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16 September 2021 - 16 September 2021

2:00PM - 4:00PM


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A free online workshop organised by the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University and the Catholic Archives Society

Living Archives in the Catholic Church

Recording the past, informing the present, inspiring the future

This workshop will explore approaches to preserving the archives of various Catholic bodies. The speakers, archive practitioners from Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands and USA, will draw on their own experiences to describe some of the ways in which Catholic archives are being preserved and used at present. They will also raise some possibilities for future developments in terms of care for these archives, as well as explain the essential role of the archivist in this work.

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14:00 - 14:05 Welcome and introduction

14:05 - 14:20 Judith Smeaton (Catholic Archives Society, UK)

14:20 - 14:35 Michael Stansfield, Jonathan Bush, and Tony King (Durham University, UK)

14:35 - 14:50 Erfgoedcentrum Nederlands Kloosterleven (ENK – Heritage Centre for Dutch Monastic Life, Netherlands)

14:50 - 15:00 Break

15:00 - 15:15 Patrick Hayes (Redemptorist Archives, Philadelphia, USA)

15:15 - 15:30 Noelle Dowling (Archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland)

15:30 - 16:00 Questions and General Discussion


Image: From the Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre music collection, reproduced with permission by Durham University Library and Collections.