Welcome to the ARCH Project

Welcome and introduction from Principal Investigator, Professor Ruth Emond

Back to the Future: Archiving Residential Children’s Homes (ARCH) is a three year project being undertaken by researchers at the University of Stirling and the University of Osnabrück. The research has been supported by the Arts and Humanities Council and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG) and aims to explore and improve how the everyday group care experiences of children and young people in residential care are captured and preserved. The team will work in partnership with children, young people, care experienced adults, as well as with Aberlour Children’s CharityBirthlinkThe National Records of Scotland, and The Residential Childcare Project at Cornell University.

You can explore the project aims, timeline, team, and outputs using the menus above. Keep an eye out for blog posts as the project progresses and follow us on Twitter @ARCH_Stirling.

We teamed up with @Birthlink Scotland for a joint trip to Germany. Check out the blog about the trip and their visit to the Bethel Archive here:

Some of the team went on an exchange visit to Berlin in July - Wir hatten eine wirklich gute Zeit! See the blog post here:

Thank you to everyone who attended our memory keeping event on 20th June. Check out our website for slides and Craig's poetry which captures the content of the day 👇👇👇 https://archproject.stir.ac.uk/resources-2__trashed/resources/

Another amazing presentation from @VivCree and Bob Mackenzie discussing opportunities for learning - memory keeping in childcare #ARCHStirMemory

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We are aware that you may have personal experience of being looked after by Aberlour or have someone you care about who was. If you want to know more about accessing personal records held by Aberlour, please click here for details or email Helen.Jones@aberlour.org.uk

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