Personal Blog Posting on Why History? Archives, History, Cultural Heritage and the Sea

Paul V. Dudman We are certainly leaving in difficult and uncharted times at the moment.  The COVID-19 pandemic is upon is … our hearts go out to those whose families and friends have been directly affected by this virus, and the media reports documenting the daily fatality rate from the Coronavirus numb us to the…

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“Documenting the Undocumented: Archiving and recording the refugee experience.” New Blog for the NCPH History@Work blog

My new post for the National Council on Public History History@Work blog on “Documenting the Undocumented: Archiving and recording the refugee experience.” https://loom.ly/S2AQPKk #PublicHistory #Archives How should “archives…look to engage with issues around human rights and social justice?” Part of the #ArchivesMonth series @UEL_Library @LivingRefArch

ARA Conference 2019 and Professional Subscriptions – A Reflection

I was fortunate this year that we had institutional funds available to be able to attend the 2019 Archives and Records Association annual conference held at the Queens Hotel in Leeds between 28-30 August 2019.  Personal subscriptions to professional work-orientated societies and associations are often seen as a core component of professional practice, no more…

Archives and International Engagement on Refugee and Migration Issues: Part One – Feminists Researchers Against Borders and Archiving Resistance in Athens

Archives and International Engagement on Refugee and Migration Issues: Part One – Feminist Researchers Against Borders and Archiving Resistance in Athens I have away from the day job at the Refugee Council Archive at the University of East London to attend both the Feminists Researchers Against Borders Taster Workshop in Athens followed by the International…

ESPMI and the CARFMS 2018 Conference on Dialogue Beyond Borders

ESPMI and the CARFMS 2018 Conference on Dialogue Beyond Borders Tonight I have just finished packing ahead of an early start tomorrow (4.30am, yikes) in order to get to the airport in time for a flight to Ottawa via Halifax, Canada.  This is in order to attend the Candian Associaton for Refugee and Forced Migration…

Connecting Communities Paper: “Salvaging Memories and (Re-) Connecting with Communities: Reflections on Tate Lives as a Participatory Oral History Project in North Woolwich and Silvertown.”

The following posting is my presentation for the Connecting Communities International Conference: Participatory Action and Social Action Research held on the 10th and 11th November at Resource for London.  Thanks to the the Participatory Arts and Social Action Research (PASAR) team for organising the conference, further details of which can be found here:  www.gre.ac.uk/ach/events/connectingcommunities/home Salvaging…

Reflections on Yesterday by Felicia Yap

Reflections on Yesterday by Felicia Yap Yap, Felicia (2017). Yesterday.  London: Wildfire.  ISBN:  9781472242211 I was intrigued to read the new debut novel Yesterday by Felicia Yap after reading an article in the London Evening Standard focusing on the author’s success with her debut novel coupled with the author’s own interesting back story.  Normally I…