Resources: UEL Centre for East London Studies Interviews on London 2012 Olympic Legacy

In the build-up to the conference on “Evaluating the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games four years on,” on the 20th September 2016, the Centre for East London Studies (CELS) have published a number of online video interviews exploring the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The aims of these interviews is to help promote understanding and debate about urban change in East London. To mark four years since hosting the games we have undertaken a number of interviews with academics, activists and policy makers. Dr Penny Bernstock, Director of the Centre for East London Studies, has undertaken the following wide-ranging interviews on legacy and urban regeneration in East London which can also be found on the CELS YouTube channel.

Interviews:

In our video below Dr Penny Bernstock, Director of the Centre for East London Studies interviews Dr Paul Brickell, Director of Regeneration & Community Partnerships for the London Legacy Development Corporation on some of the benefits and challenges of legacy.

Dr Debbie Humphry, Director of LivingMaps has been working on an ethnographic Research Project at East Village (former Athletes Village). In this video she discusses the findings of her research with Dr Penny Bernstock.

Penny Bernstock talks to visiting professor Ralph Ward about Legacy. Ralph was an early strategist for the Government on the Thames Gateway project, and subsequently became the regeneration and planning advisor for Olympics and Olympic legacy. Before that he drafted the first Mayoral Economic Strategy for London, and worked at a senior level for both London Docklands Development Corporation and for the London Development Unit in the Government Office for London.

Penny Bernstock talks to visiting professor Ralph Ward about Legacy. Ralph was an early strategist for the Government on the Thames Gateway project, and subsequently became the regeneration and planning advisor for Olympics and Olympic legacy. Before that he drafted the first Mayoral Economic Strategy for London, and worked at a senior level for both London Docklands Development Corporation and for the London Development Unit in the Government Office for London.

Penny Bernstock interviews UEL Emeritus Professor Phil Cohen about his book on the Wrong Side of the Tracks; East London and the Post Olympics; Convergence and his latests Research at East Village.

 

 

 

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Event: Centre for East London Studies (CELS) Conference Evaluating the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games four years on

Centre for East London Studies (CELS) Conference

 Evaluating the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games four years on

Tuesday 20th September 2016

9am – 4pm (Followed by tour of Olympic Park)

University Square Stratford*

Book your place by following the Eventbrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evaluating-the-legacy-of-the-olympic-and-paralympic-games-four-years-on-tickets-25195005941

The most enduring legacy of the Olympics will be the regeneration of an entire community for the direct benefit of everyone who lives there, describing it as a model for Social Inclusion’.
London Candidate File

More than ten years has passed since London won the bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games and four years since we hosted them so therefore this is an important point at which to evaluate the legacy of the games. The Centre for East London Studies (CELS), located in the School of Social Sciences at the University of East London (UEL) has been at the heart of analysis of legacy and on Tuesday 20th September 2016 will be hosting its third legacy conference. This conference will evaluate the impact of legacy four years on and offer a platform for a wide range of perspectives from policy makers, practitioners and academics, and will be followed by a tour of the Olympic Park.

This conference will consider whether we are on track for realising an inclusive legacy?  What has been the impact on the Regeneration of East London, London and the UK?  Are we on track for a sporting legacy?  Have the mechanisms for governing legacy been adequate and what might we learn for future projects? What kind of housing and employment legacy has been created?  How have the games impacted on local residents?  What progress has been made towards convergence and what are the limitations of this agenda? What can we learn about  policy implementation? Were we successful in achieving transformation of  games venues and at what cost?

Featured Speakers

Dr Paul Brickell, Director of Regeneration & Community Partnerships, London Legacy Development Corporation

Julian Cheyne, former tenant of Clays Lane, now member of Games Monitor

Prof Phil Cohen and Dr Debbie Humphry, Directors at LivingMaps

For a full list of speakers please see the programme attached.

Tickets are free for concessions (students, claimants, voluntary and community groups and organisations). Concessions just need to enter the code ‘concessions’ when booking. £10 for others.

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evaluating-the-legacy-of-the-olympic-and-paralympic-games-four-years-on-tickets-25195005941

Please contact e.shrimpton@uel.ac.uk if you have any queries about the event.

*University Square Stratford is located at 1 Salway Road, London E15 1NF. For a map and directions please follow link.

 

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Event: UEL Archives and Special Collections Open Day

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

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UEL Conference: ‘Scholarship and the Social Sciences in a Global Era’

‘Scholarship and the Social Sciences in a Global Era’

Conference

to Celebrate the Launch of the UEL School of Social Sciences

Monday 9th November 2015

University Square, 1 Salway Road, London, E15 1NF

Keynote speakers:

Saskia Sassen
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology
Co-Chair of the Committee on Global Thought,
Columbia University, New York

Penny Green
Professor of Law and Globalisation,
Queen Mary University of London

 

It is over 30 years since the notion of globalisation entered academic discourse. Ideas about world-embracing developments have since had a profound impact in the Social Sciences: each and every disciplinary area now operates in the context of global awareness. This conference will consider the implications for research and teaching, and for institutions of higher education operating in a changed global environment.

