As part of our ongoing outreach and engagement work, we are pleased to announce these new Twitter Initiatives on behalf of the Living Refugee Archive, (LRA).
LRA Archives Hour
The first of these initatives will be a regular LRA Archives Hour on Twitter. Using our Twitter handle @LivingRefArch and the hashtag #ArchivesHourLRA, we hope to encourage discussion on professional issues relating to archives and approaches to documenting the refugee and migrant expeirence. We hope to engage with archivists, activists, academics, researchers, practitioners.
Areas that can be covered may include:
- Role of Archives in Documenting the Refugee Experience
- Ethics of Documenting the Refugee Experience
- How can we preserve the third sector and voluntary response to refugees.
- Documenting and Archiving the history of refugee movements?
- Archives; Memories; Identities; and trustworthiness.
Linked to this we will also be running regular #AsktheArchivist sessions giving readers the opportunity to put questions to the LRA Archivist, Paul Dudman. If you have any questions that you would like to see answered, please send these to Paul Dudman via Twitter to @PaulDudman and using the hashtags #ArchivesQuestionTime and #AsktheArchivist.
Archives Speak/Migration Speaks
The LRA Archives Speak/Migration Speaks Twitter Project welcomes archivists; students; practitioners and scholars from around the world to adopt the ESPMI twitter account (@LivingRefArch) for one week to share information and thoughts on both the benefits; challenges and role of archives in relation to refugee and migration and also on current issues in refugee and forced migration studies. We encourage Guest tweeters both nationally and internationally to contribute to our regular Guest Twitter projects in the hope that we can generate an interdisciplinary discussion on Twitter. We will be circulating a call contributors to our first Guest Twitter Project soon.
Follow our guest tweets at #archivesspeak and #migrationspeaks
Please contact Paul Dudman on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be interested in contributing and also if you have ideas for future topics.
As part of our project to collect oral histories, we thought it might be useful if we could provide a selection of slightly more informal two-minute Vox Pops on a range of topics relating to both Archives and the documenting of the refugee experiences. The term “Vox Pop” is derived from the Latin phrase Vox populi which can be translated as meaning the “voice of the people.”