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…

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…

Launch Meeting of the OHS Migration Special Interest Group

I am please to circulate details of the: Inaugural meeting of the migration special interest group and tour of the Refugee Council Archive Thursday, February 9: 3pm – 5pm Refugee Council Archive, University of East London. Oral historians are invited to come together and discuss the role of the migration special interest group and to…