All welcome: there is no conference fee, lunch will be provided

The ‘global turn’
During the 1990s, notes Jan Aart Scholte, the “g-word” became the cliché of the day. Despite the suggestion that globalisation would prove to be a brief academic fad, work on global issues has become a major academic pursuit in which social scientists have played a leading role. Researchers are encouraged to evidence international impact and develop transnational networks, and “internationalisation” increasingly lies at the centre of university corporate plans, curriculum design, and strategies for enhancing the student experience and for educating “global citizens”.

Social Sciences emerged in the late 19th century in an era of high imperialism and intense nationalism. Study of society has since often served the agendas of (certain) nation-states and national societies. Noting this intellectual and institutional history, we can observe ongoing synergies between knowledge production in the Social Sciences – their objects of study, epistemologies and dominant theories – and late modern structures of political and economic governance. Like the latter, the Social Sciences have increasingly reconfigured themselves as transnational – both in terms of institutional structures and matters of enquiry.

Continuities and ruptures
What does this tell us about the intellectual remit of the Social Sciences? What can we learn from continuities and ruptures in the “national order of things” that these disciplines helped to legitimate a century ago? Today, what are the key features of Social Science research activity and teaching as they operate in an era of transnational or “post-national” global networks, multiple scales of human activity and complex cultural interactions?

How have we, in the Social Sciences, responded to rapid transformation in universities that educate unprecedented numbers of young people with “globalised” sensibilities? How do we address feedback effects and apparent paradoxes of global influence at the local level (“glocalism”) such as revitalised nationalism and religious “fundamentalism”?

This conference takes stock of the way historically informed studies of contemporary phenomena have prompted new research methodologies and ideas about networks and transnational perspectives. We ask how recent developments have prompted a new model of scholar-practitioner embedded in multi-layered communities and motivated by complex ethical and professional commitments that span vast distances, both geographical and socio-cultural.
Schedule:
9:30am           Registration, tea/coffee
10:00am         Welcome and Introduction: Prof Allaine Cerwonka, UEL
10:15am         Keynote 1: Prof Penny Green
11:30am         Panels
1:00pm           Lunch
2:00pm           Panels
3:30pm           Panels
5:00pm           Tea/coffee
5:30pm           Keynote 2/public lecture: Prof Saskia Sassen
Booking via Eventbrite at:  http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scholarship-and-the-social-sciences-in-a-global-era-conference-to-celebrate-the-launch-of-the-tickets-17691053417

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Event: The Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture, 10 December 2015

The Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture 2015

Raphael Samuel (1934-1996)

6.30 pm, Thursday 10 December 2015

(wine reception to follow)

Professor Sally Alexander

(Emeritus Professor of Modern History, Goldsmiths University of London; founding editor, History Workshop Journal)

‘Social democracy’s super-ego?  The politics of motherhood in mid-20thc Britain’

Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck, University of London, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL

See the link for a map  www.bbk.ac.uk/downloads/centrallondon.pdf

FREE OF CHARGE. ALL WELCOME. NO BOOKING OR TICKETS REQUIRED.

For more information email k.pettit@uel.ac.uk

 

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Event: Sport in Museums Network Conference, Bursaries, Journal and Education Pack

Event: Sport in Museums Network Conference, Bursaries, Journal and Education Pack

Please find below information about the Sport in Museums Network’s current programme.

  1. Conference: Why does sporting heritage matter?

Nottingham, 11th February 2016.

Why does sporting heritage matter? Our next conference examines the role and impact of sport in museums. It aims to use the day as a focus point for understanding more about why sporting heritage, and its delivery through different organisations including museums, is both important in and of itself, but also how it impacts on wider agendas for example health, education, and sports participation.

For more information about the event, our call for contributors, or to book a place, please visit the conference website at https://impactofsportingheritage.wordpress.com/.

  1. Mentoring programme – apply for funding: Applications close 6th November 2015.

The Sport in Museums Network is currently investigating how to better support those working in, or wishing to work in, the field of sport in museums or wider sporting heritage. One of the strands of work aims to understand the benefits of a mentor / mentee relationship.

As a consequence, the network is able to offer up to 12 bursary’s of up to £250 to support the creation of a mentoring partnership with a focus on sport in museums, sporting collections, or wider sporting heritage. The applicant does need to work in a formal heritage organisation.

The funding is for the sole purpose of the knowledge, support and information exchange from one party to the other in connection with sport in museums and associated collections. For more information, or to request an application form, email sportingheritage@outlook.com.

  1. New Sport in Museums Education Pack: Launched to celebrate National Sporting Heritage Day

Sport in Museums, and wider sporting heritage, is a key tool to support teaching and learning and deliver the national curriculum. To help support schools, teachers and other learning professionals use sporting collections and sporting history within their delivery, the Sport in Museums Network has created an education pack.

We’re working with the Department for Education to ensure that as many schools as possible are able to access the pack, available free to download from our website at www.nationalsportsmuseumonline.org.uk, and we’ll be highlighting it to teachers at the upcoming education show in Manchester this December.

  1. Sport in Museums Journal – pilot programme: Call for contributions

As part of our development programme over the next three years. We are investigating the potential to deliver a Sport in Museums Journal. At this stage, the journal will be very light touch and aims to understand if there is an appetite for both contributing and reading the journal.

