The theme of #HAP23 theme – ‘Collecting Communities: Working together and with Collections’ – showcases and celebrates the diverse and unique nature of historical research. Over the day, we’ll learn about 14 projects in which historians and archivists are working together to recover, interpret and present our past.
Our speakers represent a broad range of universities and archives, large and small, from across the UK. Panels consider the rediscovery, digitising and creating of collections; the locating collections in places and communities; and collaborative working between historians, archivists and the public. Together they introduce new work in histories of the voluntary sector, unpaid labour, business, conflict, slavery and empire, family life, migration, contemporary politics and climate change, among others. In this showcase of projects, we’ll focus especially on practice – how historians, archivists and their communities work best together - to provide insights and experiences for attendees to carry into their own work.