[slideshow_deploy id=’223′]Photos from the symposium ‘The First World War in the Classroom: A Teacher-Academic Exchange’ held at the IHR, London between 18th and 19th February 2013.


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AHRC grant success for follow-on project

Teaching and Learning War Research Network: Education and Modern Conflict in an International Comparative Perspective

We are pleased to announce that as part of the AHRC’s Research Networking Grant scheme, we have been awarded follow-on funding to continue and expand our investigations into young people’s engagement with and receptivity to the cultural memory messages of the two world wars from an international comparative perspective. This project involves network members from the UK, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada and seeks to open up new dialogues with international researchers and educationalists – at all levels and across a range of institutions (including schools, museums, archives and heritage organisations) – around four key questions:

  1. How do young people think about the past?
  2. How have indigenous and/or ethnic minority histories been integrated into the representation and teaching of the two world wars?
  3. What role does empathy play in the teaching of the two world wars?
  4. How does youth-centered WW1 centenary commemorative activity compare across the British world?

More information will follow about the four events that will be hosted between 2017 and 2019. Click here to visit the new project’s webpages with further information about how you can get involved.

If you have any comments or further inquiries, please get in touch with us at humanities-ww1-teaching@exeter.ac.uk.


July 2014: Please follow this link to read or download our AHRC Project Summary Report (July 2014) which briefly outlines our findings, outputs, impact, lessons learnt, and future plans. Please note: this is a requirement of the funding scheme and is not the same as the final project report below.

June 2014: Please follow the link to read or download our FWW in the Classroom final project report

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We would like to once more thank our fantastic participants, advisors and colleagues for all their input, comments and support, and the AHRC for making this project possible in the first place. Aimed at the broadest possible audience and freely available for download below, the report outlines the major findings to have emerged from our project. It includes an initial executive summary for the more time-strapped reader.

April 2013: Please follow the link to read or download our Official Post-Symposium Report
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May 2013: Please follow the link to a briefer post-workshop report via the Higher Education Academy blog.