About the Project

The Two Minute Silence project has received a £10,000 grant from the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) to trace the evolution and continuing relevance of the Remembrance Day silence, which marks its 90th anniversary in November 2009.
Through the personal experience and testimony of people, young and old, and from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, we hope to explore the continuing significance of the silence as a way of reflecting on global conflict and the value of peace.

The project will hopefully result in a publicly-accessible archive of original recorded material, a series of personally crafted two-minute reflections for this website, as well as for the University of Huddersfield Archives website, and for MLA Yorkshire's My Learning website.