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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. 
  • 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.
  • Critical Archives and Records Reading Group - This is a sub-series within the ICARUS Research Seminars and meets to discuss an article, paper, podcast or output in any media that is relevant to archival studies, in order to reflect the current state of recordkeeping practice and research using critical approaches from across humanities and social science disciplines. Sessions are open to anyone who is interested, including practitioners and students.

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