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Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2018 - Diversity amongst the documents? The representation of BAME communities within the UK’s archives

Researching and writing inclusive histories that capture the full spectrum of British history demands the creation, cataloguing and use of diverse archives.  Focusing on archives that chronicle Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) lives, institutions and initiatives, the Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2018 will explore how these communities are represented within local UK archives by bringing together leading archivists and historians in discussion and debate. Questions will include how have archives captured social, cultural and political change? How do we ensure that modern-day social and demographic development is represented? And what has been the impact of collections and collecting on the historical profession? 
 
The Gerald Aylmer Seminar is an annual one-day symposium organised by The National Archives, the Royal Historical Society and the Institute of Historical Research, which brings together historians and archivists to discuss topics of mutual interest, particularly the nature of archival research and the use of collections. 

The seminar is free and open to all, but advanced registration is required.
All lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Programme now available


Please note this event was originally scheduled for 23rd February.