Want to get involved in an exciting research project exploring a fascinating aspect of the First World War?The Gateways to the First World War centre, in collaboration with the Western Front Association, is leading a project to uncover stories about battlefield visits during the 1920s and 1930s and map pilgrimage activity. The findings will be published on a public database. As part of the project they will be researching and recording data from material published in British newspapers, local and national, from this period. Each member of the team will work for a minimum of two days in at the British Library exploring its digitised newspaper collections between March and April 2017 to be followed by events showcasing the results of the research.

If you are interested in taking part in this project, see this poster, and sign-up for the Gateways to the First World War study day on battlefield tourism between 1919 and 1938, on Friday 10 February 2017 in the Swingland Room of the Marlowe Building. To sign up to attend, email gateways@kent.ac.uk.