Institute of Historical Research Winter Conference and Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2016: The Production and Experience 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.

The first event is the Institute of Historical Research Winter Conference, and the second is the Gerald Aylmer Seminar. These are both annual events, but this year they have been planned as a pair and will deal with the production and experience of archives respectively.

Institute of Historical Research Winter Conference: The Production of the Archive (29 January 2016)

The first event 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 include a keynote by archival science scholar Professor Eric Ketelaar (University of Amsterdam) and 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.

Visit the Institute of Historical Research<> website for more details and to register for this event.

Gerald Aylmer Seminar: The Experience of the Archive (29 April 2016)

The second 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, but keep the date in your diary if you would like to attend.

Many thanks


Dr Emma Jay
Research, Grants and Academic Liaison Adviser
The National Archives

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