Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents during the First World War

Useful Links

Behind Their Lines: Poetry of the Great War
On this blog, Professor Connie Ruzich shares lesser known poetry of the First World War, described by her as ‘lost voices and faded poems’.

Brighton and Hove Museums & Royal Pavilion exhibitions
There are various current and upcoming exhibitions and projects at Brighton & Hove’s Museums and the Royal Pavilion. Information on these can be found on these pages.

One of our Associated Partners, the Flemish-Dutch House deBuren (‘the neighbours’) presents beauty and wisdom of the Low Countries, and offers a platform for debate about culture, science, politics and society in Flanders, The Netherlands and Europe.

Deutches Literatur Archiv Marbach
One of our Associated Partners, Deutsches Literatur Archiv in Marbach (DLA) is one of the most important literary institutions worldwide.

EFG1914 Project
A portal to c.2900 historic films relating to the First World War, including newsreels, documentaries, fiction and propaganda.

Empire, War & Faith: The Sikhs and World War One
Free exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London from 9 July until 28 September 2014.

English Words in War-Time Project
This tracks in ‘real time’ the emerging lexical history of war-time language on the Home Front and the reporting of war as documented by the rector Andrew Clark from August 1914 to 1918.

Europeana 1914-1918
Presenting untold stories and official histories of WW1, this allows you to explore stories, films and historical material about the First World War and contribute your own family history.

EYE Film Institute
One of our Associated Partners, the EYE Film Institute Netherlands is a sector-wide institute that supports Dutch national cinema culture.

Feeling War
An exhibition at our Associated Partner, Museum Europäischer Kulturen, which explores various wartime emotions. Runs from 27 June 2014 until 28 June 2015.

Forgotten Heroes
An online exhibition dedicated to sharing the story of the North African men who served on the Western Front.

Gefangene Bilder. Wissenschaft und Propaganda im Ersten Weltkrieg
An exhibition on North African prisoners-of-war at Historisches Museum Frankfurt from 11 September 2014 until 15 February 2015.

The Great War in Africa Association
The Association brings together researchers of the Africa campaigns, directs those with an interest in the campaigns with to relevant source information, provides those in Africa with an understanding of their heritage, and remembers those countries affected by the campaigns.

The Guardian First World War 100 Years On
This British newspaper publishes stories about the First World War 100 years on.

The Imperial War Museum First World War Galleries
One of our Associated Partners, this part of their site provides information on the displays and exhibitions at the Imperial War Museum in London that relate to the First World War.

In Flanders Field Museum
One of our Associated Partners, the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres is a well visited museum on the First World War with a focus on war experience and cultural encounters in war.

International Society for First World War Studies
The Society is an international network of scholars that supports the historical study of the First World War.

Legacies of War (University of Leeds)
This First World War centenary project works with people and organisations in Leeds, the UK and internationally to explore the legacies of the First World War.

Lautarchiv der Humboldt-Universität Berlin
One of our Associated Partners, the Soundarchive of the Humboldt University hosts an acoustic collection of approximately 7500 shellac records, wax cylinders and recording tapes. The recordings document voices of celebrities from the beginning of the 20th century, prisoners of war during WWI and a comprehensive collection of German and other European dialects.

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
Founded in 1964, the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives is a leading repository for research into modern defence policy in Britain.

Make Way for Democracy!
A partnership between the National WW1 Museum and Memorial (Kansas City, USA) and the Google Cultural Institute, this online exhibition portrays the lives of African Americans during the war through a series of rare images, documents, and objects.

Making War, Mapping Europe
A collaborative research project funded by HERA, asking the question ‘to what extent did military cultural encounters help to shape collective perceptions of ‘the self’, ‘the other’, of Europe and of its borders in the period between 1792 and 1920?’

Museum Europäischer Kulturen
One of our Associated Partners, this museum has around 280,000 objects to reflect everyday life in Europe, with an emphasis on Germany, from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Stichting ‘De jazz van het bankroet’
One of our Associated Partners, De Jazz van het Bankroet is a Dutch foundation that works with other institutions in order to create multimedia productions, such as film, theatre, books, DVDs, and websites.

World War I in Africa Project
This initiative tells the story of the involvement of Africans in the First World War.