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UCL Jenkinson Lecture
Publication date: Mar 5, 2013 12:08:49 PM
Mar 13, 2013 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 13, 2013 8:00:00 PM
Location: UCL Archaeology Lecture Theatre, G6LT, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY
Forgetting to Remember; Archivists and the Memory Imperative
(Graduate School of Library & Information Services, Simmons College, Boston)
The 'memory boom' of the past several decades, has moved memory studies to the forefront of academic concerns bringing fresh lenses to bear on such diverse areas as social history, anthropology, geography, and literature.
Through these memory lenses that largely focus on non-textual tropes and traces, scholars have found new ways to explore and understand questions of identities, cultures and communities. Although archivists have long claimed a special relationship with memory, they have been slow – even reluctant - to jump on this bandwagon.
This presentation theorizes why this might be so, suggesting ways that archivists might think about incorporating memory into their practice and, by so doing, expand the archival ability to ‘document’ contemporary society.
Professor Bastian is Director of the Archives Management Program at Simmons College, Boston, USA. Prior to coming to Simmons, she was the Director of Libraries and Archives and Territorial Librarian of the United States Virgin Islands and served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas.
Professor Bastian received her Master's in library science from Shippensburg University, and a Master's degree in philosophy from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica; she received her doctoral degree at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Science. Her publications include articles and books focusing on archival education, memory, community archives and postcolonialism.
Drinks will be served after the lecture in the Arts and Humanities Staff Common Room, Ground Floor, Foster Court.
Jenkinson Lecture Series
In 2007, UCL Department of Information Studies established a new annual lecture named in honour of Sir Hilary Jenkinson, Deputy Keeper of the Public Record Office, who was instrumental in instituting the new Diploma in Archives Studies at UCL in 1947, the first such programme in England. The lecture series was launched to celebrate the diamond jubilee of archival education at UCL.