Annual Digital Lecture

Exploration of digital ideas is an important part of our archival work. The Annual Digital Lecture offers the opportunity to hear from leading speakers and pioneering practitioners on a topic related to digital research, in addition to highlighting some of the innovative digital work happening at The National Archives.

You can listen to the Annual Digital Lecture audio series to hear colleagues across The National Archives reflect on themes from the latest Annual Digital Lecture.

You can also find out more about our research activities, projects, and academic collaborations on our Research page.

Past lectures:

2023: Identity 2.0: Memory Making in a Digital Age. You can watch the lecture here.

2022: Kate Crawford, ‘Ground Truth: In the Archives That Train Machine Learning’.

2021: Lauren F Klein, ‘Data Feminism and the Archive’. You can watch the lecture here.

2020: Carly Kind, ‘The death of anonymity in the age of identity’. You can listen to the audio recording of the online event here. You can see our 2020 Annual Digital Lecture: Staff research poster exhibition here.

2019: Safiya Noble, ‘Algorithms of Oppression’. You can watch a video from the event here.

2018: Luciano Floridi, University of Oxford, ‘Semantic Capital: what it is and how to protect it’. This lecture was not recorded.