Interpreting Telecommunications in the Great War: A workshop for museum interpreters, archivists and historians

Posted on centenarynews.com on 21 May 2013
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A workshop focusing on telecommunications during the First World War is to be held at the University of Leeds, England, on 28th June 2013.

The event is being organised by Leeds Univeristy in partenership with the Museum of History of Science, University of Oxford and is supported by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded project.

The workshop will include speeches on the development and research in the field, Centenary projects, as well as a round table discussion.

The event will be of particular interest to those working in the heritage sector, historians, or those involved with plans to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War.

Speakers confirmed at the event include:

Liz Bruton and Graeme Gooday, Centre for History & Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds

Charlotte Connelly, Content Developer (Making Modern Communications) at Science Museum, London;

Charlotte Dando, Collections Manager at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Cornwall;

David Hay, Head of Heritage & Corporate Memory at British Telecom;

Stephen Johnston, Acting Museum Director at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford;

Claire Jones, Director of Museum of History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Leeds;

Anne Locker, Head archivist at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) archives

The workshop will be held on the 28th June 2013 in the Brotherton Room at the University of Leeds library.

To find out more about the event, please visit the University of Leeds website here.

Images courtesy of the Museum of the History of Science.

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News