BAC News

A2SN conference 21 and 22 April 2017

A2SN's next conference will be held on 21 and 22 April at Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock. Interpretations of the Past will explore our understandings of the past and the methods by which we interpret them to a modern audience in educational and community contexts. Speakers include Abby Mathews, Project Officer of "The Past on Glass Project" based at Sutton Archives and Dr Cath Feely, University of Derby and one of her students showing how archives are used to teach about Victorian Slums. To find out more includig details on booking take a look at the A2SN website:

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Call for papers for 'The Post Office in the Telecommunications Age'

Call for papers for The Post Office in the Telecommunications Age, a workshop which will explore the history of the British Post Office from its monopolisation of the telegraph service in 1869 under control of the state until the privatisation of the telecommunications business as British Telecom. The workshop will take place at The Science Museum on 31 August 2017. Registration will be free.

Proposals for papers twenty-minute in length, no more than 350 words, together with the name and institutional affiliation of the speaker should be sent to Jacob Ward at The closing date for submissions is 1st May 2017.

The workshop is convened by PhD candidates Rachel Boon, University of Manchester, Alice Haigh, University of Leeds, and Jacob Ward, UCL, in conjunction with The Science Museum.

For more information on the workshop take a look at the Royal Historical Society event page.



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Aviva digital exhibition launched

Aviva have launched a new public interactive digital display on a giant screen at the company's Marble Hall in Norwich city centre. Following four months of research the display hosts more than 1,000 images, 750 facts and videos showcasing Aviva's 320 years of history.

A digital timeline of Aviva's history can be found on its website:

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2015 ICA - SBA conference proceedings now published

The proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Archives, Section on Business Archives has now been published by Hoepli. The conference took place in Milan in June 2015 with the theme Creating the Best Business Archives: Achieving a Good Return on Investment.

Details can be found on the publisher's website.

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ALISS visit the Sainsbury Archive

The Assoication of Librarians and Information professionals in Social Sciences (ALISS) will be visiting the Sainsbury Archive based at the Museum of London Docklands on West India Quay, E14. The Sainsbury Archive houses a unique collection of documents, objects and photographs and film charting the history of the supermarket since 1869.

The visit will take place on 11th April 2-3.30pm and will encompass a presentation on the history of the Sainsbury company, a display and a tour of the gallery and archive store.

There is no charge for aliss members and £5 for non members. To  reserve a place please contact: Heather Dawson ALISS Secretary LSE Library 10 Portugal Street WC2A 2HD Read more