Events

Many people have come to Leeds to start a new life, including those escaping famine in Ireland in the 1800s, those seeking work opportunities, and today’s refugees arriving in our City of Sanctuary. ‘A city and its welcome’ tells the stories and experiences of those who have made a home in Leeds over the past…

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Come along to the fourth of our free project workshops where you will be able to get together with others in Wales and the South West who are interested in the history of the Belgian refugees. We will also talk about the database and how to use it. Click here for bookings; lunch included!
Come along to the third of our free project workshops where you will be able to get together with others in Scotland who are interested in the history of the Belgian refugees. We will also talk about the database and how to use it. Click here for bookings; lunch included!
  Come along to the second of our free project workshops where you will be able to get together with others in Yorkshire who are interested in the history of the Belgian refugees. We will also talk about the database and how to use it. Click here for bookings; lunch included!
Come along to the first of our UK workshops, where you will have the opportunity to meet other people in your area who are interested in this history. Find out everything you need to know, and book a FREE place (including lunch) here.
We are delighted to be speaking at this conference – Building Belgian refugee history into wider discourses of commemoration for the future? Book via claire.skinner@wiltshire.gov.uk Tel 01249 705510
Come and hear about ‘Tracing the Belgian Refugees’ at the Bradford edition of ‘Heritage Show and Tell’. We’ll be stepping up to the challenge of talking about the project’s significance in terms of heritage in only 3 minutes! — plus there’s an optional tour of the museum’s Wonderlab. 4pm onwards; Book your place here.
This one-day symposium aims to take stock of current research and position the displacement and temporary settlement of Belgian refugees during the First World War. The event will focus mainly on Belgian refugees in exile in the UK and on those in the Netherlands. At the end of day, we will be introducing the project…
An international conference in London and Brussels, on topics such as the language of the Versailles Treaty, the wording of commemorative sculpture and battlefield pilgrimages, the revival (or not) of war slang in 1939/41, the effect of the war on Turkish, Russian, Portuguese, Czech, Chinese and Portuguese, and the language of the resettlement of refugees…
Find out about the Belgian Refugees who came to Scotland in the First World War – Meet our team too! Come along to the Mitchell Library to hear about the resources held at Glasgow City Archives, in an event organised by Dr Jacqueline Jenkinson of the University of Stirling. Open to all and free of…
Chester Heritage Festival is hosting an event on Belgians, Americans and Australians in the city during the First World War. Run by the St. Werburgh’s Great War Study Group.