Centre for Hidden Histories


Principal Investigator: Professor John Beckett (Department of History, University of Nottingham)
Co-investigators: Dr Natalie Braber (School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent)
Dr Caroline Bressey (Department of Geography, UCL)
Dr Catherine Danks (Department of History, Manchester Metropolitan)
Professor Paul Elliott (School of History, University of Derby)
Professor Mike Heffernan (School of Geography, University of Nottingham)
Dr Nigel Hunt (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Nottingham)
Dr Tudor Georgescu (Department of History, Philosophy and Religion, Oxford Brookes)
Emeritus Professor David Killingray (History, Goldsmiths)

Collaborators: Michael Noble (University of Nottingham)
Duration: From 2014 to 2016

The Centre for Hidden Histories is one of five First World War engagement centres that have been established by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to investigate the First World War and support community groups in their efforts to research and commemorate the war.

The centre’s chief thematic interest is in the role of different ethnic, faith and national groups in the years 1914-1918, their experiences of it and the impact that the war had, and continues to have, on the diverse communities of modern Britain. This theme encompasses subjects such as race, empire, migration and displacement, independence movements and memorials. As such, we are particularly keen to engage with, and support the projects of, a diverse range of community groups.