Archives and Democracies in Transition
Dear colleagues,We are pleased to invite you to the conference of SPP/ICA, which will take place on 6-7 October 2011 in the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) in Vilnius and which is to deal with the subject of „Archives and Democracies in Transition“.
The Conference will discuss how democratic processes are reflected in the archives of parliaments and political parties, what challenges the archives face, and what is the impact and significance of the preservation and dissemination of the historical documentary heritage on the development of democracy. The focus will be on the activities of Eastern and Central European parliamentary and political party archives in the last two decades.
Please findbelow the conference agenda , which will show you the topical scope in more detail.
The working languages of the conference will be Lithuanian, English and French, with simultaneous interpretation into each of these languages.
Subsequent to the conference, and specifically for the members of SPP, on 7 October 2011 the annual meeting of the SPP Plenary Assembly will take place.
The conference programme, participant and hotel registration forms as well as further information you will find on the conference website There you will find a form for booking a hotel room, in case you want to choose from recommended hotels.
If possible, please register soon for the conference, since the number of the participants has to be limited. Registration and hotel reservation will be possible until 5 September 2011.Please be aware there is no conference fee.
Let us express our hope that the Vilnius conference will be a forum for a vivid and valuable exchange of experiences and for fruitful discussions. The sightseeing tour of Vilnius and Trakai on 8 October will offer the conference participants the opportunity to stay together and informally perform some follow-up discussion to the conference.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Vilnius.
Marietta Minotos Vida Kišūnienė
SPP resident Head of the Archives
of the Seimas of Lithuania