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Researching Entente Allies Symposium

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13/01/2017 11:45 am - 5:00 pm National Archives, Bessant Drive, Richmond

The centenary of the First World War has raised new questions about how the encounters and relationships the allied forces had, within and without of the military during conflicts across the twentieth century. This symposium brings together academics and community groups working on the First World War and its aftermath to think about where and how we research the experience of the entente allies during the conflict. From the relationships between British and American troops to the colonial troops mobilized by the British and French Empires to the prisoner of war camps that became places of inter-allied contact, the speakers reveal some of the unexpected and unusual methods and stories contained in the archives. This will be an opportunity to pose your questions to experts and get advice on how to research these histories.

Key Speakers include Dr Sam Edwards (Manchester Metropolitan University), Prof Alison Fell (University of Leeds), Dr Chris Kempshall (Goldsmiths, University of London), Anna Maguire (Imperial War Museum and King’s College London), Dr Alexia Moncrieff (University of Leeds) and Dr Oliver Wilkinson (University of Wolverhampton).

For more information please contact Dr Chris Kempshall chriskempshall@gmail.com or telephone 01273 606755.

Booking is required for this free event, which is being held at The National Archives. Access queries can be directed to 020 8876 3444 or complete the online form.

The Symposium is organised by Gateways to the First World War, an AHRC Funded WW1 Engagement Centre. These centres have provided a wide range of engaging community activities since 2014, helping to commemorate WW1.

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