Winter School Archives and Education 2018

Dates : (28)29/01/2018 - 2/02/2018

Location : Ghent (Belgium)

Description :

Since 2014 FARO and The National Archives (UK) have organized Summer and Winter Schools to assist archivists, education officers and keepers of special collections in their professional development. These training events have been a success and the participants have found it a unique experience. You can see some pictures of the previous editions online (2014, 2015, 2017). For the next edition FARO and The National Archives (UK) shall team up with the University Library of Ghent, the State Archives of Belgium and the National Humanities Center of the USA to deliver the Winter School in Archives & Education from Monday January 29th – Friday February 2rd 2018 in the beautiful city of Ghent.

For new participants (who didn’t participate in previous Winter or Summer School) we are organising a special pre-winter school Master class on Sunday January 28Th 2018. This will cover the fundamentals about creating education programmes and resources e.g. importance of enquiry approach and techniques in using documents effectively.


The focus during the first couple of days of this five day Winter School  is an investigation into Open Education Resources (OER) and technologies, during which participants will begin to build digital elements for use in the development of their main resources at the end of the winter school.

During the 2018 Winter School we’ll work around the central theme of migration from the Low Countries to North America in the 17th Century.

Detailed information about the process of this Summer School and all the practical information you will find in this document

Organization team: Bart De Nil (FARO), Andrew Payne (The National Archives, UK), Andy Mink (National Humanities Center, USA), Hendrik Defoort (University Library of Ghent) and Paul Drossens (State Archives of Belgium)