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Diversity Allies: Looking ahead to 2022

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Richard Wragg of the Diversity Allies Leadership Committee gives us an update on what the group has in the pipeline for 2022… The Diversity Allies Leadership Committee met on 18 November to continue planning our activities for 2022. We believe we’ve identified a series of actions that will support increasing diversity and inclusion in the […]

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In Focus: ‘A Guide for the Childe and Youth’ – Archive Work Placement, Special Collections and Archives, Keele University Library

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For this month’s In Focus blog, History masters student Ashleigh Coffey takes us through her student placement at Keele University’s Special Collections and Archives. I’m Ashleigh Coffey, a master’s student (2020/21) in History at Keele University, Staffordshire. One of my modules gave me the opportunity to do a work placement in a related field and […]

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The Rathdown School Archive

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It’s September, which means that students across the UK and Ireland have been going back to school. For this month’s themed blog, archivist Antonia Hart joins us to introduce the The Rathdown School Archive, which incorporates the archives of The Hall School, Glengara Park, Hillcourt, Park House, and Rathdown School. Crests of all original schools, […]

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Archives in Focus: Armagh Robinson Library

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Armagh Robinson Library is the oldest public library in Northern Ireland. It was established 250 years ago, in 1771, by Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. Along with the Library of Trinity College and Marsh’s Library, both in Dublin, it is a rare early example in Ireland of a purpose-built library which continues to fulfil its original intended purpose.  […]

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Monthly Theme: Firsts

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For this month’s theme, firsts, Tawny Whitfield from St. Helens Archive Service, writes about the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, and its impact on St. Helens. The year 1829 was a very important year for St. Helens. During the Industrial Revolution, the town became witness to a plethora of ‘firsts’, including a certain piece of machinery […]

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Diversity Allies: Signposting diverse voices in the collections of Hull University Archives

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The background Like many archives, here at Hull University Archives (HUA) we’re very aware that our collections tend to centre the lives, voices and experiences of a limited section of the population – that is to say, male, white, and middle to upper class. We’re also aware that, historically, cataloguing practice tended to reinforce this, […]

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Diversity Allies: Learning about Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: Online Courses, Self-Study, and Where to Begin

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One of the working groups set up to help with the work of the Diversity Allies has been exploring courses on equality, diversity, and inclusion -related subjects. While professional-led training may be more interactive, it is also significantly more expensive. Online courses are offered free-of-charge through platforms such as Coursera or FutureLearn, with no obligation […]