Registration now open for ‘History and Archives in Practice’ 2024 in partnership with Cardiff University

30 January 2024

Registration is now open for this year’s ‘History and Archives in Practice’ day conference (HAP24) which takes place on Wednesday 6 March 2024 at Cardiff University.

HAP is an annual gathering of historians and archivists to explore new projects, practices and collections. The conference is run jointly by the Royal Historical Society, Institute of Historical Research and The National Archives. This year, HAP is partnering with historians and archivists at Cardiff University, where the event will be held.

Our theme for HAP24 is ‘Historical Legacies: Collecting History, Historical Collections, and Community Voices’ (Welsh language version available here). The day combines panels, interactive sessions and collection demonstrations from over 15 projects, UK-wide, involving historians and archivists working collaboratively. A provisional programme for History and Archives in Practice, 2024 will be available online soon.

HAP24 provides opportunities to reflect on archival and historical legacies — of people, places, and practice; historical, physical, and digital. Join us as we consider questions of value, loss, preservation, access and the opportunities and challenges we face as historians and archivists in preserving histories and collections.

Bursaries to attend

HAP24 is a free event and organisers are committed to making the day as accessible and inclusive as possible.

There are a limited number of bursaries, of up to £150, available to support travel (for attendees based outside Cardiff), 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 ‘book now’ button above and then complete the bursary application form, by Monday 19 February 2024. Applicants for bursaries will be notified of outcomes two weeks in advance of the event.#HAP24 is an in-person event at Cardiff University.

Please note that bookings for this event will close on 25 February 2024.