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“Frontiers in International Archival Research” Lecture Series Held in our School

Jun. 15, 2022

Our school organized the “Frontier of International Archival Research” lecture series, which has been held since April 2022. This series aims to promote scholarly communication in archival research, which is one of the key research areas in our school. This series invited international scholars to share the latest research in the area of archives.

On April 22, 2022, Dr. Michelle Caswell, Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), delivered the first lecture on “What are Community Archives? A View from the United States”. This lecture was moderated by Dr. Zhiying Lian, Deputy Director of the Department of Archives at our school. This talk focuses on concepts and applications of community archives, one of the most important directions in this area in recent years.

On April 29, 2022, Richard Marciano, professor at the School of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, gave the second lecture on “Advancing Archival Education and Practice through Computational Archival Science”. This lecture was moderated by Dr. Tianjiao Qi, Lecturer at our school.

On May 16, 2022, the third lecture entitled”Artificial Intelligence as a tool to unlock historical data: Unsilencing Dutch East India Company Records as an example,” was delivered by Charles Jeurgens, Professor of Archival Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This lecture addressed the important area of combining archival studies and contemporary data science technologies and was moderated by Dr. Linqing Ma from our school.


On May 23, 2022, Gillian Oliver, Associate Professor of School of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia, gave the forth lecture on “Data Cultures: Implications for Recordkeeping”. This lecture was moderated by our Dr. Wenhong Zhou, Associate Professor.

This lecture series was not only well regarded by our faculty members and students, but was also attended by many attendees from other universities in China as well as other countries. It has become a significant scholarly communication venue in the domain of archival studies.