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Janette Harley Prize 2022 Open for Entries

Entry to the 2022 Janette Harley Prize is now open. The prize is intended to generate interest in archives, and raise awareness of research and achievements in the world of archives. The prizewinner in 2021 was Dr Amy L Erickson, Robinson College, Cambridge, for City Women in the 18th Century, a free open-air exhibition in autumn 2019 about women who ran luxury businesses in the City of London in the 18th century; and a supporting article, ‘Esther Sleepe, fanmaker, and her family’, Eighteenth-Century Life, 42 (2) (2018), pp.15-37. The closing date for ...

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The 2022 Maurice Bond Lecture – Covid and the Historian

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The BRA’s Maurice Bond Memorial Lecture, delayed by Covid, was delivered at Guildhall Library on 23 February 2022. The speaker was Martin Daunton, Emeritus Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge and Visiting Professor at Gresham College. His subject was 'Covid and the Historian'. In a wide-ranging survey, Professor Daunton reflected on how the experience of the Covid pandemic will cause historians to look afresh at past crises, with greater understanding and from a new standpoint. The 1919 epidemic of Spanish Flu was one of his examples. He found ...

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Archives of crisis and conspiracy: the digital future

This webinar is one of a series of six organised by the British Records Association's Archives Advocacy Group which will be held during 2021 and 2022.  The aim of the series is to raise and debate questions surrounding the criticality and value of archives and records as information and evidence. questions such as: What does the record - be it in hard copy paper format, digital or other media - mean to us? Why should we be concerned about its survival? How can the authenticity and significance of records be assessed? How can perceived barriers to the access ...

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