Archival encounters

A series of presentations, organised by the Centre for Collaborative Heritage Research to promote the use of archival collections on campus, begins on Tuesday 3 July.

The series will feature short presentations from speakers that use different archival collections on campus in a variety of research, followed by, followed by responses or provocations from a similar number of people.  There will then be ample time for discussion.

Speakers confirmed to date include:

  • Professor Jonathan Pitches (PCI) talking about his work on the Laban Archive, recently acquired by the Brotherton
  • Fine Art PhD candidate Nick Cass on his use of Special Collections' rich collection of Brontiana
  • MA History student Alex Riley on his use of the Liddle Collection
  • Professor Bridget Bennett (School of English) on her use of material relating to Leeds Slavery Abolitionists
  • Professor Simon Popple (ICS) on his work on the Ransome Collection and links to the DARE collaboration with Opera North

If you already use local archives in your research, and/or are interested in hearing how others are making use of them, please come along!

The first presentation will take place:

On:  Tuesday 3 July 2012

At:   4.30-7.00pm

In:   Seminar room, M&S Company Archive - Michael Marks Building

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Please reserve your place by emailing Erica Ramsay.

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