|Independent and Community Archives: Preserving Local Histories or Signs of Resistance?
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory Street
Urbana (View Map)
Department of Information Studies, University College London
Over the last fifty years a significant number of grassroots non-professional archives, sometimes known as community archives, have been established in all corners of the world. Andrew Flinn examines the nature of these archives and
the challenges they face in sustaining their activity over time. He also explores the difference between local history and political activist archives, including radical projects like the UK History Workshop of the 1970s and 1980s.
Hosted by: Community Informatics Initiative
In conjunction with: Center for African Studies, Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society, Collaborative for Cultural Heritage and Museum Practices, Department of History, Ethnography of the University Initiative, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies,
Society of American Archivists, UIUC Student Chapter, Spurlock Museum,
Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, University of Illinois Archives,
Champaign County Historical Archives, Early American Museum, Historic Administration Program, Eastern Illinois University, Illinois Heritage Association
WILL-AM580 FOCUS Interview with Andrew Flinn