Oxford Images of World War 1 invites volunteers age 16-15 to turn the clock back 100 years and imagine what life was like for young people in the city and county during the Great War. The outcome will lead to a major outdoor photographic exhibition at the Oxford Castle Quarter in May 2016.
Under the guidance of heritage professionals, our volunteers are exploring local archives, museums and online collections and considering traditional and innovative research methods. Our volunteers’ mission is to interpret the story of young people living in the time of the Great War through photography and text. Mentoring sessions with professionals will help guide their work. In 2016 we will run training sessions on stills photography and exhibitions to arm ourselves with tools to publicly present our work to a professional standard.
The project seeks to introduce a new generation to this aspect of wartime history, and to keep the legacy, memory and significance of the Great War alive for the younger generation.
Our contributors include:
Stephen Barker, heritage advisor and military historian
Professor Adrian Gregory, Director, Localising and Globalising the Great War, University of Oxford
Dr Malcolm Graham, local historian and author of Oxford and the Great War
Dr Jane Potter, Oxford Brookes University
Liz Woolley, Project Coordinator, 66 Men of Grandpont
Michael St Maur Sheil, professional photographer
Jeremy Allen, Under Construction Theatre Company
Dr Ylva Berglund Prytz, IT Services, University of Oxford
Martin Haw, archivist, Oxford University Press
Oxford Images of World War 1 is organised by Fete Day Ltd and hosted by the Oxford Castle Quarter. The project has been made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Partners include Museum of Oxford, University of Oxford and Soldiers of Oxfordshire.
If you are interested in getting involved in the project as a volunteer, a mentor or would just like to find out more please contact Ameneh Enayat, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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