May 22, 2022

UK: National Archives Launches New Research Priorities

From the National Archives (UK) Blog:

2018-07-26_15-01-30The collections held at The National Archives chart the intersection of government, citizen and wider society, from state formation and sovereignty to modern diplomatic relations. They define who we are, and have been, as a nation and society, and map our interaction with the wider world.

This means our records are vital in providing a context for the discussions and disputes that take place in the present day, both nationally and internationally.

To enable our collections to contribute to these conversations, we need to unlock the valuable insights that they hold. However, from the shift to digital to demonstrating the impact of records, there are huge challenges facing archives.

The National Archives has launched five cross-cutting research priorities, as we respond to both the challenges and opportunities that we face as an archive.


The research priorities aim to uncover new methodologies, theories and technologies in five core areas:

  • rethinking the record
  • people, place and rule
  • risk, uncertainty and trust
  • openness, access and use
  • impact, value and affect

Learn More, Read the Complete Blog Post

Direct to Research Priorities Web Page

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