Archives care for the past, but what is their role in caring for the future?
The Archives into the Future seminar series is co-organised by Performing the Jewish Archive and Antislavery Usable Past . The annual workshops provide a forum for creative debate about the issues facing archives today, and for exploring innovative approaches towards archives in the future.
The next workshop in the series, led by Antislavery Usable Past, will take place on 29 February 2016 at the British Library. Its focus is on ‘Archives and the Third Sector’. Stephen Muir will be speaking alongside other heritage experts.
A core aim of Antislavery Usable Past is to demonstrate that applied knowledge of the history of antislavery movements offers a way to ‘care for the future’, by providing a usable past for today’s campaigners. In the same way that history can empower individuals and groups, archives are dynamic tools for social and cultural change. This workshop will offer a forum for an exchange of ideas between archivists, curators, academics, NGOs, charities and human rights organisations on the value of archives in the Third Sector.
The day will consist of short talks and discussion sessions. Download a full programme here
The event is free, including refreshments and lunch. Spaces are limited, however, so early registration is encouraged. Please register here
Doctoral students and Early Career Researchers are particularly welcome to attend.