Records, Risk and Research: Changing Landscapes

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10-11 Carlton House Terrace

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An event bringing historians, and other users of archives, together with archivists to discuss changing landscape and challenges in research

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NB: We have currently suspended ticket acquisition for this event owing to uncertainties over COVID-19. We would very much like to proceed as normal, but recognise that this may not be possible.

The landscape of archival research is changing. This is affecting archivists as well as historians and other users of archives. This one-day event seeks to increase mutual understanding across professional boundaries. Join us for panel presentations and interactive discussion around the risks for research using archives. Attendees will gain an insight into how they, as researchers, can collaborate with archivists in order to manage archival risk. The event will be of interest to all those who use archives in research, including historians, social and political scientists, geographers, archaeologists, engineers, heritage practitioners, museum and gallery professionals and others.

The full programme will be announced in due course.

Confirmed speakers so far include: Gary Brannan (Borthwick Institute of Archives), Val Johnson (TNA), Sarah Hackett (Bath Spa University) and Arike Oke (Black Cultural Archives).

The event is sponsored by the British Academy and organised by the Records at Risk Steering Group.

The event is free to attend, and a light lunch will be provided. We will be using menti.com to facilitate interactive discussion, so please bring a phone/tablet/laptop .

About the Records at Risk Steering Group

The Records at Risk Steering Group is an independent advisory body for England and Wales that will consider and work with The National Archives to find appropriate steps to better manage the risks and challenges faced by vulnerable archive collections. The group comprises researchers and other archive users, custodians of records, archivists and records managers.

About the British Academy Project (ARP) Archiving the Mixed Economy of Welfare

A collaborative, interdisciplinary project that promotes the preservation and use of the archives and records of voluntary and community organisations. The project is directed by Georgina Brewis at UCL.

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