Researching Quakers: Friends in World War One

14th April 2021 - 14th April 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


This is the second of five sessions running throughout 2021 on the processes of academic Quaker research and some of its most recent findings. This standalone session will talk about the various sources used to research and follow up the people (sometimes ancestors) being written about, which range from Quaker and war records to Local Archives in the Family History Library in Leeds, as well as numerous websites. The resulting material showed a wide range of responses to the First World War. Studying war resisters in World War 1, it became clear that as well as Quakers there were other Christian denominations, internationalists, socialists. This session will also describe the development of these links with other researchers, and the varying methods used when exploring how a century old story is reshaped in the present. The story which was finally presented to Leeds City Museum was perhaps not what they expected.

To find out more about the other sessions in the series, simply click on the links below:

The history of ‘Quaker studies’

A fresh look at the history of Quakers and business

Romance and reality – the life cycle of a PhD

UnPlain Quaker Craft – defying accepted wisdom

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Live talk

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On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Closed captions for live sessions may be available upon request; please contact us directly if you require closed captions.

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