Past Events


‘Why Archives Matter’ a review

A guest blog by Dr. Alice Prochaska, co-chair of the 'Why Archives Matter' webinar and member of the BRA's Archives Advocacy Group The Shock of the Record:Archives and Truth webinar series addresses the world-wide crisis of misinformation in what we might term an era of ‘post truth’.  A recent article in the New York Times refers to ‘the babble of orchestrated mendacity.’ Cynicism about public sources of information is rife.  We need to know what we can trust, how to evaluate the information that is produced in a proliferating range of forms, from tradit...

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Our first ‘Shock of the Record’ webinar is now online

Our first 'The Shock of the Record' webinar was held on 18 March. For those who missed it (or would like to watch again) a recording is now available, and can be viewed below. The video has closed captions. The next webinar in the series will be held on 17 June and booking is now open: https://www.history.ac.uk/events/who-creates-record-and-why-evidence-under-attack  

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New Seminar series ‘The Shock of the Record : Archives and Truth’

Further to the British Records Association (BRA) forum on Archives and Truth  the BRA will be contributing to the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) Partnership Seminars series. These seminars, called ‘The Shock of the Record : Archives and Truth’ will build upon the themes discussed in the 2019 forum and cover topics related to trust in archives and records, digital literacy and current scepticism of facts and evidence in our society. Details of the seminars are now available on the IHR website . The seminars are open to anyone with an interest in records and ...

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