Taradiddles. Or, lies in a post-truth society

Taradiddles. Or, lies in a post-truth society

There is nothing new in our lack of trust in information and facts. But how does this affect archives and researchers? Julia Sheppard, Chair of the British Records Association, considers some of the questions that have arisen in recent events.

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Race Update 2 – Higher Education Race Action Group

Race Update 2 – Higher Education Race Action Group

This ‘Race Update’ introduces resources that have been circulated by the Higher Education Race Action Group (HERAG) and other bodies that could be used in a range of settings such as staff and student induction, training sessions delivered in schools or teaching.

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Black British History: A New IHR Seminar Series

Join us for the first IHR Black British History Seminar on Thursday 23rd January at LSBU. The series: ‘Black British History: Concepts, Geographies, Debates’ encompasses Black British History in all its forms. It takes research from those within and beyond the...

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Race Update 1 – Highlights from 2019 Reports

Race Update 1 – Highlights from 2019 Reports

In this new series, Dr Shahmima Akhtar, Past & Present Fellow for the Royal Historical Society’s Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History initiative will post on subjects related to race, ethnicity and equality in UK History Higher Education (from reviewing publications to events and initiatives), on a bi-monthly basis. Follow the blog to receive all the updates by email

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How Can Historians Achieve Inclusivity in Digital Archives?

How Can Historians Achieve Inclusivity in Digital Archives?

Historians have always been preoccupied with archives of knowledge – how information is stored and categorised, how it is accessed or restricted, how the integrity of evidence is determined. These are universal questions for those who study the past. They also theoretically underpin the largest and most influential archive of knowledge in human history: Wikipedia. Dr Victoria Leonard considers Wikipedia’s problems – and its possibilities.

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