So, this website is up and running, and the project is starting to feel slightly more real and more exciting than when it was just an idea on a piece of paper. But clearly this is only the very start, and there is a lot to do to really get things moving.
The first phase of activity is reaching out to others and building awareness of the project. With that in mind, there have been several new developments over the past couple of weeks.
First, I now have our Facebook and Twitter presence up and running. Please do sign up to these yourself, and encourage others to do so as well. These will hopefully become key places where you can view and respond to some of the images generated by the project; and just as importantly, to post up remembrance images of your own for others to see.
Second, I am starting to contact other organisations such as museums, charities and historical associations to establish whether there is any synergy between this project and their own plans for 2014-18. It’s still too early to report back on anything specific from those approaches, but already there appear to be some exciting possibilities. So watch this space!
Finally, I am starting to prepare ideas for funding bids for the project – the main costs are obviously the travel and subsistence costs associated with regular visits to the battlefield sites, and the costs of preparing and distributing the teaching resources which we are hoping to develop. So if you have any ideas in this area, please do contact us.
Meantime, please just keep spreading the word – the project aims to promote discussion and interaction around the images produced, and I can’t do that without you!