New Perspectives on War Time Experience and Remembrance this Armistice Day

comp picAs part of the University of Oxford’s World War One Centenary programme,  TORCH teamed up with Academic IT Services to launch a WW1 Research competition.

We welcomed proposals from students and early career researchers, from any discipline at the University, to present new perspectives on the War and its impact through either a blog post or short (audio/video) podcast. We also welcomed proposals from college, library and museum staff that tell a story of the University in WW1. We supported selected entries to develop their digital content which would then be featured on some of the University’s global channels, including  Oxford iTunesU and

The entries were judged by a panel of specialists on the First World War and public engagement, and the lucky winner has gained the exciting opportunity to network with experts at the upcoming 2016 International Society for First World War Studies conference.  

We are delighted to announce the results below and share the excellent contributions submitted- free for you to use in your research or teaching:

1st place: Remembering before the End: Death and the Great War’ – a podcast by Alice Kelly

Runner up: ‘A Wordly War: Battle Experiences through the Eyes of African Cultures’  – a podcast by Josephine Niala

Other notable entries:

‘Mancunian Crusaders?’ – a podcast by Daniel Smith 

‘Somerville Hospital: Then and Now’– a blog post by Anne Manuel and Sarah Hughes, Somerville College

‘Weapons of Mass Persuasion: The First World War in Posters‘- a blog post by Nina Kruglikova

‘Decomposing: Debussy and the Trauma Process’– a blog post by Rebecca Henderson

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