World War One At Home is an ambitious, large-scale project that will bring 1400 powerful stories to life – all linked to specific places across the UK – in a way never told before.
It will uncover surprising stories about familiar neighbourhoods where the wounded were treated, where prisoners of war were held and where heroes are buried. In what will be a unique broadcasting event, 1,400 stories (100 stories from each of eleven BBC regions, and the three BBC Nations) will feature on BBC regional TV and Local Radio in England, as well as on national programmes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, starting in early 2014.
The AHRC is funding researchers to work with broadcast journalists in the BBC Regions and Nations to source, select and present stories linked to significant places marking the history of World War I. These stories are planned to be broadcast regionally and nationally during 2014.
The following researchers are working or have worked on the World War One at Home project:
North East and Cumbria
E Yorks and Lincolnshire
- Dr Sally Horrocks and Colin Hyde - University of Leicester
Professor Maggie Andrews and Professor Karen Hunt - University of Worcester and Keele University
Professor Jane Chapman - University of Lincoln
- Professor Mark Connelly - University of Kent
- Dr Derek Patrick and Dr William Kenefick - University of Dundee
- Professor Alastair McCleery - Edinburgh Napier University
- Dr Lester Mason - University of Wales Lampeter
- Dr Gethin Matthew and Dr Gerard Oram - Swansea University
The project will be launched by the BBC on February 24th. Further information, is on the BBC website (opens in new window).
Care for the Future Theme
AHRC involvement in the initiative is being undertaken through its Care for the Future theme which explores how ‘the relationship between the past, present and future shapes our understanding of the world around us.’