‘Innovating in Combat: telecommunications and intellectual property in the First World War’ is a newly-launched one-year collaborative project between University of Leeds and the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The principal investigator is Professor Graeme Gooday at the University of Leeds and co-investigator Dr Stephen Johnson at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford with research assistance provided by Elizabeth Bruton, a former PhD student in history of technology at the University of Leeds.

The overall aim of the project is to help museums, archives, and the wider public to better appreciate the significance of communications technologies during the Great War, both in terms of the intellectual property issues involved, and the work of signals engineers. It will draw upon the collective resources of partner museums and archives to generate public events, multimedia materials, and educational resources.

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