‘Making Histories’ – Read our Artistic Director’s comments on academic paper published by The Public Historian

“Between 2015 and 2016 Age Exchange undertook a truly unique project with partner organisations in Germany. ‘Meeting in No Man’s Land’ brought together British and German descendants of First World War soldiers, who shared their family histories from the War with each other over 5 days in the Spring of 2016.

“Of over 4,000 First World War projects carried out during the anniversary period, only 2 [organizations] in the UK attempted to work with Germany; “Meeting in No Man’s Land” was one of these. Our academic partners from the University of Essex (supported by Everyday Lives in War and Peace) have since published several articles on the process behind and learning from the project. The most recent, by Professor Mike Roper and Doctor Rachel Duffett, is published in the international history journal THE PUBLIC HISTORIAN (VOLUME 40)  which can be read by clicking on the link [proof copy]”