As a pilot programme, and to complement the theme of our forthcoming conference, this edition will focus on the impact of sport in museums and wider sporting heritage. In the first instance the journal will be downloadable for free. The contents will be drawn from across the sector and it is hoped as many people as possible will contribute. As a result, we are already looking for contributions! If you would like to submit an article, please ensure it is no more than 1500 words and include the following information:

  • Your contact details
  • Your organisation (where relevant)
  • Article title
  • Focus of the article – What did you do? why did you do it? what was the impact? on who, how and why? did it change practices? do you have any follow up plans? was the activity evaluated?
  • Images! If at all possible, and please confirm that you have permission for us to use them in the journal

Email your article to sportingheritage@outlook.com by 5pm on the 11th December 2015.

Any queries, questions or comments about the programme, please get in touch sportingheritage@outlook.com.

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Interesting Article: Alan Turing’s Code-Breaking Papers Discovered Stuffed In Roof Holes At Bletchley Park

Alan Turing’s Code-Breaking Papers Discovered Stuffed In Roof Holes At Bletchley Park

February 12, 2015 | by Justine Alford
Full Article – http://www.iflscience.com/technology/alan-turing-s-code-breaking-papers-discovered-stuffed-roof-holes-bletchley-park

During the Second World War, mathematician Alan Turing devised several techniques for cracking the codes of the German Enigma machines, allowing Allied forces to intercept encrypted Nazi messages. Although the code-breaking work of Turing and his colleagues helped the Allies win numerous critical Nazi engagements, their work remained a secret for decades and all documentary evidence from the process was destroyed under strict wartime rules. Or so we thought.

Photo credit: Bletchley Park Trust

Unnoticed for some 70 years, a sample of Turing’s top-secret documents has just been discovered at Bletchley Park, Britain’s code-breaking center. The papers were found in Turing’s workplace, Hut 6, but in a rather peculiar location: stuffed inside holes in the ceiling. Apparently, the team had used them as draught excluders to keep out the cold.

As reported by The Times, the notes were revealed during a multi-million pound restoration project of the site in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. They were actually discovered back in 2013, but images have only just been released to the public. Among the findings in Hut 6 were parts of an Atlas, a pinboard and a fashion article from a magazine, according to the Bletchley Park Trust. The artifacts will be displayed as part of a new exhibition called “The Restoration of Historic Bletchley Park,” which will provide a snapshot of the kind of work that was carried out at this once secret intelligence and computers headquarters.

Although all of the notes, scribbles and crossings out are interesting, perhaps the most striking find was the only known example of so-called “Banbury sheets,” papers punched with holes which were slid past one another to allow comparison of enciphered texts. These demonstrate Turing’s Banburismus process which was developed to speed up the decryption of Nazi messages. Alongside this intriguing find is a bunch of handwritten notes that have yet to be identified.

Full article available at:  http://www.iflscience.com/technology/alan-turing-s-code-breaking-papers-discovered-stuffed-roof-holes-bletchley-park

 

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New Book on the History of the British Olympic Association (BOA)

As part of the British Olympic Association Archive and Library, located here at UEL, we are pleased to highlight the addition of the following new reference publication:

The British Olympic Association : A History.
By Kevin Jefferys. ISBN: 9781137363411

Further details taken from the abstract available on the Palgrave website:

Since its creation in 1905, the British Olympic Association (BOA) has been one of the most important institutions in the field of sports governance. It speaks for Great Britain in the counsels of the international Olympic movement; it has responsibility for the participation of British athletes at the summer and winter Games; and it played a vital role in the delivery of the 1908, 1948 and 2012 Olympics, making London the only venue to have hosted the modern summer Games on three occasions. In spite of its prominence and involvement in major controversies – notably when defying the British government’s wish to boycott the 1980 Moscow Olympics – there has hitherto been no single-volume history of the Association. This scholarly yet accessible study seeks to fill that gap, using a range of primary sources to assess the origins, evolution, strengths and shortcomings of the BOA.

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Interesting PhD Studentships at the Centre for Olympic Studies and Research in Loughborough University

I have just come across the following very intersting PhD Studentship opportunities which are currently being offered by the Centre for Olympic Studies and Research in the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences  at Loughborough University.

Further details for each of the three fellowships are available via the links below:

PhD Studentship: The Integrity of Sport and the Hosting of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Loughborough University

PhD Studentship: Monitoring and achieving compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code: Learning from the implementation of other international agreements
Loughborough University

PhD Studentship: Elite Athletes’ Dual Careers
Loughborough University

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Celebrate International Women’s Day!

UEL Research, Innovation and Enterprise

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AS side bannerInternational Women’s Day is on 8th March. We are holding the following events to celebrate:

Lunchtime Debate: ‘How can women plan and take control of their career progression?’

Thursday 5th March – 12-2pm at Stratford Campus (CC.G.06).

Evening Networking Event: ‘Women in Science and Entrepreneurship – Making it Happen!’

Thursday 5th March – 6-8pm at Docklands Campus, Knowledge Dock in collaboration with CEWE.

Further information see our Events page.

Email c.matysova@uel.ac.uk to confirm attendance

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Events: Eastside Community Heritage Lecture Series 2015 to include Talk on UEL Archives

Events:

Eastside Community Heritage Lecture Series 2015

We are pleased to be able to circulate details of the forthcoming Eastside Community Heritage Lecture Series for 2015.  The lecture series will begin on Thursday 26 February with a talk giveEastsiden by Jan Pimblett from the London Metropolitan Archives and wil continue with talks from Sara Griffiths from The National Archives, on Thursday 28 April, and Arthur Torrington CBE on the 24 September.  The events are free but booking is recommended.  Full details of each of the speakers and the subject of their presention are available to download from the Eastside flyer for futher information: Eastside Community Heritage Lecture Series 2015 flyer (PDF File).

