Date Mar 9, 2011
Time 4:00 pm
Location Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum; 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana
Speaker Andrew Flinn; Department of Information Studies, University College London
Contact Liesel Wildhagen
Phone 333-6729
Sponsor Center for Advanced Study
Cost Free and Open to the Public

Over the last 50 years a significant number of grassroots non-professional archives, sometimes known as community archives, have been established in all corners of the world. Andrew Flinn examines the nature of these archives and the challenges they face in sustaining their activity over time. He also explores the difference between local history and political activist archives, including radical projects like the UK History Workshop of the 1970s and 1980s.