The German Diaspora during World War I: Remembering Internment Camps in Britain and the Commonwealth

  The project pursues three main aims and objectives:

1. Address desideratum: During the First World War, many communities in Britain and its Empire hosted internment camps for military Prisoners of War and civilian ‘enemy aliens’.

2. Shared commemoration: The project aims to firmly embed commemoration of mass internment during the First World War at local, national and global levels. It will support communities in rediscovering their own tangible connection with the First World War, their archaeological heritage, and their historical connections with other communities around the world.

3. Local and global public engagement: The project has a clear strategy to reach as wide an audience as possible through innovative and creative forms of engagement which have not been applied in a British and Commonwealth context. Educational ‘hands on’ activities for young people include an education pack.

In collaboration with Aston University

  • Start Date:

    1 January 2018

  • End Date:

    31 October 2019

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Arts & Humanities Research Council

  • Value:

    £28714

Project Team