Category Archives: Refugee Archives at UEL

Reminder: UEL Archives and Special Collections Open Day: Wednesday 18th November

As part of the Explore Your Archive Campaign 2015, we are pleased to announce:

explore-campaign_identityUEL Archives and Special Collections Open Day

When: Wednesday, 18th November 2015.
11am – 6pm

Where: University of East London Docklands Campus
Library Archive: Room DL.G.02

Are you interested in archives, history or maybe looking for an idea for a research project? Are you auel-logo student or member of staff at UEL and curious to see what the UEL Archives contain? If you fall into any of these categories, you might be interested in attending our Archives Open Day.

As part of the Explore Your Archive 2015, a joint campaign by The National Archives and the Archives and Records Association, the UEL Archives will be running a free Archives Open day on Wednesday 18th 2015 between 11am and 6pm. This will be an informal event with no formal programme where you are welcome to drop-in at any time during the day to explore our Archives and talk to meexplore-primary-messagembers of staff.

We would very much like the opportunity to welcome you to a showcase of material from our unique and diverse archival collections and we are also very keen to use this day to discuss how our archival collections can be best utilised to encourage greater usage and accessibility beyond the confirms of academia and out into the wider world.   We are very keen to make the Archives more interactive and engaging and we are hoping to make a start on this through civic engagement and outreach projects.

The Open Day will:

  • Showcase material from the Archive Collections at UEL, including the British Olympic Association Archive; Refugee Council Archive, the Hackney Empire Theatre Archive and the East London People’s Archive developed by Eastside Community Heritage.
  • Encourage both staff and students at UEL and external researchers to come drop-in anytime during the day to have a look at our archives and chat to members of staff.
  • To promote the UEL Archive collections to a wider audience beyond academia and to try and encourage new outreach and partnership opportunities.
  • Include a small display on the 1948 London Olympic Games.
  • Provide an opportunity to discuss current civic engagement projects and plans for the future.

This is a free event and there are no charges associated with attending. Due to the limited size of the Archive Room, places are limited for the afternoon sessions, so if you are interested, please make a booking here: http://DSC_0003uelarchivesopenday.eventbrite.co.uk

Details of how to find the UEL Docklands Campus can be found here: http://www.uel.ac.uk/about/finding-us

Background Information on the UEL Archives

The University of East London is currently the home of several important archival collections including the British Olympic Association Archive and Library; the Hackney Empire Theatre Archive; the Eastside Community Heritage oral history collection and the Refugee Council Archive.

Further details on all of these collections can be found on our website at: https://uelarchivesportal.wordpress.com/our-archives/

Please do contact us with any questions or feedback that you may have, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Organised By:

Paul Dudman, Archivist, in conjunction with the Library and Learning Services at the University of East London.

Contact E-mail: library-archives@uel.ac.uk / Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8223 7676 / Twitter: @ArchivesUEL

Refugee Week at UEL: Refugee Archives and Special Collections Open Day, Tuesday 16 July

As part of Refugee Week 2015, we are pleased to announce a:

UEL Archives and Special Collections Open Day

When: Tuesday, 16 June 2015
11am – 6pm.

Where: University of East London, Docklands Campus Library Archive: Room DL.G.02

FB-example-8Are you interested in archives, history or refugee and migration issues? Are you a student undertaking research for a dissertation, an NGO-worker focusing on policy; an archivist interested in learning about “refuge archives”; a historian of population movements; an activist or community-group member actively working in the field to support your local community group or organisation? If so, then you may be interested in attending our Archives Open Day?

We would very much like the opportunity to welcome you to a showcase of material from our unique and diverse archival collections and we are also very keen to use this day to discuss hoe are archival collections can be best utilised to encourage greater usage and accessibility beyond the confines of academia. We are very keen to make our Archives more interactive and engaging and we are hoping to take a step towards achieving this through a civic engagement and outreach project that we are currently running.

The aim of this day will be to:

  • Showcase materials for the Archive Collections at UEL, especially FB-We're-Partthe Refugee Council Archive and associated collections.
  • To encourage new groups and communities to attend this open day to discuss our latest civic engagement project which hopes to pilot a new Living Refugee Archive website developed through external engagement beyond the Archive and the collection of oral histories.
  • To promote the UEL Archives to a wider audience beyond academia and to try and encourage new outreach and partnership opportunities.
  • To consider the relevance of “Refugee Archives” in the 21st Century and to reflect on the collection development and management of such collections.

