As part of Refugee Week 2015, we are pleased to announce a:
UEL Archives and Special Collections Open Day
When: Tuesday, 16 June 2015
11am – 6pm.
Where: University of East London, Docklands Campus Library Archive: Room DL.G.02
Are you interested in archives, history or refugee and migration issues? Are you a student undertaking research for a dissertation, an NGO-worker focusing on policy; an archivist interested in learning about “refuge archives”; a historian of population movements; an activist or community-group member actively working in the field to support your local community group or organisation? If so, then you may be interested in attending our Archives Open Day?
We would very much like the opportunity to welcome you to a showcase of material from our unique and diverse archival collections and we are also very keen to use this day to discuss hoe are archival collections can be best utilised to encourage greater usage and accessibility beyond the confines of academia. We are very keen to make our Archives more interactive and engaging and we are hoping to take a step towards achieving this through a civic engagement and outreach project that we are currently running.
The aim of this day will be to:
- Showcase materials for the Archive Collections at UEL, especially the Refugee Council Archive and associated collections.
- To encourage new groups and communities to attend this open day to discuss our latest civic engagement project which hopes to pilot a new Living Refugee Archive website developed through external engagement beyond the Archive and the collection of oral histories.
- To promote the UEL Archives to a wider audience beyond academia and to try and encourage new outreach and partnership opportunities.
- To consider the relevance of “Refugee Archives” in the 21st Century and to reflect on the collection development and management of such collections.
The Archivist, Paul Dudman, will be on hand all day to provide advice on how to care for your personal archive collection including photographs and documents. You can also discover how to access the Archives at UEL for your own research projects and further study. If you are interested in using the archives for your research; to Improve your research quality and potential; or if you would like to discuss ways we can utilise the archives for your teaching; or even if you would like to discuss the possibility of forming a new partnership or helping with outreach or civic engagement activities? Or maybe you are just curious about UEL’s fascinating collection of archives and special collections? Please do get in touch and try to come to our Open Day!
If you are interested in attending, please sign up for a free ticket via our Eventbrite page in order that we can get an idea of the number of people who are interested in attending. Please sign-up here: http://uelarchivesopnday.eventbrite.co.uk
Further details are also available on the Refugee Archives Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeCouncilArchive
Details of how to find the UEL Docklands Campus can be found here: http://www.uel.ac.uk/about/campuses/docklands/
Background Information on the UEL Archives
The University of East London is currently the home of several high profile archival collections including the British Olympic Association Archive and Library; the Hackney Empire Theatre Archive; the Eastside Community Heritage oral history collection and the Refugee Council Archive and associated collections.
Further details of these collections can be found on our website at: https://uelarchivesportal.wordpress.com/
Paul Dudman, Archivist, in conjunction with the Library and Learning Services at the University of East London.
Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8223 7676
Refugee Archives Blog: https://refugeearchives.wordpress.com/