Using Radical Collections

Activity: Organising a conference or workshopResearch


A workshop to be held as part of a Institute for Learning and Teaching Innovation Project, studying how academics, educators, archivists, heritage professionals and others use radical or activist collections to engage with students and the wider public. The workshop will have a special focus on the use of materials from marginalised or vulnerable groups such as BAME or LGBT+, or the use of materials to engage with these groups.

Discussions within the workshop, based around the sharing of best practice, will explore the opportunities, concerns, problems and the advantages to using this material and the various methods used. We will explore how the material can be used to engage, necessary framing to avoid barriers to that engagement and different audiences for the material.

The workshop will help contribute to the first draft of a best practice guide for the use of these collections as part of the ILT funded project. Organised by the project team and the Searchlight Archive.
Period4 Dec 2020
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Pedagogy
  • Radical Collections
  • Minority groups
  • Primary Sources
  • Archives