Attention Archivists: Upcoming Conference, and Workshop

Attention Archivists:  there is an upcoming conference, and a workshop, that will be of interest to you.  Both events are organized by the European Association of Business Historians (eabh).


Conference: Innovation in Archives & Innovative Responses to Financial Crises.  May 11-12, 2017.  St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and eabh will host a two-day conference for archivists and financial historians to present their current work in bank archives, including central bank archives, and banking and financial history. Archivists will present innovations in archival work and undiscovered gems in their collections. Financial historians will present their research based on materials from commercial bank, government, and central bank archives. The conference will provide both archivists and historians the opportunity to learn about the unique materials held in central bank archives, the current state of archival work, and insights into how scholars use these collections. Confirmed speakers include Harold James, Princeton University, who will give the keynote address, and Gary Richardson, University of California-Irvine and Federal Reserve System Historian.

Further information, including the programme, can be found HERE.

Workshop: Appraisal in the Digital Era.  June 22, 2017.  Paris, France.

Held in cooperation with BNP Paribas and Banque Lombard Odier, this workshop aims to:

  • Offer practical suggestions on how to successfully capture and select the right digital information and offer strategies in order to avoid non- appraisal.
  • Discuss measures and procedures to implement ‘good’ appraisal in order to avoid a loss of information because of unsuitable retention policies and practices.
  • Explore disruptive innovations which might change appraisal practices in the long term.

The committee invites proposals from record managers, archivists, tool developers and information professionals for presentations and papers for the conference.  Please send your submissions (a short CV and an abstract of around 500 words) no later than 15 January 2017 to:

Further information on this workshop can be found HERE.

A reminder that the CBHA/ACHA offers travel grants up to $500 to its members to attend workshops and conferences.  If a member has an interest in attending either of these events, please feel free to submit your request - instructions and the application form for members can be found in the Member's Only pages HERE (you must be logged in for access).  Both events have been added to the Member's Calendar of Events.

Attention Archivists: Upcoming Conference, and Workshop

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