Contribute. Collaborate. Commemorate. @Arras95 Time Machine. 9th April 2012. #arras95 #ukoer

Between the 9th April and 16th May 2012 an experiment in social media will take place. We will tweet the events of the Battle of Arras in realtime, from the perspective of a neutral reporter on the field. What makes this Twitter event different from other realtime tweeting initiatives (and there are some great ones out there!) is that @Arras95 will engage online communites, crowdsourcing facts about Arras and the individuals who played a part, asking for reappraisals and additions to the action as it happens.

Why are we doing this?

@Arras95 will surface a key, but lesser taught, turning point of the War, providing an innovative opportunity for others to learn about and engage in discussion about this historical event. @Arras95 will increase the visibility of open content around this one focal point, providing teachers, students and the general public with a wealth of resources for free use and adaption.

After the event a searchable archive of the Twitter conversation will be made available, open content will be added to the Resource Library of our web site, and the event maps and geotags will be analysed and refined to produce OpenLayers of data for overlay on 2D maps and 3D Earth browsers.

How to get involved

“Attribution” means that the copyright holder must be given a credit.
“ShareAlike” means that if someone uses your picture, anything made with it must have the same licence.


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