Without wisinhing to overly flag up our participation in this project, Paul Dudman the Archivist at UEL will be giving one of the talks which is scheduled to take place on Thursday 18th June and details of which are as follows:

Thursday, 18th June, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Eastside Community Heritage Lecture Series 2015
Paul Dudman, Archivist, Refugee Archives at UEL

As part of the Eastside Community Heritage Annual Lecture Series for 2015, I will be giving a talk and the focus of this presentation will be to investigate the role of Archives in preserving the history of the refugee experience through a
case study of the Refugee Archives at the University of East London.

As part of our Archival holdings here at UEL, we do currently hold Eastside’s East London People’s Archive oral history collection.  This oral history collection preserves the oral history recordings of the various projects “conducted by Eastside Community Heritage document the lives of ‘ordinary’ people in East London. Topics include World War Two, women’s history, markets, boxing, ethnic groups in East London, food and parks.”

Also available are DVDs on East London local history produced by Eastside Community Heritage comprising Eastside voices: from Canning Town to Custom House, 2003; My Roots, Our Heritage, 2006 and Our Brick Lane, 2007. Published books and booklets on East London local history, chiefly published by Eastside Community Heritage including A Working Class War and Hidden Lives: stories from the East End and an index to photographs collected as part of projects by Eastside Community Heritage comprising of black and white thumbnail reproductions.
(Reference: Eastside Community Heritage).

Please contact the UEL Archives on library-archives@uel.ac.uk for further information on how to access these materials.

 

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Reflections on `A Living Archive of Learning Disability History: 1st Sandpit Session.’

Our first Living Archive Sandpit event has finished! What a FANTASTIC day! Many memories captured in our Photo Booth! Copyright: Rix Centre at UEL (@rix_centre) Twitter posting.

On Thursday 15th January, 2015 I was able to attend a Sandpit Workshop (albeit sadly no sand or beach) about the Living Archive of Learning Disability History project.  Thank you to Gosia Kwiatkowska, a member of the Digital Archive project Team, for the kind invitation to attend this event.

The Living Archive for Learning Disability History project is a newly funded Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project.  The project is being led by the Open University and will be delived in conjunction with the its partner organisations, namely the Rix Research and Media Centre at the University of East London (UEL); researchers from the University of Leeds; the Woodbine Life Story Group from Wanstead, North London; and the Carlisle People First orginastion.

The origins of this new project can be traced back 20 years to the creation of the Social History of Learning Disability Group at the Open University. This Group, formed of people with learning disabilities, their families and supports, and staff and researchers from the Open University, focused their work on starting to collect and dcoument the life stories and histories of people with learning disability. The success of this initial project led to further engagement and contact resulting in a steady growth in the number of life stories being recorded.  This resulted in the realisation by the Open University that it would be beneficial if all these stories and histories could be brought together in a contolled space, enabling safe storage combined with enabling accessibility to a broad range of researchers who might be interested in using these materials.  This resulted in the successful application to the AHRC for an initial grant to undertake the Living Archive of Learning Disability History project.

The introductory session that I attended on Thursdat was designed as being the first in a series of six sandpit sessions with the aim of bringing together practitioners with backgrounds in technology; training and teaching; archives and libraries; researchers; supporters and self-advocates to undertake a wide-ranging discussion on how best to create a living archive of learning disability history which would be fully inclusive in its design and implementation.

The session was describes by the organisers as being:

A special … event that brings potential users, participants, designers and supporters together to explore and debate a new approach to collecting and sharing the stories that make up the social history of learning disability.

The day itself represented a very thought-provoking and engaging introduction to the project with a mixture of presentations, discussion groups, demonstrations and do-it-yourself activities and workshops.  The aim of these was to help facilitate discussion between the practitioners invited to attend the event in the hope of gaining a broad understanding of how a Living Archive of Learning Disability could be invisaged and to consider how it could be made fully inclusive for all of the user groups that may wish to engage with such a digital collection.

There was much debate and discussion amongst the participants throughout the day incorportating a range of discussion topics.  These included debate on what should be included within the digital archive and whether a physical archive was also needed to help supplement the digital presence.  There was discussion as to the very nature of what constitutes an archive as well as considerationof the organisational form and taxonomes of the digital archive to help facilitate its structure and accessibility.

The day was concluded with a feedback session led by the organisers who are planning to take all of the data collected as part of this initial sandpit session to develop a plan of how the digital archive can be taken forward.  These plans will then be fed back to the attendees for further discussion and we certainly look forward to seeing how this very interesting project progresses.

Further Details:

The Living Archive for Learning Disability History project: https://www.klikin.eu/page/view/cat/3407

The Open University Social History of Learning Disability Group: http://www2.open.ac.uk/hsc/ldsite/

Rix Research and Media Centre at the University of East London (UEL):  http://rixresearch.org/

The University of Leeds: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/

News Stories:

UEL to collaborate on new archive of learning disability history

OU to collaborate on new archive of learning disability history

 

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UEL Archives: Christmas and New Year Opening

Christmas and New Year Opening

The Archives at the University of East London will be closed from today (Froday 19 December, 2014) for the Christmas and New Year periods.  The Archive will re-open on Monday 4 January, 2015.

