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Kiel Uprising: Women's Activism and the German Revolution November 1918

This project examined the end of the First World War in Germany and the German Revolution. Revolutions are often imagined as male spaces and yet, for a revolution to spread as quickly and as far as the Revolution of 1918/19 did, women must have been involved.

This research wrote real revolutionary women into the historical accounts, public knowledge and commemorative activities surrounding the centenary of the end of the war in November 2018 in both the UK and Germany.

As part of this, a new play, Women of Aktion, was developed with Bent Architect. The play toured in Britain and Germany in autumn 2018.

In March 2018 there was an exhibition at the Peace Museum which used this research to examine the end of the First World War. This included an education outreach programme and a touring exhibition.

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Poster for Women of Aktion

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