Centre for Archives and Records Research (ICARUS)

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ICARUS Research Seminars

A regular informal seminar is held for academic staff, research associates, doctoral research students and others interested in the research discipline of archives and records management. We talk about a range of issues, including progress on current research projects, plans for future research, research methodologies, literature reviews, plans for research meetings and conferences. Seminars are generally held in Foster Court G31.

If you are interested in attending please contact Jenny Bunn.

The dates and times for forthcoming seminars are as follows:

25th March at 5pm in Foster Court 113
Joanne Evans, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University
Connecting the Disconnected: Introducing a research program for co-designing socially inclusive archival and recordkeeping networks
Archives and records are the memory banks of healthy organisations, governments, communities and societies. The Connecting the Disconnected ARC Future Fellowship aims to address systemic failings of recordkeeping and archival systems to meet the identity, memory and accountability needs of individuals and communities in crisis. It will look to pioneer a new participatory methodology for archival design to deliver sustainable, dynamic, and integrated archival and recordkeeping systems. It will be developed through the co-design of an integrated archival access network for reconstructing identity and a life story archive system for children currently in care. This research aims to transform evidence and memory management systems into information infrastructure that better protects and respects human rights.

29th April at 5pm in Foster Court G31
Elizabeth Lomas: ARaDD: Arts Research and Development Defined

This research has been funded with the aims of defining research and development (R&D) for the arts and culture, capturing the reality of how R&D is articulated, delivered and valued.  Relatively little theoretical and empirical research has previously been conducted into how organisations approach ‘Research and Development’ for the arts and culture. The work is considering the networks of R&D which build and deliver links and value across a wider range of stakeholders. The purpose of the work is to inform policy makers. The project forms part of the Digital Research and Development Fund for the Arts, an ACE, AHRC, and Nesta programme.

13th May 2015 at 3pm - Joint Seminar with UCLIC. Location: tbc
Jenny Bunn: Building an Interdisciplinary View of Personal Digital Archiving


Previous seminars

11th February 2015
Etienne Joseph: Lost in Translation?: Advocacy, Archives and Interdisciplinary Research

14th January 2015
Filippo de Vivo and Alessandro Silvestri: A comparative history of archives in late medieval and early modern Italy

4th December 2014
James Lowry: An Information Economics Approach to Analysing Government Openness

12th November 2014
Elizabeth Shepherd: The Role of Records Management in an Open Government Data Environment, including updates on InterPares Trust, the Administrative Data Research Centre England and the ICA Conference in Girona

7th October 2014
Jenny Bunn: Personal and Corporate Recordkeeping: Beyond Binary Oppositions or What I am doing on my sabbatical

13th May 2014
James Lappin: Routines and recordkeeping before and after the Digital Revolution

12th March 2014
Maryanne Dever: The archived page or why I want to think about paper

25th November 2013
Geoffrey Yeo: Archival Description in the Age of Digital Abundance

16th October 2013
General catch up on news and developments

16th May 2013
Laura Millar: Do Archives Still Need Archives?

6 March 2013
Jenny Bunn and Alexandra Eveleigh: Developing Descriptive Interoperability and the Descriptive Standards Roundtable

20 February 2013
Camille Anciaux: Moving the French National Archives

14 November 2012
Joyce Ray: Digital Curation Education for Cultural Heritage Organizations (Especially Museums)

8 October 2012
Anthea Seles: Open Government and Records
Welcome to new doctoral students

30 May 2012
Andrew Flinn: Archives and Activism

14 March 2012
Melissa Adams: Archives and Aboriginal Perspectives: Is there Room for Incorporation?
Alicia Ramirez Gonzlez: Content Analysis

9 February 2012
Discussion of proposed changes to the MA programmes in Archives and Records Management and Records and Archives Management (International).

24 November 2011
Ellen Fleurbaay, Amsterdam City Archives
'Many Hands Make Light Work': Archival Crowdsourcing Dutch Style!

2 November 2011
Kate Theimer: Participatory Archives

12 October 2011
New research students and reports on activity over the summer

Ross Harvey, GSLIS, Simmons College, Boston, USA
'Is digital preservation practice really so very different from "analogue" preservation?'

7 June 2011
Jenny Bunn will speak about:
Reflections on ACA Toronto 2011,
and another time she will reflect on the viva process.

Tuesday 8 March, 16.00-17.30
Marie Laperdrix, Institut national du Patrimoine, Paris
Digital recordkeeping and auditing systems: a new era for archives in France.
Presentation slides

19 January 2011
Anthea Seles: 'Research trip to Burundi: records management in the EAC'
[Presentation slides]

17 November 2010
Elaine Penn: 'An axiological approach to archives and archival appraisal'

28 October 2010
Alexandra Eveleigh: 'Participatory approaches to digitisation'

6 October 2010
new research students and round table on research projects and ideas

14 July 2010
Andrew Flinn/ Elizabeth Shepherd: Reflections on ICHORA / FARMER / ICA SAE conferences and meetings and new directions in international research

2 June 2010
Alexandra Eveleigh: 'Implications of User Participation for Archival Theory and Practice: starting points for research'

12 May 2010
Elaine Penn: 'Archival value: can we define and measure it?'

3 March 2010
Doctoral student discussion and ideas exchange

15 December 2009
Geoffrey Yeo: 'Nothing is the same as something else'

5 November 2009
Ben Alexander (Queens College, City University of New York): 'Palimpsests'

20 May 2009
Helen Forde: 'What is a national archive?'

5 March 2009
Eric Ketelaar (University of Amsterdam): 'An “inventory” of research interests in archives and records management in the UK, Australia and North America'
[PowerPoint presentation]

28 January 2009
Mary Stevens: 'Review of an article'

18 December 2008
Alice Stevenson: 'Coding'

12 November 2008
Jenny Bunn: 'Grounded theory for archival science'

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