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Adam Kriesberg

Adam Kriesberg is a Lecturer at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies. His research focuses on digital preservation, digital curation, data management, and public sector information, and he has experiences teaching a range of courses in the areas of archives and digital curation. He received his PhD in 2015 from the University of Michigan School of Information and his undergraduate degree in History and Classics from Brown University. You can learn more about him at

Aida Škoro Babić

Ajamu X

Ajamu X (born 1963 in Huddersfield) is a British artist, curator, archivist and activist. He is best known for his fine art photography which explores same-sex desire, and the Black male body, and his work as an archivist and activist to document the lives and experiences of black LGBTQ people in the UK.

Alex Poole

Assistant Professor at Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics, Alex H. Poole received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Poole’s research and teaching interests center on archives and records management, digital curation, digital humanities, and diversity and inclusivity. Poole received the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research from the American Library Association in 2019, the Bob Williams History Fund Best Paper Award from the Association for Information Science and Technology in both 2018 and 2017, the Arline Custer Memorial Award for Best Article from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) in 2018, and the Theodore Calvin Pease Award from the Society of American Archivists in 2013. His work has been published in The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Library and Information Science Research, The Journal of Documentation, The Library Quarterly, Digital Humanities Quarterly, The American Archivist, Archival Science, The International Journal of Information Management, and Information & Culture: A Journal of History. Poole earned a diploma from Loomis Chaffee School (cum laude), a B.A. from Williams College (Highest Honors, History), an M.A. from Brown University (History), and an MLIS (Beta Phi Mu) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Alexandra Alisauskas

Alexandra Alisauskas is a MAS/MLIS candidate at the iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies), University of British Columbia pursuing the First Nations Curriculum Concentration. Alexandra was previously an arts writer, researcher and educator. Her interests include digital archives, archival ethics, and emotion in archival theory and practice. She lives as an uninvited guest on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səlíl lwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Alexandrina Buchanan

Alexandrina Buchanan is Senior Lecturer in Archival Studies at the University of Liverpool and Director of the Masters in Archives and Records Management. She is currently President of the Archives and Records Association and is a former editor of Archives and Records.

Alice Gago

Alice Gago is a PhD candidate in Archival History, with a FCT doctoral grant, at the FCSH/NOVA University of Lisbon (Portugal). Her research focuses on archival history (more precisely in family archives and inventories) and on history of medieval and early modern noble families. Alice is finishing her thesis “The Almada e Lencastre Bastos archive (séc. XIV-XIX): history and memory” under the supervision of Professor Maria de Lurdes Rosa. She aims to study the custodial history of the archive, the production, recording and conservation of information produced by the several premodern families represented in the archive and the organic relationships established between archives and their producers.

Ana Roeschley

Ana Roeschley is a doctoral student in the College of Information at the University of North Texas. After receiving her BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin, she went on to earn an MS in Library and Information Science and an MA in History from Simmons College. Before starting her PhD program, Ana worked as a librarian at Huston-Tillotson University. Currently in the third year of her PhD program, Ana’s research interests include collective memory, digital humanities, and community-based participatory archives.

Andrew Janes

Andrew Janes is Senior Archivist (Future Catalogues) within the Digital Directorate at The National Archives of the UK. His responsibilities include the State of the Catalogue programme, which seeks to improve the quality and completeness of descriptive metadata for the archives’ vast and diverse collections. Andrew holds a master’s degree in Archive Administration from Aberystwyth University and is a registered member of the Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland). With his colleague Rose Mitchell, he is co-author of Maps: Their Untold Stories, published by Bloomsbury in 2014.

Anna Sexton

Dr Anna Sexton is a Lecturer in Archives and Records Management in the Department of Information Studies at University College London. She has twenty years experience of working as both a practitioner and an academic around archives including recently as Head of Research at The National Archives, UK. Her interest and experience in issues connected to developing a trauma informed approach to recordkeeping stem from her PhD research which explored participatory approaches to building life history archives in the context of mental health, and her work with care leavers seeking access to their own social care records (work which acted as a forerunner to the development of the MIRRA Project at UCL). Alongside participatory and trauma informed approaches to recordkeeping, her broader research interests include data ethics and privacy, particularly in the context of health.

Anne Gilliland

Anne J. Gilliland is Associate Dean for Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, and Professor and Director of the Center for Information as Evidence, Department of Information Studies, and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Digital Humanities at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She is the director of the Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI), and a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists. Her research and teaching relate broadly to the history, nature, human impact and technologies associated with archives, recordkeeping and memory, particularly in translocal and international contexts. She currently directs a global project on Refugee Rights in Records (the R3 Project) in collaboration with James Lowry of the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies.

Annelie de Villiers

Annelie de Villiers is a non-Indigenous researcher who has worked on archival research projects with Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander communities through The University of Melbourne’s eScholarship Research Centre since 2014. Annelie commenced her PhD with community partner Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre through Monash University’s Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics in 2016. Annelie’s research interests include repatriation, community archives and the role of archives in identity production.

Annie Tummino

Annie Tummino (MLS) is the Head of Special Collections and Archives at the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library of Queens College, City University of New York. She received her MLS from Queens College in 2010, and is currently pursuing a second masters degree in Maritime and Naval Studies. She is passionate about maximizing engagement with and use of archival materials, as well as mentoring graduate students and early career professionals.

Armin Straube

Armin Straube is Teaching Fellow in Library and Information Studies at UCL Qatar. Before joining UCL he worked as Head of Data Curation at Qatar National Library and as manager of nestor (the German Network for Digital Preservation) at German National Library.

He was involved in a number of projects in the wider cultural domain, contributing to digitization efforts, the standardisation and enrichment of descriptive metadata and the development of data models and metadata exchange formats. His experience includes consultancy and teaching assignments in the areas of archives and records management, digital archives and research data. Armin holds master degrees in history (University Hagen, Germany), in geography (University Halle, Germany) and in archives and records management (University College Dublin, Ireland). His research interests include data curation and digital preservation and he is looking into the question how the changing professional practice can be reflected in the teaching of information science.

Ashleigh Hawkins

Ashleigh Hawkins is in the first year of an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Collaborative Doctoral Award with the University of Liverpool and Barclays Group Archive. Her research examines how Barclays Group Archive could better exploit its historic customer information through the creation of historic datasets and the application of Digital Humanities methods, and questions what value the creation of such datasets might bring to individual banks or the banking sector generally.

Ashley Todd-Diaz

Ashley Todd-Diaz recently completed her PhD at Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management. Her research interests are libraries and archives as organizations, users and information seeking behavior, archival literacy, and incorporating emerging technologies, such as augmented reality, into the classroom. Her dissertation explored the physical and virtual power structures and dynamics surrounding archives and libraries that exist within a parent-child organizational relationship, and how those dynamics are communicated to and perceived by external stakeholders, namely researchers who expect the contents of the archives to address their information needs. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, an MSIS with a concentration in Archives and Records Administration from SUNY at Albany, and an MA in English and American Literature from New York University. She is Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives at Towson University in Maryland, and teaches as an adjunct professor in Emporia’s Master of Library and Information Science and Archives Studies Certificate programs.

Audra Eagle Yun

Audra Eagle Yun is the Head of Special Collections & Archives at the University, of California, Irvine. She is the principal investigator for “Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Libraries.” Audra received her Master of Library and Information Science degree with a specialization in archival studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Cultural Theory as well as a certificate in Information Science & Information Studies from Duke University. Audra is also working on her book Archival Accessioning, forthcoming from the Society of American Archivists in 2020.

Ayantu Tibeso

Belinda Battley

Dr Belinda Battley has recently completed a PhD at Monash University, and is a Senior Archivist at Archives New Zealand in Auckland. Her research interests are participatory archival methodologies and the complex, adaptive interrelationships of records, communities, places and events. She is also providing advice on care-leaver rights in records to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions in New Zealand, and is hoping to work towards a New Zealand web resource to enable care experienced people to better access their records.

