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Tower Building


Caroline Brown is University Archivist and Joint Assistant Director, Culture & Information. She is also Programme Leader for the Archive and Family History Programmes delivered by the Centre for Archive and Information Studies (CAIS), School of Humanities.

A history graduate who took her Diploma in Archival Studies at University College Dublin, Caroline has worked at the Business Archives Council in London, the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, Edinburgh University and at the National Archives of Scotland. In her current role she is responsible for the strategic direction of Culture & Information with particular oversight of Archives and Museum Services.

She is a Trustee of the Scottish Council on Archives, a Director of the Scottish Archive Network, Chair of the Scottish University and Special Collections Archive Group and Chair of the International Council on Archives Section on University and Research Institution Archives (ICA-SUV). She is responsible for a number of publications on recordkeeping issues including two books by Facet Publishing Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice (2014) and Archival Futures ( 2018).


Tay Bridge being erected

Press Release

An exhibition of art, design and creative writing inspired by the natural world and our relationship with it will open at the University of Dundee this weekend

Published on 7 February 2020

Press Release

The University of Dundee’s postgraduate qualifications in Family and Local History have been recognised by Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA), enabling holders to more easily obtain membership of the organisation.

Published on 7 January 2019