Recording the First World War Home Front: a community engagement project

Tuesday 12 November 2019, 5.30PM to 18:45

Speaker(s): Claire Corkill

Home Front Legacy 1914-18 was a community engagement project coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology. The project ran throughout the First World War Centenary (2014-2018) and enabled volunteers to identify and map First World War sites across the UK. The project developed a variety of approaches to encourage individuals of all ages to get involved including an online recording app and searchable site database, educational resources and skills training workshops. This presentation will consider some of the challenges of creating and delivering a publicly led research project and the impact it has made on our understanding of the Home Front.

Claire Corkill joined the Council for British Archaeology in 2016 following the completion of a PhD at the University of York on First World War internment. As Development Manager Claire provides support for a range of CBA projects including the annual Festival of Archaeology, works with our network of regional groups and looks at opportunities to develop new ways to enable more people to get involved with archaeology.

The Council for British Archaeology is an educational charity working across the UK to help people participate in archaeology and ensure the historic environment is protected for future generations.

Location: K/159

Admission: Free

Email: ade506@york.ac.uk