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Panel: The Innovation and Reform of Archival Education Against the Backdrop of “The New Liberal Arts” in China

July 15 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 am UTC+0

PANEL: The innovation and reform of archival education against the backdrop of “the new liberal arts” in China

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  • Zhiying Lian, School of Information Resource Management, Renmin University, China
  • Wenhong Zhou, School of Public Administration, Sichuan University, China
  • Yue Ren, School of Information Management, Heilongjiang University, China
  • Yu Cao, Management School of Tianjin Normal University, China
  • Xiangnv Wang, Department of Library, Information and Archival Studies, Shanghai University China
  • Lanlan Zhu, School of Information Management, Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics, China


The grand plan of “the new liberal arts” was proposed by the Ministry of Education of China in 2018, aiming to integrate sci-tech revolution with humanities and social sciences education and to reform traditional humanities and social sciences. Against the backdrop of “the new liberal arts”, many Chinese universities have taken measures to reform their archival education. In this panel, the faculty from six universities in China will share the measures they have taken to reform archival education.

Renmin University mainly focuses on the curricula reform. The issues including why initiated the curricula reform, what are the characteristics of the new curricula system and what challenges for archival education the reform has brought about will be discussed.

Sichuan University has launched a teaching reform project called Future Archives lab. The issues including how the new liberal arts is understood in the teaching practice of archival science in Sichuan University; what innovative teaching activities are designed; what are the results of the teaching reform, and what implications could be for archival education will be talked.

Heilongjiang University will share their experience in mentoring student innovation projects and thus cultivating students’ innovation abilities.

Tianjin Normal University will demonstrate the reform of “archives compilation course”. This course reform takes the cultivation of practical abilities as its goal and storytelling as its education point. They have reformed the course from three levels: concept, contents and methods.

Shanghai University will show how they use the project “Memory of Shanghai University” (“Shangda Memory “for short) to conduct archival practice teaching.

Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics will explain their virtual simulation experiment of archive exhibition which reproduces the interactive and gamified archive display scene, constructs archive exhibition resources with ideological and political connotation, restores the whole process of archive exhibition and its teaching requirements.


July 15
2:00 am - 3:00 am UTC+0
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