‘Per Inspectionem Rotulorum’: the reference value of the early English Chancery rolls (Part I)
At the turn of the fourteenth century, king Edward I enjoined his chancery clerks to “search all the rolls and remembrances, search Domesday at the Exchequer at York and all the other rolls of the Exchequer and Chancery, so that nothing is left unsearched, then go...
When I was 17 I walked into the art room at school one day to find a rubbish bag full of old black and white prints sat on my desk. My teacher had salvaged it from a skip on the side of a residential street full of the belongings of a man who had recently passed...
Transmemo Project: a study on Second World War memories and family transmission in Belgium
Photo: departure of Belgian workers for Germany, Antwerp, 1940 © CegeSoma/AGR Transmemo is a research project funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO), which focuses on the memories of Belgian families of collaborationists and members of the resistance...
The Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society at Baylor University: Commemorating Keston’s First Fifty Years as “Voice of the Voiceless”
To commemorate Keston College’s 50th anniversary, friends, former staff, Council members, and local officials gathered on June 20, 2019, in the Kent village of Keston in Greater London to unveil a plaque. Founder Michael Bourdeaux drew aside curtains on Keston’s...
Alternative Angles: Considering different approaches to 2D digitisation
Working in digitisation as an Imaging Technician at the British Library, I know the digitisation process is typically a standardised and uniformed procedure. Metamorfoze, the National Programme for the Preservation of Paper Heritage in the Netherlands, provides a...
Archives ‘on the go’: ‘What Was Here?’ uses technology to bring content from the ‘research room’ into the wider world, for self-directed exploration.
Introduction In June 2019, the East Riding Archives (Beverley, East Yorkshire, England) officially launched its new app, called ‘What Was Here?’. This marked the culmination of a 4-year journey in which we had sought to find new ways of engaging audiences with...
Heritage is often embedded within socio-political crises and identity contests | CoHERE project
CoHERE (Critical Heritages of Europe: performing and representing identities) was a large, European Commission-funded project responding to an instrumental drive to solve critical social and political problems in Europe through recourse to heritage. The project was...
The Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers at Oregon State University: A Short History
On April 18, 1986, Dr. Linus Pauling (1901-1994), a world historical figure and the only winner of two unshared Nobel Prizes, formally announced his intention to donate his papers, along with those of his wife, to Oregon State University, his undergraduate alma...
Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and digital assets: is this the end of the cash as we know it?
In a constant digital transformation environment, it's mandatory for governments, economies, central banks and financial institutions to stay at the vanguard of the state-of-the-art trends and technologies emerging in this changing world. Also, due to inefficiency,...
Museum 2.0: The Last American Pirate
During the Long Depression of the 1870s, a man named Edward Owens took up piracy in Chesapeake Bay. He had run out of money, his work as an oyster fisherman no longer able to support him. Born in Virginia in 1853, he chose Watt’s Island as the location for his new...
A Blockchain For Archives: Trust Through Technology
At a time when the fragility and vulnerability of digital records are increasingly evident, maintaining the trustworthiness of public archives is more important than ever. Video and sound recordings can be manipulated to put words into mouths of people who never...
Akkasah: Preserving Photographic Heritage in the Middle East and North Africa
Akkasah (an old word for camera in the Khaliji dialect), the Center for Photography at New York University Abu Dhabi, is home to an archive of the photographic heritage of the Middle East and North Africa. Founded in 2014 by New York University Abu Dhabi...
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