Further digitizing workshops on The War Illustrated magazine

The Digitizing The War Illustrated project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund will be holding two further events this summer with Progress Day to be held on Monday 19 August 2019. The project is organised by 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 and Head of the School of Arts.

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 Progress Day is open to all past workshop participants as well as to newcomers. It will provide continued group support and research guidance to previous attendees as well as an introduction to the archive for those who have not yet had the chance to explore it. It is open to those with little or no knowledge of research or the internet as well as more experienced researchers. Some computers will be provided, but attendees may wish to bring their own laptop for convenience.

The workshop will be held from 10am to 4pm in the Templeman Library on the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus. Refreshments are included, and places can be booked here: normma.network@gmail.com

The project will then culminate in the inauguration of the digitised resource with a launch event and vintage tea dance on the afternoon of Saturday 7 September 2019, from 2pm to 5pm in the Jarman Building. This event is also free and everyone will be welcome to come hear interesting talks about the project, witness – and participate in! – enjoyable dance lessons with music of the time, and enjoy an afternoon tea.

This event will be held in the Aphra and Lumley Buildings at the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus, and again places can be booked at the above email address.