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Visiting and Revisiting the Western Front

Event date Event time Event location
10/02/2017 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Swingland Room, Marlowe Building, University of Kent

This project will uncover stories about battlefield visits during the 1920s and 1930s and map pilgrimage activity. The findings will be published on a public database. As part of the project we will be researching and recording data from material published in British newspapers, local and national, from this period. Each member of the team will work for a minimum of two days in at the British Library exploring its digitized newspaper collections between March and April 2017 to be followed by events showcasing the results of our research.


  • 10am: Registration and welcome.
  • 10.30am: Professor Mark Connelly and Tim Fox-Godden, ‘Battlefield Visiting in the 1920s and 1930s’.
  • 11.15am: An introduction to the project.
  • 12 noon: Lunch.
  • 1pm: Professor Mark Connelly and Tim Fox-Godden, ‘Newspapers in the 1920s and 1930s – their value as sources and ways of interpreting them’.
  • 1.30pm: The British Library digitized newspaper collection.
  • 2pm: Tea break.
  • 2.15pm: Questions about the project; signing-up session.
  • 3pm: Event ends

To register or obtain more information please email gateways@kent.ac.uk or telephone 01227 827310.

The event is being held in the Marlowe Building at the University of Kent. For queries regarding access please email accessibility@kent.ac.uk or telephone 01227 823158.

This project is a Gateways collaboration with the Western Front Association. Gateways is one of the five AHRC funded WW1 engagement centres which have supported a vast range of community engagement activities since 2014.

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