Meet the Archivists – 28th November 2013

A GREAT EVENT FOR RESEARCHERS OF ALL DISCIPLINES. PER-BOOKING IS REQUIRED. COME ALONG AND HAVE SOME FUN!

The BAC’s archive workshop for new researchers.

Fancy exploring treasure troves of untapped historical sources? Want to find out how you can use business archives in your undergraduate, masters or PhD research?

The Business Archives Council has held five one-day workshops in recent years where students could meet the archivists and find out how! The next one will be held on Thursday 28th November 2013 at Barclays (Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London).

The workshop aims to explore ways in which new research students can identify and use business records in a surprising variety of different research fields. Participants will be able to explore the vast and varied materials available at many of the UKs major and minor business archives.

Following a successful formula from previous years, the day will commence with an archives skills workshop run by eminent academic historians, followed by a buffet lunch, where participants will be able to meet the archivists. The programme is:

10:00-10:30 Registration

10:30-11:00 Alex Ritchie, National Archives: Introduction

11:00-11:30 Dr Valerie Johnson (TBC), National Archives: What’s the use? Your research and business archives

11:30-11:45 Break

11:45-12:15 Dr Roy Edwards, University of Southampton: Where to begin? Searching for primary sources in business history

12:15-13:00 Practical session and round-up

The morning session will be chaired by Dr Mike Anson, Bank of England Archive

13:00-14:30 Sandwich lunch around the archive expositions: a chance for researchers and archivists to meet

Archives wishing to participate should contact james.mortlock@hsbc.com

Students wishing to register should contact M.J.Aldous@lse.ac.uk