Booking now open for the Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2018

MEPO2-11409 Back cover of issue 3 of booklet Black Power Speaks 1968-1969

MEPO 2/11409 Back cover of issue 3 of booklet Black Power Speaks 1968-1969

Diversity and inclusive histories will be the focus of this year’s Gerald Aylmer Seminar with the full programme and registration now available.

Taking place on 23 February 2018 at the Institute of Historical Research, in London, the annual seminar is being delivered in partnership between the Royal Historical Society, the Institute of Historical Research, and The National Archives.

The theme of this year’s seminar is ‘Diversity amongst the documents? The representation of BAME communities within the UK’s archives’. Speakers will address how the researching and writing of inclusive histories demand the creation, cataloguing, and use of diverse archives, with a focus on archives that chronicle Black, Asian, and minority ethnic lives, institutions, and initiatives.

Bringing together leading archivists and historians, the Gerald Aylmer Seminar will discuss and debate how these communities are represented in UK archives. The keynote lecture will be delivered by Professor Hakim Adi, from the University of Chichester.

Questions that the seminar will address include:

  • How have archives captured social, cultural, and political change?
  • How do we ensure that modern-day social and demographic development is represented?
  • What has been the impact of collections and collecting on the historical profession?

The event is free to attend but registration in advance is required. Book your place.

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