Information Studies



"Questions of trust? Archives, records and identities"

In July 2010 ICARUS and the Department of Information Studies supported the Forum for Archives and Records Management Education and Research for the UK and Ireland (FARMER) and the Network of Archival Educators and Trainers (North Western Europe) (NAET) conference held at Wolfson College, Oxford, 5-6 July 2010.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Heather MacNeil, University of Toronto, 'Trust and professional identity: narratives, counter-narratives, and lingering ambiguities'

Professor Anne J. Gilliland, University of California, Los Angeles, 'Trust, Neutrality and the Obligation of Archival Education in a Global, Digital Society'.
This keynote is sponsored by International Council on Archives - Section for Archival Education and Training

Professor Michael Moss, University of Glasgow, 'Is it a question of trust?'

Keynote speakers' abstracts: please click HERE to see the abstracts.

Other selected speakers: please click HERE to see a partial list of other conference speakers.

A conference programme (14 June 2010) can be downloaded from HERE.

Conference themes:

The conference will seek to examine questions relating to trust and identities in relation to archives and records in (mainly) digital environments and the implications of such questions for those interested in professional archives and records management education, research and practice. The conference seeks to bring together an international group of those active in archives and records management education and research, as well as interested practitioners. The conference sets out to be actively transdisciplinary and encourages contributions from related disciplines including library and information science, museology, cultural heritage, history, anthropology, public policy and governance, business management, information systems development and design, etc.

The call for papers is now closed but the original call is still available HERE