Finding Identities: Lancashire and the First World War Conference,
23-34 November 2013
Organised by the University of Central Lancashire, Preston
Keynote speaker: Andy Robertshaw
‘The 1st Lancashire Fusiliers on 1st July 1916 in films and photographs’
Conference Background and Aims
On the eve of the centenary of the First World War interest in the conflict has grown - as have debates over local identities, recruitment, the war effort, memorialisation, and the historical sources. As home to many Pals battalions, and a focus of Lord Derby's recruitment efforts, Lancashire is arguably at the heart of these matters. Moreover as the result of the successful Preston City Council bid to refurbish the town memorial, and extensive new research into rarely seen film, new and fascinating evidence of the war and its impact is now coming to light. Of interest to academic researchers, professionals in the heritage and educational sectors and the interested amateur, Finding Identities will include both keynote speakers, and opportunities to visit the Harris Museum and the newly restored Preston Cenotaph; the recently opened First World War gallery in the Museum of Lancashire and the Lancashire Infantry Museum at Fulwood Barracks.
Conference programme has now been drafted, Full details can be found on the conference website: