World War One and its Legacy
In 2014 the world marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The centenary represented a significant act of commemoration both in the UK and internationally. The Imperial War Museum is leading activities in this area and the AHRC, in partnership with IWM, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the BBC and other organisations, continues 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.
Now in 2018 we mark the centenary of the declaration of peace which brought the four years of war to an end. Commemorations are taking place around the country, including events, seminars, films as well as blogs submitted by experts and members of the public. Visit our special 'WW1 Centenary news and events' page (link below) to see how you can take part in this special anniversary.
You can bookmark this special section too, with our easy to remember web address: ahrc.ukri.org/WW1.