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How to Research Guide

A significant part of the University of Kent’s National Lottery Heritage Funded ‘Digitizing the War Illustrated’ project is to make all 234 issues of this important World War I publication (22nd August 1914-15th February 1919) available for all, for ever, for free via the Internet Archive. This blog post provides background and guidance on using the archive in the following…

Second ‘Digitizing The War Illustrated’ Workshop Roundup

Like our first workshop (see the round up here: http://www.normmanetwork.com/first-digitizing-the-war-illustrated-workshop-roundup/) the second also covered an eclectic array of subjects including: locations, espionage, the use of language, nursing, zeppelins and films and stars. Some of these subjects provided a link to our first workshop as locations were again a popular choice. One of our participants researched their Kentish hometown. Another attendee…

Other British World War I Publications

While the focus of our National Lottery Heritage Funded project is The War Illustrated, I thought it might be useful to provide some context. The above table, and some of the below comment, place The War Illustrated alongside other British war-time publications which were available to the public at the time. Kate Macdonald, previously of the University of Reading, has…

Third Digitizing The War Illustrated Workshop

Our third free Digitizing The War Illustrated Workshop will take place on the 31st of July, 10am-4pm, in Jarman Studio 7 at the University of Kent in Canterbury. During the workshop, we will give volunteers some background information on the important World War I magazine The War Illustrated (August 1914-February 1919). We will help them to familiarise themselves with the…

“My only problem is finding a way to play my fortieth fallen female in a different way from my thirty-ninth.”

by Lies Lanckman In February of this year, I was asked to contribute to the launch event of the BFI’s Barbara Stanwyck season – an invitation I very happily accepted, since I frequently describe Stanwyck (along with Ingrid Bergman) as “my Norma before I met Norma”. While Norma Shearer ended up becoming “my” primary star, and the topic of my…

Second Digitizing The War Illustrated Workshop

Our second free Digitizing The War Illustrated Workshop will take place on the 24th of July, 10am-4pm, in Jarman Studio 7 at the University of Kent in Canterbury. During the workshop, we will give volunteers some background information on the important World War I magazine The War Illustrated (August 1914-February 1919). We will help them to familiarise themselves with the…

Links to The War Illustrated on the Internet Archive

We are very pleased that the National Lottery Heritage Fund has granted us money to digitize the important World War I magazine The War Illustrated (August 1914-February 1919) and make it available forever, for all, for free. Please visit the following links to 6 month sections of the publication which have been uploaded thus far on the Internet Archive. 1914Aug-Dechttps://archive.org/details/TWI1914…