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Who or what is a curator?

Posted on 17 March 2015 by Vicky Crewe

By Vicky Crewe, Principal Investigator, Cardiff University       Curator: ‘one who has the care or charge of a person or thing’; a ‘steward’, a ‘keeper’, a ‘custodian’ Archive: ‘a place in which public records or other important historic documents are kept’; ‘a historical record or document’ As part of the Family Archive Project, we’re posing
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Family archives and the Romans

Posted on 11 February 2015 by lizgloyn

One of the really exciting things about this project is the wide time span that we cover between us. I’m the one who goes furthest back to the past – I’m a classicist with an interest in Roman social history, who thinks a lot about how families work in the ancient world and the sort
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So what is a ‘family archive’?

Posted on 6 February 2015 by Vicky Crewe

By Laura King, Co-Investigator, University of Leeds   Is it objects, documents or memories? For some wealthier and/or aristocratic families – such as the Devonshires, owners of the grand Chatsworth estate – this might mean an actual archive that resembles the collections at the local record office. But our research project is about ‘ordinary’ people,
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