New publication showcases range of WW1 research

A new AHRC publication launched today presents and celebrates the richness and diversity of research into World War One. From the experience of Indian soldiers in the trenches to the role of women in peace campaigns, from Professor Tim Kendall’s work on the composer and poet Ivor Gurney to the coastal war, the publication uncovers a wealth of research funded by the AHRC through different schemes and modes of funding.

Among the other topics covered in the publication are: the role of cartoons in conveying information about the experiences both of soldiers and of those at home; the German naval threat that fuelled the build-up to war; the impact of the war on the Middle East; and projects exploring the significance of the centenary and the ways in which the war is taught in schools. The arts are well represented through an exploration of the work of American painter Horace Pippin and the impact of the war on sculptors such as Ivor Roberts-Jones and Charles Sargent Jagger, while major initiatives such as the AHRC’s collaboration with the BBC, World War One at Home, and the recent launch of the five national WW1 Engagement Centres, a partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund, also play a prominent role.

You can download the publication Beyond the Trenches- Researching the First World War (PDF 17MB, opens in a new window). To request a print copy of the publication, please write to

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