Full details of the UEL Libraries’ Opening Hours during the Christmas and New Year period, please visit the UEL Library website at:

www.uel.ac.uk/lls/about/openinghours/

Seasons Greeting and our very best wishes for the New Year!

Paul Dudman
Archivist
p.v.dudman@uel.ac.uk

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Announcement: New UEL Micro Site on the Archives Hub

UEL Micro SiteWe are very pleased to announce the launch of our new University of East London (UEL) Archives Micro Site hosted by the Archives Hub.  Our micro site will provide a unique interface for searching just the UEL Archive descriptions that we have contributed to the Hub.

Direct access to our new micro site is available from the link below:

Micro sites have been developed by the Archives Hub to enable individual Hub contributors to make their own descriptions available to researchers via a dedicated search and retrieval tool.  This tool has been designed both to resemble the traditional Archives Hub interface (search boxes, search options, hit list, display of records and tables of contents); whilst allowing a customizable template for the individual contributor.

This template allows the contributors to facilitate researchers’ access to the archival descriptions of their own institution, incorporating their own logos and institutional colour schemes.

The UEL Archives Micro Site provides access to*:

  • A dedicated search and retrieval tool for searching just the UEL Archives descriptions located within the Archives Hub.
  • The ability to search by keyword, title, creator ,date, reference, subject and name
  • The option to search by ‘all’, ‘any’ and ‘phrase’
  • The option to search only collection level descriptions, or all levels of description
  • Search results displayed as they are on the Hub, with the title as a clickable link to display the description
  • Display of descriptions as they are displayed on the Hub, with navigation to search within the description (up and down the levels where appropriate)
  • Display of a table of contents for multi-level descriptions, with an expanding folder structure and links to all levels of description
  • Display of images and links to digital content
  • Search within a multi-level description
  • A citation with a link to individual entries at all levels
  • An email link on every description
  • The ability to reference every description in Twitter and on Facebook

* List adapted and taken from the Archives Hub Micro Sites page.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Archives Hub team for making our new UEL Micro Site possible.  The Archives Hub itself provides a very important role in facilitating access to a the descriptions of a number of archival collections.  The Hub now represents over 220 archival institutions within the UK, and “provides a gateway to thousands of the UK’s richest archives.”

Further details on the work of the Archives Hub can be found on the About Us section of their website.  Details of the Contributors and further information for Researchers is also available.

For further information in regard to the UEL Micro Site or the UEL Archives in general, please contact the Archivist, Paul Dudman.  Full details available via our Contact Us page.

 

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A Note of Reference: Forthcoming Archive Closures

Dear All,

Just a quick note with some advance warning of some Archive closures during the first part of this month.  The Archive at our Docklands Campus will be open as usual at all other times. Details of the dates are as follows:

Thursday 6th November – Archivist on a course in the afternoon.

Monday 10th November – Archivist on a course all day.

Thursday 13th November – Archivist at Stratford Campus for meeting with Hackney Empire.

Monday 17th November – Tuesday 18th November – Archivist at the Digital Preservation Coalition event  ‘Investing in Opportunity: Policy Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future’ at Wellcome Trust in London

Thursday 20th November – Archive closed for induction / training sessions.

Many thanks and best regards,

Paul Dudman
library-archives@uel.ac.uk

 

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Advance Notification: Changes to Opening Hours on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 October

I just wanted to let everyone know well in advance that the UEL Archive at Docklands will be closed on Monday 20 October due to the Archivist being on annual leave.  In addition, on Tuesday 21 October, 2014, the Archivist, Paul Dudman, will be at the UEL Stratford Archive all day for a pre-planned visit to the Hackney Empire Archive located within the UEL Stratford Library.  As a consequence, the UEL Archive at Docklands will also be closed on Tuesday as well.

For any enquiries in relation to the Refugee Council Archive or the British Olympic Association Archive whilst I am away from the Docklands Campus, please either contact me via email and leave or message, or ask a member of library staff in the Docklands Library.

Many apologies in advance for any onconvience this may cause.

Best regards,

Paul Dudman
Archivist
library-archives@uel.ac.uk

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Welcome to the University of East London: Archives

Welcome to the University of East London: Archives

DSCF5901As the new term is now officially underway, we would like to take this opportunity to highlight the Archival collections that we hold here at the University of East London and also to briefly detail the services available from the Archive. My name is Paul Dudman and I am the Archivist here at UEL.

At present, our Archival collections held are listed below and please follow the highlighted hyperlinks to read further details on each of the collections:

We are committed to provide a range of services to both undergraduate, postgraduate and research students and staff at the University of East London and we also welcome enquiries from external researchers and members of the public. We endeavour to make our Archives as open and accessible as we can and to do this with developed a range of services which we hope will help support our Archive users.

These services can include the provision of Individual and Group Archive Induction and DSCF5896Guidance Sessions for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students whilst we are also happy to seek to engage with our academic community through the provision of one-to-one and group teaching support combined with activity engaging with e-learning activity through the utilisation of our of archives and special collections, both physical and digital. We are keen to embed our Archives within UEL academic courses and we would welcome any expressions of interest from UEL academic staff who may wish to make use of our Collections in support of their courses and learning and teaching requirements.  We are always looking at ways in which we can develop our Archives to support the learning experience of our students.

