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The First World War Research Group

The Defence Studies Department First World War Research Group brings together a wealth of expertise on military, diplomatic, social, and cultural aspects of the conflict. It represents a new and unique collaboration between academics working in different fields, producing work which examines the war from novel and innovative perspectives. Collectively, our research is helping to shape both the academic and public image of the First World War and the group's activities will form an influential part of the national and international First World War centenary commemorations.

Objectives

  • To encourage high-quality research with academic and public impact 
  • To perform a co-ordinating and initiating role for collaborative research projects and the application for research funding
  • To facilitate the organisation of conferences, lectures, workshops, and battlefield tours/staff rides
  • To foster an environment that supports postgraduate students, providing them with opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills
  • To encourage and develop research collaboration and knowledge exchange with academic, professional, and public partners