Irish Association of Professional Historians (IAPH)
Date: 27 October 2017
Time: 10am – 3:30pm
Location: Renehan Hall, Maynooth University (map)
A limited number of places are available for this workshop.
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Fee: Free for members. €7.50 for non-members.
On 27 October IAPH presents a one day workshop entitled ‘The Archivist and the Historian’ in conjunction with Maynooth University Department of History. Here, various aspects of the relationship between archivists and historians will be examined. Among other things, archivists will explain to historians how they go about their job. We will address the most common challenges that researchers pose for archivists while working in an archive and the possibilities for greater co-operation between both sets of professionals.
Speakers and participants include Professor Raymond Gillespie (Maynooth University); Dr Jacinta Prunty (Maynooth University); Tom Quinlan (Keeper, National Archives of Ireland); Harriet Wheelock (Archivist, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland); Dr Ciaran Wallace (TCD, The Virtual Record Treasury Project); Dr Brian Casey (UCD); Dr Benjamin Hazard (UCD); Barbara McCormack (Special Collections and Archives, Maynooth University) and Nicola Kelly (Archivist, Castletown House Archives).
10.00-11.30am Morning session I
Harriet Wheelock (RCPI) ‘Working with historians – the perfect prescription? The experience of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Archive’.
Ben Hazard (UCD) ’Archivist and/or Historian? – The Irish Overseas Archive in its early years’.
Barbara McCormack / Nicola Kelly (Maynooth University) ‘Balancing preservation and access to unique and distinctive collections: the role of the custodian’.
11.30-11.45am Coffee break
11.45-13.15pm Morning session II
Brian Casey (UCD) (On Access and Permission) ’Perspectives from both sides of the desk: archivists and researchers’.
Ciarán Wallace (TCD) ‘The Beyond 2022 project – historians and archivists collaborating to reconstruct the destroyed Public Record Office of Ireland.’
‘Tom Quinlan (NAI) ‘What I ought to do, what I must do, what I do’: the day-to-day reality of being an archivist in central government archives’.
13.15-2.30pm Lunch break
2.30-3.30pm Final session (Roundtable discussion)
Contributors include Dr. Jacinta Prunty (Maynooth University); Prof. Raymond Gillespie (Maynooth University); Prof. Elizabeth Mullins (UCD)