The Archivist and the Historian: Common Challenges, Common Opportunities

Friday, 29 October 2021    10am-4pm 

A free online workshop organised by the Irish Association of Professional Historians, in conjunction with the School of History in UCD, and the support of the Archives and Records Association Ireland, the Irish Society of Archivists and the Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society.

This workshop will seek to examine the common challenges and common opportunities facing archivists and historians. It will also examine various aspects of the relationship between both professions. Among other things, the workshop will examine how the creation of archives can create histories, how people understand (and misunderstand) the archive, questions surrounding access to archives, archivists and historians’ perceptions of each other (and the need to overcome misperceptions), and finally the possibilities for greater co-operation between both professions.

Speakers and participants in the workshop include Virgina Teehan (CEO, the Heritage Council), Professors Catherine Cox and John McCafferty (UCD), Professor Lindsey Earner-Byrne (UCC), Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley, Kieran Hoare and Dr Barry Houlihan (NUI Galway), Dr Neil Johnston (UK National Archives), Cecile Gordon (Irish Military Archives), Dr Ciarán Wallace (Beyond 2022 project, TCD) and Damien Burke (the Irish Jesuit Archives), Noelle Dowling (Dublin Diocesan Archives).

This online event is free. If you wish to be part of the audience for this event, however, you will need to register by clicking on the link HERE. Registration will be open from 20 September 2021,

The programme can also be seen on the Eventbrite page, and by clicking here: Programme archivist and the historian3