The silence of the archive: a review

[A review that appeared first in the LSE Review of Books.] David Thomas, Simon Fowler and Valerie Johnson. The Silence of the Archive. Facet, 2017. In the past two to three decades, the archival profession has been caught between two currents of cultural and technological change: simultaneous, largely unrelated, both apparently inexorable. Largely confined to… Read More

WR&C takes part in major historical digitisation project

Church, State and Nation in Britain, 1900-1939 is a three-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It will create a freely available digital edition of the journals of Hensley Henson, bishop of Durham, famously trenchant public moralist and one of the greatest of English diarists. It is led by Dr Julia Stapleton… Read More

The Web as history

Peter Webster is one of the contributors to this new book from UCL Press, showcasing new research and methodological reflection on web archives as a new kind of scholarly resource. Edited by Niels Br├╝gger and Ralph Schroeder, it is published on an Open Access basis, meaning that it is free to download. Peter’s chapter uses… Read More

WR&C takes part in new research network on born-digital data for history

We are delighted to announce that WR&C is among the main partners in a new AHRC-funded research network for ‘Born-digital big data and methods for history and the humanities’. Led by Professor Jane Winters (Institute of Historical Research) with Dr Tobias Blanke (King’s College London), the partners are the British Library, the National Archives, and… Read More