Personal heritage and the academy: the challenges and benefits of researching and archiving in the digital age

School of Advanced Study

Personal heritage and the academy: the challenges and benefits of researching and archiving in the digital age

Nick Barratt
(Senate House Library)

What is the potential of user-generated 'public' histories for the academy? In this session we shall look at the challenges of personal archiving in a digital world, the rise of genetic connectivity and the dangers of search versus research.

The Social Scholar is a series of lunchtime seminars from the School of Advanced Study, looking into the theme of the 'social' aspect of research, including social media, public engagement, and digital humanities. Each session includes a 20 minute presentation from an expert followed by discussion and Q&A.

The Social Scholar seminar series

Author: 
School of Advanced Study, University of London
Speaker(s): 
Nick Barratt (Senate House Library)
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Event date: 
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 12:00am
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