Archives, activism and social media: building networks for effective collaboration and ethical practice

16 Feb 2018

The Archives, activism and social media: building networks for effective collaboration and ethical practice workshop ran on 21 and 22 September 2017 at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and was supported by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The workshop was organised by the Cambridge Digital Humanities Network in collaboration with the Documenting the Now (DocNow) project. The workshop aimed to bring seemingly diverse practitioners together from archives and activist organisations to explore the issues of archiving and preserving content from social media and the internet for both as a future cultural resource and as semi-current records that act as a memory to sustain the work of activist and protest organisations.