The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Teaching and Learning War research network was led by Professor Catriona Pennell (PI), University of Exeter, UK in collaboration with Dr Mark Sheehan (Co-I), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Catriona and Mark were supported by an Advisory Board made up of scholars working in the fields of history, education, literature, memory studies, and youth research as well as educational practitioners from a range of institutions including museums and professional teaching organisations.
We are also grateful to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Newcastle, NSW, for providing a seed-funding grant in January 2016 to allow the foundations of this network to be laid.
The Teaching and Learning War research network capitalised on and consolidated informal links between the following:
- ‘The First World War in the Classroom: Teaching and the Construction of Cultural Memory’: an AHRC-funded exploratory research project, 2013-2014 (AH/K005324/1).
- Whose Remembrance: an AHRC-funded research project led by the Imperial War Museum, London.
- The HERMES Research Network, School of Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
- The Institute of Education, London: particularly the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education and the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme (including Legacy 110).
- Improving Mutual Understanding Among Europeans by Working Through Troubled Pasts: a research network stemming from collaboration between scholars at Østfold University College; Universität Freiburg; University of Edinburgh; and Ionian University.
- The British Empire at War Research Group: an international scholarly network stemming from King’s College, London.
- The Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories, University of Brighton (CRMNH).
- Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents during the First World War (CEGC): a three-year collaborative research project funded by Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA).
- The five AHRC-funded WW1 Engagement Centres: connecting academic and public histories of the First World War as part of the commemoration of the war’s centenary.
- Youth Research Group, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University.
- The Australian War Memorial; The Canadian War Museum; Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa