Members at RAG Conference 2009 - image 3

RAG organises a yearly conference on a theme relevant to religious archives. This is held in a different location every year and speakers include archivists, librarians, academics, users of archives and representatives of faith organisations. 

The conference for 2022 will take place at Lambeth Palace Library on the historical and contemporary significance of religious archives. More details and booking information are available at Conference 2022

 Past conferences

The conference for 2018 was held on Thursday 10th May 2018 at King’s College London (Strand Campus, in the Council Room). The topic is Military chaplaincy in WW1. Details of the programme can be found here

The 2017 Religious Archives Group Conference, on the topic Women in Religious Archives, was held on Friday 5th May at the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy in Bermondsey, London.

This was the programme of talks: reports of three of them can be found by following the links.

10.15-11.00   Matt Naylor, Archivist, Institute of Our Lady of Mercy and Jenny Smith, Archivist, Union of the Sisters of Mercy GB: ‘Sacrifice and service’: Sisters of Mercy in the Crimea and St John’s & St Elizabeth’s Hospital, 1854-1990

11.00-11.45   Dr Carmen Mangion, Birkbeck College: Re-reading of the archives: women in religious archives

12.00-12.45   Fabiana Barticioti, LSE Library & Archives: The archives of the Movement for the Ordination of Women

14.00-14.45   Rosemary Seton, SOAS: “Others might have buckled … famines and droughts, floods, fire and native customs:” British missionary women in Asia during the 19th and 20th centuries

14.45-15.30   Dr Anne Summers, Birkbeck College: ‘Finding lost conversations: Christian and Jewish Women in Britain, c. 1880-1940’
For an article by Anne related to her presentation, please see page 19 of the issue of Church Times linked above

A copy of the above programme can be downloaded from here.

In the meantime, why not have a look at what we did in 2015 or have a look at our conference archives: 2014 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

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