Conference 2012

Religious Archives Group Conference 2012

‘Stand at the Door and Knock: Access to Religious Archives’

The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, 26 June 2012 (Summary and papers)


10:20 Registration

10:40 Welcome

10:50 Access to Religious Archives in Public and Private Hands, Paul Shaw, Archivist, Poor Servants of the Mother of God and Jeff Gerhardt, Senior Archivist, London Metropolitan Archives

11:25 Coffee

11:45 St Bartholomew’s Day 1662: Creating the Exhibition, Gareth Lloyd, Methodist Archivist, John Rylands Library

This session will include a tour of the exhibition St Bartholomew’s Day 1662: The triumph of bigotry and the birth of toleration

13:00 Lunch

13:45 Religious Archives Group AGM, including an opportunity for members to share news and updates

14:30 Digitisation at John Rylands Library: the Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care, Carol Burrows, CHICC, John Rylands Library

15:05 Choice of breakout sessions – either:

1. Digitising the York Cause Papers, Paul Dryburgh, Archivist, Borthwick Institute


2. The Giant Qu’ran of Kansuh al-Guri, Jamie Robinson, CHICC, John Rylands Library

15:40 The Building on History Project, John Maiden, Open University

16:15 Wrap up

16:25 Finish

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