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Our History in Our Hands: useful resources

June 25, 2009

Links to the presentations from the ‘Our History in Our Hands’ workshop.

Presentation by Helen Hockx-Yu, British Library

Joanne Anthony, ULCC

Sundar Singh’s presentation

More information about some of the tools he described is available on his blog.

Thank you once again to our fantastic speakers!

Please click here to give us your feedback on the event. And let us know where we should go from here….

Image by Frankie Roberto on Flickr.


Society of Archivists’: Archives for Education and Learning Group: Engaging Young People in the World of Archives

April 28, 2009

Title: Society of Archivists’: Archives for Education and Learning Group: Engaging Young People in the World of Archives
Location: The National Archives, Kew
Description: Annual Conference and AGM

Engaging Young People in the World of Archives

Monday 18 May 2009

The National Archives, Kew

The cost of the day is £40 for members and £50 for non members. Bookings can be made through the Society of Archivists:

This year the theme for AfELG’s annual conference is engaging with young people (11-19) and what archives can offer them. The day will provide a good overview on the variety of ways archives can be used to inspire people of this age group, and provide some thought provoking discussion. The day will look at the topic of Government initiatives for the education of this age group, possible funding opportunities and case studies on a variety of projects that have made archives accessible to young people.

10.0 Registration

10.30 Welcome

10.35 Trish Popkin,

Strategic Commissioning Project Manager (South East),
Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

11.15 Louise Ray, Archive Lottery Adviser

National Council on Archives

Targeting your audiences: using the Heritage Lottery Fund to support learning and participation
Working with young people need not happen in isolation from other work within the archive. This talk will consider how activities targeted at young people can be incorporated into bids to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

11.45 How 6th formers can use archives to prepare for their exam courses and personal study for A level
The National Archives

12.15 Q/A

12.30 Lunch

1.30 Guy Woolnough,

Former Head of History at Carnforth High School
A teacher’s perspective on using archives in The classroom

2.0 Katharine Carter

County Archivist, Greater Manchester County Record Office
Safety in Numbers

A project working in partnerships

2.30 Ken Fero
Joint Project Coordinator

BEAT (Black Experience Archive Trust)
Migrant Media

3.00 Q/A

3.15 Tea/coffee

3.30 AGM

4.00 Close
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2009-05-18
End Time: 16:00

Lecture: The Oral History Interview and its Literary Representations

April 2, 2009

Title: Lecture: The Oral History Interview and its Literary Representations
Location: Goldsmiths, Richard Hoggart Building, Small Hall
Description: Speaker: Alessandro Portelli

Annual Methods Lab Lecture

Start Time: 16:00
Date: 2009-04-28
End Time: 18:00

Inviting contributions

March 24, 2009

Yesterday I went to speak to Andrew’s MA students about community archives and the opportunities and challenges for mainstream professional archivists. Andrew mentioned this blog in his final slide – so welcome to anyone who has found this blog via their lecture notes! I also want to take this opportunity to reiterate what I said about welcoming contributions. Please do use the comment form to send me any ideas you may have for posts on your experiences on your placements, articles you may have read or relevant exhibitions you may have visited. All contributions and discussion very gratefully received!


Bookmarks for 16 March to 18 March

March 18, 2009

These are my links for 16 March to 18 March:

Bookmarks for 12 March from 11:36 to 17:02

March 13, 2009

These are my links for 12 March from 11:36 to 17:02:

Bookmarks for 11 March from 16:08 to 19:00

March 12, 2009

These are my links for 11 March from 16:08 to 19:00:

Bookmarks for 11 March from 13:25 to 15:50

March 11, 2009

These are my links for 11 March from 13:25 to 15:50:

Looking forward to 2009!

January 5, 2009

Happy New Year!

We are now just over half way through the project so the start of the new year is a good time for looking both forward and back.

So far we have completed fieldwork with one of our case studies and are close to completion with two others. ‘Completion’ does not of course mean that we have cut off all contact; indeed, our aim is to keep the dialogue open throughout the writing-up period. Moreover, there are still some follow up interviews to be done as it has not always proved possible to fit these into the observation period (for example with trustees of organisations or institutional collaborators).

From now on we’re going to have to start thinking seriously about how we translate our data into findings. Dissemination will for the most part be a two-stage process, where presentations will be used to present interim findings and gain feedback in preparation for drafting more substantial texts. The first such opportunity will be next week at the departmental research club meeting, and one of my first tasks is to sit down and draft this. We will also be looking to give conference presentations on both our methodology and our findings and perhaps also to use this website to help our results reach a wider audience. One of my resolutions is to update this space more often with more than just links and events: more reviews, more ‘talking points’, more project updates… I look forward to reading your comments.


Season’s Greetings!

December 23, 2008

On behalf of the Community Archives and Identities project team I’d like to wish all our readers a very happy holiday period and best wishes for 2009. Thank you for your support and contributions over the last 11 months and see you in the New Year!