Monthly Themed Blogs

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 […]

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Archive in Focus: The Cuala Press: a female led industry

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For this month’s blog, Ciara Daly, from Trinity College, Dublin, discusses the Cuala Press Collection.  The Cuala Press Project has been contributing to the Explore Your Archive campaign, since its launch in November, to disseminate our unique visual-arts collection to a new and interested audience via our Twitter and Instagram accounts. The theme for Explore Your Archive in March was Business and Manufacturing and this encapsulates our project perfectly. […]

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Monthly Theme: Daily life

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For this month’s theme Cressida Williams from Canterbury Cathedral takes us through the daily routine of the Cathedral in medieval times with some aspects being continued to this day. Daily routine has formed an important part of life at Canterbury Cathedral since its earliest days. In medieval times, the cathedral was a monastery of Benedictine monks. […]

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Diversity Allies

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In this month’s Diversity Allies blog Marlena Nuernberger-Walle provides an update on the what the group has been doing this month. It also provides sources and events surrounding Pride Month, Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller History Month, and UK Windrush Day What we’ve been up to The Awareness Campaigns Group is now in the final stages […]

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In Focus: Asylum Archive

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This month’s ‘In Focus’ blog looks at the Asylum Archive, a living exhibition of accumulated artefacts, oral histories and photography that reflect life under the Republic of Ireland’s Direct Provision system. Artist and creator Vukašin Nedeljković describes the project. Direct Provision The direct provision scheme was introduced in November 1999 to accommodate asylum seekers in […]