This innovative book examines the changing relationship between communities, citizens and the notion of the archive.
Archives have traditionally been understood as repositories of knowledge and experience, remote from the ordinary people who fund and populate them, however digital resources have led to a growing plurality of archives and the practices associated with collecting and curating. This book uses a broad range of case studies which place communities at the heart of this exciting development, to illustrate how their experiences are central to our understanding of this new terrain which challenges traditional histories and the control of knowledge and power.
"A testament to the vibrancy, depth, and diversity of collaborative research practices involving archives and archiving in the UK. It examines the challenges of collaboration, but even-handedly celebrates the many benefits afforded by such modes of work." Richard Clay, Newcastle University
Simon Popple is Director of Impact and a Senior Lecturer in Photography and Digital Culture at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds.
Andrew Prescott is Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Glasgow.
Daniel H. Mutibwa is Assistant Professor in Creative Industries and Digital Culture at the University of Nottingham, UK Campus.
Introductory Chapter: Remaking the Archive;
Section 1: Storytelling, Co-curation and Community Archives;
Chapter 1: New Island Stories: Heritage, Archives and the Digital Environment as a basis for Community Regeneration;
Chapter 2: Speaking through Making: living archives, embodied value;
Chapter 3: BBC Pebble Mill: Issues around collaborative community online archives – A case study of the http://pebblemill.org project;
Chapter 4: Memories on film: Public archive images and participatory film‐making with people with dementia;
Chapter 5: Doing-It-Together: Co-creating popular music history in the online environment;
Section 2: Citizen Archives and the Institution;
Chapter 6: Museums and Communities in the Virtual Age: From Museological Use to Digital Heritage Engagement?;
Chapter 7: Enhancing museum visits through the creation of data visualisation to support informed choices and the recording and sharing of experience;
Chapter 8: Letter to an Unknown Soldier;
Chapter 9: Earth in Vision and the Digital Citizen: Working Upstream of Digital and Broadcast Archive Developments;
Chapter 10: Institutional collaboration in the creation of digital linguistic resources: the case of the British Telecom Correspondence Corpus;
Chapter 11: Archiving art school atmosphere: digital collecting, cultural heritage practice and non-materiality;
Section 3: Disruptive and Counter Voices: The Community Turn;
Chapter 12: Anti-Institutional Mental Health Archives: Tensions, Challenges and Reward.;
Chapter 13: ‘Weapons in the struggle’ Independent radical archives.;
Chapter 14: Silver hair, silver tongues, silver screen: recollection, reflection and representation through digital storytelling with older people;
Chapter 15: Prejudice and Pride: Archiving ‘wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey’ LGBT histories;
Chapter 16: Locating the Black Archive;
Chapter 17: Archive, Museum, Library, In/tangible Heritage, Web: Ways of being inclusive and alive.;
Chapter 18: Archive Utopias: Linking collaborative histories to local decision-making;
Concluding Chapter: The Archive in a World of Datafication.