Diversity Allies

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 […]

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Collection Development Policies and Representation

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Zoe van Well, Archivist at Worcestershire County Council, introduce the work by ARA’s Diversity Allies on Collection Development Policies and Representation. Diversity and inclusion can mean different things to individuals so it’s worth remembering a breadth of diversity and inclusion is represented in the protected characteristics within the Equality Act 2010 and we can have […]

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Archive30 – Behind the Scenes!

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ARA Scotland have transformed April into the major event in the Archivist’s Diary. This month Samantha Case, Social Media Officer for ARA Scotland, gives us insight in what happens to make the event a success! April may conjure up images of spring, Easter, or maybe a particular prank-filled holiday for most people, but in the […]