In addition, we are looking to develop a number of online tools to help facilitate access to our Archival collections. To date, these include:

We would strongly recommend that you have a look at some of these resources and we hope that you will find them useful and rewarding. We would also recommend any feedback on the range of services that we offer here at the UEL Archives and do please get in touch with any question or query that we may have.

Archive opening hours for the UEL Docklands Campus Archive will be Mondays to Fridays: 1pm to 6pm for a drop-in service. Access to the Stratford Campus Archive for the Hackney Empire Archive is by Prior Appointment Only and morning appointments can also be made for the Docklands Archive between 10am and 12pm.

To contact the Archivist to make an appointment, or with any other query, please contact: Paul Dudman on 020 8223 7676 or by email on library-archives@uel.ac.uk.

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New British Academy Project Highlighting the Importance of Charity Archives

As part of our ongoing work with the archives of the Refugee Council Archive here at the University of East London, we are aware of the importance of archives to charitable organisations, leading to our involvement with the Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives. It was therefore of great interest to read the recent NCVO blog posting by Georgina Brewis, (Institute of Education), discussing a recently funded British Academy Project entitled, “Digitising the Mixed Economy of Welfare”, which has the aim of digitising a selection of charity based records which will aim to tell the story of the voluntary’ sectors engagement with the provision of welfare assistance during the 1940’s.

As defined on the British Academy website, the aim of this project is too:

“This collaborative, interdisciplinary project will digitise and make available key documents that will enhance understanding of the role of voluntary organisations in our mixed economy of welfare. Restructuring of welfare provision in the 1940s led to intense debate about the future of the voluntary social services. By identifying and digitising core documents arising out of this debate, the project will create a unique public resource of benefit to social science, practitioner and policy maker audiences that will facilitate critical reflection on major post-war social policy changes. If such change were happening today these documents would be readily available on the web. “ (Reference: www.britac.ac.uk/arp/digitising-mixed-economy.cfm).

Within the blog posting, entitled, “Eight reasons charities should be interested in their archives”, Dr. Brewis focused on the importance of archives and heritage to charitable organisations and highlights eight factors which charitable organisations should consider in relation to the archives. These include the importance of charitable and voluntary sector archives for helping to demonstrate the long term impact of an organisation whilst highlighting the organisation’s commitment to a particular issue, group or community over time. Charitable archives can also be seem to have an impact in informing the organisations ongoing work whilst placing in context the work of the organisation undertaken in the past. Archives of charities and voluntary organisations can also be utilised to highlight the importance of the voluntary sector in general to a wider audience, and as Dr. Brewis argues,

“The archives of UK voluntary organisations are of great significance for social, political and cultural history; they can enhance knowledge and understanding of British society and relations with the wider world.” Reference: G. Brewis, Eight reasons charities should be interested in their archives.

Full details of the project can be found by accessing the links below:

Blog Posting by Dr. Georgina Brewis – Eight reasons charities should be interested in their archives.

British Academy Website, Project Details – Digitising the Mixed Economy of Welfare.

NCVO Blog – NCVO reminds charities of the importance of historical archives.

Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives.

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Archive Opening Hours

This post provides details of the Archive opening hours for the Library and Learning Service: Archives at the University of East London.  The Refugee Archive and the British Olympic Association Archive are currently located on our Docklands Campus Library whilst the Hackney Empire Archive is currently located in our Stratford Campus Library.

The opening hours for both Docklands and Stratford Archives are as follows:

Docklands Archive                                Stratford Archive

Mondays:  1pm – 6pm*                               By Prior Appointment Only

Tuesdays:  1pm – 6pm*

Wednesdays:  1pm – 6pm*

Thursdays:  1pm – 6pm*

Fridays: 1pm – 6pm*

Sat/Sun:  Both Archives Closed

* Morning appointments between 10am and 12pm are available by prior appointment.  The Archive will be closed between 12pm and 1pm for lunch.

We would recommend that, especially for external users, that you contact us in advance of your trip in order to make an appointment to use the Archives.  This enables us to ensure that a member of staff will be on hand to assist you.

To make an appointment, please click on the link to our Make an Appointment page.

Further information can also be found on all of our archival collections by contacting the Archivist, Paul Dudman, on 020 8223 7676 or by emailing: library-archives@uel.ac.uk.

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Call for Papers: Oral History and Sport Conference

The call for papers for the Oral History and Sport Conference is now open. The deadline for proposals is Friday 17th May 2014.

The SHN welcomes submissions for presentations, panel discussions, or work-shops that address the theme of sports heritage and oral history.

Submissions should be in the form of an abstract of no more than 300 words. For all types of proposals, applicants should demonstrate the links between sporting heritage and oral history. Where possible, proposals should aim to show the practical use of sporting heritage in the field of oral history. However, in exceptional circumstances, submissions which are purely theoretical in basis may also be considered.

Submission guidelines:

Presentations:  Submissions should be for presentations of no more than 20 minutes duration.  Abstracts should include the names of speaker(s), a brief speaker biography, information about the theme of the presentation, and links to any relevant websites.

