Designing the Archive 2019 is pleased to announce our keynote speakers for the Conference, 21 – 25 October 2019, Adelaide, South Australia. Bringing their lived experience and academic research, our four keynote speakers will help introduce new perspectives and challenge our traditional ways of thinking of designing the archive.
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Dr Michelle Caswell’s talk will challenge us to consider Appraisal as a Political Strategy: Centering Our Values on the Oppressed. Michelle is an Associate Professor of Archival Studies in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where she also holds a joint appointment with Asian American studies. Her work in critical archival studies engages how individuals and communities activate archives to forge identities, create robust representations, and produce feelings of belonging.
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz is an academic and industry leader with extensive experience in conducting academically sound research, co-innovating with industry and university partners, and delivering innovative products to the market. Currently, as Professor and Chair in Digital Economy, as well as Leader of the Embracing Digital Age research theme, he leads Queensland University of Technology’s research agenda to inform and influence a robust digital economy in Australia. Marek manages a contemporary research portfolio and converts industry driven opportunities into research outcomes of global relevance.
Dr Elizabeth Shepherd is Professor of Archives and Records Management in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL), where she has been involved in the MIRRA project (Memory, Identity, Rights in Records, Access), a two-year UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project, exploring information rights and responsibilities in social care records. Her talk, Untangling myself from the file’: human-centred recordkeeping, draws on the findings of the research to explore how care leavers’ experiences might inform human-centred and participatory approaches to recordkeeping ‘with love’.
Thursday 24 October 2019
Camille Callison brings expert knowledge and lived experience to her talk, Honouring Indigenous Voices and Creating Relationships in Archival & Cultural Memory Praxis. Camille describes herself as a member of the Tahltan Nation, the Learning & Organizational Development Librarian at the University of Manitoba and a passionate cultural activist pursuing a PhD (Anthropology) dedicated to the continued survival and activation of Indigenous knowledge, languages and culture. Her experience in this field includes as an Indigenous Partner on the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce on Archives.
For all program details, events, prices and accommodation options, check the Designing the Archive 2019 website.