Society discusses ‘Historical Legacies’ in Cardiff

7 March 2024

On Wednesday 6 March, the Society co-hosted its annual day conference on History and Archives in Practice, with The National Archives and Institute of Historical Research. This year’s event explored ‘Historical Legacies’: how historians and archivists work together to reclaim ‘lost’ archives, preserve at risk archives, ensure access to historical content, and work with digital platforms to broaden engagement.

History and Archives in Practice 2024 took place at Cardiff University with our fourth partner, the School of History, Archaeology and Religion. This year’s programme featured 30 speakers who discussed conference themes with reference to 15 collaborative projects, many with a focus on collections and work taking place in Wales. In addition to panel events, HAP24 included walking tours of the Cardiff and showcases from a further 9 collections from across the UK, viewed by 130 delegates.

Our thanks to the historians and archivists at Cardiff University for partnering with us for HAP24, all at the University who made the event possible, and those who presented and attended. Following HAP’s launch in London 2023, this was the first ‘History and Archives in Practice’ conference to take place with a fourth partner. Invitations to  archives and universities, UK-wide, to partner with the RHS, TNA and IHR for HAP25 will be made later this year.

For details of forthcoming events from the Royal Historical Society, please see here. We look forward to welcoming you to an RHS event in the near future.