With 32,000 iTunesU and Oxford Podcast downloads since its launch in November 2012, the World War I Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings project continues to build a substantial collection of learning resources available for global reuse.
A rich variety of materials, including expert articles, audio and video lectures, downloadable images, interactive maps and ebooks are available under a set of cross-disciplinary themes that seek to reappraise the War in its cultural, social, geographical and historical contexts. Many of these resources have been specially created by the University of Oxford and partner academics for this website.
Some resources have been developed by a team of experts in the field of First World War Studies, across a range of higher and heritage institutions, and across a range of disciplines. They provide articles, resources, and academic guidance to the project team in the development of the site. Some of the expert contributors have shared their thoughts on the resources provided by WW1C for teaching new perspectives on World War I:
“The WWIC site’s achievement – which is particularly impressive given its small budget – has been to gather together a thought-provoking and inspiring collection of materials and innovatory projects. These have helped me to think in new ways about the power of digital materials – and helped to embed the wider experience of the war in the teaching and research of colleagues who would not consider themselves First World War specialists”
Dan Todman Senior Lecturer in History, Queen Mary, University of London
“I would just like to say many thanks for this incredible resource! I am an A-level student currently undertaking an Extended Qualification Project on ‘shell shock’ and its causes. The articles provided such as this have been very insightful and the ‘further reading’ section as well as the ‘resource library’ have really enriched my research.”
Daniel Underwood A-Level Student
“The site is a wonderful resource, full of exciting material and fresh insights – I shall definitely recommend it to my students.”
Santanu Das Reader in English Literature, Kings College London
“An excellent, ongoing compendium of lively scholarly voices and topics – authoritative and stimulating, never dreary or predictable. When future historians and literary scholars come to look at how the First World War was commemorated approaching its Centenary, this will be a rich resource of views, debate and imaginative insights”
Kate McLoughlin Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Birkbeck College London