On the 27 May the University of Sheffield will launch its new interdisciplinary Centre for Archival Practices (CAP).

The launch will begin with a free workshop to discuss CAP’s aims and activities, future plans and potential collaborations, with two invited speakers:

  • Nick Cass, Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage (University of Leeds)
  • Victoria Hoyle, Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (University of York and City Archivist, Explore York Libraries and Archives)

To participate in this event and for further details visit the registration page.

Archives Exchange Exhibition 

The workshop will be followed by an ‘Archives Exchange’ exhibition in the foyer of the Jessop West between 2pm and 4pm. This will provide an opportunity for participants to meet representatives from archives, libraries, museums and other professional organisations.

The aims of the centre are:

  • To facilitate the exchange of expertise and best practice between academics engaged in archival research within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and beyond.
  • To foster dialogue and collaborations between academics and information professionals.
  • To develop and provide cross-disciplinary training in archival practices and methods for postgraduate students.
  • To raise awareness amongst and provide opportunities for undergraduate students to engage with archival collections.
  • To develop new and consolidate existing external partnerships with local, national, and international archives.
  • To promote access and use of archival collections by the public through engagement events.
  • To advocate for the importance of the archive, promoting access, conservation, and preservation.

For further information e-mail archive@sheffield.ac.uk or visit their Twitter account @SheffieldCAP.