PRONI will host a conference on September 5, titled 'Researching the First World War: Sources and Resources Conference', aimed at community groups and researchers.

The conference is designed to illustrate the sources available in PRONI for research on the First World War and the other resources available to groups or individuals planning First World War projects.

The keynote address will be given by Dr Timothy Bowman, University of Kent, on “Ireland in the First World War”. There will also be contributions from Jason Burke on “East Belfast and the Great War”, and from the Museums of the Royal Irish Regiment.

Speakers from The Living Legacies 1914-18 Engagement Centre at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland Screen, Community Relations Council, and the Heritage Lottery Fund will also be attending.

Admission is free but booking is essential. Contact PRONI to reserve your place. Email: or Tel: 028 9053 4800.


Event Details


2 Titanic Boulevard


Friday, September 5, 2014 - 10:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

10.00-10.15   Introduction and launch of PRONI’s Guide to First World War Sources

10.15-11.00 Keynote address  

11.00-11.15 Break

11.15-12.00 PRONI Sources for the First World War  

12.00-1.00 Current Projects

1.00-2.00 Lunch

2.00-3.00 Resources for FWW projects

3.00-3.30 Round Table discussion