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DCDC18 Programme

DCDC18 schedule

Day one - 19 November

  • 15:00 - 17:00 Workshop :: Communities, Collections, & Partnerships :: Library of Birmingham

    Communities, Collections, & Partnerships
    Venue: Wolfson Centre for Archival Research, Level 4, Library of Birmingham

    This workshop will be a reflective session looking at work undertaken by the Library of Birmingham in partnership with the British Library on the 2017 Connecting Stories project. The workshop will aim to cover the following things:

    — Reflecting your communities in your collecting and activity
    — Partnership working (communities, libraries, other partners)
    — Community co-design (delivering events that connect with your audience)
    — Engagement Activity – case studies
    — Legacy
    — What went well, want didn’t, what can we do better?

    Places: 20

  • 15:00 - 17:00 Workshop :: Collective Memories of Mughal India :: Cadbury Research Library

    Collective Memories of Mughal India

    Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham
    Venue: Cadbury Research Library, LG Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham

    Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham, is presenting the exhibition ‘Mughal Miniatures: Power, Piety & Poetry’ based on Mughal manuscripts and miniature paintings from the Mingana Collection. The exhibition will run from July to December 2018 at the university campus, followed by another exhibition at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in the summer of 2019. These exhibitions were inspired by the reactions of visitors from local South Asian community and the curator’s knowledge of which aspects of the collection will tap into ‘hidden’ collective cultural memories about the owners of these items. Neelam Hussain will discuss the inspiration behind the exhibitions and the reception from visitors. The workshop will include an opportunity to view the exhibition.

    Places: 20

  • 15:00 - 17:00 Workshop :: Giving audiences remote control :: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Giving audiences remote control  – exploring care home engagement with the over 75’s

    Venue: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Led by Jon Sleigh, Learning Officer (Arts Council Collection). The workshop will look at how Birmingham Museums Trust dramatically increased representation for over 75’s at its exhibitions. The workshop will focus on action research with arts engagement combining livestreaming from care homes to galleries and object handling. Attendees will be introduced to a new Learning model of engagement with audiences over 75  sharing case studies and a live demonstration of online learning. We will explore how outreach participation, and how it develops onsite gallery visits, plus the creation of artworks for reminiscence and well-being.

    Places: 30

  • 15:00 - 17:00 Tour :: A Paranoid Revolution - What does a musical heritage tour look (sound) like?

    In this workshop you will be transported through Birmingham to visit some of the sites associated with the city’s rich and diverse musical heritage and culture accompanied by an audio and visual soundtrack. We’ll visit the childhood home of Ozzy Osbourne, the basement flat where Steel Pulse first rehearsed, a legendary recording studio and travel down the Soho Rd, the home of Bhangra. The tour will show how communities live, work and play next to each other and how this has been reflected in the music that has emanated from the city. We’ll also highlight some of the issues faced by community historians and archivists when the spaces and places associated with cultural activities no longer exist.

    Places: 7

    Meeting point: Car Park on Hill St/Hinckley St (next to BCEC, Birmingham)

    Please note that this tour may take longer than detailed, dependant on traffic conditions on the day. Therer is a high step to access the tour van.

  • 18:30 - 22:00 Pre-conference reception

    The pre-conference reception is an opportunity for you to get to know your fellow delegates before the conference. Join us at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham’s internationally acclaimed contemporary arts venue, for drinks, canapés, and good company.

    This year’s reception will feature a short presentation on a new Digitisation Networking Group initiative led by Jisc, The National Archives and Research Libraries UK, and involving other key stakeholder groups. This will be followed by a networking activity based on the aims and vision of the project, during which you will meet colleagues from multiple different sectors.

