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Gateways to the First World War - regional schedule of events

'Gateways to the First World War' is one of five Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded centres designed to enhance public engagement to mark the centenary of the conflict.  

One of the key aims of the Gateways project is to encourage academics and the wider public to work together to discover connections between the local and the global during the First World War. 

Find out more about the project here.

The Gateways team are running regular events to provide information, support and publicity to First World War commemorative activities.  Take a look at what is planned so far:

Sunday 28th September 2014

Open Day, National Maritime Museum

Tuesday 11th November 2014

'Well-Remembered Voices': Symposium & Play Readings, The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury

Friday 12th December 2014

One day symposium on the Christmas Truce at University of Kent (aimed at general informed audience, A Level students, etc.)

2015 Study Days x4

  • UK Military ancestors (Wed 25th Feb 2015) – University of Kent
  • German and Austrian experience of the First World War (Friday 20th March – date tbc) – University of Kent
  • UK non-combatant services (Society of Friends, YMCA, Nurses, Chaplains) (Friday 26th June – date tbc)
  • Home Front (Friday 20th November – date tbc)

Saturday 18th April 2015 (date tbc)

Family Day in association with the Royal Engineers

25th September 2015

Currently planning to develop an event to commemorate the centenary 

Summer 2016

Performing the War conference.

Other events that may be of interest:

Thursday 16th October - ‘Catastrophe 1914: incident, error, design or none of the above’, talk by Professor Richard Langhorne University of Kent, Canterbury Campus