Caitlin Christian-Lamb

Caitlin Christian-Lamb is an Information Studies PhD student at the University of Maryland, where she focuses on collective memory, ethical dimensions in archival collections and access, digital humanities, and the nature of secrecy in email archive collections. She previously held positions as the Digital Archivist of Davidson College, a Project Producer for the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University’s metaLAB (at) Harvard, and as a Research Associate on the Massachusetts Historical Society’s Adams Papers Editorial Project. Caitlin earned a MS in Library and Information Science and a MA in History from Simmons College (now Simmons University), and a BA in History from Purchase College, State University of New York.

Carol Street

Carol Street is the Undergraduate Research Archivist at the University of Kentucky Libraries. She mentors undergraduates in the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center’s Learning Lab, which encourages students to discover archives and archival research through an intensive, one-year internship. Carol’s research interest include student engagement and mentoring, as well as architectural records. She holds an MLS, BA, and certificate in Museum Studies from Indiana University.

Carsten Rudolph

Catherine Mullen

Catherine Mullen is a PhD candidate studying ethnomusicology at Indiana University (IU). She is also a recent graduate of the MLS program in the IU Department of Information and Library Science. Her research interests include issues surrounding music and cultural archives, with a particular focus on ethnographic investigation of community collecting and archival access. Additionally, she is interested in digital humanities applications in ethnomusicology, and is a member of the 2017-2019 HASTAC scholar cohort through the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities at IU. She is currently the Laura Boulton Junior Fellow in the IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and will participate in a postgraduate research exchange at the University of Manchester in the spring/summer of 2019. She has also previously worked as an assistant and intern in a number of ethnographic/ethnomusicological archives including the Archives of Traditional Music at IU, the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives, and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Charles Jeurgens

Charles Jeurgens is professor of archival studies at University of Amsterdam. His research is concerned with accountability and transparency of records and recordkeeping practices and he is involved in developing recordkeeping by design principles and methods. He has worked extensively on developing methods for appraisal and selection in the Netherlands and is advisor at the National Archives on innovation of recordkeeping practices. He works closely with Indonesian and Surinam scholars and archivists on projects related to the colonial archival legacy.

Christian Nerf

Christian Nerf draws Liverpool University into collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University, with Liverpool School Art and Design’s strong visual studies capacity. Nerf’s research is centred in LJMU’s Stafford Beer archive, which he theorises as well as exploits during his core research. Additionally, Nerf generously hosts the post-conference cohort at Platform 3, his studio space at Edge Hill Station. Nerf has over 20 years experience practicing as a full time artist, with an extensive exhibition record, and numerous projects, performances and residencies internationally. His work is widely cited and his projects are acknowledged to be part of recent South African avant-garde practice. Prior to being awarded a full scholarship to pursue his PhD he achieved a distinction for his Masters degree, also at LJMU, with his dissertation focusing on ‘thinking through doing, undoing and redoing’.

Christine Dufour

Christine Dufour is an Associate Professor of Information Science at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (EBSI) of the Université de Montréal. She holds a Ph.D. in Information Science from the same university, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship in Information Science (University of Toronto and Dalhousie University). She is interested in Web information systems using a socio-technological perspective that leads her to consider these systems in context, in their information environment. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Groupe d’étude et de recherche en gouvernance informationnelle (GREGI) with Associate professor Dominique Maurel (EBSI, Université de Montréal) and Professor Natasha Zwarich (History Department, Université du Québec à Montréal).

Christopher Colwell

Christopher Lee

Christopher (Cal) Lee is Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He teaches courses and workshops in archives and records management; understanding information technology for managing digital collections; and digital forensics.  His primary research focus is the long-term curation of digital collections.  He is particularly interested in the professionalization of this work and the diffusion of existing tools and methods into professional practice.   Cal developed “A Framework for Contextual Information in Digital Collections,” and edited and provided several chapters to I, Digital: Personal Collections in the Digital Era.  He has served as Principal Investigator of the Digital Acquisition Learning Laboratory (DALL), BitCurator, BitCurator Access, BitCurator NLP, BitCuratorEdu, and Review, Appraisal and Triage of Mail (RATOM) projects.  He has been Co-PI on OSSArcFlow, as well as several projects focused on digital curation education: DigCCurr, DigCCurr 2, Closing the Digital Curation Gap (CDCG), Educating Stewards of Public Information in the 21st Century (ESOPI-21), and Educating Stewards of Public Information Infrastructure (ESOPI2).  Cal was also Senior Personnel on the DataNet Federation Consortium funded by the National Science Foundation.  He is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, and he serves as editor of American Archivist.

Chunmei Qu

Csaba Szilagyi

Dara Solomon

Des Alaniz

Des is the Evolving Workforce Resident Librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They received their MLIS degree from Simmons University and have pursued research projects focused on archival education, outreach and instruction. Des is interested in anti-racist pedagogy, instruction, zines and independent media, and social movement documentation and archives.

Diffence Machocho

Diffence Annie Machocho Tole is a postgraduate student pursuing Master’s Degree of Science in Information Sciences (Archives and Records Management) in Moi University. Her thesis is on the role of Records Management in supporting Service Delivery in Nairobi City County. She holds a Bachelors Degree of Science in Information Sciences – Archives and Records Management from Moi University in 2008 where her research project was on the status of Archives Management in Kenya, a case study of the City Council of Nairobi. She received her Diploma in Archives and Records Management from The Kenya Polytechnic (currently the Technical University of Kenya) in 1995 and her project focused on the role of registries in Kenya, a case study of Teachers Service Commission. She works as an Archives, Records Management/ Statistical Officer at Nairobi City County Government in Kenya. She has been coordinating this function in various County Sectors, Departments and Records Management Units since the year 2009. She has gained vast experience in Records management and Archives through partnering with the Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service in implementing the function in the County. She has been in the forefront in advising the County Management on matters concerning Archives and Records Management. She is the Officer in Charge of the County Central Records Management Unit and a custodian of the County vital records and Archives. She headed the County Pending Bills Committee Secretariat office as in charge of documentation. She is one of the founders of ‘Unlocking Nairobi Heritage’ UNH project which intends to unveil all what the City holds, which up to now is hidden from her own people and the world. She is appointed as Access to Information Champion. She is involved in the development of the County Records Management Policy and Procedures Manual, on job training and mentoring Records and Archives management professionals.

Dominique Maurel

Dominique Maurel is an Associate Professor of Information Science at the Université de  Montréal. She holds a PhD in Information Science from the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (EBSI) of the Université de Montréal. She also completed a  postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. Her research interests focus on  information behaviours and practices, knowledge management, information governance, and records and theory of document genre. She has established the Groupe d’étude et de recherche en gouvernance informationnelle (GREGI), of which she is a member of the Steering Committee with Associate Professor Christine Dufour (EBSI, Université de Montréal) and Professor Natasha Zwarich (History Department, Université du Québec à Montréal).

Donna Bernardo-Ceriz

Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski

Elizabeth Mullins

Elizabeth Shepherd

Dr Elizabeth Shepherd is Professor of Archives and Records Management in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL). Her research interests are in rights in records, links between records management and information policy compliance, and government administrative data including AHRC and ESRC-funded projects.

Ellen LeClere

Ellen LeClere is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Information School (iSchool). Her dissertation explores the ethical dimensions of constructing digital archives of the recent past.

Ellen van Veen

Lecturer in archivistics and coordinator of the Archival course at the Reinwardt Academy. Educated as a medieval historian and archival scientist (University of Amsterdam) with 20 years of work experience in the field of museum research, presentation and education, varying from the open air museums ‘Zuiderzeemuseum’ and ‘Zaanse Schans’ to the world heritage site ‘De Beemster’ and the city museum of Purmerend, all in the province of North- Holland.

