International conference on literary archives, Monday, 4 April 2016, British Library Conference Centre.
The Archival Uncertainties conference to be held at the British Library Conference Centre, London on 4 April 2016, represents an opportunity to explore the uncertain future of literary archival sources in the present age. While information technology is changing rapidly and bringing new possibilities for the democratisation of knowledge, debates remain about intellectual property, ownership and access rights to individual archives. Uneven investment in knowledge institutions contributes to a complicated understanding of how archival values can be realised – as commercial, cultural, national, global – and of how the ethics of preservation and rescue can be addressed in the face of climatic and ideological threats.
£50, includes lunch & drinks reception (students & unwaged £25).
Monday, 4 April 2016, 10:00 – 20:00
+44 (0)1937 546546 or firstname.lastname@example.org