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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Maurice Bond Lecture tickets now available

"Living through a pandemic has forced historians to look anew at previous crises and to interrogate archives with different assumptions. It also makes us think about what material we should be generating for future historians." Martin Daunton, Emeritus Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge and Visiting Professor at Gresham College will consider the topic of Covid and the Historian in the British Record Association's 2021 Maurice Bond Lecture. We will also take the opportunity to present the 2021 Janette Harley Prize to Dr Amy Erickson for her ...

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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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