Elsie Doolan

Emily Larson

Emily Larson is a MAS/MLIS student enrolled in the First Nations Curriculum Concentration at the iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies), University of British Columbia. She previously received a BA in English Literature from UBC. As an information professional, her work centres on the importance of storytelling and the power dynamics of information. She is located in Vancouver, Canada on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səlíl lwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Erin Glasco

Erin Glasco is a Visiting Instructor and Special Collections Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Erin served as the Research Team Lead for #NoCopAcademy campaign, a Black and Brown youth led grassroots effort to stop the construction of a $95 million-dollar police academy in Chicago. Erin’s interests include exploring methods of using transformative justice to inform community archival practice, and lending support to Black, queer, feminist informed grassroots movement work. They received their Master of Library and Information Science with a certificate in Special Collections from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Erin uses she/her and they/they pronouns.

Etienne Joseph

Fábio Duarte

Fábio Miguel Albino Duarte is a portuguese M.A. student in Early Modern History, mainly interested in the fields of cultural history and history of nobility. While graduating in History at the Nova University of Lisbon, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, he took part in two projects, coordinated by Professor Maria de Lurdes Rosa and Postdoctoral Researcher Rita da Nóvoa, in which he and his colleagues transcribed the 19th century archival inventories of the Houses of Viscounts and Counts of Lapa and Marquises of Castelo Melhor. Not only did those experiences enable him to contact with some of the Portuguese and Spanish experts in the flourishing subject of Archival History through attendance in various scientific meetings, but also made him realize that archives, whether private or public, aren’t just repositories of information. As living organisms, their multiple organizations reflect the dynamics of History itself, and the thoughts of those who decided to preserve and destroy documents. To deepen his knowledge of this matters, Fábio is currently an intern at Torre do Tombo National Archive where he is describing documentation from the archive of Marquises of Fronteira and Alorna. At the same time, he is preparing his M.A. thesis focused on a 17th century inventory of the archive of Counts of Vila Nova de Portimão, a document that can shed some light on the relationship Portuguese nobility kept with their own records. And ultimately, how the nature of these records (relating to properties, ancestors’ memory, and so forth) and the way they were organized, allow us understand what were the uses of noble family archives.

Filipa da Silva Lopes

Filipa Lopes is a PhD candidate in Archival History, with a FCT doctoral grant, at the FCSH/NOVA University of Lisbon (Portugal) and at the École nationale des chartes (Paris, France). Her research focuses on archival history (more precisely in family archives, ecclesiastical archives, cartularies and inventories) and on history of medieval and early modern noble families.

Filipa is preparing her thesis “History(ies) of a noble House and its archive: the Viscounts of Vila Nova de Cerveira, from the rise to the institutional consolidation (14th-17th centuries)” under the supervision of Professors Maria de Lurdes Rosa, Olivier Poncet and Pedro Cardim. She aims to reconstitute the production, recording and conservation of information produced by the families represented in the Viscounts’ archive. This archive is both an object of study and a source to better understand the institutional and the social history of these families as well the role the archive played in it.

Filipa has a BA in History and a MA in Medieval and Renaissance History. Besides her research in the historical field, she has also worked as an archivist, namely in the historical archive of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary in Portugal and in the Arquivo de História Social (Social History Archives, Institute of Social Sciences) of the University of Lisbon (Portugal).

Fiorella Foscarini

Fiorella Foscarini is an associate professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto (Canada). She holds a PhD in Archival Studies from the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia (Canada). Before joining academia, she worked as an archivist and a records manager for various organizations, including the European Central Bank (Germany) and the Province of Bologna (Italy). In 2014-16, she taught in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). In her teaching and research, Fiorella uses diplomatics, rhetorical genre studies, and information culture concepts to explore issues related to the creation, management, and use of records in organizational contexts. She is the incoming editor of Archivaria and co-editor of the Records Management Journal. She co-chaired AERI 2017 in Toronto.

Frank Golding

Fuqiu Ma

Fuqiu Ma is a second-year doctoral candidate in the School of Information Resource Management at Renmin University of China. Fuqiu Ma’s research interests include the relationships between records management and culture and the development of the archive profession in China, which is the subject of her Master. Starting in August 2018, she is funded by China Scholarship Council to come to the University of British Columbia for a year of research. Professor Luciana Duranti is her supervisor at the University of British of Columbia, School of Library Archival and Information Studies. During her doctoral studies, the first Chinese translation of Sir Hilary Jenkinson’s A Manual of Archive Administration has been published. Fuqiu Ma translated the third and fourth chapters of the classic work. So far she has published nearly ten academic papers in Archives Science Bulletin and Archives Science Study.

Geoffrey Yeo

Geoffrey Yeo is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL), where he taught archives and records management for almost 20 years. Before joining UCL, he worked as an archivist and records manager for several public and private sector organizations, and as a freelance consultant on a variety of records-related projects in the UK and Africa. He has published widely on archives and records management topics, including records’ contextualisation, appraisal, description and use; conceptual understandings of records, archives, information and evidence; the performativity of records and their role in social actions; perceptions of the origins and scope of record-making and record-keeping; and the challenges and opportunities for making, keeping and using records and archives in digital environments. His book Records, Information and Data: Exploring the Role of Record-Keeping in an Information Culture was published by Facet in 2018.

Gillian Oliver

Gracen Brilmyer

Gracen Brilmyer is a PhD student in the Department of Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles. Working at the intersection of disability studies, archival studies and natural history, they are interested in how disability studies can serve as a lens to understand power and colonialism within archives and museums. Specifically, their research traces the conflation of disability, race, and animality within natural history museums. They received their Masters in Information Management and Systems from UC Berkeley in 2016.

Gregory Rolan

Dr Gregory Rolan is currently a post-doc research fellow at the Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics at Monash University. Following a significant career in IT, Dr Rolan returned to study, obtaining a PhD in recordkeeping informatics, investigating participatory recordkeeping systems. His research interests include systems interoperability; conceptual modelling in recordkeeping informatics; and participatory recordkeeping systems design and implementation. Dr Rolan has published widely including Archival Science, the Records Management Journal, and Archives and Manuscripts.

Haitao Li

Haitao Li graduated in Archival Science from the School of Information Management, Wuhan University, China in 2003. From 2003 to 2006, he was a teacher in the Zhengzhou Institute of Aeronautical Industry Management. In 2008, he received the master degree from the School of Information Management, Wuhan University, China, and he also received the Ph.D. degree in archival science from Wuhan University in 2011. Since 2013, he has been as an associate professor in School of Information Management, Sun Yat-sen University, China. His research activities are focused on government information resource management, archives management, archival education and information user behavior studies. Until now, he has presided over 13 national and provincial level scientific projects and published scientific papers more than 50 in core international & domestic journals and 1 monograph.

Han Liu

Han Liu is a PhD Candidate in Archival Science at Wuhan University, P. R. China. She has an interdisciplinary background in Journalism and Archival Science. She got a master’s degree of Journalism in Huazhong Normal University in 2006, then she worked as a teacher in Wuhan Donghu University and was promoted to be an associate professor of Journalism and communication there in 2014. She is interested in the Public Cultural Services of Archives, and the application of digital memory methods in the Field of Cultural Heritage Protection.

Hannah Smyth

Hannah Smyth is a PhD student at the Department of Information Studies, University College London. She is part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network ‘Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe’ (CHEurope). Hannah holds an M.Phil. in Public History and Cultural Heritage from Trinity College Dublin and has previously worked in research and production for the award-winning history website Century Ireland. Her current research focuses on commemorative archives, gender, and the digital presence of the Decade of Centenaries in Ireland.

