Corporate Archives in Global Perspective: Final Programme

23 11 2016

Riksarkivet, Arkivgatan 9A, Gothenburg

 

Thursday 24th November 2016:

10.00 Opening of workshop, words of welcome, practical information

 

10.15-11.00. Key Note 1: Professor Elizabeth Shepherd (University College London): “Private Interests or National Heritage? The Archival Voice.”

 

11.00 -12.00 Session I: Voice vs Silence in the Corporate Archive:

 

Mats Jönsson (University of Gothenburg): “History, Archives and the Pursuit of Competitive Advantage: Upside and Downside: Causes and Effects of the Digital Compilation by a Commercial Film Archive.”

 

Andrew Smith (University of Liverpool) & Maki Umemura (Cardiff Business School), “Why We Need a Transparency Revolution in Business History.”

 

Lunch: 12.00-13.00

 

13.00-14.30 Session II: National vs. International Perspectives on Preservation of Corporate Archives

 

Karl-Magnus Johansson (Landsarkivet I Goteborg), “Short Introduction to Swedish Corporate Archives and their Preservation.”

 

Anders Houltz (Centre for Business History, Sweden), “Private Interests and National heritage: A Swedish Model for Preserving Corporate Archives.”

 

Diego Coraiola (University of Victoria, Canada) & Stephanie Decker (Aston Business School), “International Archives and National Institutions.”

 

Coffee: 14.30-15.00.

 

15.00-16.30: Session III Public needs vs Private Interests? Competing Models for Preserving Corporate Archives

           

Neill Forbes (University of Coventry), “New connections for the BT Archives?

 

Inte Fintland & Torkel Thime, “The Potential and Possible Problems in Combining Private and Public Archival Material.”

 

Jarmo Luoma-Aho (Central Archive for Finnish Business Records): “The state subsidy system for private archives and the Central Archives for Finnish Business Records.”

 

16.30-17.30: Panel Discussion and Closing of Day 1

 

Friday 25th November:

 

8.30-9.15 Key Note 2: Professor Charles Harvey (Newcastle University, UK): “History, Archives and the Pursuit of Competitive Advantage: Upside and Downside.”

 

9.15-9.30: Coffee.

 

9.30-10.30: Session III: Business Archives and the Control of the Past

 

Diego Coraiola (University of Victoria) & Wim van Lent: “Creating the Ultimate History: Archives, Memory and Control at the Dutch East India Company.”

 

Andrew Popp (University of Gothenburg) and Susanna Fellman (University of Gothenburg), “A Stakeholder Perspective on Corporate Archives.”

 

10.30-11.15 Final Plenary: The Way Forward?

 

11.15-11.30 Closing of Seminar and Lunch.

 

 

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