Welcome to Pararchive!

We are thrilled to be showcasing the development of our project, which co-produced digital resources that will have long-lasting and wide-reaching consequences for the way we exchange ideas, tell stories and communicate.

Pararchive: Open Access Community Storytelling and the Digital Archive is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council. The active research and development phase ran from 1st October 2013 to 31st March 2015, when the Pararchive resource was first launched at the Connecting Communities: Storytelling and the Digital Archive Conference and Community Showcase. The next phase – which is scheduled to begin in January 2016 – will involve demonstrating the wider impact of the range of digital tools and resources co-designed and co-produced in the first phase.

The project is based at the School of Media and Communication (SMC), University of Leeds. It is part of the AHRC’s Connected Communities theme, and has been funded under the Digital Transformations in Community Research Co-Production in the Arts and Humanities. Pararchive includes a range of community partners – all with their own pages here – plus our tech team, Carbon Imagineering, the Universities of Leeds and York, the Science Museum group and the BBC.

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Find out more about the project here.