Heather MacNeil

Heather MacNeil is Professor and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Information at the Univer­sity of Toronto, where she teaches courses on the arrangement and description of archival documents, cross-disciplin­ary perspectives on record trustworthiness and intersections and tensions across archives, libraries, and museums. Her recent research and publi­cations have focused on the evolution of catalogues across libraries, archives and museums and archival description as a rhetorical genre. She is a founding organizer of the International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (I-CHORA).

Heather Soyka

Helen Houghton-Foster

Helen Houghton-Foster is a doctoral student at the University of Liverpool. She is part of the AHRC funded project “Learning from the past – exploring historical archives to inform future activities,” which has involved working with a group of volunteers at the Staffordshire Record Office to examine records of flooding, drought, weather and water management. Her thesis will focus on how to use archives to explore flooding and water management prior to the emergence of instrumental data (c.1550 – 1750), and how archives can adapt to the increasing use of historical documentary source material by geographers.

Henria Aton

Huanning Su

Huanning Su is a doctoral student in School of Information Management in Sun yat- sen University. She has got a bachelor’s degree of Archival Science in the same university in 2015. In October 2018, she came to University of British Columbia for one year’s visiting research. Her research areas are E-government and electronic records management, fundamental theories of archival science.

In terms of research achievements, she has published 12 Journal papers, and 9 of them were published with other authors in a Chinese core archival journal called Archives Science Study. She is the director of a research project from the Guangdong provincial archives called Single-set Creation and Management of Electronic Records. Besides, as core member, she participated in 5 research projects about E-government and informatization of archives directed by her supervisor. Her research papers have been accepted by 8 academic conferences, and she was invited to give presentation. 5 of them were domestic conferences, and the other 3 were foreign conferences. She has got National Scholarship for Graduate and Doctoral students for twice,and the first grade scholarship of Sun Yat-sen University for twice.

Itza Carbajal

Itza A. Carbajal works as a Latin American Metadata Librarian for a post-custodial project coordinated by LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections at the University of Texas Austin <> In 2017 Itza received a Master of Science in Information Studies with a focus on archival management and digital records at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information in December of 2017. Before that, she obtained a dual-degree Bachelor of Arts in History and English with a concentration on creative writing and legal studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her curiosities as a researcher include facilitating self-determination through metadata and digital storytelling, the role of community archives in shaping collective memories, the use of archives as centers of power, archives and memory retrieval, and the use of digital archives as a response to the historic erasure of marginalized peoples. 

Jacqui Grainger


Jacqui Grainger, RUSI, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and security Studies Librarian, Heritage and Legacy. Jacqui is an experienced cultural heritage manger and at RUSI is focused on developing and promoting the legacy collections of the library, archive, art works and chattels.

James Lowry

James Lowry is co-Director of the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies. He has a professional background in public sector information management in Australia, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. His research is concerned with official records, data and power, particularly in post-colonial contexts. Through the  Displacements and Diasporas  project, he has worked to foster international dialogue around displaced archives and he has worked extensively on  open government and open data. In 2018, he founded the IIHAS research network and he is currently collaborating on the Refugee Rights in Records  and Sudan Memory projects. He is series editor of the  Routledge Studies in Archives  series.

Jamie Lee

Jamila Ghaddar

Jarrett Drake

Jeannette Bastian

Jeannie Chen

Jeannie Chen received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the Department of Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles, and her bachelor of arts degree from the English Honors Program at California State University, Northridge. Her areas of interest include archival studies, academic librarianship, literature, music and the performing arts, and Asian American Studies. She was the recipient of the Society of American Archivists’ 2017 Josephine Forman Scholarship, a participant in the Association of Research Libraries’ 2017-19 Kaleidoscope Program & Leadership Institute, and one of three fellows selected for the Rutgers University 2017 Institute of Jazz Studies Archival Fellowship. In the 2019-20 academic year, she will be teaching in the UCLA Global Classroom Program at Jinling High School (金陵中学) in Nanjing, one of the top public high schools in Jiangsu Province that has earned distinction as one of China’s “100 Key Schools.” She looks forward to living in her hometown and exploring her roots as a second-generation American-born Chinese.

Jeffrey McAninch

Dr. Jeffrey E. McAninch is the Program Manager for the Defense Threat
Reduction Information Analysis Center (DTRIAC), located at Kirtland Air
Force Base in Albuquerque, NM, USA.  Dr. McAninch received his PhD in
experimental nuclear physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Before joining the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), he worked as a
nuclear physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos
National Laboratory and in industry.

Jennifer Douglas

Jennifer Douglas is an assistant professor in the archival studies program at the iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies), University of British Columbia, where she teaches courses on personal and community archives, arrangement and description, and archival research and scholarship. Her research focuses on the theory and practice of archival representation and on the role(s) of archives and recordkeeping in the intimate lives of individuals, families, and communities. She lives and works on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xwməθkwəyə̓ m (Musqueam) Nation.

Jennifer Stevenson

Dr. Jennifer Stevenson is the Lead Archivist of Nuclear Technology at the
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in support of the Defense Threat
Reduction Information Analysis Center (DTRIAC). She received her PhD in
Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Dr.
Stevenson began her work at DTRA as a Post-doctoral scholar. Most recently,
she has developed the Advance Search and Discovery program which is making
over 60 million documents accessible to the nuclear science research

Jenny Bunn

Jenny Bunn is a Lecturer on the MA in Archives and Records Management at University College London. She has worked as an archivist in a variety of institutions including The Royal Bank of Scotland and The National Archives, and is a former Editor of Archives and Records. Both her research and teaching are concerned with shaping the profession’s response to and engagement with technology and she is the current Chair of the Archives and Records Association’s Section for Archives and Technology.

Jian Chen

Jian Chen is a Ph.D in management from Renmin University of China,a postdoctor in history at Shandong University, an assistant professor in the Archival Studies Department of Shandong University, and a visiting scholar at Monash university, Australia.His research area is the public participation in archives and archives crowdsourcing.

Jiarui Sun

Jiarui Sun received his master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in archival science from Renmin University of China and Shandong University. In September 2019, he will continue his research work for a Ph.D. degree in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)’s iSchool. His former research focused on archives and records management, data governance and government information resources management. His current research addresses history, nature, human impact, and technologies associated with archives, recordkeeping and memory, particularly in the international context.

Jimmy Zavala

Jimmy Zavala is the Project Coordinator Librarian for Transforming Knowledge, Transforming Libraries, a three-year Institute of Museum and Library Services funded research project analyzing the intersection of ethnic studies theory and community archives at the University of California, Irvine. Jimmy received his Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jinfang Niu

Jinfang Niu is an associate professor at the School of Information, University of South Florida. She received her Ph.D degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to that, she worked for the Tsinghua University Library in China for three years. Her current research interests include the diffusion and adoption of innovations in information management and personal information archiving.

Jing Yang

Joana Ribeiro

Joana Beato Ribeiro, BA (Hons) in History and M.A. in Heritage Studies (FCSH-NOVA University of Lisbon)., is  a  PhD candidate in Historical Archivistics at the same institution. She works as a trainee at the association «Património Histórico – Grupo de Estudos» (city of Caldas da Rainha, Portugal). In her work, Joana manages the Association’s archives and contributes  to the cultural outreach of the holdings. Her doctoral research, continuing the M.A. thesis, intertwines  tree different fields – history, archival science and heritage studies –, focusing on the personal and family archives of Fernando da Silva Correia (1893-1966), scientist and medical doctor. The Ph.D., entitled  “Scientific identity(ies): the documentary heritage of Fernando da Silva Correia (1893-1966)” has the supervision of Professors Maria de Lurdes Rosa, Maria Fátima Nunes and Paula Ochôa.

