SUV Conference 2021

ICA-SUV annual conference

Archives, Ethics and Society

Heidelberg, Germany

Monday, 26 July to Thursday 29 July 2021

Conference programme

* You can download this program as PDF at the bottom of this page

All times are CEST

The conference will use the platform Zoom.
Please click on the link below to register for any or all the conference days.
It is necessary to to register for each day individually.
Registration is free and will close on Friday 23 July. 

Monday 26 July (Day 1)
Tuesday 27 July (Day 2)
Wednesday 28 July (Day 3)
Thursday 29 July (Day 4)

Monday 26 July 2021

9:50 - 10:10 – Welcome

Welcome remarks
Caroline Brown, Chair ICA-SUV, Prof. Matthias W. Hentze, EMBL and Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Bernhard Eitel, University of Heidelberg

10:10 - 10:50 - Session 1: Keynote 1
Chair: Caroline Brown

Archives, records and ethics: challenges and opportunities in the justice space
Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, Director Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, University of Dundee

10:50 - 11:00 - Screen break

11:00 - 12:30 : Session 2: Ethics in Practice
Chair: Garfield Lam 

Ethics in the archives: trauma-informed archival practice
Nicola Laurent and Kirsten Wright, University of Melbourne, Australia

The lives of others and the right to be (in)visible
Venkat Srinivasan, National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, India

Starting from scratch: ethics questions & strategies on an unorganized university archive
Christos Chrysanthopoulos, Ioannis Drivas, Dimitrios Kouis and George Giannakopoulos, University of West Attica, Greece

Tuesday 27 July 2021

13:30 - 14:40: Session 3: Keynote 2
Chair: Anne-Flore Laloë 

Retention Periods for Personal Data and Ethical Aspects
Leena van der Made, Compliance & Data Protection Officer, European Space Agency, Paris

14:40 - 15:00: Screen break

15:00 - 16:00: Session 4: Ethics and the digital world
Chair: Anne-Flore Laloë 

We’re closed. Welcome!: Covid19 and the changing contours of archival access
Adria Seccareccia and Anna Dysert, McGill University, Canada

Ethics and the balancing act: institutional requirements, access, and the challenges of web archives and social media
Virginia Hunt, Harvard University, USA

16:00 - 16:15: Screen break

16:15 - 17: 45: Session 5: Ethics and communities
Chair: Gabriel Mohale 

Surveying as unsettlement: the protocols alignment survey at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries
Jessica Maddox and Kimberley Anderson, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Collective Inheritance in Records of Diasporic Communities: Ethical and Archival Responsibilities
Tanis Franco, Daniela Ansovini and Mahdi Ganjavi, University of Toronto, Canada

Local cultures project: ethics of creating an archival description
Maryna Chernyavska, University of Alberta, Canada

Wednesday 28 July 2021

14:40 - 16:10: Session 6: Codes of ethics and dealing with donors
Chair: Ingo Runde 

The Portuguese Code of Ethics for Information Professionals and its applicability to university archives: the case of the University of Coimbra
Ana Margarida Dias da Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Codes of ethics: research, Co-creation and Implementation
Alexandrina Buchanan and David Mander, University of Liverpool, UK

Memento mori: donors, collecting, end-of-career, end-of-life
Rodney Obien and Taelour Cornett, Keene State College, USA

16:10 - 16:30: Screen break

16:30 - 17:30: Session 7: Archives, ethics and civil society
Chair: Bethany Anderson 

Whose records are they anyway? Implications of public record keeping for civil society in South Africa
Gabriele Mohale, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Revolutionary remains: balancing archival access and discretion in post-2011 Egypt
Stephen Urgola and Ryder Kouba, American University in Cairo, Egypt

Thursday 29 July 2021

15:00 - 16:00: Session 8: Ethics and personal data
Chair: Elaine Penn 

Comparing the implementation of Protection of Personal Information Act by the University of Venda and University of Witwatersrand in South Africa
Sidney Netshakhuma, University of Mpumalanga, South Africa

Accessing restricted records while protecting private data: an ethical balancing act
Cara Bertram and Jameatris Rimkus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

16:00 - 16:15: Screen break

16:15 - 17:15: Session 9: Managing and collecting ‘better’ archives: medical and care home records
Chair: Ellen Engseth 

“We are all in this together:” legal and ethical challenges of collecting patient and community archives
Polina Ilieva, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Everyday records or living archives? Creating a new standard for record-keeping in residential care homes in Scotland and Germany
Karl Magee and Hugh Hagan, University of Stirling, UK

17:15 - 17:30: Screen break

17:30 - 18-15: Session 10: Panel discussion - Ethical approaches to working with communities
Njörður Sigurðsson, National Archives of Iceland, Forget Chaterera Zambuko, Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi, Ranjani Prasad and Faisal Rehman, Keystone Foundation, India
Chair: Caroline Brown 

18:15 - 18-30: Closing words
Caroline Brown, Chair ICA-SUV
Ingo Runde, University of Heidelberg
Anne-Flore Laloë, EMBL


The initial call for papers is available as an attachment below in English and German.

The abstracts of all presentations can be downloaded below.