How the AHRC helped me discover a World War One child soldier

Adam Saxon isn't an academic (yet), but you wouldn't know it from his enthusiasm for history. Adam is the son of AHRC Associate Director Alexandra Vincent, and for his year 9 school project he used AHRC resources to uncover the history of one soldier from World War One, including that he was still a child … Continue reading How the AHRC helped me discover a World War One child soldier

HERA: ‘Uses of the Past’: Making the past a less foreign place

Ian Stanton – Strategy and Development Manager for AHRC – discusses his recent trip to Vienna to visit HERA’s Uses of the Past conference. To quote L.P. Hartley, “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” In an effort to make it less “foreign”, 120 academics from across Europe gathered in Vienna in March … Continue reading HERA: ‘Uses of the Past’: Making the past a less foreign place