Two new blogs:
Nick Milne’s very promising new blog is called Wellington House, since his current research is on the writers recruited by that Buckingham Gate organisation to write pieces that could be used for propaganda purposes. The blog ranges wider than that, though.
The Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship blog is run by Deb Fisher, who edits Siegfried’s Journal, the SSF quarterly publication. The blog contains various SS and War jottings. Today it reminded me about the big Oxford War Poetry conference in September 1914, for which registration is now already open.
Update: That should of course, as Janesvw points out in the comments thread below, read September 2014. But I’m so used to typing 1914…
Two useful sites:
Centenary News is mostly about the events arranged for the big four-year birthday party that begins in 2014, but its video section lets you see and hear some very good talks. Try Hew Strachan’s views on how and why the War ought to be commemorated, for example.
There are more videos (and audios) on the University of Oxford First World War: New Perspectives site. I warmly recommend, of course, the talk on WW1 popular fiction by Jane Potter (my Ph. D. supervisor). Take a look, too, at Edward Madigan’s talk on combatant courage.