    Ticket price: £25 (+ VAT and fees)

    Address:  Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS

Day two - 20 November

  • 08:30 - 09:15 Registration :: BCEC
  • 09:15 - 10:15 Welcome and opening keynote :: Mercian Suite

    Introduction to DCDC18

    Opening keynote TBC

  • 10:15 - 10:45 Morning break :: TBC
  • 10:45 - 12:15 Morning sessions

    P1.Curated memories: fake news, collecting and mind management :: TBC

    P2. Painful and problematic anniversaries :: TBC

    Funders marketplace :: TBC

  • 12:15 - 13:15 Lunch :: BCEC
  • 13:15 - 14:00 Keynote :: Mercian Suite

    Keynote TBC

  • 14:00 - 14:15 Room changeover
  • 14:15 - 15:45 Afternoon sessions

    P3. Institutional memories: collections, identity and engagement :: TBC

    P4. Wellcome panel :: TBC

    W1. All Together Now? – What’s the opportunity for a combined cultural offer to Higher Education Institutions? :: TBC

  • 15:45 - 16:15 Afternoon break :: BCEC
  • 16:15 - 17:45 Afternoon sessions

    P5. Places for remembering?: Archives and dementia care :: TBC

    P6. Memory institutions: uncomfortable pasts and legacies :: TBC

    W2. Still Special?  Digital collections and their users :: TBC

Day three - 21 November

  • 08:30 - 09:15 Registration :: BCEC
  • 08:30 - 09:15 The National Archives breakfast briefing :: TBC

    The Future of Research at The National Archives

    Dr Anna Sexton, Head of Research, The National Archives

     

    As an Independent Research Organisation (IRO), research sits at the heart of all we do at The National Archives. Only by conducting research, both in our own right and with academic partners, will we be able to reach our ambition to be a digital archive by instinct and design, unlock the richness of our collections, and champion the impact of archives on communities and individuals.

    During the breakfast briefing, Dr Anna Sexton, Head of Research, will introduce five new priority research areas, each underpinned by research challenges and questions. Join us to hear about how these priorities can support the work of the wider archives sector, forge new collaborative partnerships, and how you can get involved.

    The National Archives’ research priorities will be published in July and will be available from: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/our-research-and-academic-collaboration/

  • 09:15 - 10:15 Day three introduction and keynote :: Mercian Suite

    Welcome to returning and new delegates

    Keynote presentation:

    Jane Ellison, Head of Creative Partnerships, BBC

    Jane leads the BBC’s work on partnerships with the UK cultural and knowledge sectors including most recently for Civilisations (BBC 2) and World War One on the BBC. Jane’s past roles include programme maker, journalist, editor, senior manager and commissioner for factual programmes at Radio 4. She is a Trustee of Libraries Connected, a member of the Leadership for Libraries Taskforce and of the Learning and Participation Committee of the Royal Opera House. Jane is the author of the King’s Cultural Enquiry into partnerships ‘The Art of Partnering’.

  • 10:15 - 10:45 Morning break :: BCEC
  • 10:45 - 12:15 Morning sessions

    P7. Too much of a good thing? Critical reflections on anniversaries :: TBC

    P8. Digital memories: preservation, interpretation and re-use :: TBC

    W3. People Make Memories: capturing and sharing collective memory through oral history in Malta :: TBC

  • 12:15 - 13:15 Lunch :: BCEC
  • 13:15 - 14:00 Keynote :: Mercian Suite

    Keynote TBC

  • 14:00 - 14:15 Room changeover
  • 14:15 - 15:45 Afternoon sessions

    P9. Material narratives: physical memory in the archives :: TBC

    P10. It’s not all about the numbers: Memory, transformation and making an impact with Special Collections :: TBC

    W4. The MIRRA Project: Supporting care leavers’ memories and identities through access to archives :: TBC

  • 15:45 - 16:15 Afternoon break :: BCEC
  • 16:15 - 17:45 Afternoon sessions

    P11. Mental health and wellbeing: working with communities :: TBC

    P12. Future memories: collecting contemporary events :: TBC

    P13. Public reminiscence and collective memory: community, identity and politics :: TBC

Conference Dinner - 20 November

  • 18:30 - 22:30 Conference Dinner :: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Conference delegates are warmly invited to join us at the conference dinner, to be held at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG), located in the heart of Birmingham City Centre.

    The dinner will feature a three-course meal with wine, and is an excellent opportunity for you to connect with fellow delegates and reflect on the day’s discussions.

    Ticket cost: £60 (+VAT and fees)