Workshop on digitizing historic WWI magazine

Cover of The War Illustrated, 25 May 1918

The Network of Research: Movies, Magazines and Audiences (NoRMMA), a research network situated within the School of Arts and founded by Dr Tamar Jeffers McDonald, Reader in Film, will be hosting its first workshop as part of the Digitizing The War Illustrated project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund this week.

The War Illustrated was a weekly magazine published throughout the First World War, beginning in August 1914. It provided the British public with text and images about the conflict, and continued to shape the British public’s views until after Armistice Day in November 1918.

The research project aims to digitize and make available the entire run of the publication’s 233 issues.

The project will hold three workshops during June and July 2019. During these, we will give volunteers background on the magazine and its history, help them to familiarise themselves with the online archive, as well as plan and complete research projects of their own. The workshop participants will then be able to share their findings online and at a tea dance-themed launch later in the year.

The first workshop will be held this week on Thursday 27 June 2019, from 10am to 5pm, in Jarman Seminar Room 7. Spaces are limited to 12, so please email to book the first workshop and to keep up to date with further dates.