Research Activities

The National Archives holds a unique position as a government department, leader of the archives sector, a major cultural institution, and an Independent Research Organisation.

Our research specialisms range from digital humanities to archival science, information management, conservation science, legal informatics, and historical collections.

Research-active staff at The National Archives contribute to pioneering, inter-disciplinary research projects; publish in peer-reviewed journals; speak at academic conferences; and participate in postgraduate teaching and supervision.

Our research priorities underpin our research strategy and engagement.  

The National Archives welcomes collaborative and inter-disciplinary research opportunities with academic partners.

Find out more about our research activities