Information Studies


Research Culture

ICARUS seeks to support a vibrant research culture both internally and in the archives and records management profession more widely. To this end it supports and facilitates a number of avenues for the dissemination and discussion of research in the field. These include;

  • Jenkinson Lectures -  A series of public lectures held roughly annually, which provide the opportunity to hear from leading thinkers and actors in the field.
  • Archives and Society Seminars – This seminar series is held by the Institute of Historical Research. Members of ICARUS sit on the Convenors Committee, which arranges these seminars. 
  • The Cardigan Continuum – Members of ICARUS help to run the London branch of this informal archives and records management reading group.
  • ICARUS Research Seminars – This is a primarily private seminar series designed as a space for discussion amongst academic staff, research associates and doctoral research students.”

ICARUS members have also helped to organise a number of recent conferences, including;