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The National Archives: Opportunities to Collaborate for University of Oxford Researchers

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The National Archives (TNA) is reaching out to Oxford researchers through TORCH.

The TNA has identified priority areas of their collections, highlighted here, where they would like to explore collaborating with researchers at the University of Oxford:

1. Archives in a world of alternative facts 

2. Measuring and displaying accuracy of machine reading to enable human correction 

3. Visualisation tools to enable easier public access to the content of our records

4. Revealing the early slave trade and the Royal Africa Company

5. Portraits in the Plea Rolls: royal imagery and vernacular art in the early modern law courts. 

6. Literary Manuscripts in The National Archives

7. Cultural Encounters in the Early Modern Period 

8. Negotiating the National Health Service 

9. AIDS, the public and government policy, c.1983- 1987 

10. Documenting trade routes through the history of stationery bindings at The National Archives 

Areas for collaboration include digital humanities, 'alternative facts', data analysis, visualisation, African History, History of the Slave Trade, social history, art history, early modernism, history of collecting, medical humanities, healthcare, history of banking, political history

If you are a researcher and you are interested in one of the areas listed on this document, please contact Victoria McGuinness victoria.mcguinness@humanities.ox.ac.uk to discuss further. 

Seed funding for travel is available to facilitate meetings, and support to apply for larger grants is also potentially an option.