Archiving Residential Children's Homes

Are we doing it ‘right’? Ethical complexity in the ARCH Project

By Andrew Burns, Research Fellow One of the things that attracted me to the ARCH Project was its complexity. Here was a project that was seeking to bring together care experienced children, young people, and adults with archivists, researchers, academics, and residential childcare professionals to explore if and how the everyday of residential childcare could

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Off the Record: Finding Group Life in the Aberlour Archive

The ARCH Project benefits from the expertise and guidance of advisory groups – one for the Scottish team and one for the German team.  These groups were established to help develop the proposal for the research and they continue to meet to review progress and guide the research teams as they navigate their way through this

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Spreading the word

In July 2021, University Archivist Karl Magee and project partner Hugh Hagan from the National Records of Scotland detailed the rationale and set-up of the ARCH project to the ICA-SUV Conference. Their presentation outlined some of the key aspects of the ARCH project, including the unique regulatory context in Scotland created by the Public Records

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Welcome to the ARCH Project!

Welcome to the University of Stirling page for the ‘Back to the Future: Archiving Residential Children’s Homes’ (ARCH) Project.  Use the menu options above to explore the project and come back to this page for blogs and other posts.

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