Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Digital archive reveals First World War stories

Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Digital archive reveals First World War stories. “More than 800 family stories from the First World War have been preserved for future generations to share in a digital archive, created by the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation and the University of Oxford. Following a series of roadshows and community-led events, the free-to-access Lest We Forget online archive will preserve a snapshot what life was like for the wartime generation.”

Exploring autobiographical writings from prisoners of war: Saverio Vita, Europeana Research Grants Winner (Europeana Pro)

Europeana Pro: Exploring autobiographical writings from prisoners of war: Saverio Vita, Europeana Research Grants Winner . “This year, funding from the Europeana Research Grants Programme has provided support for three early-career scholars to develop their projects related to the theme of the First World War. At the end of their projects, the 2018 Europeana Grant recipients took time out to answer some questions.”

Engadget: ‘Hardcore History’ host Dan Carlin wants you to relive WW1 in VR

Engadget: ‘Hardcore History’ host Dan Carlin wants you to relive WW1 in VR. “With his hit podcast, Hardcore History, Dan Carlin brought his love for the past to the masses. It was only a matter of time until he wanted to move beyond audio — but instead of moving into the crowded world of documentaries, he turned to VR. War Remains, his first virtual reality project which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, puts you right in the trenches of World War I. And it’s more than just another VR short: Co-producers MWM Immersive built a massive installation for the experience, allowing you to touch and feel the virtual environments in real life. (Thankfully, without recreating the smells of mud, death and gunfire.)”

State Archives of North Carolina: TranscribeNC is Now Live!

State Archives of North Carolina: TranscribeNC is Now Live!. “TranscribeNC, a transcription project hosted by the State Archives featuring 5 collections, is now live! We are recruiting volunteers to spend a little time helping to transcribe its first project — county draft board records of men who were drafted or enlisted during World War I.”

BuryTimes: We Were There Too project to immortalise contribution of region’s Jewish community to WWI

BuryTimes: We Were There Too project to immortalise contribution of region’s Jewish community to WWI. “The We Were There Too project represents a permanent record of the lives of Jewish men, women and families between 1914 and 1918, and details their military service and efforts on the home front. First introduced in London in 2016, the project has now been extended to the North West thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant.”

Norwalk Reflector: Ohio History Connection project captures untold WWI stories

Norwalk Reflector: Ohio History Connection project captures untold WWI stories. “To commemorate the centennial of America’s entrance into World War I, the Ohio History Connection is digitizing WWI collections from its own archives, as well as those from 14 cultural heritage organizations across Ohio for a project titled ‘Little Stories of the Great War: Ohioans in World War I.'”