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 2018 wil be 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, and the booking form 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.