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The National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Doncaster 1914-1918 Project

Dave, one of the speakers at our ‘Digitizing The War Illustrated’ launch, has kindly sent a link to the wonderful Museum Crush website: https://museumcrush.org/ Among the blog posts on various aspects of museums, we were especially struck by a blog post connected to the Museum of Doncaster. This was about Freda Hooper, a child entertainer and fundraiser during World War…

Tea Dance Launch Summary

I thought I’d mark the end of our Digitizing The War Illustrated project by writing a little about the launch of our digitized archive of this World War I era magazine. Thanks to the generosity of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and of National Lottery players, these magazines are now available for all, for free, forever via the Internet Archive.…

LOC seeks volunteers to transcribe Women’s Suffrage material

‘Digitizing The War Illustrated’ workshop participant Lisa has very kindly brought NoRMMA’s attention to a brilliant campaign which may be of interest. The United States’ Library of Congress (LOC) is asking for volunteers to transcribe, and review others’ transcriptions of, written material relating to women’s suffrage in the United States. Our workshops have shown us that while OCR is very…

TWI Tea Dance Launch on 7 September!

We are very excited to announce the date of the official tea-dance themed launch of the digitized The War Illustrated archive. The free launch will take place on Saturday the 7th of September, 2-5pm, in the accessible Jarman building on the University of Kent campus, in Canterbury. Find a map here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/maps/canterbury/canterbury-campus/building/jarman-building/jarman-stud-1 Parking in Pay and Display car parks on…

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…