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UCL Jenkinson Lecture 2017

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Jenkinson Lecture 2017

Time and date: Thursday 30 March 2017 at 6.00pm

Place: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building (Main Building) followed by a drinks reception in South Cloisters

Speaker: Professor Anne J. Gilliland, Department of Information Studies Director, Center for Information as Evidence, University of California Los Angeles

Title: To what lengths the “physical and moral defence of the record”? A contemplation of the ethics of, space for and constraints on the agency of the archivist in times of conflict and exigency

Abstract: Hilary Jenkinson and Ernst Posner both played key roles in the identification and securing of records in Europe during World War II. While their activities exemplified their individual agency, expertise and experiences as archivists, Jenkinson and Posner’s respective circumstances in England and the United States during the war were starkly different. Today, as archivists in many places around the globe are on the front lines of war and ethnic conflict or under extreme political pressures, how can the examples of Jenkinson and Posner help us to think through the challenges and personal dangers of professional agency, activism and advocacy on behalf of records, archives, and their constituents?


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