Back to the Future: Archiving Residential Children’s Homes (ARCH) is a three year project being undertaken by researchers at the University of Stirling and the University of Osnabrück. The research has been supported by the Arts and Humanities Council and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG) and aims to explore and improve how the everyday group care experiences of children and young people in residential care are captured and preserved. The team will work in partnership with children, young people, care experienced adults, as well as with Aberlour Children’s CharityBirthlinkThe National Records of Scotland, and The Residential Childcare Project at Cornell University.  You can explore the project aims, timeline, team, and outputs using the menus above. Keep an eye out for blog posts as the project progresses and follow us on Twitter @ARCH_Stirling.

Please visit the ARCH Project at: https://archproject.stir.ac.uk/
A project abstract can be found at: https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=AH%2FV003232%2F1

To see an exhibit about how a children’s home represented children in the past: 

https://archproject.stir.ac.uk/welcome-to-the-arch-project/project-aims/phase-one-the-past/online-exhibition/

College of Human Ecology, Cornell University

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