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					              UK Conference on the History of Records and Archives (UK-CHORA)




           The local record office – past, present, future
                         5-6 July 2011, Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool

                                               PROGRAMME

Tuesday 5 July
11.30-12.30     Registration from 11.30

12.30-1.45      Lunch

1.45            Welcome/Introduction

2-3.30       Session 1 The long nineteenth century


             Dr Elizabeth Shepherd, University   Prototypes and origins: nineteenth century origins and
             College London                      the first steps in the care of county muniments

             Michael Riordan, Queens and St      The Original virtual record offices: Local Records
             Johns Oxford                        Publications in Nineteenth Century England

             Margaret Procter, University of     Bigger, better, together: solutions and suggestions for
             Liverpool                           better local recordkeeping, C19 -early C20


4.0-5.30     Session 2 New initiatives, new ideas: post WW2

             Dr Melinda Haunton,                 ‘County Committee to County Record Office’: the role of
             Programmes Manager, TNA             the National Register of Archives in the emergence of a
                                                 record office network

             David Powell, Tasglann nan Eilean   An incoming crofter, not a new Laird: Developing a new
             Siar (Hebridean Archives)           type of archive service in the Western Isles

             Christopher Whittick, Senior        East Sussex: Past Prognostications revisited
             Archivist, East Sussex RO

5.30         Reception
WEDNESDAY 6 JULY

9.30-11     Session 3 Politics and personalities
            Chair: Geoffrey Yeo, University College London

            Dr Susan Davies, Aberystwyth          Manuscipts and records in C19 Wales: culture and politics
            University                            in conflict

            Rachel MacGregor                      When Hilary met Herbert: class and politics and the
            Senior Archivist (Public Services),   development of the record office
            Birmingham Archives & Heritage

            Richard Childs, County Archivist Francis W. Steer, the publication of ‘Local Records Their
            of West Sussex                   Nature & Care’, and archivists’ attitudes to researchers in
                                             the 1950s

11.30-      Session 4 Regional and national perspectives
1.00

            David Mander                          London – different, challenging – and changing? 4mn

            Dr Julie Matthias, Aberystwyth        The local RO: a Welsh perspective
            University

1.00        LUNCH
            Session 5 The past; the future
2.00-
3.30        Chair: Caroline Williams
            Dr Michael Cook, University of        Myths of the golden age: English record offices 1947-
            Liverpool                             1962

            Chris Pickford, Former County         The CRO ideal: redefining the concept and articulating the
            Archivist (Bedfordshire 1986-         vision
            1998) and Independent
            Information Services Professional

            Dr Nick Kingsley, Head of Archive     Seeking sustainability: the road ahead
            Sector Development and
            Secretary of the Historical
            Manuscripts Commission, TNA

3.30-4.00   Discussion and round up

				
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