Tracing the Belgian Refugees

About the project

Tracing the Belgian Refugees is a digital humanities project funded by the AHRC and run by colleagues at the Universities of Leeds, Leuven and UCL, which traces and records Belgian refugees who came to the UK during the First World War. We have created a free-to-use online database for anyone who would like to input information that they have found about a Belgian refugee, and to view the information that others have shared. With this, we hope to widen our knowledge and understanding of the experiences and legacies of the Belgian refugee diaspora. Read more

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This month our blog contributor is Karin McLean-Vandeputte, who shares her family history with us. Her ancestors’ records can be...

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This month’s blog has kindly been contributed by Judith Hewitt, Manager of the Devil’s Porridge Museum in Dumfries and Galloway....

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This month we hear from Curator Lucy Moore about looking for Belgian refugees at Leeds Museums. Over the last five...

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This month’s blog comes from Kieran Taylor. Kieran is a second year PhD student at the University of Stirling. His...

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Many people have come to Leeds to start a new life, including those escaping famine in Ireland in the 1800s,...

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Come along to the fourth of our free project workshops where you will be able to get together with others...

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Many people have come to Leeds to start a new life, including those escaping famine in Ireland in the 1800s,...

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Come along to the third of our free project workshops where you will be able to get together with others...

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