Call for Papers Voices of the Home Fronts: Reflections and Legacies of the First World War
The National Archives, the ‘Gateways to the First World War’ and the ‘Everyday Lives in War’ Engagement Centres are hosting a two-day conference on 19 and 20 October 2018 at The National Archives, Kew which will bring together independent researchers, community groups, and academics to discuss the impact of the Armistice as we approach the centenary of the end of First World War.
We are seeking submissions which address First World War Home Front research that has been conducted over the centenary period and invite proposals for conference papers, panels, and workshops on topics which may include, but are not limited to:
* Demobilisation, homecomings, the ‘return to normality’
* New nations and everyday identities
* Veteran politics, charities, sports, clubs and entertainment
* Post war education and work – industrial relations, reconstruction, local and regional economies
* Family and childhood
* Local party politics
* Faith and belief
We particularly encourage submissions from independent researchers, institutions, and community groups.
Submissions should be received by Monday 30 April 2018.
Find out more about the conference and submit a paper: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/call-papers-voices-home-fronts/
Join the conversation on social media: #HomeFrontVoices
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Dear Members and Friends,
On November 13th the final event of the 150th Anniversary Year of the Friends of the New Forest will be held, and we should like to invite you and your members to come. Please share this invitation with your members.
Very kindly, Lord Montagu will be hosting us in the John Montagu Theatre at Beaulieu Motor Museum for an evening of films covering various aspects of local history. The films to be presented by Lord Montagu will include some previously seen favourites, but also newly discovered films of the New Forest including some rare pre-war colour film.
The film show will be held on Monday 13th November:
Doors open 7.00pm, films start at 7.30pm. Entry by ticket only.
There is no charge for tickets, but with much to campaign about in the New Forest this will be a fundraising event for the Friends of the New Forest with a donations collection. So, don’t forget to bring your purses and wallets – for every £5 you give Gift Aid will add a further £1.25
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