Faces of the First World War by Dr Kay Chadwick

Armistice Day sees the launch of a collaborative blog, based in the Department of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies (CLAS), to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.


French refugees in 1918

1914-2014: a portrait gallery will profile the individual stories of the wartime relatives and family friends of University staff and students.

Dr Kay Chadwick, Reader in French Historical Studies, who is leading the project, said: “The blog focuses on the human history of the First World War.

“It represents a great opportunity to take advantage of the international nature of the University community to look afresh at the First World War”
“It represents a great opportunity to take advantage of the international nature of the University community to look afresh at the First World War from different perspectives, in order to bring alive what may feel like a remote event, to commemorate our ancestors, and to prompt reflection on processes of memory.

“If anyone in your family still remembers someone who lived through the First World War, or knows a story about someone who did, then please contribute to the project, and tell their story.”

The launch stories on the blog feature four different wartime experiences lived by relatives of staff in CLAS. Further details about the project and how to participate can be found at: http://clasgallery.wordpress.com/ . Comments and queries can be sent to faces@liverpool.ac.uk .

1914-2014: a portrait gallery is part of the Imperial War Museum’s (IWM) Centenary Partnership, a network of over a thousand local, regional, national and international cultural and educational organisations from twenty-seven countries worldwide. Its aim is to enable millions of people across the globe to discover more about life in the First World War.


Mediterranean Archaeology Day

An introduction to the latest archaeological research from experts in their field, this fascinating event will explore the archaeology of ancient Lycia (modern Turkey).

Lycia is one of the most beautiful yet enigmatic regions of the ancient world,famous for its striking tomb architecture,distinctive mountain culture and largely un-deciphered local script. In the first of a series of Mediterranean Archaeology Research Days,we bring together a group of international scholars working on different aspects of ancient Lycian culture to share and discuss their work on this little-known region of the classical world.

Aimed at researchers,learners and the general public,this
day consists of lively illustrated lectures on all aspects of current research into ancient Lycia,including its landscape,prehistory, pottery,inscriptions and history. There will also be stimulating hands-on demonstrations and display stands during the lunch break.

Price £20 (including lunch and refreshments)

Click here to book your place 

Archaeology Day School on Saturday 23rd November, 10.30-16.00, Eleanor Rathbone Building

Alan Greaves
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology (ACE)