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  • Audio contentThree children looking over York city wall, 1900 (catalogue reference Copy 1/447)

    Big Ideas: The Great Archive Debate: a view from York

    At the end of the last century the great heritage debate transformed thinking about public engagement with the past in historic sites and museums. Do new initiatives in archives promise something similar in public engagement with history now, and how ...

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    Public Cooperation with the Household Expenditure Enquiry, 1953-1954

    The Household Expenditure Enquiry of 1953-54 was the first large-scale enquiry into household expenditure and income in the United Kingdom since the Family Budget Enquiry of 1937-1938. It was intended to cover 20,000 households and the Ministry of Labour and ...

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    Hidden treasures? Uncovering maps among the files of government.

    The National Archives holds over six million maps and plans and the majority are among files, boxes, volumes and rolls. Map specialist Andrew Janes explores the variety of these ‘hidden’ maps and examines some interesting examples from a range of ...

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    The day parliament burned down

    Find out about one of the most seminal events of the 19th century, which not only changed the face of London, but also led to the creation of The National Archives itself. In the early evening of 16 October 1834, ...

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    NDACA – the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive

    In this talk Tony Heaton examines the vision for The National Disability Arts Collection and Archive and the wider historical and social context. Tony Heaton OBE has been involved in the disability arts sector as an artist and activist for ...

  • Audio contentTurn of the century stationery including English typewriter (catalogue reference: STAT 20/446/1890)

    The pleasures and pains of contemporary history

    Peter Hennessy discusses the pleasures and pains of writing history in one’s own times. Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London, a Fellow of the British Academy and President of the Friends of ...

  • Audio contentThe Cradle at work, Gold Mining, Australia 1900, cat. ref. COPY 1-446

    Australia in War and Peace, 1914-19

    The ‘Australia in War and Peace, 1914-19′ research project is a major collaborative research project between the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies (MCAS), King’s College London and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra, Australia. The ultimate ...

  • Audio contentIllustration from 'The Criminal Prisons of London' by Mayhew & Binny

    Reckless, Rash and Repentant: Convicts Petitions for Mercy 1819-1858

    A look at the pardoning process of the early 19th century, and some stories behind the petitions for mercy written on behalf of convicted criminals, found at The National Archives. Briony Paxman has worked at The National Archives for five ...

  • Audio contentWe Work Or Want (John Bull figure), poster, cat. ref. INF2-74 (1)

    Archives Sector: the Leadership Challenge

    In October 2011, The National Archives took on additional leadership responsibilities for archives in England.  One year on, this talk explains our vision for leadership, reviews our achievements to date, and explores some of the challenges ahead. Isobel Siddons recently ...

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    The Silken Paper Trail: openness and the national collective memory

    Distinguished historians Professor the Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield and Professor Lisa Jardine CBE explore the value of our archival heritage and consider why ‘sustaining the collective memory of the nation is a first-order requirement’. Lord Hennessy is Attlee Professor of ...

  • Audio contentInterior of Cocofuh Royal Palace, Gold Coast, 1884, cat. ref. COPY1-368 (283)

    The Golden Stool: cataloguing Colonial Office records from 1900

    In 1900, war broke out between the British and the Ashanti in the Gold Coast. The Colonial Office records from this year have recently been catalogued by volunteers at The National Archives. This talk, given by the volunteers themselves, shares ...

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    UKAD forum 2012: Linked data and the Step Change project

    Geoff Browell and Robert Baxter talk about linked data. The UKAD forum is an opportunity for archivists and information professionals to hear and share some of the latest thinking around online access to archives and archives data and share ideas around ...

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    UKAD forum 2012: The launch of the British Library Integrated Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue

    Bill Stockting talks about the launch of the British Library Integrated Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue. The UKAD forum is an opportunity for archivists and information professionals to hear and share some of the latest thinking around online access to archives and ...

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    UKAD forum 2012: Quickfire poster session

    Quickfire poster session with Sam Velumyl, Teresa Nixon, Kimberly C. Kowal and Alison Cullingford. The UKAD forum is an opportunity for archivists and information professionals to hear and share some of the latest thinking around online access to archives and archives ...

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    UKAD forum 2012: Linking data, linking lives

    Jane Stevenson talks about creating a website using linked data. The UKAD forum is an opportunity for archivists and information professionals to hear and share some of the latest thinking around online access to archives and archives data and share ideas ...

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