The Gerald Aylmer Seminar

The Gerald Aylmer Seminar is an annual one-day symposium jointly convened by The National Archives, The Royal Historical Society and The Institute of Historical Research.

Running since 2002, the seminars are held in memory of Gerald Aylmer (1926-2000), who was president of the Royal Historical Society and Chairman of the Historical Manuscripts Commission.

The purpose of the Gerald Aylmer Seminar is to bring together historians and archivists to discuss topics of mutual interest, particularly the nature of archival research and the use of collections.

The 2021 Gerald Aylmer Seminar is now over. Please watch this space for information about next year’s seminar.

Previous seminar topics:

2021: New Ways to Work – future directions for archival and historical practice (watch the short videos from our speakers here)

2020: Co-production and collaboration in the archives (listen to audio recordings of the 2020 seminar)
2019: Digital and the archive
2018: Diversity among the documents? The representation of BAME communities within the UK’s archives
2017: Strongroom to seminar: archives and teaching in higher education
2016: The Experience of the Archive