Jordan Keighley completed a BA History degree at the University of Leeds and has volunteered and worked on numerous projects with Leeds Museums and Galleries for many years. He hopes to achieve an MA in Museum Studies and work as a curator. He has a passion for conveying history’s untold and forgotten episodes through objects and personal stories and is involved in the Leeds WWI exhibition In Their Footsteps.
Dr Claudia Sternberg is senior lecturer in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. She works on migration and diaspora and the First World War in British and German memory culture. She is the strand leader for Culture and the Arts in the Legacies of War project at the University of Leeds and Hidden Histories grant holder for this project. She tweets @CSternberg1.
Matthew Stibbe is Professor of Modern European History at Sheffield Hallam University and has written extensively on civilian internment in Germany, Austria-Hungary and Europe more generally during the First World War. He is also the grandson of Edward Stibbe (1890-1966), a Leicester businessman who was living in Chemnitz, Saxony, in July 1914 and who was interned at Ruhleben from November 1914 to November 1918.
David Stowe is an independent researcher. His specialism is the 10th West Yorkshire Regiment and the actions at Fricourt on 1 July 1916. More recently he has collaborated with Legacies of War at the University of Leeds to recover the University’s WWI history and is now a lead community-based partner in the Lofthouse/Ruhleben project. His own blog Pelican Road can be found here. He tweets @DMDMStowe.
Maureen Waugh had a checkered career (from hospital biochemist, via single parent, teacher and mental health development worker to social worker for older and disabled people) and is now retired. She has been researching her family history for 25 years and has concentrated on what happened to her grandparents and their siblings: not only were they part of major historical events and trends, but many were transformed by, or had an impact on, that history.
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