Finding Belgian refugees in Cymru1914.org: using digital resources for uncovering the hidden histories of the first world war in Wales

Hughes, L. (2016) Finding Belgian refugees in Cymru1914.org: using digital resources for uncovering the hidden histories of the first world war in Wales. Immigrants and Minorities, 34(2), pp. 210-231. (doi:10.1080/02619288.2016.1171148)

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Abstract

This paper examines Belgian refugees in Wales during the First World War and local responses to their presence. A case study from a rural, Welsh-speaking area examines how, as the War continued, the refugees became a burden on the dwindling resources of local refugee committees and ultimately had to leave to be re-settled elsewhere. Using digital resources and methods for this study raises issues about fragmentation of sources and the completeness of the archival record, and suggests how digital archives on the Belgian refugee migration may be further developed to enable new insights into local responses to the largest movement of refugees in the early part of the twentieth century.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported by the Jisc eContent Capital Programme, grant funding 06/11 [award CIINN02].
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hughes, Professor Lorna
Authors: Hughes, L.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Journal Name:Immigrants and Minorities
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0261-9288
ISSN (Online):1744-0521
Data DOI:10.5525/gla.researchdata.301

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