Events


Call for papers: Curtain Up! The Practice of Archiving Performance

Date:  Tuesday 29 October 2024 Location:  The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ Abstracts submission deadline: 5pm on 3rd May 2024 This year the British Records Association (BRA) annual conference will be held in partnership with the Association of Performing Arts Collections (APAC), which is a network for all museums, libraries and archives holding performance arts materials in the UK and Ireland. This is an opportunity to share the work of the performing arts archive world with the wider sector and consider the transferability of particular ...

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Winners of the 2023 Janette Harley Prize announced

The British Records Association is delighted to announce the winners of the 2023 Janette Harley Prize. The Prize is shared between two entries as follows: Dr Ian Forrest and Christopher Whittick (translators and editors), for The Visitation of Hereford Diocese in 1397 (Canterbury & York Society, vol. CXI, 2021) Dr Imogen Peck (Birmingham University), for "‘Of no sort of use’?: Manuscripts, Memory, and the Family Archive in Eighteenth Century England" (Cultural and Social History, vol. 20:2 for 2023, pp.183-204), and the accompanying blog series and online ...

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Distilling the Archives – A review

Review by Matthew Abel I was privileged to be awarded the free place at this year’s British Records Association (BRA) conference, Distilling the Archives: The Records of the Drinks Industry in the UK, held in London on 5 October. I am not a BRA member and this was my first time attending a BRA event, but the theme appealed to me as I am writing a history of the former Ind Coope brewery in Romford, East London - the town where I grew up and where I had my first experience of heritage work in the local museum which now occupies part of the old brewery site. I hoped that ...

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