Panels and speakers
Session 1: Three questions for the day
This opening session poses three broad questions on the meaning, use, and ethics of co-production between archivists, historians, and collection creators. Speakers and audience members will be returning to these questions through the day.
- Dr Alexandra Eveleigh, Collections Information Manager, Wellcome Collection (Chair)
- Professor Catherine Clarke, Director of the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
- Dr Ayshah Johnston, Learning and Engagement Manager, Black Cultural Archives
- Dr Victoria Hoyle, Research Associate, Department of History, University of York
Session 2: Structures – forms of co-production
This session considers how we approach, structure and begin the work of co-production.
- Charlotte Tomlinson, PhD student, University of Leeds (Chair)
- Sara Huws, Cardiff University and Co-Founder, East End Women’s Museum
- Kristian Lafferty, Content Acquisition Manager, Ancestry
Session 3: Practices – what makes for effective co-production?
This session looks at the practice of co-production based on the experience of archivists and historians. It considers what does and doesn’t work, and how to get the most from collaborative research partnerships.
- Victoria Iglikowski-Broad , Principal Records Specialist – Diverse Histories, The National Archives (Chair)
- Dr Errol Francis, Artistic Director and CEO, Culture&
- Rosa Schling, Co-director, ‘On the Record’
- Dr Mike Esbester, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Portsmouth and Karen Baker, Librarian, National Railway Museum
Session 4: Outcomes – what is the value of co-production?
The final session of the day explores the outcomes of co-production from the perspectives of an archivist, a historian and a contributor who have worked on multiple projects.
- Pip Willcox, Head of Research, The National Archives (Chair)
- Professor Sarah Lloyd, Professor in History, University of Hertfordshire
- Stefan Dickers, Library and Archives Manager, Bishopsgate Institute
- Martin Spafford, school teacher and writer