Joanne Evans

Dr Joanne Evans is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, lead of the Societal Informatics Group and is co-ordinator of the Records Continuum Research Group. From 2015-18, through an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT140100073) she has established the interdisciplinary Archives and the Rights of the Child Research Program to address the lifelong identity, memory and accountability needs of childhood out of home Care through an exploration of participatory and rights-based design, research and recordkeeping strategies.

Joanne Mihelcic

Johnathan Thayer

Johnathan Thayer (PhD, MLS) is Assistant Professor at Queens College, City University of New York, where he is Coordinator of the Certificate in Archives and Preservation of Cultural Materials. He is also Coordinator of the MLS/MA Dual Degree in LIS and History. He teaches courses in archival studies, public history, and digital history. Thayer’s research in LIS focuses on archival studies pedagogy, “archival literacy,” and service learning through local collaborations.

Jonathan Dorey

Jongkil Jeong

Josh Ginsburg

Josh Ginsburg received his MFA from University of Cape Town and Bsc. in Electrical Mechanical Engineering from University of Cape Town. As an artist and curator, Ginsburg has performed and presented work internationally. He has also completed artist residencies internationally. He has been involved with various curatorial projects and is the co-founder of Research Art in Cape Town. He is currently the director of the A4 Art Foundation in Cape Town, and works as the researcher for the Wendy Fisher Private Collection, consulting with the curatorial team based in the UK on South African works. This again evidences the panel’s cross-border cohorting strengths.

Judit Gutierrez de Armas

Julie Brooks

Karen Anderson

Karen Gracy

Katharina Neuburger

Katharina Neuburger (PhD) is the archivist of the Skulptur Projekte Archives at the LWL-Museum of Art and Culture Münster, Germany. She studied Aesthetic and Media Theory at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Curatorial Studies at the CCS, Bard College, New York, and Art History at the University of Cologne. In the context of her research activity, she taught at Tufts University, Boston and worked in Europe and abroad for museums and private collections. Her research on modern and contemporary art and its practice has been supported by foundations such as the Landesstiftung Baden Württemberg, DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service, the Max Weber Foundation and the Duchamp Research Centre, Schwerin. Her essays and texts have been published in numerous monographs, exhibition catalogues, and magazines.

Kathy Carbone

Kathy Carbone is a postdoctoral scholar and lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA working on the Refugee Rights in Records (R3) Project and teaching courses on archival description, archives and art-making, and performing arts librarianship. Before this, she was the institute archivist and performing arts librarian for over a decade at CalArts, and a contemporary dancer, improviser, and choreographer who collaborated with musicians and dancers in theater and gallery based live performance events for over 25 years. Carbone’s research interests focus on the intersection of archives, broadly conceived, with contemporary art practices, memory and identity productions, migration, social justice, and human rights. She received her Ph.D. in Information Studies, with a focus in Archival Studies, at UCLA.

Ke Liu

Ke Liu is a second-year graduate student in Shanghai university. Her research interests archival science, archives and education, archival data, and information resources management.

Kentaro Toyama

Kirsten Thorpe

Kirsty Fife

Kirsty Fife is a PhD student in the Department of Information Studies at UCL. Her PhD research is about methods for documenting and archiving current UK-based DIY music spaces. Prior to commencing her research, she worked as an archivist for organisations including the UK Parliamentary Archives and the National and Science and Media Museum. Outside of her academic and professional roles, she is also an active DIY cultural organiser, musician and zine maker.

Kristen Schuster

I am a lecturer in Digital Curation in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London. Before taking this post, I was a PhD student at the University of Missouri’s iSchool. One of my primary areas of research focuses on the role(s) metadata can play in the development of sustainable digital humanities projects.

Krystal Tribbett

Dr. Krystal Tribbett is the Curator for Orange County Regional History for the University of California, Irvine Libraries (UCI) Special Collections and Archives. In this role, she develops, makes accessible, and advocates for archives and special collections materials as well as oral history and documentation initiatives relating to the history of the Orange County, California region. She is especially focused on documenting the cultural heritage of underrepresented, under-documented communities in Orange County. Krystal holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, San Diego.

Krystell Jimenez

Krystell Jimenez graduated from UCLA with a Master of Library and Information Studies. She also has a bachelor of arts in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of California Berkeley. Her areas of interest include archival studies, refugee and political asylum documentation, and Turkish history. She has also worked as a student researcher for the Refugee Rights in Records Project for the UCLA Center for Information as Evidence.

Lauren Booker

Leontien Talboom

After finishing a Masters in Digital Archaeology, Leontien worked as a digital archivist at the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) for a year. Now she is a PhD student on a collaborative programme with University College London and The National Archives, focusing on the struggle that digital preservation practitioners face when making born-digital data accessible.

Li Zilin

Linlin Song

Lintao Lu

Lulu Wang

First year Ph.D. student of School of Information Resource Management in Renmin University of China. Main research fields: archival science; digital humanities.

Magdalena Wisniewska-Drewniak

Magdalena Wiśniewska-Drewniak holds MA in archival science and records management, and Ph.D. in history, both from the Faculty of History, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland (where she currently holds a research and teaching position). Since 2016 she has been leading a research project “Community archives in Poland – multiple case study“, funded by the National Science Center in Kraków. Apart from field studies in independent archives, her areas of interest include contemporary personal archives, archival science methodology, and new trends in archives. 

Margarida Costa

Margarida Costa is a M.A. student in Modern History at the FCSH/NOVA University of Lisbon (Portugal). Her interests include archival theory and practice and the history of Late Modern noble families (18th-19th centuries). The subject of the Master thesis she intends to develop will be “The story of a noble family, the Viscounts of Vila Nova de Rainha and Viscounts of Magé and its archive” under the supervision of Professors Jorge Pedreira and Maria de Lurdes Rosa. Her main objectives are to reconstitute the production, recording and conservation of information produced by the family, and to use it as a case study, in order to understand the institutional and social history of the groupSince Margarida herself is a descendent of the Viscounts  and the documents were kept in family houses for centuries, she also wishes to study the personal and affective relationships that family archives make possible.

Margarida Leme

Maria De Lurdes Rosa

Maria de Lurdes Rosa is a university teacher at the History Department of NOVA  with a Ph.D.  in  Medieval History by École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales / NOVA.University,  Lisbon. She is a member of the Medieval Studies Institute in  the same institution. Her study areas are medieval cultural and mentalitéshistory, historiography, family history, archivistics. In parallel to teaching and research in history, Maria de Lurdes Rosa developed technical and research work in the field of archives, and coordinates,  since 2009, a project of study and safeguarding of family archives. The collective, ARQFAM, has published several articles and books ( Maria de Lurdes Rosa has also coordinated the Master in Information and Documentation Science in her university and is in charge, since 2010, of the area of ​​«Historical Archivistics» of the Ph.D. in History of NOVA.FCSH.  She was principal investigator of the project “Inventories of family archives, XV-XIX: management and proof of lost memories. Rethinking the Pre-Modern Archive “, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (2014-2015) and was responsible for the Portuguese team in ARCHIFAM -« Les archives de familles en péninsule Ibérique (XIVe-XVIIe siècle ), an international research program, based at Casa de Velazquez in Madrid, (2013-2015).  She is the author/ coordinator of several books, articles and book chapters in the areas of Medieval History and ​​Historical Archivistics. In 2015, she has been Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton,  with a research proposal on family archives in Ancient Regime society. In March 2018 she was «Professeur invitée» at the École Nationale des Chartes, Paris. In 2018, she won  an  European Research Council «Consolidator Grant» with the project  «Entailing Perpetuity: Family, Power, Identity, The Social Agency of a Corporate Body (Southern Europe, 14th-17th Centuries)» (ERC CoG 819734).

