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Dr Hannah Little is an archivist and a Registered member of the Archives and Records Association. After studying History of Art and English Literature at Edinburgh University, she achieved an MSc in Information Management and Preservation from the University of Glasgow.  Her doctorate in archival studies, completed in 2010, was entitled: ‘Genealogy as Theatre of Self-Identity: a study of genealogy as a cultural practice within Britain since c. 1850’.

Hannah is currently archivist for the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust in Bristol.  Her career to date has included positions with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Glasgow Women’s Library, English Heritage Archives and Bath Record Office. As such she is highly skilled and experienced in formulating and implementing archival policies and processes, project management, managing volunteers and also implementing cross-sector standards including Museum Accreditation.


‘Up and AtoM!’, ARC Magazine , No. 363, (October 2019), pp.14-18.

‘Identifying the Genealogical Self,’ Archival Science, 11:3-4, (2011), pp.241-252.

‘Archive Fever as Genealogical Fever: Coming Home to Scottish Archives,’ Archivaria, 64, (Fall 2007), pp. 89-112. (Awarded the W. Kaye Lamb prize).