Welcome to Reflections on the Centenary of the First World War: A research survey into centenary activities since 2014

Project leaders: Professor Lucy Noakes (University of Essex), Dr Emma Hanna (University of Kent), Professor Lorna Hughes (University of Glasgow), Dr Catriona Pennell (University of Exeter), and Dr James Wallis (University of Essex)

Thank you for agreeing to participate in this survey which will take around 20-30 minutes to complete.

If you would prefer to complete this survey in paper hardcopy, please contact Professor Lucy Noakes at L.Noakes@essex.ac.uk with your postal address and we will send one out to you.

What is the survey about?

This survey aims to work with communities to better understand how the British public have engaged with the centenary of the First World War since 2014.

Why should I take part in the survey?

By participating in the survey you are providing us with the chance to both record and reflect on your involvement with specific community research projects. It represents an opportunity to contribute your views, thoughts and opinions on the wide-ranging experiences of First World War-related activities nationwide as part of an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded research project. 

How will the survey contribute to research?

Our research will be of direct benefit to all individuals, groups and community projects who wish to engage in historical commemoration and co-production of research in the future. The results will also help academics gain insight into the different ways the British public have engaged with the centenary of the First World War, particularly through community-led activities and projects. This will help us to learn lessons from the conflict’s centenary, to further our understanding of commemorative events, and to provide guidance for future equivalent events.

Where can I find out more about the survey results?

Findings will be shared at regular intervals, both online and at research events – stay updated by keeping an eye on our Twitter feed (@Reflections1418) and our project website. A final project report will be released in 2020.

Can I be involved in the project beyond filling in the questionnaire?

Should you be interested in participating in a follow-up focus group or interview, you will be able to state your contact details at the end of the questionnaire, or you may contact us directly.

Professor Lucy Noakes, Rab Butler Chair in Modern History, University of Essex (L.Noakes@essex.ac.uk)

Dr Catriona Pennell, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Exeter (C.L.Pennell@exeter.ac.uk)

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