Conference: Researching the Impact of the First World War on the Highlands and Islands [Inverness]

10 March 2017, Starts: 10:30, Ends: 16:30

Researching the Impact of the First World War on the Highlands and Islands

One day conference at Highland Archive Centre, Inverness

High Life Highland and the University of the Highlands and Islands are co-hosting this open and free study day with the First World War Centenary Partnership, led by Imperial War Museums, and Gateways to the First World War. The aim of this event is to bring community and academic audiences together to learn more about current research on the impact of the First World War on the Highland and Islands, the archival and digital resources available to those planning to conduct their own research and centenary funding opportunities for community projects. It will also provide an opportunity for organisations to reflect on centenary activity so far in order to shape and inform future work, and will provide opportunities for discussion about best practice, planning for forthcoming anniversaries and networking.

Booking for this event is essential. To secure a place book here:



10:30 Registration and refreshments

10:45 Welcome and Introduction to the day from FWWCP/IWM

11:00 Iain Robertson. Land Legacies: the enduring impact of the First World War on Highland land issues.

11:30 Tom Greenshields. The Highland Soldier in the First World War.

12:00 Maureen Kenyon. Did the Highland Suffrage Campaign prepare and encourage local women to play an active role in the First World War?

12:30 Q and A panel

12:45 Short break

12:55 Alison Mason from Highland Archive Centre Inverness regarding available resources

13:15 Gill Bird from The Highlanders Museum, Fort George regarding available resources

13:35 Lunch, networking and First World War Exhibition.

14:35 Charlotte Czyzyk, Lives of the First World War

14:55 Film screening from HLF regarding funding opportunities.

15:00 Break out into round table sessions organised by FWWCP and project development meetings with Gateways and Living Legacies

16:15 Back to room and closing remarks

16:30 End

Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), The Goods Shed, The Old Station, Strathpeffer, Ross-Shire, Scotland IV14 9DH
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