Information Studies


Centre for Critical Archives & Records Management Studies

UCL’s Centre for Critical Archives & Records Management Studies (CCARMS) brings together a vibrant network of people who teach, research and practice in the area of archives and records management. The Centre’s central aims are:
• Developing and contributing to an active, international, inclusive and sustainable network of critical and reflective thinking on archives and records management theory and practice.
• Facilitating ethical, effective and anti-oppressive approaches to archives and records, in support of wider societal goals including social justice and equitable rights and access.


CCARMS core is made up of academics, research fellows, post-docs, doctoral and MA students from the Department of Information Studies at UCL connected to teaching and researching from critical perspectives around archives and records management. 



CCARMS supports and faciliates a wide range of research projects connected to archives and records management.

Policies and Guidance


CCARMS hold a variety of events that are open to the public, including a frequent seminar series.

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To find out more about our events, research and people visit our blog

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History of the Centre

Find out more about the history of CCARMS