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Machine Reading the Archive - Reading group session 2: Archives in practice

Reading group for the Machine Reading the Archive programme Open to registered programme participants Please contact for more information
When Feb 28, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Where Room 5, History Faculty
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The aim of the reading group sessions is to explore texts from a range of disciplines which grapple with the fundamental questions underlying the programme:

  • What is an archive?
  • Who makes archives?
  • How are archives used?
  • Are archives in the digital age different to their predecessors?

Each session is structured around a theme, for which we have proposed a set of key readings, however we will be asking participants to submit their own suggestions for additional readings for each theme in order to build up a programme reading-list.

Session 2: Tuesday 28 February 12-1.30pm
Archives in practice
Convened by: Lukas Engelmann

A visit to the archives is an essential rite of passage en route to becoming a professional historian, Carolyn Steedman observes in her essay ‘After the Archive’. Our readings this session focus on the practices associated with the different professions associated with the archive, and ask how these have changed with the creation of digital collections.

A sandwich lunch will be provided, please book up using the online form to help us cater accurately: book here

Readings will be emailed to registered participants in advance.