FB-ContributeThe Archivist, Paul Dudman, will be on hand all day to provide advice on how to care for your personal archive collection including photographs and documents. You can also discover how to access the Archives at UEL for your own research projects and further study. If you are interested in using the archives for your research; to Improve your research quality and potential; or if you would like to discuss ways we can utilise the archives for your teaching; or even if you would like to discuss the possibility of forming a new partnership or helping with outreach or civic engagement activities? Or maybe you are just curious about UEL’s fascinating collection of archives and special collections? Please do get in touch and try to come to our Open Day!

This is a free event and there are no charges associated with attending. If you require a car parking space, please do let us know and we can make the arrangements accordingly.

If you are interested in attending, please sign up for a free ticket via our Eventbrite page in order that we can get an idea of the number of people who are interested in attending. Please sign-up here: http://uelarchivesopnday.eventbrite.co.uk

Further details are also available on the Refugee Archives Facbook page at: https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeCouncilArchive

Details of how to find the UEL Docklands Campus can be found here: http://www.uel.ac.uk/about/campuses/docklands/

Background Information on the UEL Archives

The University of East London is currently the home of several high profile archival collections including the British Olympic Association Archive and Library; the Hackney Empire Theatre Archive; the Eastside Community Heritage oral history collection and the Refugee Council Archive and associated collections.

Further details of these collections can be found on our website at: https://uelarchivesportal.wordpress.com/

Organised By

Paul Dudman, Archivist, in conjunction with the Library and Learning Services at the University of East London.

Contact Details:

Contact E-mail: p.v.dudman@uel.ac.uk
Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8223 7676
Twitter: @refugeearchives
Refugee Archives Blog: https://refugeearchives.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/679985885480139/

Reminder: Event: Refugee Council Archive at UEL – Archives Open Day, Tuesday 16 June 2015

As part of Refugee Week 2015, we are pleased to announce a:

UEL Archives and Special Collections Open Day

When: Tuesday, 16 June 2015
11am – 6pm.

Where: University of East London, Docklands Campus Library Archive: Room DL.G.02

FB-JoinAre you interested in archives, history or refugee and migration issues? Are you a student undertaking research for a dissertation, an NGO-worker focusing on policy; an archivist interested in learning about “refuge archives”; a historian of population movements; an activist or community-group member actively working in the field to support your local community group or organisation? If so, then you may be interested in attending our Archives Open Day?

We would very much like the opportunity to welcome you to a showcase of material from our unique and diverse archival collections and we are also very keen to use this day to discuss hoe are archival collections can be best utilised to encourage greater usage and accessibility beyond the confines of academia. We are very keen to make our Archives more interactive and engaging and we are hoping to take a step towards achieving this through a civic engagement and outreach project that we are currently running.

The aim of this day will be to:

  • Showcase materials for the Archive Collections at UEL, especially FB-example-6the Refugee Council Archive and associated collections.
  • To encourage new groups and communities to attend this open day to discuss our latest civic engagement project which hopes to pilot a new Living Refugee Archive website developed through external engagement beyond the Archive and the collection of oral histories.
  • To promote the UEL Archives to a wider audience beyond academia and to try and encourage new outreach and partnership opportunities.
  • To consider the relevance of “Refugee Archives” in the 21st Century and to reflect on the collection development and management of such collections.

The Archivist, Paul Dudman, will be on hand all day to provide advice on how to care for your personal archive collection including photographs and documents. You can also discover how to access the Archives at UEL for your own research projects and further study. If you are interested in using the archives for your research; to Improve your research quality and potential; or if you would like to discuss ways we can utilise the archives for your teaching; or even if you would like to discuss the possibility of forming a new partnership or helping with outreach or civic engagement activities? Or maybe you are just curious about UEL’s fascinating collection of archives and special collections? Please do get in touch and try to come to our Open Day!

FB-example-4This is a free event and there are no charges associated with attending. If you require a car parking space, please do let us know and we can make the arrangements accordingly.

If you are interested in attending, please sign up for a free ticket via our Eventbrite page in order that we can get an idea of the number of people who are interested in attending. Please sign-up here: http://uelarchivesopnday.eventbrite.co.uk

Further details are also available on the Refugee Archives Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeCouncilArchive

Details of how to find the UEL Docklands Campus can be found here: http://www.uel.ac.uk/about/campuses/docklands/

Background Information on the UEL Archives

The University of East London is currently the home of several high profile archival collections including the British Olympic Association Archive and Library; the Hackney Empire Theatre Archive; the Eastside Community Heritage oral history collection and the Refugee Council Archive and associated collections.

Further details of these collections can be found on our website at: https://uelarchivesportal.wordpress.com/

Organised By

Paul Dudman, Archivist, in conjunction with the Library and Learning Services at the University of East London.

Contact Details:

Contact E-mail: p.v.dudman@uel.ac.uk
Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8223 7676
Twitter: @refugeearchives
Refugee Archives Blog: https://refugeearchives.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/679985885480139/