Mary McHugh, Archivist for the Archdiocese of Glasgow, has contributed a blog post to the Catholic Heritage website on the Piranesi exhibition at Blairs Museum, which may be of interest. It emphasises the range and breadth of Catholic Heritage, and focuses on a museum this time. It also highlights what can be achieved by working jointly with a diocese. The post can be read by clicking here.
The next Genus Digitisation Workshop is now open for registration for 14thJune 2018.
Workshops are free to attend for those working in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums sectors, including trainees & volunteers.
This workshop will include a presentation on The Adamson Collection by Richard Everett from The Wellcome Collection. Richard is the Head of Photography & Imaging Manager – Digital Engagement, Culture & Society. He will discuss not only the technical issues with digitising this unique collection, but the whole approach to capturing the story behind this collection digitally.
You can find out more on the registration page.
The Archives and Records Association (ARA) is holding its annual conference from 29 to 31 August at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow. The theme is ‘People make Records’.
There are sessions on representation, community archives, oral history and sound, innovative ways of increasing access and engagement, records management, the latest techniques and challenges in conservation, volunteers, workforce diversity and skills, and much more. Within the overall theme, each day will have its own separate theme: People in Records; People using Records; People looking after Records.
Visit http://conference.archives.org.uk/ for full details of this year’s programme, venue, how to register to attend, and much more.
Please see the poster below about the York Catholic History day which is taking place on 2 June 2018 at the Bar Convent, York.
The Call for Papers is now open for the Catholic Record Society 2018 conference. Proposals are welcomed for 20 minute papers relating to Reformation and Post-Reformation Catholic History in the British Isles. The keynote lectures will be given by Professor Eamon Duffy; Dr Susan O’Brien; Dr Caroline Bowden; Professor Maurice Whitehead and Rev Dr James Pereiro. There will also be an informal discussion of works in progress, giving you the opportunity to present short statements of current research or projects, or to ask for help with a research problem. All proposals should be submitted by Friday 8 June 2018.
Please note that there are a limited number of bedrooms available at Murray Edwards College this year. If you require accommodation, you are advised to book as soon as possible. Bookings will be subject to availability. The deadline for registration is Friday 29 June 2018.
If there is anything CRS can help with, or any further enquiries, please get in touch at catholicrecordsociety@gmail. com or via our social media pages. The Conference Secretary, Dr Serenhedd James, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. ac.uk and the Conference Director, Dr Hannah Thomas, can be contacted at email@example.com. General enquiries relating to bookings should, in the first instance, be directed to the Conference Secretary.
The following training opportunities may be of interest to members of Catholic Archives Society. Please note that these events are provided by external organisations and we are merely sharing information of them in case this is of interest to our members. As we become aware of other potentially relevant training events these will be shared with you.
The Archive -Skills Consultancy Ltd are offering the following courses at London Metropolitan Archives in June:
- Building Blocks of Records Management, 25 June 2018
- Basic Archive Skills Training Day, 27 June 2018
- Archival Arrangement and Description Explained, 28 June 2018
- Managing Photographs in the Archives, 29 June 2018
Full details and on-line registration can be found here: http://www.archive-skills.com/training/index.php together with details of courses in York in September and in London in November.
West Dean College is providing courses on:
Preserving Historic Photographs on 11 December 2018 at British Library
Doing Digitisation on 12 December 2018 at British Library
There are also spaces on workshops about bid writing at various locations and dates, see Bid writing: The Basics and Bid writing: Advanced
If your booking is likely to be delayed please contact Sr Benignus as soon as possible to advise her of this as bookings will be dealt with in order of receipt. Her details can be found in the conference programme.
The full programme and booking form for the Catholic Archives Society annual conference can now be found online here.