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Panel: Trauma and Archives: Supporting and Educating Archivists

July 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC+0

PANEL: Trauma and Archives: Supporting and Educating Archivists

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  • Nicola Laurent, University of Melbourne
  • Kirsten Wright, University of Melbourne
  • Jennifer Douglas, University of British Columbia
  • Kirsten Thorpe, University of Technology Sydney
  • Verne Harris, Nelson Mandela Foundation
  • Michaela Hart, Victorian Department of Health
  • Anna Sexton, University College London
  • Itza Carbajal, The University of Washington Seattle
  • Emily Larson and Noah Duranseaud, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, University of British Columbia
  • Isaac Fellman, GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco
  • Daisy Murray-Smith, Practitioner
  • Gary Brannan, Practitioner
  • Some speakers still TBC.

Accessibility details:

The pre-recorded part of the webinar will be captioned. The live Q&A will not be live captioned.

Abstract: This webinar will capture the broad range of activities occurring across the archival profession to educate, train and provide support for archivists responding to the affective, and sometimes traumatic nature of archives, and to ensure archives are safe and empowering places for them, their colleagues, and their users. It will bring together archival professionals and educators to discuss the types of education around issues of trauma-informed archival practice and archival action, activism and education more broadly. Contributors will highlight the multiple avenues for people to undertake education relevant to their work– formal education, continuing education and professional development and training, and informal opportunities. They will consider how students and professionals can be supported when dealing with difficult or traumatic material, content or situations. They will discuss how this support is being built into education programs and professional practice including through the trauma-informed archives community of practice, and the impact this has on pedagogy. This webinar will feature short videos from archival professionals and educators working to create trauma-informed content to support collaboration across all facets of archival education and the profession. It will emphasise the benefits in providing training, support and resources around trauma-informed archives. It will conclude with a live Q&A with Nicola Laurent and Kirsten Wright, the organisers of this session.

Will this session be recorded for the AERI2021 Youtube channel? Yes


July 14
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC+0
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