Join Us! War’s Forgotten Women: An In-Conversation Event about War Widows Past & Present. 8 June 2018. Firing Line Museum. Cardiff Castle.

  It's only a week until the first of our new in-conversation events takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Cardiff Castle and amidst the fascinating collections of the Firing Line Museum of the Welsh Soldier. The events are intended to raise awareness of the lives of war's forgotten women past and present. For war [...]

War’s Forgotten Women: Join Us for Our In-Conversation Events about War Widowhood in the UK

We are thrilled to announce the dates of our 2018 series of in-conversation events around England, Scotland, and Wales. Funded by the British Academy and held amidst the collections and surroundings of fascinating military history museums and memorial spaces, the events will feature conversations between historians, war widows, and representatives of service and war widows' [...]

Arts & Humanities Research Council Awards Leadership Fellows Grant to Dr Nadine Muller and War Widows’ Stories Project

After our funding success with the British Academy, we are incredibly thrilled to now be able to announce that Dr Nadine Muller has also been awarded funding by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) via its Leadership Fellows scheme. These grants are awarded to "research leaders and potential future research leaders" to support "high-quality, [...]

War Widows’ Stories: A Celebration

After launching War Widows' Stories a year ago and travelling all over the country to conduct oral history interviews with widows and their children, on 10th November 2017 we hosted a celebration of the project’s achievements to date, its volunteers, and its supporters. The event, held at the Royal British Legion headquarters in London, marked [...]

War Widows’ Stories Interviewee on BBC Radio 4

During the their coverage of the Ceremony of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London, BBC Radio 4 featured a short interview with War Widows' Stories' volunteer Wendy Hutchinson and producer Helen Lee. Wendy met her husband Tony in 1987, when he was a serving in the British Army. Tony left the Army in 1992, suffering from [...]

Buy Your Copy of War Widows’ Stories Vol. 1

You can now purchase your own bound hardcopy of you the first fourteen War Widows' Stories Interviews, thanks to Liverpool John Moores University. Simply head to the LJMU Online Shop, where you can order your copy for £12.90. We do not make a profit from this, and the price exactly covers our production and postage [...]

The First Fourteen Interviews

Now that our first fourteen interviews are available to read and listen to online and to order in print, we wanted to give you an idea of what each of these stories covers. Below, you can find a summary of each interview. Many of them are richly illustrated with photographs and images of letters, telegram, [...]

Listen to War Widows’ Stories

We are excited to announce that the first fourteen War Widows' Stories interviews are now freely available on our website. Our interviews tell the life stories of war widows and their children. They are intended to raise awareness of war widows' lives and to dispel the myths and stereotypes that currently define war widows' identities [...]

Join Us! War Widows’ Stories Launch Event

It was almost a year ago that we launched War Widows' Stories live on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour with the aim to start recording and raising awareness of war widows' lives and experiences in Britain. With the help of the War Widows' Association of Great Britain, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and Liverpool John Moores University, since [...]