Panel discussions: Submissions should aim for discussions of no more than 30 minutes duration.  Abstracts should include details of the panel chair and panel speakers (including brief biogs), and should demonstrate how the discussion will involve conference delegates.

Work-shop proposals: Submissions should aim for work-shops to be no more than 30 minutes in duration. Abstracts should include the workshop leader or leaders names (and brief biography), an outline of how the workshop will be managed, information about how the delegates will be involved, and what delegates will learn from the workshop.

Link:-  http://oralhistoryandsport.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/

How to submit proposals:

Please send abstracts by email to: Justine Reilly at sportingheritage@outlook.com

For more information or queries regarding proposals, please contact Justine Reilly at sportingheritage@outlook.com

 

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Theatre Studies: Performing the Archive Module

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Following on from the presentation and hands-on archive session at the UEL Stratford Archive in relation to the Hackney Empire Archive, I would just like to provide access to the presentation notes that I created for this session.

These can be accessed as a Powerpoint File [here]

Since the presentation, it looks like I may now be coming to Stratford on a more regular basis to assist with some cataloguing, and I will be happy to help if anyone is interested in accessing the Hackney Empire Archives.  I am due to be in Stratford on Wednesday 5 March and possibly one day a week thereafter (possibily Wednesdays but still to be confirmed) so please do contact me at p.v.dudman@uel.ac.uk or via our website contact form if you would like to make an appointment.

I am also happy to answer questions via email as well if this would help.

Please contact:

Paul Dudman
Archivist
p.v.dudman@uel.ac.uk
020 8223 7676

 

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Refugee Council Archive: Off Air Recording Requests: WB 15/02/2014

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The following off-air recording requests have been made for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning the 15/02/2014.  Full details are as follows:

Saturday 15th February

1900-2000: BBC2: Winter Olympics: Today at the Games.

2000-2100: BBC4: Lost Kingdoms of South America: Series 1 – 1. People of the CloudsWhole Series Please.


Sunday 16th February

190-2000: BBC2: Winter Olympics: Today at the Games.Series Recording.


Monday 17thFebruary

1900-2000: BBC2: Winter Olympics: Today at the Games.Series Recording.

2000-2200: Channel 5: The Big British Immigration Row.
(Repeated on Tuesday if Needed – See below).

2000-2030: Channel 4: Dispatches – A&E’s Missing Millions.

2030-2100: BBC1: Panorama – Kidnapped: Betrayed by Britain?.

2030-2100: Channel 4: Benefits Street: The Last Word.


Tuesday 18th February

1900-2000: BBC2: Winter Olympics: Today at the Games.Series Recording.

2000-2200: Channel 5+24: The Big…

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UEL Archives Survey

UEL Archives Feedback Survey

If I could possibly borrow a few minutes of your time?

I would like to take this opportunity to highlight our UEL Archives Feedback Survey! I would like to take DSCF5907this opportunity to highlight our UEL Archives Feedback Survey! We would be very interested to hear from both students and staff based at UEL and all of the responses and feedback that we receive will be very beneficial for us as we endeavour to create a strategy for the Archives which will help to facilitate greater access to the collections that we hold, whilst improving the relevancy of the service that we are able to offer.

We would very much like to collect feedback on both the Archive and the service that we currently offer and, equally, the types of services that you may like us to offer in the future.  We would very much like to encourage you to complete the survey and to include any feedback that you feel would be relevant.

The survey is anonymous but if you wish to receive a response to any issues you have raised, please include your name and email address in the section at the end of the survey.

Link to Survey:  www.surveymonkey.com/s/QQJBR9W

The survey will also be available as a link from a page from our UEL Archives blog, please visit:  UEL Archives Feedback Survey.

Many thanks in advance for your help and assistance,

Paul Dudman
Archivist
library-archives@uel.ac.uk

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Off-Air Recording Requests for the UEL Archives: WB 01/02/2014

The following off-air recording requests have been made for the UEL Archives for the week beginning 01 February 2014:

Saturday 1 February.

0430-0500: BBC News: Our World – Turkey’s Hidden Truths.(Series Recording)

2250-0055: ITV: Bloody Sunday.

Monday 3 February

2030-2100: BBC1: Panorama – Educating North Korea.

2100-2200: Channel 5: The Big Benefits Row.

2200-2325: BBC4: Storyville – Mad Dog: Gaddafi’s Secret World.

Thursday 6 February

2235-2335: ITV: Exposure – Fashion Factories Undercover.

Friday 7 February

1530-1915: BBC2: Live Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Saturday 8 February

0800-1100: BBC2: Live Winter Olympics.

1430-1630: BBC2: Live Winter Olympics.

1710-1900: BBC2: Live Winter Olympics.

1900-2000: BBC2: Winter Olympics: Today at the Games.

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UEL Archives Feedback Survey

UEL Archives Feedback Survey

As we approach the end of Semester A, we would like to take DSCF5907this opportunity to highlight our UEL Archives Feedback Survey! We would be very interested to hear from both students and staff based at UEL and all of the responses and feedback that we receive will be very beneficial for us as we endeavour to create a strategy for the Archives which will help to facilitate greater access to the collections that we hold, whilst improving the relevancy of the service that we are able to offer.

We would very much like to collect feedback on both the Archive and the service that we currently offer and, equally, the types of services that you may like us to offer in the future.  We would very much like to encourage you to complete the survey and to include any feedback that you feel would be relevant.

