Records at Risk Fund Launched

The BRA has worked in partnership with The National Archives (TNA) and the Archives and Records Association to launch the Records at Risk Fund, a new collaborative pilot fund to support urgent interventions to save physical and digital records facing immediate peril across the UK. The fund has been created in response to the increased risk of vulnerable collections being lost or dispersed in the wake of the pandemic. In 2020, TNA awarded grants from the government’s ‘COVID-19 Archives Fund’ and this new partnership programme builds on that experience. The Records ...

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Archives of crisis and conspiracy: the digital future

The next webinar in our IHR partnership 'Shock of the Record' series will be held on 31st March, 6.00-7.30pm, on 'Archives of Crisis and Conspiracy: the Digital Future'. It will consider how memory institutions and other organisations conduct rapid response archiving to capture the digital records of crisis, how they decide what to include and exclude, and how and when those born-digital archives should be made available to researchers and the wider public. It will also consider how huge digital archives, which may contain multiple forms of misinformation, can be effecti...

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Shock of the Record: Latest webinar can now be viewed online

The latest Shock of the Record  partnership seminar with the Institute of Historical Research is now available online to view in a fully captioned film. The topics discussed in this webinar series cover conspiracy theories, the idea of 'truth' and the impact of this on both everyday life and our understanding of history. Thanks to speakers Iyra Buenrostro-Cabbab from the University of the Philippines, Stanley Griffin from the University of the West Indies, Philosopher Susan Stuart and chairs Sarah Tyacke and David Thomas.  

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