Mar 12, 2014

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)

12:30 Lunch

Afternoon Sessions: Application (focus on land rights and landownership)

14:00 Introduction

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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