Two events explore the nature of archives

The National Archives, the Institute of Historical Research and the Royal Historical Society have organised two events in 2016 which will bring together historians, archivists and scholars from other disciplines to explore the nature of archives.

Institute of Historical Research Winter Conference: The Production of the Archive

Date: 29 January 2016

During this event we will consider how and by whom archives are produced. How is the agency of the archivist changing in a digital world? In what ways can historians be seen to co-create archives in the course of their research?

The day will start with a keynote by archival science scholar, Professor Eric Ketelaar (University of Amsterdam), followed by three sessions on ‘Text’, ‘Text to Digital’ and ‘Beyond Text’ in which speakers will present their reflections and engage in discussion. Finally there will be a round table featuring Jeff James, Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives.

See the Institute of Historical Research website for more details and to register for this event.

Gerald Aylmer Seminar: The Experience of the Archive

Date: 29 April 2016

This event will focus on the questions that surround the individual, personal and community experience of the archive, and the ways in which that experience affects how the archive is understood and used. The keynote will be given by historian, Professor Carolyn Steedman (University of Warwick).

This event will take place at the Institute of Historical Research. Registration is not yet open.

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