On Monday 19 June the Ulster Museum, Belfast,  hosted a seminar entitled ‘WW1 today: sharing community research during the centenary of WW1’. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has been active in funding a wide range of community projects across the UK to mark the centenary of the First World War, and five public engagement centres have been established, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), including the Living Legacies project at Queens University Belfast, to connect academic researchers with community researchers to develop closer collaborations during the centenary period. This discovery day and showcase event reflected the partnership between the HLF, its funded community WW1 heritage projects, and the five   public engagement centres, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).  This free event, held at the Ulster Museum, Belfast, was aimed at community groups who have ideas for a First World War centenary project. Groups who had successfully completed HLF-funded projects talked about their experiences of developing and running them, and expert advice was on hand  to assist participants in thinking about how to structure their plans. Advisers from HLF talked through some of the practical aspects of applying, and there was a forum for individuals and groups to discuss their ideas. Explore the full programme here.

Learn more about Living Legacies, 1914-18.

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