Revolution Sha 2020 Boston


Living Legacies’ Dr Rachel Tracey was recently in Boston, Massachusetts, speaking at the 53rd annual conference of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The four-day conference had approximately 1400 attendees, drawn from 39 countries. The overarching theme of the conference was ‘Revolution’, particularly in terms of diversity and inclusivity, in commemoration, rebellion, survivance and resistance. Members were also encouraged to consider some of the revolutions in theory and practice that have occurred more recently. Community engagement strategies and restorative justice were key subject matters. Rachel presented on Living Legacies’ extensive catalogue of work over the past six years, particularly on how the Centre’s programme of inclusive public engagement and co-produced community projects have played a significant role in negotiating the role of commemoration and identity on the island of Ireland during the Decade of Centenaries (2012-2022). Living Legacies’ particular approach and methodology towards community engagement (supported by the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis) and Inclusive Heritage Discourse was discussed to great effect to a packed-out room, in a session that focused on the developments and new directions of Historical Archaeology on the island of Ireland. The requests for further information about the Centre’s work was most encouraging!



Lough Erne Spiritual Trail - Sharing Folklore, Histories and Stories!
Between 1pm - 8pm on Monday 27th January 2020
at Waterway HQ, 2 Sligo Road, Enniskillen, BT74 7JY

Lough Erne Spiritual Trail - Sharing Folklore, Histories and Stories! Waterways Ireland in partnership with the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership, will be hosting a community outreach event on Monday 27th January 2020 between 1-8pm at Waterways Ireland HQ, 2 Sligo Road, Enniskillen, BT74 7JY. On this date the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at Queen’s University Belfast will provide an opportunity for the public to engage with their local history by sharing tales and folklore, as well as their memories and stories concerning selected spiritual sites around Lough Erne. Attendees are encouraged to drop in and share their memorabilia and photographs of these sites, along with any stories or folktales they may know.

For more information please click here or click here to see full flyer.

Belfast Showcase - Voices of War & Peace
In 2017-2018, the five AHRC funded WW1 Engagement Centres ran a series of showcase events for community partners to come along and talk about their projects, meet other community groups working on WW1 projects, and to find out more about the Engagement Centres and how they can help or support. 
Living Legacies - Shared Heritage
This video depicts our 'Shared Heritage' festival back in May, we documented the many discussions, debates, performances, displays and site visits we made to explore the legacy of the First World War and the Decade of Centenaries. Check out our video of some of the highlights!

On Tuesday 21st May, The Centre for Data Digitisation & Analysis officially launched the World War One Community Platform at the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland. 

This platform was made possible through generous funding from the Arts & Humanities Research Council. We are grateful to our colleagues at the National Lottery Heritage Fund who developed the First World War: Then and Now grant scheme, and supported community research projects into the legacy of the First World War. We are indebted to the many project contributors for making such valued contributions to public understandings of WW1 histories and heritage, and for graciously sharing their research with us and allowing us to use it on our platform.

Thanks also go to the project management, research and design teams – Elaine Reid, David Hardy, Dr Rachel Tracey, Dr Heather Montgomery, Joshua Montgomery and Artisan Web NI – whose combined expertise was vital in bringing this platform to fruition.  


WW1 Digital Portal



Powys War Memorials Project WWI Town Walks and WW1 Stories
Below is a playlist of PWMP films to celebrate the work of the project and to help to launch the 2019 Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.