Maria João da Câmara Andrade e Sousa

Maria João da Câmara Andrade e Sousa holds a PhD in Archival History from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.  She is a researcher at CHAM – Humanities Centre. She has been studying her family archive– the Archive of the House of Belmonte –since 1997.Maria João has special interest in Social History of Elites and Nobility. She is also interested on the following themes: noble identity, memory and oral history. Working with Archive Owners, she is developing a project with several partners to call the attention to the importance of preserving these archives. She published several books and papers on themes like: archival practices, record production, conservation and retrieval in early modern archives. Lately, she has also write and publish biographies of some distinguished personalities within the Portuguese history and society.

María Montenegro

Marianne Paasch

Marianne Paasch, Assistant Professor, at the department of History at Aalborg University in Denmark holds a PhD in information management and archival studies. Her PhD dissertation “Saved or Forgotten?”, 2018 explores the Danish preservation strategy for digital born records and how digital information is managed in Danish municipalities along with the potential consequences for the public archives in Denmark. Mrs. Paasch has a Master of Arts in History, also from Aalborg University and has previously worked in the Danish public sector and at a public archive.

Marieke van der Duin

Lecturer in heritage theory at the Reinwardt Academie. Studied Museology (BA and MA) in Amsterdam. Her interests are in heritage analysis and critical reflection on heritage processes and performances, focusing on the (participative) valuation of (im)material heritage, archives and landscapes. Marieke contributed to network meetings and symposia on these topics.

Marika Cifor

Dr. Marika Cifor is Assistant Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. She is a feminist scholar working at the intersections of archival studies and digital studies. Her current book project, Viral Cultures: Activist Archives at the End of AIDS (University of Minnesota Press, under contract), examines the critical potential of the emotions and memories that are recorded and produced by archives documenting HIV/AIDS activism during the 1980s and 1990s. This project also investigates the activation of these records on contemporary digital platforms by artists, archivists, and activists. She holds a PhD in Information Studies from UCLA and an MA in History and MS in Library and Information Studies from Simmons College.

Mark E. Balmforth

Mark Farrell

Mark Farrell has been an archivist and records manager for 30 years, implementing projects in a range of organisations, mostly in the Irish public sector. He teaches records management at Maynooth University and holds an MA in Ethics. He is currently researching a PhD involving an ethical analysis of Irish archives legislation and its implementation.

Mark Hedges

Mark Hedges is a senior lecturer in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London, teaching various modules in the MA programme in Digital Asset and Media Management, and is also research lead for the department. His own research is concerned primarily with digital archives, research infrastructures, and digital research methods, in particular the application of participatory ‘crowdsourcing’ methods and computational ‘big data’ methods in humanities and cultural domains. Recently, he has been involved in various initiatives relating to the impact and transformative effects of digital archives and digital technologies in social and economic development in Rwanda. He is PI on several funded research projects, including an EU project ISOOKO addressing the use of digital platforms in peace-building (in Rwanda and elsewhere), and an AHRC UK-US international network IRCN-CAS on computational archival science.

Meghan Shields

Mengqiu Li

Li Mengqiu, Second year Master student of School of Information Resource Management in Renmin University of China. Research interests: community archives, records management.

Meriem Tebourbi

Michael Reilly

Michaela Hart

Michelle Caswell

Michelle Caswell, PhD, is Associate Professor of Archival Studies in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where she directs the UCLA Community Archives Lab. She is the co-founder of the South Asian American Digital Archive, an online repository that documents and provides access to the stories of South Asian Americans. She is also the author of the book Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory and the Photographic Record in Cambodia (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), as well as more than three dozen peer-reviewed articles on archives, memory, and communities.

Mpho Ngoepe

Muyan Li

Second year Masters student of School of Information Management in Wuhan University. Main research fields: electronic records management; smart archives; social media information; information resource management.

Nampombe Saurombe

Nampombe Saurombe is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Science at the University of South Africa. Her research interests include archival public programming and advocacy as well as the decolonisation of archives. She also serves as a member of the International Council on Archives’ Expert Group on Research Services and Outreach.

Natalia Bermúdez Qvortrup

Natalia Bermúdez Qvortrup is a PhD candidate at Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway. My PhD project is on the role of archives concerning access to information on human rights documentation in Colombia. I started my PhD in November 2018. I am a librarian by profession and have a BA in Library and Information Science from Oslo Metropolitan University as well as an MA in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights from The University of Essex in the UK. I completed the first year of a Master’s in Library and Information Science at Oslo Metropolitan University before being accepted into the PhD programme.

Natasha Zwarich

Natasha Zwarich is a Professor in Archives and Records Management in the History Department at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She holds a PhD in Information Studies from the School of Information Studies at McGill University. Her research interests include electronic records management, including issues related to e-mail management, metadata, information literacy, and information governance, specifically performance indicators in archival science. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Groupe d’étude et de recherche en gouvernance informationnelle (GREGI) with Dominique Maurel and Christine Dufour, both associate professors at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (EBSI) of the Université de Montréal. She held various positions as an archivist in public organisations for nearly ten years.

Nicola Laurent

Nicola Laurent is the Senior Project Archivist on the Find & Connect web resource team, eScholarship Research Centre, University of Melbourne. Nicola advocates for trauma-informed archival practice including sustainable access to online material through the preservation of links, promoting the issue of content drift and link rot, and discusses the impact of vicarious trauma on archivists. She previously presented on topics including vicarious trauma, emotional labour, broken links, interactive timelines and engaging with community. Nicola is Vice-President for the Australian Society of Archivists and was a 2016 recipient of the International Council of Archives New Professional bursary. Nicola completed a Master of Business Information System Professional at Monash University, with a semester of study completed at Simmons College, Boston.

Oraison H. Larmon

Oraison H. Larmon is a doctoral student in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a graduate student researcher at the UCLA Community Archives Lab.

Pedro Reis

Pedro Miguel Guerreiro Pereira dos Reis was born in Portimão, Portugal, on April 28, 1997, and graduated in History at the Nova University of Lisboa, Faculty of Social  Sciences and Humanities. He is at the moment a M.A. student in Medieval History in the same institution. During the years of graduation (2015-2018) and the first year of the M.A. (2018-2019), Pedro Reis has been working on projects on 19th century archival inventories, namely from the archives of Viscounts and Counts of Lapa and Marquises of Castelo Melhor. These projects are inserted in the research program ARQFAM, coordinated by Professor Maria de Lurdes Rosa. In the context of this research, Pedro Reis and the rest of the research team,  presented papers in different scientific meetings, both in Lisbon, Portugal, and in Tenerife, Spain. Since 2018 Pedro Reis has also been doing an internship at the Historical Archive of Lisbon’s Patriarchate, describing pre-modern documentation. At the present he develops a M. A. thesis focused on an inventory of property of a 16th century nobleman, with especial focus on the document’s archival dynamics. The document is still kept in the house of the family to whose ancestors the inventory refers, in central Portugal. Pedro will be staying there for some weeks next Summer, organizing the archive and having thus the opportunity to a incorporate in his study the family’s relationship with its documents and memories.

Peter Lester

Peter Lester is an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Midlands3Cities funded doctoral candidate at the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester.  His research explores influences on and approaches to archive exhibitions, utilising spatial and phenomenological lenses to examine how archivists conceive of and develop innovative forms of display.  More broadly the research is concerned with the spatial experience of the physical archive. He received a Master’s degree in Archives and Records Management from the University of Liverpool in 2003 and until recently worked at Nottinghamshire Archives as Archivist (Public Services) and later Principal Archivist with responsibility for learning and outreach services, records management, electronic services and collections management.

