My name is Tom Sear. I’m an historian and PhD candidate at UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. I’m also a CVA volunteer on Gallipoli for Anzac Day 2015.

My PhD research explores the ways in which the digital world is shaping the Anzac centenary. As part of my project, I’d like to examine how digital technologies (like computers and smart phones) and internet resources (like social media, family history websites and blogs) will help us prepare for, record and communicate our experiences, and the experiences of others, in April 2015.

The centenary of the First World War is taking place in a highly connected digital world. The project will connect with Australians interested in Anzac Day 2015 and capture how they are using digital media to record, understand and communicate their experiences of Anzac Day 2015.

I’m also looking for your help to complete my research. Should you wish to contribute further to the project, you can send me your email contact details . With your consent, I would be interested to follow your Anzac related social media activity before, during and after Anzac Day 2015, and/or interview you about it.

The UNSW ADFA Human Ethics Advisory Panel has approved this project (HREA Panel Ref: A-15-08)