Tag Archives: archives

Historians in the Face of Disaster: History as a form of Psychosocial Support after 3.11 in Miyagi, Japan

March 11, 2014 - 1 Comment

John Morris, historian and member of the Board of Directors of Miyagi Shiryō Net asks, what can historians do in the face of overwhelming disaster?

New Ruskin Archives Website Launched

New Ruskin Archives Website Launched

November 28, 2013 - 1 Comment

Academics, historians and former staff and students of Ruskin College in Oxford have launched a new online archive to record and crowd-source historical information about past students, following the controversial destruction of the college student records in 2012

Review: Women and Social Movements International, 1840 to the Present

April 19, 2013 - 0 Comments

Sinead McEneaney reviews the Women and Social Movements International reference database, published by Alexander Street Press, which contains 60,000 documents relating to women in social movements in the United States

Trabajadores: Spanish Civil War Archives Online

April 12, 2013 - 1 Comment

Liz Wood, Assistant Archivist at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick, writes about the Centre’s recent digitisation project for primary sources in English from the Spanish Civil War

Fear of Forgetting

November 29, 2012 - 0 Comments

A story of copying and illuminating a manuscript by Josh Baum

Evidence of Mao’s Hidden Famine, Inside China’s State Archives

November 29, 2012 - 3 Comments

Researching the history of the Great Famine in China through archival sources, by Zhou Xun

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Come on Ruskin: Do the Right Thing

November 5, 2012 - 10 Comments

HWO Editor Toby Butler, a former student of Ruskin College, shares his reaction to the destruction of Ruskin’s student records

The Women’s Library: Not Saved Yet

The Women’s Library: Not Saved Yet

October 18, 2012 - 0 Comments

Further information and discussion about the fate of the Women’s Library, and the closure of the purpose-built, Heritage Lottery Funded building that housed the library in Whitechapel, by Laura Schwartz

Archives: A House on Fire?

October 17, 2012 - 3 Comments

Anne Summers writes about 2012’s shutdowns, sales and destruction of archival resources in Britain, a year that has exceeded any pessimist’s wildest imaginings…

Thoughts & Questions of a Ruskin Graduate on the College Archives

October 16, 2012 - 22 Comments

The personal experiences of Denise Pakeman, graduate of Ruskin College, of the destruction of archival records about working-class students from the first decades of the college

To Make that Future Now: The Women’s Library & the TUC Library

April 20, 2012 - 8 Comments

Information about the history and possible closure of the Women’s and the TUC Libraries at London Metropolitan University, and how you can help the campaign

Britain’s Secret Archive of Decolonisation

April 19, 2012 - 9 Comments

Richard Drayton, Rhodes Professor of Imperial History, Kings College London, on recent news that the British government has acknowledged the existence of a ‘secret archive’ from 37 former colonies, bought back to Britain after the colonies became independent

Digital Engagement & the History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive

April 4, 2012 - 1 Comment

How 150 photographers used online communities to create a unique historical resource for the History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive. Typically faded, and dating anywhere from the late 1800s to the 1950s, these ‘ghostsigns’ represent local, commercial, social and artistic history

The Nation, Our Libraries and Archives – and the Cuts

January 10, 2012 - 1 Comment

Discussion of a History Workshop Journal feature on ‘Coalition Cuts’, threats to archives and their repositories, urging academics, in particular, to champion libraries and archives within their own institutions