RAG’s annual report is now available here: Annual General Meetings
As our conference this year has had to be postponed, our AGM cannot be held at the moment. The report demonstrates that the group has made progress on a number of fronts including the production of guidance, the provision of training, and the implementation of our small grants scheme. The committee remains determined to support members as much as possible during this difficult time. We have already produced guidance for researchers on online resources and made it available on our website. In the meantime, please let us know if there are any issues the committee can usefully address.
While archives are closed by Covid-19, the RAG committee has prepared a brief guide to online resources to help researchers. This will continue to be refined as the situation changes. This is item 6 on our RAG Guidance page
In the light of the current health emergency, the RAG committee has decided that it must postpone the Group’s conference and Annual General Meeting scheduled for 4th May in Manchester. We will try to arrange another date in the autumn when the situation has stabilised. Our Treasurer will refund any payments made by those who have already booked. Please get in touch with her.
Booking is now open for our 2020 conference on the theme of Religion and Art on Monday 4th May at Luther King House, Manchester.
Further details are available here
Please return your booking form by 24th April 2020 to be sure of a place.
RAG has now published new guidance on the care of the archives of religious communities, available to download here
This focuses on the historic records of Christian religious communities within the UK, though much of the advice will also be relevant to communities within other faiths. It is aimed at community members or staff without professional training who may be assigned responsibility for archives, and encourages good stewardship in preserving these historic records for the future
A review of a recent book, ‘Memory and mission’ has been posted on this site: the full review can be found here.