Past Events

UPDATE: “ARCHIVAL ACCOUNTABILITY GAP…Is there a democratic deficit in archives?”, Conference…reports now available online

Update: the conference reports are now available on-line at: * ...Is there a democratic deficit in archives?" 24-25 January 2017 The Great Hall, Sutherland Building Northumbria University Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 8ST "The conference will begin by looking at the needs of the future generation of users, it will then discuss the vital issues of records management in developing countries. It will consider the importance of records in the investigation of tragedies and transgressions. It will explore how new ...

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Annual Bond Lecture, with Caroline Shenton, and British Records Association AGM, October 27, 2016

  ‘Beyond the Portcullis: the pleasures, challenges and frustrations of writing stories from the Parliamentary Archives’   On the 70th anniversary of the Parliamentary Archives Dr Caroline Shenton reflects on the pleasures, challenges and frustrations of creating popular history. Caroline Shenton was Director of the Parliamentary Archives at Westminster from 2008 to 2014, and prior to that was a senior archivist at Parliament and The National Archives. Her first book, The Day Parliament Burned Down, an hour-by-hour account of the 1834 fire that ...

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A Report on the 2015 BRA Annual Conference: ‘Archives and Sport’

THE BRA ANNUAL CONFERENCE: “‘In a League of their own’: Archives of the History of British Sport and Physical Recreation” The BRA Annual Conference took place on 26th November 2015 at Swedenborg House, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1. Around 40 participants were treated to a fascinating selection of papers about different aspects of the history of British sport. Before the proceedings began, Julia Sheppard, BRA Chair, gave a brief report about the EGM and AGM the previous week, and in particular the momentous vote at the EGM, by a substantial majority, for the BRA to ...

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