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Accessing Archives: A study day for First World War community heritage rese...

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Wolfson Room NB01, Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study

Malet Street

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Are you involved in a First World War community research project? Are you interested in finding out more about the huge variety of historical records that are available to researchers?

Join us for a free event at the Institute of Historical Research bringing together archives professionals and researchers to share advice on using national, local and online collections to discover more about the First World War. Gather hints and tips on accessing archive material and learn about some of the fascinating records that have survived and can be used to deepen our understanding of wartime lives.

Speakers include: Prof. Mark Connelly (University of Kent), Dr George Hay (The National Archives), Dr Chris Kempshall (University of Kent) and Sarah Paterson (Imperial War Museums).

The event is aimed at members of community project groups but we welcome anyone with an interest in First World War research.

10:30 – 11:00: Registration and welcome from Dr Helen Brooks (University of Kent)

11:00 – 11:45: Dr George Hay - The National Archives

11:45 – 12:30: Sarah Paterson - Imperial War Museums

12:30 – 13:15: Lunch

13:15 – 14:00: Prof. Mark Connelly – Newspapers

14:00 – 14:45: Dr Chris Kempshall – Local archives

14:45 – 15:00: Tea break

15:00 – 16:00: Q&A panel with all speakers

If you have any questions about the event please contact Zoë Denness at gateways@kent.ac.uk.

We have a small budget to assist with travel expenses for members of community project groups attending this event. Please let us know if you would like us to contact you about this.

Image: Visitors to one of the Imperial War Museum's art galleries at Crystal Palace in May 1921. © IWM (Q 17028)

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Malet Street

Senate House

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WC1E 7HU

United Kingdom

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