Past Events

Visit to the Tower of London

Historic plan of the white tower, showing a cross section of the dome and two standards flying from the roof
The British Records Association are delighted to be resuming our programme of visits with a very special day at the Tower of London on 28th July 2022. We will be treated to talks from Archivist, Tom Drysdale on the Architectural Drawings Collection, from Head of Records Vanessa Hodge on the creation of the Gardens & Estates Archive and from Assistant Curator of Historic Buildings Alfred Hawkins on the historic registers of the Chapel Royal at the Tower. After the meetings, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the public areas of the Tower of London at ...

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Archives of crisis and conspiracy: The digital future

The latest Shock of Record partnership seminar with the Institute of Historic Research is now available to view on YouTube.  The video has captions. The webinar considers 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 effectively described ...

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The 2022 Maurice Bond Lecture – Covid and the Historian

a man stood at a lecturn with a powerpoint display behind him
The BRA’s Maurice Bond Memorial Lecture, delayed by Covid, was delivered at Guildhall Library on 23 February 2022. The speaker was Martin Daunton, Emeritus Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge and Visiting Professor at Gresham College. His subject was 'Covid and the Historian'. In a wide-ranging survey, Professor Daunton reflected on how the experience of the Covid pandemic will cause historians to look afresh at past crises, with greater understanding and from a new standpoint. The 1919 epidemic of Spanish Flu was one of his examples. He found ...

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