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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