Tuesday, 5th April 2016

09.30 - 10.00


10.00 - 11.00

Welcome and chair for the first session: Patricia Whatley, University of Dundee

Keynote: Elizabeth Emmerson, Chief Archivist, United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, 'Cathedral Thinking, Continuum Practice: Records and Record-keeping at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals'

11.00 - 11.20

Coffee break

11.20 - 12.15

Session 1

Chair: Elizabeth Shepherd, University College London

Randall C Jimerson, Western Washington University, USA, ‘The Ethics of Social Responsibility: Building Public Awareness of Archives’

Andrew Flinn, University College, London, ‘The Impact of Archives and Record Keepers in Social Justice Struggles and Campaigns’

12.15 - 13.10

Session 2

Chair: Meic Pierce Owen, Information and Records Management Society

Jenny Bunn, University College, London, ‘Speaking as a Curatorial Agent: Trying to Represent (Claim?) the Archival Voice’

Prof Eric Ketelaar, University of Amsterdam, 'The agency of the archivist'

13.10 - 14.00




14.00 - 14.50

Session 3

Chair: Sharon Alexander-Gooding, University of the West Indies

Jeannette Bastian, Simmons College, Boston, USA and Andrew Flinn, University College, London, ‘Teaching Record Values, Learning Social Values: Archival Education Through a Panoptic Lens', (co-author, Karen Anderson)

Liudmila Varlamova, Russian State University for the Humanities, ‘Specifics of the Preparation of Records-Keepers at the Present Stage: Russian Experience’

14.50 - 15.40

Session 4

Chair: Elspeth Reid, Falkirk Community Trust

Alan Bell, University of Dundee, ‘A Solution in Search of a Problem? After Ten years of FOI, do Publication Schemes have any Purpose?'

Elizabeth Shepherd, University College, London, ‘Trusting Government Administrative Data: Managing Disclosure Risk’, (co-authors, Alexandra Eveleigh and Oliver Duke-Williams)

15.40 - 16.00

Coffee break

16.00 - 17.00

Panel: Views from different disciplines

Chair: Caroline Brown, University of Dundee

Dominic Smith (Philosophy), University of Dundee, Title TBC

Martin Elvins (Politics), University of Dundee, 'Stasi to Facebook: records as tools of government power'

Sarah Cooke (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design), University of Dundee, 'The record in relation to contemporary art'

19.00 - 20.00 Pre-dinner reception
20.00 Dinner, Apex Hotel


Wednesday, 6th April 2016

09.30 - 11.10

Session 6

Chair: Elizabeth Mullins, University College Dublin

Kim Arnold, The Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives, ‘Building Community with Records: Transitioning From Litigation to Healing and Reconciliation’

Marianne McLean, Eigg Road Consulting, Canada, 'What Records could do: Supporting New Story Work for Canada'

Nancy Hurn, General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, ‘The Healing Power of Records’

Nichole Vonk, The United Church of Canada Archives, ‘Archives and Records Reconciling for the Future’

11.10 - 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 - 12.45

Session 7

Chair: TBC

Hugh Hagan, National Records of Scotland, ‘A Moral Imperative? The Impact of the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 Beyond Record Keepers’

Zachari Duncalf, University of Central Lancashire, ‘Area 3: Using Care Leavers to Archive the Records of Children in Care – a Case Study in Scotland’

Dr Joanne Evans, Monash University, Australia, ‘Connecting the Disconnected: Participatory Archival Design’

12.45 - 13.45 Lunch
13.45 - 14.40

Session 8

Chair: Craig Gauld, University of Dundee

Michael Moss/David Thomas, Northumbria University and Tim Gollins, National Records of Scotland, ‘They Seek Him Here, They Seek Him There, Those Junkies Seek Him Everywhere, is He in Heaven or is He in Hell? That Damned Elusive Email Thread’

Katharine Stevenson, Lloyds Banking Group, UK, '#recordsmanagement in a Web 2.0 world: how society categorises information today'

14.40 - 15.00 Coffee break
15.00 - 16.30

Final panel

Chair: Alexandrina Buchanan, Chair FARMER and University of Liverpool

Prof. Sue McKemmish/ Dr Joanne Evans, Monash University, Australia and Prof. Anne Gilliland, University of California, Los Angeles, ‘What do Records do in People’s Lives That Nothing Else Does?’