Gerald Aylmer Seminar Postponed

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Date / time: 23 February, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wolfson Conference Suite, Institute of Historical Research

Gerald Aylmer Seminar Postponed

NOTE: The Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2018 has been postponed due to the planned industrial action by the University and College Union of Friday 23 February. The organisers apologise for any inconvenience caused. We are working to reschedule the seminar for later in the year.

Diversity amongst the documents? The representation of BAME communities within the UK’s archives

Researching and writing inclusive histories that capture the full spectrum of British history demands the creation, cataloguing and use of diverse archives.  Focusing on archives that chronicle Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) lives, institutions and initiatives, the Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2018 will explore how these communities are represented within local UK archives by bringing together leading archivists and historians in discussion and debate. Questions will include how have archives captured social, cultural and political change? How do we ensure that modern-day social and demographic development is represented? And what has been the impact of collections and collecting on the historical profession?

The Gerald Aylmer Seminar is an annual one-day symposium organised by The National Archives, the Royal Historical Society and the Institute of Historical Research, which brings together historians and archivists to discuss topics of mutual interest, particularly the nature of archival research and the use of collections.

The seminar is free and open to all, but advanced registration is required.

All lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Provisional Programme

Registration is now open. To book your place go to: