‘Innovating in Combat: telecommunications and intellectual property in the First World War’ is a collaborative project between University of Leeds and the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The principal investigator of the project is Professor Graeme Gooday at the University of Leeds and co-investigator Dr Stephen Johnston at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford with research assistance and administrative support provided by postdoctoral researcher Dr Elizabeth Bruton.
Additional partner organisations include:
- British Telecom archives, London
- Imperial War Museum
- the Institution of Engineering and Technology archives, London
- Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Cornwall
- Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Leeds
The overall aim of the project is to help museums, archives, and the wider public to better appreciate the significance of telecommunications technologies and their usages during the Great War. The project draws upon the collective resources of partner museums and archives to deliver public events and generate electronic resources including educational materials.
We are currently looking for additional museums and archives who might be interested in becoming involved in this discussion and/or joining the project. Developing resources for museums and archives and centred about their collections and holdings forms the centre of this project and outcomes include lectures, public events, educational resources, podcasts, YouTube videos, exhibition content, staff training, research, publications, and more. Additional museums and archives have the potential to be involved as little or as much as they would like.
To get involved, email E.M.Bruton@leeds.ac.uk or write to us at:
Department of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science,
Michael Sadler Building,
University of Leeds,