the war and what its profound and long-term consequences were. Members of the Legacies of War project are participating in and helping to coordinate a series of events and activities that are taking place across Leeds in 2014-18 in theatres, cinemas, museums, galleries and at the University. These events commemorate and explore different histories of the First World War, and examine its multiple historical, cultural and social legacies. There is a exciting and varied programme of events that responds to widespread public interest in this crucial period of our history.

For more information, see the About Us page, or email us at legaciesofwar@leeds.ac.uk

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Professor Lucy Noakes, University of Essex ‘Dying for the nation: death, grief and commemoration in interwar Britain’ All seminars begin...

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Anna Hammerin and Julie Moore, Everyday Lives in War, University of Hertfordshire “Nothing for lunchbox: reclaiming the story of ‘the...

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Many of women’s roles in the First World War – as nurses, munitions workers or members of the newly formed auxiliary services of the armed forces - are well-known. But what impact did this work have on women’s lives? How did they remember the war? This talk by Professor Alison Fell (University of Leeds) will look at a range of examples of women from different backgrounds to consider the impact of war service on women’s lives in the 1920s and 1930s.

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In this talk Dr Jessica Meyer (University of Leeds) traces the journey that wounded British soldiers went on from the front line, through a variety of sites of medical care-giving, to recovery in convalescent hospitals on the home front. She looks at the different types of care-givers, both men and women, they encountered along the way, as well as significant medical technologies that helped to save lives throughout the war.

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Joyce Branagh has written a new play – Boomtime Gals – based on research carried out by residents of Oldham...

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Consensus and dissent in war time Leeds, 1914-1918: a case study of two Leeds City Council members  According to a...

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Care After the First World War 9-11 April 2018 University of Leeds For more details see http://menwomenandcare.leeds.ac.uk/events/care-after-the-first-world-war/call-for-papers/ The end of...

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A service to commemorate 100 years since Staff Nurse Nellie Spindler was killed Nellie Spindler

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In September 2016 the Legacies of War team were contacted by Graham Wright, whose grandfather Reginald Wright was killed on...

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Graeme Gooday, Jessica Meyer, and Alison Fell, all from the Legacies of War team, delivered a series of lectures in Autumn 2018 at the Central Library in Leeds about their First World War research on telecommunications, medicine and women.

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Tracing Belgian Refugees is a new project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and run by colleagues from the University of Leeds, Leuven and UCL. Are you interested in the history of Belgian refugees in the UK during the First World War? Have you been involved in researching them in your local area? Maybe you have family stories or objects that you’d like to share? Come along to the first of our UK workshops, where you will get to know the database, and have the opportunity to meet other people in your area who are interested in this history. Monday 17th December, 1-5pm at Central Library Manchester.

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On 17 November 2017, the University of Leeds hosted a conference and exhibition on 'Nurses at the Front Line of Wound Care'. T

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Hilde Kramer: a revolutionary in Munich, Moscow and Yorkshire stars in a revolutionary new play touring Yorkshire this Autumn. The...

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