Digital Archives of Refugee History: Resources, Challenges and Opportunities.

Thank you to colleagues at the Refugee History website for agreeing to publish my blog post looking at the “Digital Archives of Refugee History: Resources, Challenges and Opportunities.”

To wet your appetitie, the first couple of paragraphs are reproduced below:

All too easily, refugee history can become lost history; the traces of people on the move rubbed out of national, and local history. What archives are currently available for the historian of refugee and migration movements within the digital environment and how can we encourage access to these resources and what further needs to be done in order to facilitate and preserve access to archival materials within this field?

In this post, I explore the potential for researching currently available digital resources in this field and focusing on refugee history and to consider the challenges ahead in terms of facilitating online access to both traditional and born-digital archive collections.  In this globalised and increasingly digital world, and with refugee and migration issues firmly situated in the global context, how can we approach the need for wider (digital) access to the history of the refugee and migrant movements?

To read the full blog bost and explore the fascinating new Refugee History site, please visit:  Digital Archives of Refugee History: Resources, Challenges and Opportunities.

 

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