May 10 at 18:00 – 20:30
The 2023 Maurice Bond lecture will be given by Dr Andrew Flinn of the Department of Information Studies, University College London.
The lecture will explore the work of community archivists in identifying, preserving and making accessible community generated archives and heritage material. Employing Sven Lindqvist’s Dig Where You Stand (1978 & 2023) metaphor and method, the lecture will discuss the motivations and value of such labour, the role for established archive bodies like the UK & Ireland Community Archives and Heritage Group in supporting these archive endeavours, and the challenges faced by community archivists, often volunteers with limited resources in sustaining these materials and activities.
We will also be presenting the 2022 Janette Harley Prize, which has been awarded jointly to Dr Janet Weston (Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), and Charlie Barnes (Dead Earnest Theatre) for ‘Power and Protection – the history of the Court of Protection’, two short films and a website created as part of ‘Measuring Mental Capacity’, a research study funded by the Wellcome Trust.
The lecture and presentation will be followed by a drinks reception. Tickets can be booked on Eventbrite.
The event will take place on the top floor of the library’s new building, entrance on Lambeth Palace Road near St Thomas’ Hospital. Please try to arrive ten minutes before the advertised start time to allow time to take the lift to the top.