Tracing the Belgian Refugees

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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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  The first blog of 2019 comes from Peter Bareau, who has researched the life of his grandfather, Louis Bareau. Louis,...

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This month the blog comes from a little closer to the project’s home. Many thanks to Lynda Kitching, secretary of the...

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Many thanks to Stuart Dove who has shared with us his mother’s family history in this month’s guest blog. Here...

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This month’s blog comes from Lynsey Slater at the ‘Doncaster 1914-18’ project. Find out more here. In March 1919, the Doncaster...

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Come along to the second of our UK workshops, where you will have the opportunity to meet other people in...

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Come along to the first of our UK workshops, where you will have the opportunity to meet other people in...

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We are delighted to be speaking at this conference – Building Belgian refugee history into wider discourses of commemoration for...

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Come and hear about ‘Tracing the Belgian Refugees’ at the Bradford edition of ‘Heritage Show and Tell’. We’ll be stepping...

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