Living Legacies, 1914-18The Living Legacies 1914-18 Engagement Centre is a focal point for connecting academic and community researchers interested in how the First World War lives on in the twenty-first century world. The Living Legacies Engagement Centre is a UK-wide research collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast, University of Ulster, Newcastle University, Goldsmiths, University of London, National Library of Wales and National Museums Northern Ireland. The Centre is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) until December 2016.

FWW Research in the School of English at Newcastle UniversityThis page details the extensive research on the First World War that is taking place in the School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics at Newcastle University. Details of selected individual projects can also be found on this site under Projects & Research.

Military Research at NewcastleThis page is maintained by a group of researchers based at Newcastle University, UK, who all research and teach on military and related themes and work primarily in social science discipline areas. Their research, which often touches on the First World War, includes studies of military land use and military geographies, of military landscapes, of the sociology of armed forces and of the ways that military organisations and activities are represented in cultural and social life.

North East Research Forum for First World War Studies: An informal network for First World War researchers based in the North East.


Durham at War: A Durham County Council project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund mapping the story of County Durham and its people in the First World War.

The First World War & Nidderdale AONBA three-year Heritage Lottery funded project led by Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, focusing on the impact of the war on the landscape and communities of Nidderdale.

The North East at War: Website run by The Northern Echo, in association with the Darlington & Stockton Times, the Durham Times, and the Advertiser. Includes a database of over 1,800 soldiers from the region who fought and died in the First World War.

North East War Memorials ProjectThis project, which is a registered charity, has been established to record every war memorial located in the historic counties of Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Durham.

Northumberland at War: An HLF-funded project run by the Northumberland Archives to explore some of the many collections that they hold relating to the First World War. Project volunteers working at Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office and Northumberland Archives at Woodhorn will identify and list content, digitise some of it and promote the use of these collections via social media and a series of community events. They will also share some of the digital content that we create via our project on their Historypin page. Much of this content has been ‘hidden’ in the collections, perhaps within uncatalogued collections, and this project will make it accessible for the first time.

Tynemouth World War One Commemoration ProjectA community-led project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund to commemorate the 2,000 men from the old Borough of Tynemouth who fell in WW1.  Website includes an interactive database of more than 1700 men of the Borough of Tynemouth known to have been killed or died in military service, the Merchant Navy and fishing fleets.

Wor Life 1914-18, Tyne & Wear in the First World WarTyne & Wear Archives and Museums, in partnership with Sunderland Museums & Heritage, present ‘Wor Life, 1914-18’, a series of exhibitions and events which explores the effect of the War on the region and the impact on life on the home front.

Wor War Art Project: The Wor War Project is a unique art project by YMCA North Tyneside exploring the First World War, involving groups of all ages with an exhibition of artwork in 2014.

Wor Women on the Home Front: A Heritage Lottery Funded project exploring the role of women in the North East during the First World War.

WW1 Trench and Folk Art: Working in partnership with Youth Services in Hartlepool, the Heugh Gun Battery and Beamish Museum,  Visual Artist Theresa Easton uses the medium of Mail Art to explore the complex narratives presented in Trench Art and the hybrid nature embedded within the objects.  Brass artillery shells were produced in their millions; they represent the defining weapon of the First World War. This project exchanges Mail Art with international contributors, opening up a cross-cultural dialogue.

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