Welcome to my website. My name is Paul Dudman and I would describe myself as being an Activist Archivist, Photographer, sometime social media contributor and web site designer, and occasional Historian.
Having recently been involved in several online web projects and becomingly involved in policy and advocacy work in relation to my professional Archive activities and also my personal activism in the fields of refugee and migration issues interlinked with climate change. In rare moments of spare time I am a keen photographer, especially landscapes, and also have a passing interest in History.
I have attempted to divide this website between the various aspects of my professional and personal work. Consequently, I hope you will except the challenge of exploring my website. If so, you will find pages focusing on activism and advocacy in relation to international engagement activities within the refugee, migration and archives field. Details of my professional work with the Archive collections housed at the University of East London – including the British Olympic Association Archive; East London People’s Archive; Hackney Empire Theatre Archive; and the Refugee Council Archive. Additional pages will focus upon my research and policy activities; a selection of my humble photography offerings and my personal musings on history.
I have include a blog too as part of this website and I hope that you will take a few moments to subscribe. I welcome any thoughts and feedback both on this website and also the various facets of my work, so please do contact me if you would like to discuss anything further.
Paul holds an MScEcon in Archives Administration from Aberystwyth University and he also holds an MScEcon in Information and Library Studies from the same institutions. As an historian at heart, Paul completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Southampton and Paul is a member of a number of professional bodies including the Archives and Records Association; the British Records Association; the British Sociological Association; the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM); and the International Council on Archives.