Historian helps capture legacy of Britain’s WW1 commemorations

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WW1 by University of Kent

A University historian is helping to record details of the events and projects being staged across Britain to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Dr Emma Hanna, of the University’s School of History, is part of a team of academics from four different universities travelling up and down the country to capture the range of projects and the legacies of these for the individuals, groups and institutions taking part.

Led by the University of Essex, the Reflections on the Centenary of the First World War: Learning and Legacies for the Future project will launch on 11 November 2017 with an online survey. Anyone who has taken part in an event or project to commemorate the centenary is invited to take part.

The University of Kent has hosted the Gateways to the First World War centre for public engagement with the centenary which has co-ordinated more than 100 events and projects in the county since 2014.

The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.