The Triumph of the Human Spirit: The Italian Chapel, Orkney

“The chapel is yours to love and preserve” – Signor Chiocchetti (Artist and Italian Prisoner of War, Orkney) Remember Me Researcher, Dr Louis Bailey reports on a unique legacy of World War Two in Orkney. A cold, windswept November morning in 2016 finds me driving over Scapa Flow in Orkney to the site of the…

Why Wear Rosemary on ANZAC Day?

Remember Me Researcher Dr Yvonne Inall explores the reasons underlying the tradition of wearing sprigs of rosemary on Anzac Day. Last year, guest-blogger Dr Jenny McLeod explored the origins of ANZAC Day . This year I want to focus on one of the smaller details of ANZAC Day remembrance activities: the wearing of rosemary. Each…

In Search of the Somme

Remember Me Co-Investigator and photographer Associate Professor Liz Nicol takes us on a personal journey behind the lens. As a new project unfolds, where do you begin? Especially when you have vigorously avoided anything remotely connected the subject, and in this case the subject is World War One. This blog is a reflection of the…

Dining with the Dead in Dublin

Remember Me Researcher Dr Yvonne Inall reports on heritage and memorialisation in a Dublin restaurant. When you work on a project which is strongly focussed on remembrance and memorialisation you begin to see memorials everywhere you go. It’s surprising how embedded and omnipresent memorialisation is in our daily lives. On a recent holiday in Dublin…

Dr Mary Murdoch (1864-1916): ‘A Woman Doctor of Hull’

Guest-blogger Professor Katharine Cockin shares the history of Dr Mary Murdoch, the first woman ever to practise medicine in Hull. The First World War centenary has exposed some hidden stories about wartime Hull. As a port city located along a very distinctive estuary, Hull has been vulnerable to aerial bombardment. From 1915 onwards the monstrous…

Call for Papers

Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation: Interdisciplinary conference, 5-7 April 2018, Hull, UK Call for Papers now open, closing 1 September 2017 This 2.5-day conference, sponsored by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, seeks to explore themes arising from the inter-disciplinary research project Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation. An associated exhibition…