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Spy or scholar? Meet Dr Curt Prüfer

During the First World War, British Intelligence made good use of scholars – notably archaeologists and orientalists. After all, as the Inspector of Antiqui... read more

Apocalypse Then: the Battle of Megiddo, 1918

They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty (... read more

Join us and work with central government

We are pleased to announce four exciting new opportunities to work at The National Archives. As part of The National Archives’ statutory responsibility, the G... read more

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Developing collaboration between archive services and Higher Education

In summer 2018, The National Archives, the Higher Education Archive Programme (HEAP) and History UK launched the Guide to Collaboration for Archives and Higher... read more

Manage Your Collections: Introducing the Metadata Mapper

Cataloguing is a fundamental practice that enables access to archives. It creates greater intellectual control over a collection and is a key first step in ensu... read more

Social media archiving at The National Archives

We’ve been archiving government Twitter and YouTube content for a number of years, a service we provide through the UK Government Web Archive. We preserve th... read more

Marking time with diaries and calendars

Are you a plan-ahead-with-military-precision type of person? Or more of a go-with-the-flow-embrace-your-inner-spontaneity sort? Just asking, as we have our 2019... read more

Developing collaboration between archive services and Higher Education

In summer 2018, The National Archives, the Higher Education Archive Programme (HEAP) and History UK launched the Guide to Collaboration for Archives and Higher... read more

Social media archiving at The National Archives

We’ve been archiving government Twitter and YouTube content for a number of years, a service we provide through the UK Government Web Archive. We preserve th... read more

Join us and work with central government

We are pleased to announce four exciting new opportunities to work at The National Archives. As part of The National Archives’ statutory responsibility, the G... read more

Trustworthy technology: the future of digital archives

If you wanted to watch one of your old video tapes, would you be able to? Do you still watch your DVD collection, or do you prefer to stream movies now? The tec... read more

Data Protection law changes – help us to help you

By the end of May, the new Data Protection Bill is expected to pass into law, replacing the Data Protection Act 1998. This follows new privacy legislation at Eu... read more

Spy or scholar? Meet Dr Curt Prüfer

During the First World War, British Intelligence made good use of scholars – notably archaeologists and orientalists. After all, as the Inspector of Antiqui... read more

Apocalypse Then: the Battle of Megiddo, 1918

They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty (... read more

How to research your suffrage ancestor

Do you think you might have a relative who supported the campaigns for women’s suffrage? Here are some tips to start your research. The National Archives̵... read more

Manage Your Collections: Introducing the Metadata Mapper

Cataloguing is a fundamental practice that enables access to archives. It creates greater intellectual control over a collection and is a key first step in ensu... read more

Social media archiving at The National Archives

We’ve been archiving government Twitter and YouTube content for a number of years, a service we provide through the UK Government Web Archive. We preserve th... read more

Opening up web archives to research and innovation

Last month, I blogged about The National Archives’ collaboration with City, University of London, to visualise data from our collections in new ways. I wrote... read more