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Since we launched the project, we have had a lot of contact from people who are looking for guidance on how to go about researching the history of Belgian refugees in Britain during the First World War. We have responded by creating this guidance booklet, which offers several suggestions for where to begin and how…
We are working with the Imperial War Museum on an exhibition on Belgian refugees opening in 2020, and are looking for the following: 1. Letters and diaries that tell the story as it was happening, including transcriptions/translations 2. Objects that people took with them (especially if there was a story as to why they brought…
In recognition of the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week, the ‘Refugee History’ project, hosted by UEA, will be guest-publishing a blog every day this week. Read it here.  
Here are some early details for our 2018/19 workshops: 17 December 2018: Manchester Central Library February 2019: Exeter (Date TBC) 31 May 2019: Glasgow Mitchell Library November 2019: London (Date TBC) Watch this space for more information!
The Amsab-Institute of Social History recently ran a project which charted personal testimonies of refugees both in Belgium and the UK. Building on his previous work (such as this page, in Dutch), Tracing the Belgian Refugees’ own Christophe Declercq – who was the UK researcher for the Amsab project – extended the overview of relevant…
We are working with the Online Centre for Research on Belgian Refugees, which offers a forum for people who work on Belgian refugees during the First World War and wish to share their personal history. To stay up-to-date with regional research projects, make connections and find out about events, have a look at their blog.
‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ is a one-day symposium on the Belgian refugees during the First World War. We are delighted to be holding our official launch there on the afternoon of 13 September. For more details, take a look here. At the event we will be introducing the team and outlining our aims to collate…