This video presentation from Clare Lanigan at the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) on the ‘Archiving Reproductive Health’ project, and discusses archival activism more broadly. In particular she gives a demonstration of the current collections available through the archive, provides details of how items were compiled, and also discusses the more pastoral and welfare issues for archival staff when dealing with items relating to political or social activism.
This was filmed as part of the DARIAH Friday Frontiers Spring Series 2022.
After viewing this video, you should be able to:
- Understand the methods and challenges in compiling a digital archive from disparate sources
- Recognise and deal with the challenges of archiving materials from groups with opposing points of view
- Identity potential risks to the safety and mental wellbeing of Cultural Heritage practitioners handling items from debates around sensitive social issues, and implement plans to mitigate those risks.