Mapping the Centenary is a digital portal containing information about projects and activities that marked the First World War Centenary from 2014 – 2019.

We invite organisations and individuals to tell us about their activity - from websites to events, to learning resources and historical research - to help us to understand how the centenary was marked. Launched in June 2020, we are creating a searchable database, links to project websites where applicable, and providing guidance on archiving and digital preservation.

Mapping the Centenary is developed with the kind support of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Organisations, individuals and members of the public who took part in First World War Centenary activity, as well as researchers and educators.

Featured Projects Map

Across the United Kingdom and beyond, communities came together to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Browse our map of featured projects, and click a pin to find out more about the activity.

Be on the map

Complete this form to tell us more about your First World War Centenary activity.

Search Projects

Search our database of thousands of projects and activities that marked the First World War Centenary from 2014 – 2019.

If you wish to make any edits to your form submission, or have any questions, please contact us at partnerships@iwm.org.uk

Find out more

Helping a researcher to use the Lives database
Credit: IWM
Preserving your online project
IWM cannot host or preserve websites, or digital or physical content, on your behalf. But we can recommend some resources to help you preserve your online project.
Mapping the Centenary FAQ
The FAQ will tell you all you need to know about the Mapping the Centenary Project.
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Mapping the Centenary: Teachers Hub
The ‘Mapping the Centenary’ portal introduces users to a variety of topics linked to the First World War, as is taught on the National Curriculum. We've created a selection of activities for teachers related to the portal.