Working With Archives - Friday 9/11/18, 17:00-18:30 & Saturday 10/11/18, 09:00 - 15:00

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‌Event Details

This two-day event considers the challenges and opportunities involved in working with archives today. Giving particular attention to archival sources created before 1750, sessions will consider some of the questions, caveats, potentials and possibilities that exist at this present moment that include but are not limited to: How is automation changing our view of the ways in which archives are created, remediated and made available? Where do the boundaries of the archive lie? How does the archive interface with other memory institutions such as libraries and museums? As new audiences for archives are developed, do they in turn change the wider social role of the archive? Is the archive shaped as much by the institutions that create it? How do we narrate the stories and the silences of the archive? How are truths and fictions constructed from the archive?

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Kelvin Hall,
1445 Argyle Street,
G3 8AW

Friday 9th November 2018,
Kelvin Hall,

Opening keynote lecture:

Labour and Erasure: Thomas Hoccleve and Digital Archives, c. 1415-2018,
Bridget Whearty, Binghamton University, SUNY

Saturday 10th November 2018, 
Kelvin Hall, 
9am – 3pm

Keynote presenters:

Louise Craven (formerly TNA, HMC, GLRO)

Orietta Da Rold (University of Cambridge)

Andrew Prescott (University of Glasgow and AHRC)

Panel session speakers and respondents will include:

Tim Duguid (Information Studies), Shanti Graheli (Modern Languages & Cultures), Sarah Hepworth (Special Collections, University of Glasgow Library), Lorna Hughes (Information Studies), Joanna Kopaczyk (English Language & Linguistics), Katy Mair (The National Archives of England Wales), Cheryl McGeachan (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences), Stephen Mullen (History), Nicky Reeves (Hunterian Museum), Diane Scott (AHRC Digital Transformations), Sara Ward Clavier (University of the West of England and University of Oxford), Tom White (University of Oxford)

On Friday 9 November (9am-4pm) there will be masterclasses for postgraduate students in medieval and early modern studies as part of the Quadrivium initiative @Quadrivium_UK. These masterclasses will be free but places must be reserved in advance. To find our more or book your place please send an email to

Image: University of Glasgow Blackhouse Charters during conservation.




First published: 15 October 2018