Kate Lindsay

University of Oxford
Kate Lindsay, University of Oxford is the Director of World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings. She is also the Manager for Education Enhancement at Academic IT where she also led the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and public engagement initiative Great War Archive. She has eight years experience of in-depth work on World War I digital archives and educational curricula. Kate has a degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, combined with an MSc in Information Systems from the University for Sheffield, and an MSc in Educational Research from the University of Oxford. She is particularly interested in womens' experience of War and the representation of the First World War in popular culture.

International Women’s Day – Women in WWI Resources

It’s International Women’s Day and we have a range of resources to provide some new perspectives on women and World War I. Those familiar with the site may have noticed we do not have a theme entitled ‘women’s experience’. This … Continue reading

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Michael Morpurgo again (cross-post)

Below is a cross-post from George Simmers Research Blog, on Michael Morpurgo’s recent article for the Guardian. It raises questions around the ethics of being flexible with historical accuracy to weave a good story, and opens again the old Literature … Continue reading

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Every day another (hi)story

You may remember that back in April 2012 WW1C ran a live-tweeting experiment to relay the events of the Battle Arras in real time. The initiative aimed to use social media to raise awareness about this historic turning point of … Continue reading

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A ‘World’ War: the global dimensions of World War I

The majority of fighting in the World War I occurred on the Western and Eastern Fronts, however military campaigns occurred across the globe and left a legacy in their wake. We are well aware of the concept of a Western … Continue reading

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Beyond the Archduke: The Origins of World War I

August 4th marks the anniversary of the day Great Britain declared war on Germany. But what were the circumstances that led to the outbreak of this global event? We’ve pulled together the highest quality Open Educational Resources on the Web … Continue reading

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Politics of Sport: The 1920 Olympic Games

The sixth Olympic Games were due to be held in Berlin in 1916. As the war raged on across the globe, an event that traditionally promoted peace and tolerance looked impossible. The majority of the Olympic athletes were from an … Continue reading

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The Battle of Arras: An Image Set on Flickr

The images collected through the @Arras95 Twitter campaign have now been put as group on Flickr. You can download, reuse, adapt and republish these images with attribution and for non commercial gain under the project license. Go to the Arras95 … Continue reading

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@Arras95: Twitter Archive

Between the 9th April and the 16th May we tweeted the Battle of Arras in real time, 95 years after the event took place. With contributions from the Twitter community 2575 tweets were sent about this historic event, surfacing links … Continue reading

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A New Open Resource for the Centenary

World War One: Continuations and Beginnings will surface the highest quality Open Educational Resources (OER) on this historic event through a cross-disciplinary set of thematic collections that reappraise the War in its social, historical and cultural context. Some of the … Continue reading

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Scheduled and Geo-located Tweeting

For our @Arras95 social media campaign we will be tweeting the events of the Battle of Arras, as they happened, 95 years later. If you would like to be a part of the campaign, there are a number of ways … Continue reading

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@Arras95

Contribute. Collaborate. Commemorate. @Arras95 Time Machine. 9th April 2012. bit.ly/H9JwhT #arras95 #ukoer Between the 9th April and 16th May 2012 an experiment in social media will take place. We will tweet the events of the Battle of Arras in real … Continue reading

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The She-Soldiers of World War One

To many, the idea of women in combat was abhorrent during the First World War, far removed from the picture of the ‘ideal woman’ as gentle, nurturing and pacifist. Summed up in a popular 1916 pamphlet allegedly written by A … Continue reading

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Staged Photography and Photography as a Stage

During the First World War there were three main categories of photographer: official, press, and amateur. The role of official photographers was to compile authorised material to document the conflict both on the home and Western fronts. Official photographers were … Continue reading

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Adding Metadata for Bookmarks

When you bookmark a resource for the Resource Library you are asked to fill in a number of fields. Here is some information on how you should format your entries. Title Should be in the format of Resource title | … Continue reading

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Agent-based model: The Spanish Flu

We are building an agent-based model of the 1918 Flu Pandemic. Learners will be able to adjust the parameters of the model to see possible models of the pandemic according to different theories of where it started and if the … Continue reading

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