Date: Saturday 8 November, 10.30-15.30

Venue: School of Media and Communication, Clothworkers’ North Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Do you have a story to tell?  Do you enjoy exploring archives?  Are you interested in online research with museums?

This event introduces the Pararchive Project, whose main aim is to create a digital toolkit that makes it easier for people to search and use material held in public archives (like those of the BBC and the Science Museum Group). The event includes a short film screening of Strike Stories, a previous project with the BBC, as well as a taster of our Pararchive community research projects. Project members will also offer introductions to online research with public archives, which provide the opportunity to explore existing online heritage resources and begin your own digital storytelling project.

We hope attendees will leave with an idea of the rich possibilities of engaging with national heritage organisations online, and the existing, and future, resources that will add to their own storytelling practices (digital or otherwise). We also hope it will be an opportunity to hear some new stories and to connect interested people together.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  All welcome!

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Alternatively, interested people can contact Fiona Philip on or 0113 343 3447.