The survey is anonymous but if you wish to receive a response to any issues you have raised, please include your name and email address in the section at the end of the survey.

Link to Survey:  www.surveymonkey.com/s/QQJBR9W

The survey will also be available as a link from a page from our UEL Archives blog, please visit:  UEL Archives Feedback Survey.

Many thanks in advance for your help and assistance,

Paul Dudman
Archivist
library-archives@uel.ac.uk

 

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Further Information and Online Resources

DSCF5881Today I have added two further pages to the UEL Archives Blog in advance of the start of Semester A here at UEL.  These Pages include Further Information and Online Resources.

The Further Information page will, over time, will incorporate further information on all of collections, including details relating to the fields of refugee and forced migration studies; theatre studies; and sports science.  Today have added two files as follows:

The Online Resources page includes examples of the range of online and digital resources available to support our existing our archival collections.  Further details are as follows:

Name

Link

Further Information

UEL Archives Main Web Site www.uel.ac.uk/lls/search/collections/  Main Library Web Site outlining all of our Archive Collections
UEL Archives Blog uelarchives.wordpress.com/ UEL Archives Blog providing updates on all of our Archive collections
Refuge Archives Blog refugeearchives.wordpress.com/ Blog providing details and further information on refugee and forced migration studies
Archives Hub archiveshub.ac.uk/contributors/universityofeastlondon.html Directory of Archival Collections. Use the Archives Hub to find unique sources for your research. The Archives Hub enables you to search across descriptions of archives held at over 220 institutions across the UK.
East London Theatre Archive Project www.elta-project.org/home.html Digital Archive for UEL’s East London Theatre Archive Project.
East London Legacy 2012 www.uel.ac.uk/ell2012/ Digital Archive.
ROAR  roar.uel.ac.uk/ UEL’s Institutional Repository.
Jiscmail List www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=REFUGEE-RESEARCH Refugee Research Jiscmail List.
Twitter @ArchivesUEL / @refugee_archive / @PaulDudman UEL Archive Twitter Links.
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UEL Archive Opening Hours: Semester A

DSCF5928This post will outline details of the Archive opening hours for the Library and Learning Service: Archives at the University of East London.  The Refugee Archive and the British Olympic Association Archive are currently located on our Docklands Campus whilst the Hackney Empire Archive is currently located in our Stratford Campus.

The opening hours for both Docklands and Stratford Archives are as follows:

Docklands Archive                               Stratford Archive

Mondays:  1pm – 6pm                                 Fridays:  10am – 5pm

Tuesdays:  1pm – 6pm

Wednesdays:  1pm – 6pm

Thursdays:  1pm – 6pm

Sat/Sun:  Both Archives Closed

Details of these Opening Hours are also included on the Opening Hours page of this blog and also on the Archives page on the UEL Library web site.  Further details on how to contact the Archivist, Paul Dudman, can be found here.

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Registration Open: Bourdieu, Aesthetics and the Body

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Freewheelers Inclusive Theatre – Talk and Screening

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When: 11th February 2016

When: 13:00

Where: UCA, Farnham Campus, Ground Floor of Elaine Thomas Library

To who: Open to all

The Freeewheelers Inclusive Theatre Group are giving a screening and talk of theatre, films produced. Freewheelers based in Leatherhead, Surrey, and have collaborated with the English Touring Opera and National Theatre

Productions include the History of Disability in Surrey which was produced through research within the Surrey History Centre

‘Freewheelers are pioneers of a new and inclusive language for theatre. We work with disabled and non-disabled artists using theatre, dance, film, music and animation. We achieve high production standards alongside a person-centred approach. We entertain, innovate, collaborate and challenge perceptions. We surprise people.’

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50 years of the Royal Lyceum Theatre

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50 years ago, on 1 October 1965, The Servant o’ Twa Maisters opened on The Lyceum stage. Many productions had played there before, however this was the first from the new Royal Lyceum Theatre Company.

In celebration of this 50th Anniversary, The Royal Lyceum Theatre has produced a Limited Edition publication featuring archive production photography from the last 50 years of the company.

Much of the production photography is stored as negatives in the Scottish Theatre Archive and many of the negatives were scanned and used in the publication

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Along with essays the publication provides reminiscences from many of the writers, directors, designers and actors associated with the company, providing a fascinating insight into the world of The Royal Lyceum Theatre

It’s great, not to say a miracle, to be returning to The Lyceum for the 50th Anniversary. I was a…

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Is the Freedom of Information Act ‘working effectively’?

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By Steven McGinty

In July, Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office, Lord Bridges, announced that there would be an independent cross-party review on Freedom of Information (FOI).

The UK’s FOI Act was introduced in 2000 (in Scotland, FOI legislation came into force in 2005). The Act requires public bodies to publish certain information about their activities and to respond to requests for information from the public.

Since its introduction, the FOI Act has facilitated the release of information from across government. The most high profile releases have involved MPs’ expenses and correspondence between British diplomats ridiculing the notion of a widespread increase in migration from Poland to the UK, once they joined the EU.

Lord Bridges explained that the review would focus on three main issues:

  • whether there is an appropriate balance between having a transparent and accountable government and the need for sensitive information to be protected;
  • whether the…

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