Working Together and with Collections (#HAP23)
10am – 5pm, Wednesday 29 March 2023
Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Senate House, Malet Street
Registration is now open for History and Archives in Practice 2023 (#HAP23). This day-long event — bringing together historians and archivists — takes place on Wednesday 29 March at the Institute of Historical Research (Senate House, London). The theme for #HAP23 is ‘Collecting Communities: Working Together and with Collections’.
About History and Archives in Practice (HAP)
History and Archives in Practice (HAP) is the new and rebranded version of the Gerald Aylmer Seminar run in partnership by the Royal Historical Society, The National Archives and Institute of Historical Research.
From March 2023, History and Archives in Practice provides a new format and greater focus on the collections that lie at the heart of our work. It’s where historians and archivists come together to consider shared interests in archive collections, their interpretation and use.
We hope you’ll join us for this inaugural meeting of History and Archives in Practice.
Register now for #HAP23> (booking for this free event is via the Institute of Historical Research).
#HAP23: ‘Collecting Communities: Working Together and with Collections’
The theme of #HAP23, ‘Collecting Communities: Working Together and with Collections’, showcases and celebrates the diverse and unique nature of historical research. Over the day, we’ll learn about 14 projects in which historians and archivists are working together to recover, interpret and present our past.
Our speakers represent a broad range of universities and archives, large and small, from across the UK. Panels consider the rediscovery, digitising and creating of collections; the locating of collections in places and communities; and collaborative working between historians, archivists and the public.
Together they’ll introduce new work on the history of the voluntary sector, unpaid labour, business, conflict, slavery and empire, family life, contemporary politics, migration and climate change, among other topics. In keeping with the aims of HAP, we’ll be focusing especially on practice — how historians, archivists and communities work best together — to provide insights and experiences for attendees to take into their own work.
Special sessions will also provide demonstrations and handling of items from UK archives, as well as talks on taking archives into communities, and creating successful networks between historians and archivists in higher education.
Register now for #HAP23> (booking for this event is via the Institute of Historical Research)
Download the full programme for #HAP23>
This event is free to attend, but booking is required.
Please note that bookings for this event will close on 22 March 2023.
A limited number of bursaries, of up to £100 per person, are available to support travel (for attendees based outside London), or to help with other costs (such as childcare) to enable attendance.
If you wish to be considered for a bursary please register for the event via the link above and then complete the bursary application form, by Friday 24 February 2023. Applicants for bursaries will be notified of outcomes by Friday 3 March 2023.
Join us to host and create HAP24
From 2024, we intend to take History and Archives in Practice to institutions across the UK, to showcase, explore and work with other collections. We now welcome expressions of interest for HAP24 from archive centres and universities.
If you’re interested in partnering with TNA, the Institute of Historical Research and the Royal Historical Society, please contact the Society’s Academic Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.