The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive
University of Oxford
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1
England

Website

www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit

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The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 4000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research.

Freely available to the public as well as the educational community, the First World War Poetry Digital Archive is a significant resource for studying the First World War and the literature it inspired.

The archive was developed at the University of Oxford and is one of 22 digitisation projects within the JISC Digitisation programme delivering high-quality online content for use by the UK further and higher education communities. For further information, please go to: www.jisc.ac.uk/digitisation.

Venue Type:

Association or society

The heart of the archive consists of collections of highly valued primary material from major poets of the period, including Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, and Edward Thomas. This is supplemented by a comprehensive range of multimedia artefacts from the Imperial War Museum, a separate archive of over 6,500 items contributed by the general public, and a set of specially developed educational resources.

Collection details

Weapons and War, Social History, Photography, Personalities, Medicine, Literature, Coins and Medals

Key artists and exhibits

  • First World War
  • World War One
  • Great War
  • Wilfred Owen
  • Isaac Rosenberg
  • Edward Thomas
  • Vera Brittain
  • Roland Leighton
  • Robert Graves
  • David Jones
  • Edmund Blunden
  • Siegfried Sassoon
  • Ivor Gurney
  • 1914
  • 1918
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • History
  • Education
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Isaac Rosenberg's 'Break of Day in the Trenches'

http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/education/tutorials/rose

This tutorial is on the poet Isaac Rosenberg, and is based around his poem 'Break of Day in the Trenches'. It is recommended that the online tutorial 'Introduction to WWI Poetry' is studied first as this will help put Rosenberg into perspective with his contemporaries.

Creator

  • Dr Stuart Lee

Publisher

  • University of Oxford

How to obtain

Free access, no restrictions.

An Introduction to WW1 Poetry

http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/education/tutorials/intro

An introduction to First World War poetry based around the theme of 'injury.'

Creator

  • Dr. Stuart Lee

Publisher

  • University of Oxford

How to obtain

Free access, no restrictions.

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