Visual archiving: Enriching the memorial landscape

This series will explore the use of new media by marginalized communities to create, manage and make use of their own archives.

Seminar convenors

Dr Claire Eldridge (History); Dr Nina Wardleworth (French, LCS)

Project overview 

What do marginalised groups decide to do when their history is not presented in official national and local archives?

How have such groups sought to circumvent traditional archival processes, housed in bricks and mortar archives and libraries to problematise and enrich the memorial landscape nationally and internationally through a process of visual archiving?

To what extent can new media as well as art installations and the creation of memorial spaces afford such groups the intellectual, artistic and financial freedom to tell their version of events?

This Sadler series is composed of three workshops and a final work in progress seminar. Each of the three workshop is focused around a means of dissemination of community archives and histories, examining their storytelling format and how they have been used to spearhead campaigns for recognition, to underpin commemorative events, and to leverage funding.

The series will end with a work in progress seminar, with short 10 minute presentations from participants about their research to facilitate future funding bids.


Wednesday, 22 November between 2-4pm - Social media and the internet

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 between 2-4pm - Cultural performance: Dance and theatrical performances

TBC (October) 2018 between - Alternative memorial spaces