Conference - Why Archives Matter: Heritage, Memory and Identity

17 April 2019, The Engine Shed Stirling

Supported by National Records of Scotland, Built Environment Forum Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland

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Archives are the documented memory of the nation.  They tell our stories and help us understand who we are as individuals and as a nation.  They underpin every aspect of education, science, health, culture, law and the historic environment. Archives inform the future by helping us to learn from the past.

Why Archives Matter: Heritage, Memory and Identity is the second in a series of events organised by the Scottish Council on Archives to promote greater awareness of the importance and usefulness of archives to many different sectors including education; healthcare; architecture; cultural heritage, both local and national; archaeology, academia; and genealogical research.   The conference will feature presentations from academics, historians, archivists, architects and representatives of community archive groups.  

Speakers include:

  • Dr David Mitchell, Director of Conservation, Historic Environment Scotland
  • Ruth Honeybone, Lothian Health Archives
  • Harvey Kaplan, Director, Scottish Jewish Archives Centre
  • Bruno Longmore, Head of Archive Depositor Liaison, National Records of Scotland
  • Dr Irene O’Brien, (SCA Chair), Senior Archivist, Glasgow City Archives
  • Dr Saqib Razzaq, Colourful Heritage
  • Emeritus Professor Richard Rodger
  • Dawn Sinclair, archivist, Harper Collins
  • Fiona Sinclair, architect
  • Dr Ciaran Wallace, Trinity College Dublin
  • Amy Wilson, Director of Statistical and Registration Services, National Records of Scotland