Workshop: ‘Archival Awareness’ - Preserving the unique heritage of indigenous cultures
31 March 2014
ADVN- Archives and Research Centre, Antwerp
UNPO in cooperation with NISE (National movements and Intermediary Structures in Europe) will be organizing a workshop in the Flemish city of Antwerp. Using a practical approach, whereby participants are encouraged to actively share their own experiences, the workshop will explore how archives can be used to share knowledge and best practices on issues pertinent to the preservation of social, cultural, political and economic rights. Furthermore, participants will gain the basic knowledge and skills necessary for archival management. The workshop will be led by a team of experts in the field of archival management, including specialists on minority rights and indigenous archives.
09:00 Welcome and background to the workshop
Morning Sessions: Theory and Practice
09:30 Session 1: The need for archives
Why do we (have to) keep archives?
10:00 Session 2: The needs of archives
The basics of archival management, incl. digital records
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Session 3: Examples
The Sami archives in Norway
11:30 Guided tour of the ADVN (Archive of the Flemish Movement)
Afternoon Sessions: Application (focus on land rights and landownership)
14:15 Session 4: Discussion on contextual challenges
What are the main challenges facing the participants in view of present cultural, economic, social
and political structures? How can these be addressed?
15:15 Coffee break
15:45 Session 5: Discussion on extending archival awareness
For instance with people relying on oral traditions, when lacking administrative resources or capacities etc.
16:45 Closing remarks
17:00 Networking Reception
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