Event - International Archives Week #IAW2022
From Monday 6 to Friday 10 June 2022, we will celebrate the fourth International Archives Week #IAW2022 and this year’s theme will be #ArchivesAreYou.
We are inviting archival and records management professionals and organizations to join us in a virtual conversation by using these hashtags (#ArchivesAreYou and #IAW2022) to talk about what it means to be an archivist and what archival records truly reflect: stories. Those stories show the tensions but also the bridges that archives create within the profession and with the communities that are represented (or not represented) in those narratives.
When we talk about #ArchivesAreYou, we are talking about Archivists. Archives represent the professional practices and standards of archivists, but they also affect us as practitioners. This stream is about understanding how archival practices influence what is in or out of the ‘archival record’, how our practices reflect professional biases and how the records impact us with the stories they tell.
However, #ArchivesAreYou is also Civil Society, the People. Archives contain the stories of individuals past, present and eventually future. They help us understand who we are and what we want to be. Understanding what stories archives reflect, who is in? Who is out? Do certain marginalised communities want to be documented in “institutional archives”?
Be part of the #IAW2022 and let’s demonstrate how and why #ArchivesAreYou!