Author Archives: Sarah Fahmy

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 … Read more

First World War: New Perspectives

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the First World War this series of short talks presents new perspectives on the world’s first experience of the war. Produced by the University of Oxford, and presented by renowned experts in the field, the series explores topics such as ‘conflict culture’, ‘surplus women’ and the role of … Read more

‘Millions of pounds to be pledged to mark centenary of First World War, David Cameron to announce

As reported in the Telegraph 11/10/12, by Christopher Hope: “Millions of pounds of public money will be committed to helping Britain mark the centenary of the First World War, David Cameron will announce today. Mr Cameron will say Government is throwing its weight behind the commemorations of the beginning of the Great War in 1914. … Read more

Teachers’ workshop for the embedding of WW1 OERs- 6th September

Date: Thursday 6th September 2012 Time: 10am- 4pm Location: University of Oxford IT Services (Coffee and lunch will be provided, and reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursedfor participants from outside Oxford.) This workshop aims to explore the potential value of the World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings website to teaching and learning . The website brings together a range of innovative digital resources intended to reappraise the War in … Read more

Extraordinary Personal Stories of World War 1

Untold and extra­or­di­nary real-life sto­ries from World War 1 have come to light and will be shared online as a result of fam­ily his­tory road­shows run by Euro­peana. They include a life-saving Bible, the first-hand tes­ti­mony of a cen­te­nar­ian, and a post­card from a 27-year-old sol­dier named Adolf Hitler, which sug­gests that the future dic­ta­tor … Read more