Workshop

The Bottom Line:  The Value of Business Archives for Research

Date: Friday 27 Jan 2012 
 Venue: James Callaghan Lecture Theatre, Swansea University

Archives & Records Council Wales and The Richard Burton Archives present a one day workshop.  Kindly supported by the Economic History Society.

Provisional programme: 

10.00-10.45 am        Registration and coffee : James Callaghan Foyer

10.45 am                    Welcome by Charlotte Hodgson, Chair of ARCW: Archifau Cymru Archives Wales : Lecture Theatre

11.00 am                   Speaker session 1: Lecture Theatre         Chair: TBC

‘'A Real Victory: The First of its kind since 1926': Employer archives on the Emlyn Strike of 1934'

Dr Quentin Outram, Director of Learning and Teaching for Economics (Leeds University Business School)

11.45 am                   Panel session: Lecture Theatre                  Chair: TBC

‘Perspectives on Business Archives’ 

Professor Trevor Boyns (Cardiff Business School)
Dr Valerie Johnson (The National Archives)
Stacy Capner (Swansea University)

12:45 pm                   Lunch and ‘Meet the Archivists’ session : Foyer and Conference Room

2.00 pm                      Speaker session 2: Lecture Theatre         Chair: TBC

‘An Embarrassment of Riches: Approaches to the Quantitative Analysis of British Shipping’ 

Richard Haines (Swansea University)

2.45 pm                      Speaker session 3: Lecture Theatre         Chair: TBC

‘Putting Humpty together again: Reconstructing supply chain information from copper business archives' 

Dr Tehmina Goskar, Research officer on the ESRC-funded Global and Local Worlds of Welsh Copper Project (until September 2011)

3.30 pm                      Close and round up: Lecture Theatre

3.45 pm                      Refreshments and ‘Meet the Archivists’ session: Foyer and Conference Room

Titles of papers, and chairs for sessions to be confirmed

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