Centre Trail Podcast 17: Archives and Records of Human Knowledge

John and Tara talk about the tragic fire at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. What does it mean to lose these records of human knowledge, and how do historians approach the reality of limitations to the knowledge we have collected? What are archives and how do historians use them? We talk broadly about what silences in the records of human history and a bit more specifically about how archives work, who works in them, and how historians use them.

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