PCOM Project 2022 – Survey Understanding the landscape of trauma and archives

Complete the survey and contribute to an international understanding of the issues archivists face regarding trauma. This survey is for people who work, study, or volunteer in the archival profession or related fields, and it is available in English, Spanish and French. 

This survey is designed to learn more about the role of trauma in records and archives. It is designed to be anonymous to ensure the privacy of individuals when sharing experiences of trauma in archives. 

It will take between 10-15minutes to complete.  

Deadline: 26 October 2022 

About this Project

The Understanding the landscape of trauma and archives project is in partnership with the Section for Education and Training (SAE). This project intends to undertake an international survey to raise awareness of, and better understand, the issue archivists face regarding trauma; gauge current understandings of these issues; and ask what training, education and resources are needed. 

It is supported by the International Council on Archives (ICA) through the Programme Commission. A report of findings from the survey and recommendations will be distributed via the ICA list-serv and shared on the ICA website. 

This project has human research ethics approval from The University of Melbourne. 

More information? 

If you have questions about this initiative, please contact the researchers: Nicola Laurent (nicola.laurent@unimelb.edu.au) or Kirsten Wright (Kirsten.wright@unimelb.edu.au).