About the Sourcebook

This sourcebook is one of the outcomes of a three-year, collaborative research project Cultural Exchange in a time of Global Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents during the First World War that ran from 2013 until 2016 and was funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area). The sourcebook aims to introduce scholars and the interested public to rare or unknown sources, and stimulate further research and thinking on the subject of cultural encounters.


Lead Editor & Coordination

Daniel Steinbach  King’s College London



Daniel Steinbach  King’s College London

Tessa Lobbes  Universiteit Utrecht


CEGC Contributors

Suzanne Bardgett  Imperial War Museum

Jan Brauburger  Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

Geert Buelens  Universiteit Utrecht

Santanu Das  King’s College London

Tom Gerritsen  Universiteit Utrecht

Martyna Kliks  Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Tessa Lobbes  Universiteit Utrecht

Anna Maguire  King’s College London

Dominiek Dendooven  In Flanders Fields Museum

Heike Liebau  Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

Larissa Schmid  Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

Natalia Stachura  Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Daniel Steinbach  King’s College London

Jennifer Wellington  King’s College London


External Contributors

David Beus  Brigham Young University

Marine Branland  Université Paris

Stacy Fahrenthold  California State University, Fresno

Rachel Gillett  Universiteit Utrecht

Samuel Krug  Freie Universität Berlin

Richard Kuba  Frobenius-Institut, Frankfurt am Main

Sadia McEvoy  King’s College London

Anaïs Raynaud  Musée de la Grande Guerre du Pays de Meaux

Richard Smith  Goldsmiths, University of London



Natasha Awais-Dean  King’s College London


Project & Communications Manager

Natasha Awais-Dean  King’s College London

Elizabeth Robertson  King’s College London


Graphic Design

Marina Thies  Mediamatics, Berlin


Database Development

Phil Meades  Trilithon, Sidmouth



Anandita Bajpai

Arpenik Atabekyan

Samir el-Moussati

David McKay



Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington

Archiv des Frobenius-Instituts, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main

Australian War Memorial

British Library


Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham

Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée

Deutsches Filminstitut

DITSONG: National Museum of Military History

Estate of Bakery Diallo

European Film Gateway


Eye Filmmuseum

Foyle Special Collections Library, King’s College London

FR-MAE Centre des archives diplomatiques de La Courneuve

FR-MAE Centre des archives diplomatiques de Nantes

Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne

Imperial War Museum

Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis

Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Koninklijke Bibliotheek

Lautarchiv, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Letterkundig Museum, The Hague

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King’s College London

Musée d’histoire contemporaine

Musée de la Grande Guerre du Pays de Meaux

National Archives of India, New Delhi

New Zealand Electronic Text Collection, University of Wellington

Politisches Archiv, Auswärtiges Amt Berlin

Private Collection of David Pritchard

Sammlung Karl Markus Kreis, Unna

Special Collections, University of Amsterdam

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Stadsarchief Rotterdam

The Ernest Claes Estate

The Jan Greshoff Estate

The National Archives, London

The Times Digital Archive

Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin



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