Disrupting Dominance in the Archive Conference

Date / time: 5 December - 6 December, 6:00 pm

Incorporating the Annual Stanley Kubrick Lecture 2022 delivered by Dr James Fenwick, Sheffield Hallam University

Monday 5 December 2022 | In person | London College of Communication, Lecture Theatre B, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SB

Tuesday 6 December 2022 | Online | Zoom Webinar

Join us to disrupt traditional research into ‘identity archives’ such as the Stanley Kubrick Archive (housed at LCC), which centre particular histories and present only certain elements of the past. Over this two-day event many different archives will be explored through a range of papers, case studies and interdisciplinary perspectives, problematising existing histories and narratives to move the discussion forward.

This conference will (re)examine examples of identity archives, debate the contested nature of archives, challenge current archival methods, and explore innovative archival practices. The conference will seek to answer questions such as; how can marginalised voices and identities be excavated from archives? How can we bridge the archival divide and encourage dialogue between archivists and researchers? And how do we approach archives and research to reach a better understanding of the past?

Annual Stanley Kubrick Lecture: Monday 5 December, 18.00

‘It’s not just about Stanley: The Stanley Kubrick Archive as a site for multidisciplinary perspectives and research’ Dr James Fenwick outlines ongoing research for a forthcoming book, Archive Histories: An Archaeology of the Stanley Kubrick Archive

Please remember to RSVP for each day you wish to attend. Full Conference Programme:


Event delivered in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, Kingston University London and the UAL Archives & Special Collections.

Image credit – Jessica Marie