Steering committee

  • Dr Samraghni Bonnerjee (University of Sheffield)
  • Jane Clarke (University of Manchester)
  • Dr Nick Mansfield (University of Central Lancashire)
  • Michael Noble (University of Nottingham)
  • Dr Christopher Phillips (Aberystwyth University)
  • Dr Philippa Read (University of Leeds/University of Nottingham)
  • Stephen Roberts (Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • Dr David Swift (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)

The steering committee was originally drawn from among the members of a Postgraduate Research Network linked to IWM North, which acted as a meeting place for discussions and collaborative projects among postgraduates attached to universities in the north of England. The scope of the First World War Network has expanded since our successful conference in February 2016. The network has attracted members from across Europe and further afield, and is actively seeking to draw together postgraduates, early career researchers, and any others interested in studying the First World War.


This network would not be possible without the generous support of our partners at the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

Our 2016 conference was also funded by the AHRC’s First World War Engagement Centres:

Everyday Lives in War

Everyday Lives in War: https://everydaylivesinwar.herts.ac.uk/

Gateways to the First World War

Gateways to the First World War: http://www.gatewaysfww.org.uk/


The Centre for Hidden Histories: http://hiddenhistorieswwi.ac.uk/

living legacies

Living Legacies, 1914-18: http://www.livinglegacies1914-18.ac.uk/

Voices of War and Peace

Voices of War and Peace: http://www.voicesofwarandpeace.org/

Further support, which allowed a number of postgraduate students to attend and present at our 2016 conference, was obtained thanks to the Royal Historical Society’s Research Support Committee.

fwwnetwork rhs

Royal Historical Society: http://royalhistsoc.org/

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