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We are what we keep: Being Human Festival events

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We are what we keep: Being Human Festival events

Posted on 16 November 2015 by Laura King

By Laura King, University of Leeds As part of the Being Human festival of the humanities, The Family Archive Project is putting on a series of public events. This week […]

Guest Post

Egypt: A Guest Blog by Linda Loganathan

Posted on 11 November 2015 by Vicky Crewe

As part of the Family Archive Project, we have invited members of the public to contribute guest blog posts on how people create and use their own family archives today. […]

Workshop

Are we what we keep? Reflections on our October workshop

Posted on 3 November 2015 by Vicky Crewe

By Vicky Crewe, Cardiff University We held ‘Are we what we keep? The Family Archive Workshop’ on Friday 16th October at The National Archives in Kew. The Family Archive Project only […]

Workshop

Are we what we keep? Workshop coming up!

Posted on 5 October 2015 by lizgloyn

The project team are really looking forward to our workshop, Are We What We Keep, which will take place on Friday 16th October! The workshop is designed to bring together […]

 

The Future of Women’s Pasts

Posted on 27 July 2015 by Laura King

By Laura King, University of Leeds Understanding how families keep things and document their histories is, for me, a feminist project. The Family Archive project has an important dual purpose, […]

Ways of remembering: dying and the family archive

Posted on 9 May 2015 by Laura King

By Laura King, University of Leeds Why do we try to preserve particular memories? What exactly is valuable in the process of keeping and ‘curating’ particular objects and documents that […]

Too much stuff?

Posted on 2 April 2015 by annawoodham

A few weeks ago Laura King (@DrLauraKing), one of the Family Archive project team, tweeted a link to a piece in the Guardian by Kathryn Hughes ‘Our homes are cleared […]

A very modern family archive

Posted on 26 March 2015 by lizgloyn

My post this week will be last from me until September, because I'll be on maternity leave from next Monday! This will be our first baby, and so I am […]

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 […]

Pieces of Paper

Posted on 9 March 2015 by Laura King

By Laura King, Project Co-Investigator, University of Leeds What are the most valuable things that people keep? In my last post I talked about how the most mundane aspects of […]