Ping Wang

Ping Wang is an associate professor at School of Information Management in Wuhan University. From July 2012 to October 2014, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher , and then from August 2015 to August 2016, he was appointed by CSC to the UNC-CH as a visiting scholar. He is also a member of the Imaging Technology Committee of Chinese Archives Society. Currently, He is principal investigator of 4 national research projects and several horizontal topics, and participating in a number of major projects funded by the national social science fund, major research projects on philosophy and social science of the ministry of education.  He has 2 Chinese invention patents approved and 1 computer software copyright registered. He has published nearly 30 papers and two books, and his work appears in JASIST, GIQ, Aslibs, JoD. He has been invited to give speeches at international conferences, such as iConference, ALISE and CMCL.  His research interests include digital archival and preservation, social media information, information open access, information system, NLP, information quality, deep learning.

Proscovia Svärd

Proscovia Svärd is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information systems and Technology, Forum for Digitalization, Mid Sweden University. She carried out her Post-doctoral Research at the School of Interdisciplinary Research and Postgraduate Studies, University of South Africa, between 2016-2017.  She is also a Research Fellow at the Department of Information Science, University of South Africa. She has in her former life worked as an Archivist at the Nordic Africa Research Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, Research Administrator for the Program on Post-Conflict Transition, the State and Civil Society, Project-Co-ordinator for a Nordic Documentation Project on the Liberation Struggles in Southern Africa ( She completed her PhD at the University of Amsterdam. She has a Licentiate Degree in Computer and Systems Sciences, BA and MA in Archives and Information Science from Mid Sweden University, Sweden and a BSc in Media and Information Science from Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research interests include; enterprise content management, records management, information culture, e-government development, public sector information (PSI), long-term preservation of digital information, truth and reconciliation commissions and their documentation processes, the role of archives in enhancing accountability and transparency in government institutions, information access and the link to democracy and development. She is the author of the book entitled “Enterprise Content Management, Records Management and Information Culture Amidst e-Government Development. Information about the book is available on the Internet.

Qingying Guan

Second year Master student of School of Information Resource Management in Renmin University of China. Research interests: archives utilization, personnel records management.

Rebecca Davnall

Rebecca Davnall is a lecturer in Philosophy and fellow of the Olaf Stapledon Centre for Speculative Futures at the University of Liverpool. Her research investigates ways in which norms from fiction and creative writing have influenced and constrained our ability to deal with scientific modelling of the future. She has also worked on problems in games studies, the ethics of technology, and the general issue of human agency.

Rebecca Grant

Ricardo L. Punzalan

Ricky Punzalan, PhD, is an assistant professor of archives and digital curation at the College of Information Studies (iSchool), affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, and co-director of Museum Scholarship and Material Culture program at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research focuses on anthropological archives and the digitization of ethnographic records in historical collections.

Ricardo Mingorance

Born in the city of Jundiaí, São Paulo, on May 31, 1985, Wilson Ricardo Mingorance is a Historian, Documentation and Information Sciences Professional and Teacher. He graduated in History between 2008 and 2013 at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo – UNIFESP and during his degree he dedicated himself to the preservation of memory and historical heritage, especially textual and iconographic archives. He was a trainee at the Centro de Memória da Universidade Estadual de Campinas – CMU/UNICAMP (2009-2010) and at the Museu Histórico e Cultural de Jundiaí (2010-2012) and also Technical Assistant at the Secretaria da Justiça no Governo do Estado de São Paulo (2012-2014). In the year 2014, he began his research in Portugal, through a technical residency in Archival Organization and Museological Management at the Museu Monográfico de Conímbriga. In 2015, he took over the Direction of the Centro de Arquivo Administrativo of the Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo and was also a History Teacher in the Technical Course in Tourist Guiding at the Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Comercial – SENAC and remained at these institutions until 2017, when he returned to Portugal as a student in the Documentation and Information Sciences course of the Master’s Program at the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, completed in 2019. During the Master’s course he was a Trainee in the Núcleo de Arquivos e Manuscritos of the same University. Currently, he is a student in Historical Archivistics of the Ph.D  at the Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, while working as Archivist at the Casa de Mateus Foundation, Vila Real, a dynamic organization noted for its role in promoting art, culture, and education and for the excellence and variety of its work and publications.

Richard Marciano

Richard is a professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland and director of the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC). He also conducted research at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) for 13 years. His research interests center on digital preservation, sustainable archives, cyberinfrastructure, and big data. He is the 2017 recipient of Emmett Leahy Award for innovation in records and information management.

Rita Nóvoa

Rita Nóvoa is a post-doctoral fellow of the Centro de Estudos da População, Economia e Sociedade (Porto, Portugal). She has received a degree and a master’s degree in History from the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (Lisbon, Portugal) and a PhD in Archival History from the same School and from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France). Her research interests include the study of pre-modern family archives in an interdisciplinary perspective that combines History and Archival Science. Rita is currently developing a research project funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologiaabout the institutional configurations of pre-modern noble groups and the role played by family archives in those configurations.

Robert B. Riter

Robert B. Riter works in The University of Alabama’s School of Library and Information Studies, where he holds the Marie Drolet Bristol-EBSCO Endowed Professorship. Riter has appointments in library & information studies and book arts, teaching courses in archival studies, book history, and descriptive bibliography, while also advising Alabama-based community archival organizations, including the Birmingham Black Radio Museum (BBRM), the Invisible Histories Project (iHP), and the Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society (CSTS). His research is in the areas of archival and book history, with specific interests in problems related to the publication of original sources, intellectual foundations, materiality, and methodology.

Ronald Suresh Roberts

Ronald Roberts, A Black British West Indian, is an AHRC-NWCDTP funded doctoral candidate at the University of Liverpool Law School and an AHRC-funded Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, having previously graduated from Oxford University and Harvard Law School. Roberts’s research conjugates linkages among the archive, power and law, as he examines practices of “witnessing” as co-constitutive of all these. His evidenced peer reviewed engagement with theorisations and practices of the archive traces back to Refiguring the Archive (C. Hamilton et. al, 2002), containing his article “The Novelist as Self-Archivist.” Meanwhile, for recent organic and high-impact immersion in related issues, see, Dismembering Reconciliation, published by the social media account of Thabo Mbeki Foundation in Johannesburg. This evidences the ability and intention of the panel to build cohorts as a follow-on activity, meeting plural AERI goals.

Rongwei Ji

Rongwei Ji is a first-year doctoral student in Archival Science from School of Information Management, Wuhan University, P. R. China. In June 2016, She received a bachelor’s degree in Archival Science from Zhengzhou University. In September 2016, she came to Wuhan University to study for a master’s degree. Then, she took a successive postgraduate and doctoral program and officially became a doctoral student in September 2018. Her main research interests are theories of archival science and conservation for archival documentary heritage.

Sara Powell

Sara Powell is Research Librarian at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, where she supervises the provision of reference services and serves as curatorial liaison to Beinecke research fellows. Sara holds an MS in Library & Information Science (Archives Management) from Simmons College and an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of York. She has previously worked at Swarthmore College Libraries and the MIT Institute Archives & Special Collections.

Sarah Buchanan

Sarah Buchanan is an Assistant Professor at the iSchool at the University of Missouri.

Seren Wendelken

Seren Wendelken is a PhD Candidate with Community, Organisational and Social Informatics at Monash University in Australia. Her research explores ideas of liminality in recordkeeping theory and practice. She is particularly interested to utilise methodological approaches which illuminate the everyday, such as institutional ethnography. Concepts of narrative, identity, memory, rights and records creation are a feature of her current research project.

Seth van Hooland

Seth van Hooland is an associate professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles, where he is currently heading the Information and Communication Science department. His research focuses on metadata quality and is positioned on the crossroads of information science, digital humanities and archival science.

