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The Great War Archive

The Great War Archive
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World War I | Literature and the War Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory (1975). Patrick J. Quinn and Steven Trout, editors, Literature of the Great War Reconsidered: Beyond Modern Memory (2001) Vincent Sherry, The Great War and the Language of Modernism (2003). Vincent Sherry, editor, The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World War (2005). Catherine W. Reilly, English Poetry of the First World War: A Bibliography (1978). Kermesse, a painting by Wyndham Lewis. Preface: Why Participate? – The Participatory Museum At the end of 2009, the National Endowment for the Arts released a sobering report on the state of arts attendance in the United States. The authors didn’t mince words; in the preface, they wrote, “The 2008 survey results are, at a glance, disappointing.”[1] Over the last twenty years, audiences for museums, galleries, and performing arts institutions have decreased, and the audiences that remain are older and whiter than the overall population. Cultural institutions argue that their programs provide unique cultural and civic value, but increasingly people have turned to other sources for entertainment, learning, and dialogue. They share their artwork, music, and stories with each other on the Web. They participate in politics and volunteer in record numbers. How can cultural institutions reconnect with the public and demonstrate their value and relevance in contemporary life? Why would a cultural institution want to invite visitors to participate? Notes

Europeana Erster Weltkrieg - World War I in pictures, letters and memories The Strand (northern tributaries) - Catherine Street etc. | Old and New London: Volume 3 (pp. 110-123) "Where Catherine Street descends into the Strand."—Gay. Catherine Street—Derivation of its Name—The Morning Chronicle and Mr. John Black—Wimbledon House—D'Oyley's Warehouse—Exeter Street—Exeter Arcade—The Strand Music Hall—The Gaiety—The Morning Post—Exeter House, and Visit of Queen Elizabeth to Lord Burleigh—Exeter Change—The Menagerie—The Elephant "Chunee"—The Lyceum Theatre—The Beef-steak Club—Exeter Hall—The Adelphi Theatre—Maiden Lane and its Noted Residents—Southampton Street—The "Bedford Head"—The Corps of Commissionaires—Bedford House—The Lancet and Mr. T. Wakley—General Monk and the Duchess of Albemarle—Newspapers published in the Strand. That the Strand, especially that part of it which lay nearest to the two royal theatres, bore no good reputation in the days of our great-grandfathers, may be gathered from Gay's "Trivia." The following story will serve to illustrate at once the character of Mr. The "Gaiety," which was opened in 1868, will seat 2,000 persons.

THE POETRY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR FIRST WORLD WAR POETRY Key war poets including Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon,famous war poems (with notes), war poetry anthologies, and maps War Poetry Books Minds at War Out in the Dark We Are the Dead French Poems of the First World War Also see our Books page for many more anthologies and collections of poems by individual poets. About War Poets Rupert Brooke Wilfred OwenEdward Thomas Brief Lives of 25 War Poets What the War Poets Knew German Jewish poets of the First World War(Above include some portraits) War Poems (some with notes) Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred OwenHere Dead We Lie by A E Housman Peace by Rupert BrookeThis is no case of . . . by Edward Thomas German Jewish war poems Pre-First World War poems that encouraged young men to fight: with an introduction to these poems. History of the First World War in brief. First World War war memorials in the north of the UK - photographs Recent Poems about the First World War

Le web participatif pour la culture À l’occasion de sa quatrième édition, Spectaculaire proposait une journéee professionnelle aux exposants participants, le 23 septembre dernier. Omer Pesquer et moi-même avons été invités à intervenir au cours d’une matinée de conférences sur les nouveaux usages liés au numérique dans la culture. Je vous propose une restitution de notre intervention qui était une rapide introduction au web participatif dans les différents domaines de la culture, remaniée ici pour être adaptée au format blog. Le contenu de cette présentation est volontairement très pédagogique car il s’adresse à des publics peu ou pas au fait des dispositifs participatifs, donc je compte sur la compréhension des lecteurs initiés, qui ne découvriront pas forcément grand chose. Disclaimer : cet article a été rédigé avant que j’intègre le musée du quai Branly. Introduction Au début des années 2000, des sites d’un nouveau genre apparaissent sur internet : les blogs et les réseaux sociaux. La mobilité Photographie communautaire

The British Empire British History Online Literary memories of World War One Focusing on works of fiction produced during the 1920s-30s, Professor Emeritus Modris Eksteins explores the role of literature as a means to confront and overcome the devastation of World War One. Crisis of authority The war brought in its wake a crisis of authority of gargantuan proportions: political, economic, social, and, most strikingly, artistic. Literature of commemoration For those myriad grieving families who had suffered personal loss in the war, tradition provided some comfort – whichever side you were on. From the Island of the Sea: the West Indian Battalion in France Published in 1919, this example of commemorative literature records the actions of one of the West Indian battalions active in World War One. View images from this item (8) Copyright: © Guardian Office, Nassau Disenchantment For some, whose emotional pain was often excruciating, such accounts were superficial flimflam. War boom The end of history? For many, fiction had displaced historical writing. All is not quiet

"The Great War Archive contains over 6,500 items contributed by the general public between March and June 2008. Every item originates from, or relates to, someone's experience of the First World War, either abroad or at home." by macopa Apr 28