Living Legacies 1914-18

The Living Legacies 1914-18 Engagement Centre is a focal point for connecting academic and community researchers interested in how the First World War lives on in the twenty-first century world.

The Centre is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) until December 2016. 

Living Legacies Research Fund 2017

Newry and DavidAs one of five AHRC-funded WW1 Engagement Centres, Living Legacies 1914-18 provides funding to support academic members of our research network, working with community partners, to develop projects related to the centenary of World War 1. The projects funded currently can be viewed here

Thanks to further AHRC support, Living Legacies 1914-18 is pleased to announce an additional call for applications for funding community co-production projects led by UK academic researchers for new projects that would begin in early 2017 and be complete by 31 December 2017.

Living Legacies is able to offer research funding for projects which address one or more of the Centre’s research themes. We would particularly welcome project applications that are cross-disciplinary and which include some research that focuses on one or more of the following areas: Digital Heritage and Engagement,Critical Commemoration and Creative Practice, and / or and Material Cultures and Landscapes. Each of the five UK AHRC WWI Engagement Centres is offering this funding scheme. If your project does not align with the research interests of Living Legacies we suggest you explore the themes offered by other centres, here.

The maximum award for individual projects funded under this scheme is £25,000 (funded at 80%).

Please click here for more information

If your community group or project has an interest in one or more of these areas, then there is scope to develop this further by working with our network of researchers through the Living Legacies Centre.

Material Cultures and Archaeology

Digital Technologies and Digitisation

Museums and Exhibitions‌‌

We are now open for enquiries about developing collaborative projects and expanding our research network:
‌please contact: or click here. We would be delighted to hear from you!
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