DRI Blog: Archival Activism: Community-Centred Approaches to Archives05 November 2020
Dr Sharon Webb, chair of the recent collaborative event on 'Archival Activism' run by DRI in collaboration with NAI, reflects on community archives, digital preservation, and archival activism.
On 22 Oct 2020, the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) and National Archives, Ireland (NAI) hosted a collaborative online webinar titled ‘Archival Activism: Community-Centred Approaches to Archives’. The purpose of this event was to highlight the memory work of community archivists and to open up a conversation about how national memory institutions can offer their digital preservation skills and profession-based knowledge to support community-based archival initiatives.
In a new DRI blog, Dr Sharon Webb, a digital humanities professor at the University of Sussex and chair of the 'Archival Activism' event, further develops the themes of the webinar and looks at how the event ‘contributes to a growing body of literature, of research, and action that looks at community responses’.
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