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AHRC launch Beyond the Trenches

Date: 24/03/2014

As part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, the AHRC have launched a blog reflecting on arts and humanities research into the war.

The AHRC, in partnership with IWM, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the BBC and other organisations, is working to ensure that arts and humanities research plays a central role in the commemoration, bringing new perspectives and interpretations to bear on our understanding of the War and its legacy, sparking contemporary resonances and inspiring public interest. Beyond the Trenches: Researching the First World War will provide an informal and accessible space to communicate activities, events, broadcasts and short reflections, and will showcase the diversity and excellence of academic research into this century-defining period.

The AHRC-funded initiatives that will feature on the blog include the activities of the five World War One Engagement Centres established in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the World War One at Home project in partnership with the BBC, as well as varied research projects funded under existing AHRC schemes. Find out more about the AHRC's research on World War One and its legacy.

Recent posts include an AHRC-funded BBC advisor reflecting on field work at a munitions factory site in Coventry, and an introduction from the Voices of War and Peace First World War Engagement Centre launched in Birmingham last week.

Visit the Beyond the Trenches blog at www.beyondthetrenches.co.uk.

For more information, contact Alex Pryce, 01793 416025 a.pryce@ahrc.ac.uk

Notes to editors

  • Contact details for WW1 researchers are available in the AHRC’s Experts List
  • The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: ancient history, modern dance, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, English literature, design, the creative and performing arts, and much more. This financial year the AHRC will spend approximately £98m to fund research and postgraduate training in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. www.ahrc.ac.uk
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