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Communities, Archives and New Collaborative Practices

Simon Popple, Andrew Prescott, and Daniel Mutibwa


Community archives are often viewed as repositories of knowledge and experience that are nevertheless somehow remote from the taxpayers who often fund them. However, the idea of an archive has more recently been popularized by digital resources that allow access to established archives and also permit users to create archives of their own. This book examines the changing relationship between citizens and their notions of archives. The growing number of archives, and the evolving practices associated with collecting and curating, mean that we are now in the process of remaking the very idea of ... More

Keywords: community engagement, co-creation, collaborative practices, community archives, case studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447341895
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447341895.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Popple, editor
University of Leeds

Andrew Prescott, editor
University of Glasgow

Daniel Mutibwa, editor
University of Nottingham

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1 Community archives and the creation of living knowledge

Simon Popple, Daniel H. Mutibwa and Andrew Prescott

Part I Storytelling, co-curation and community archives

Part II Citizens, archives and the institution

Part III Disruptive and counter voices: the community turn

15 Locating the Black archive

Hannah Ishmael, Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski, Kelly Foster, Etienne Joseph and Nathan E. Richards

16 The public and the relational: the collaborative practices of the Inclusive Archive of Learning Disability History

Helen Graham, Victoria Green, Kassie Headon, Nigel Ingham, Sue Ledger, Andy Minnion, Row Richards and Liz Tilley

17 Archive utopias: linking collaborative histories to local democracy

Lianne Brigham, Richard Brigham, Helen Graham and Victoria Hoyle

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