Local war history and commemoration of the First World War

29 February 2012 → 01 October 2012
Regional and community funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
First World War
Project description

The centenary of the First World War will not go unnoticed. Dozens of cities and municipalities are preparing to revisit and present their wartime past. But what can actually remember? How do we translate this past projects to a broad audience, without falling into "memorial violence"? This public history project aims to respond to a real need in the practical field by hand to provide some answers, but also raise questions. The ultimate goal is a practical oriented guide that puts the local war history in the spotlight. The initiators of commemoration projects in practice after all local players and subsidy structures focus on municipalities and regions. Moreover, the focus is on the local refresh the Study of War.