Sharon Smith

Stacy Wood

Sumayya Ahmed

Sumayya Ahmed is a Lecturer in Library and Information Studies at University College London’s campus in Qatar. Her research interests include the social life of archival documents, including the place of community archives and oral histories in complementing documentary records. She received her PhD in Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where her research focused on Arabic and Islamic manuscripts, digitization, and documentary cultural heritage in North Africa. She also holds an M.A. from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

Tamy Guberek

Tatjana Hajtnik

Tatjana Hajtnik graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ljubljana, in 1986. She obtained her Master’s degree in Information Management from the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana in 1998. In 2016 she had gained PhD in the program of computer science and informatics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Maribor.
For a decade, she was a Head of the Security Service at the Information Center of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and in 2006, she took over the management of the Sector for electronic archives and computer support at the Slovenian National Archives. As a project leader of European project of Slovenian electronic archives she is giving an important contribution to the field of archival science. Her scientific work is well recognized in the scholar field, as she is the assistant professor at Alma Mater Europaea – European Centre Maribor at the study program of Archives and Records Management. She regularly holds lectures and publishes articles and books in the field of archival science, digital preservation and informational science.

Ted Lee

Ted Lee is a PhD graduate student at the iSchool (Library, Archival and Information Studies), University of British Columbia. He is interested in the intersection of personal records in institutional archives, how and why individuals create and define archival value, and the history of archival theory.

Thuy Vo Dang

Dr. Thuy Vo Dang is the Curator for the Southeast Asian Archive and Research Librarian for Asian American Studies at UC Irvine. She holds a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from UC San Diego, specializing in race and ethnicity, oral history, cultural studies, immigration and refugee studies. She serves on the Board of Directors for Arts Orange County and the Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association. Vo Dang was featured in the OC Weekly’s Inaugural People Issue as the “Studs Terkel of Little Saigon” and received the “Public Image Award” from Asian Americans Advancing Justice. She is co-author of Vietnamese in Orange County, published in 2015, and is currently working on A People’s Guide to Orange County (forthcoming, UC Press), a book project that foregrounds unseen stories of the region through a social justice lens. Part of a research team awarded an IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant in the community anchors category, she researches the intersection between ethnic studies theory and community archives practice.

Tianjiao Qi

Tonia Sutherland

Tshepho Mosweu

Tshepho Mosweu, PhD, is a Lecturer of archives and records management at the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University of Botswana since March 2018. Prior to that, she worked at the Botswana National Archives and Records Services as an Archivist at different levels and later on worked as Head of Kanye Records Centre until February 2018.  She has a Master’s Degree in Archives and Records Management (MA) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (BA), both from the University of Botswana. Tshepho Mosweu is also a researcher at InterPARES Trust, Team Africa, a multi-disciplinary and multinational research project based in Canada concerned with digital records entrusted to the Internet. She is also an active member of professional associations in the field of archives and records management, being the International Council on Archives, the East and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives, South African Society of Archivists as well as the Records and Information Association of Botswana. She has published academic papers and book chapters on electronic records, liquid communication, Cloud- Computing and oral history as well as peer-reviewed journal articles.

Victoria Hoyle

Dr Victoria Hoyle is a Research Associate in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL). She is currently working on MIRRA: Memory – Identity – Rights in Records – Access, a participatory research project on child social care recordkeeping, in partnership with The Care Leavers’ Association. Her research interests are in rights in records, critical archival studies, community archives and participatory approaches. She recently completed a PhD on discourses of archival value at the University of York.

Victoria Stobo

Dr. Victoria Stobo has worked in a variety of archives, libraries and museums over the last ten years. She qualified as an archivist in 2012, taking an MSc in Information Management and Preservation in the Department of Information Studies, University of Glasgow. She then joined CREATe (the RCUK Centre for Copyright in the Creative Economy) at University of Glasgow as a Research Assistant in 2013, and later as a PhD student. She now works as a Lecturer in Recordkeeping at the Liverpool University Centre for Archives Studies (LUCAS), and as an Archivist in the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester. Victoria is also Copyright Policy Adviser and Trustee for the Scottish Council on Archives (SCA), representing the SCA on the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at the World Intellectual Property Organisation, and runs free copyright training for the Scottish archive sector. She also teaches a copyright law module for CAIS (the Centre for Archive and Information Studies) at University of Dundee.

Villy Magero

Villy A. Magerois a graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Information Sciences – Archives and Records Management from Moi University. She also holds a Diploma in Information Technology from the Kenya Polytechnic now known as Technical University of Kenya. She works as a Records and Archives Management officer at the County Secretary’s office of the Nairobi City County Government in Kenya. She has been part of the think tank for the Records Management function at the County Government for over a decade now and is also part of the team developing the County’s Records Management policy. She is one of the founders of ‘Unlocking Nairobi Heritage’ UNH project which intends to unveil the Nairobi City Archives to the residents and the world. Villy is currently involved in a number of mentorship programs for records and archives students and she is a team leader of the development of the CPD program for the Kenya Association of Records Managers and Archivists (KARMA).

Viviane Frings-Hessami

Viviane Frings-Hessami is a research fellow and lecturer at the Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, where she teaches the archives and recordkeeping units. She is Research Program Manager for PROTIC, a collaborative project between Monash University and Oxfam for information empowerment in Bangladesh. Her current research focuseson the information needs and preferences of women in rural Bangladesh. She is also particularly interested in understanding the factors that hinder communication and collaboration between information professionals from different cultural, professional and linguistic backgrounds. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Monash University, an MA in South East Asian Studies from the University of Kent (UK) and an Honours degree in History from the University of Liège (Belgium). Viviane is General Editor of Archives & Manuscripts, and, with Fiorella Foscarini, Guest Editor of two special issues of Archival Scienceon Archives in a Changing Climate based on the I-CHORA 8 Conference held at Monash University in May 2018.

Wendy Duff

Wenhong Zhou

Wenjing Xiong

Wenting Lyu

Wenting Lyu is a PhD student in School of Information Management, Nanjing University and a visiting PhD student in Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University for one year from 2018 to 2019. She has got a bachelor’s degree of Archival Science in School of Humanities, Nanchang University in 2016. The purpose of her visit to Monash is to have a thorough understanding of the records continuum theory which was developed by Monash University academics, in particular evaluating the feasibility of records continuum thinking in the Chinese administrative environment. She also has a research interest in personal records management in the social context.

Xaviera Flores

Xianchao Zhou

Xiaoyu Huang

Doctor of Management, Professor and PhD supervisor of School of Information Resource Management in Renmin University of China. Visiting scholar at the university of Maryland and university of The University of British ColumbiaResearch interests: basic theory of archival science, foreign archives management, archives utilization, personnel records management, archives news research, etc.She has introduced archive news teaching method in courses she teaches since 2009. In 2011, she set up foreign archival news studio, guiding students to carry out archives news research. Now this method has achieved outstanding results.


Xinxin Xu

Xinxin Xu, lecturer and graduate supervisor in archival science in the School of Information Management of Zhengzhou University, China. During my doctoral stage, I majored in archival science at the School of Information Management of Wuhan University and received my doctor’s degree in management in 2016. I studied world history in the School of History and Culture of Shandong University and got my master’s degree in history there. In my undergraduate period, I was selected into the Literature, History and Philosophy training class in the School of Philosophy and Social Development of Shandong University and was awarded a bachelor’s degree in history there. My research interests are rural archives management, the application of digital humanities methods in the archival field and  archival history.

Yair Agmon

Yaolin Zhou

Yaolin Zhou is the professor and doctoral supervisor of Archival Science at School of Information Management at Wuhan University, P. R. China. He visited the Department of Cultural Heritage Conservation and Restoration of Université de Paris I asa visiting scholar from September 2000 to September 2001 and got a doctorate in management from Wuhan University in June 2005. He is also the Vice-Dean of School of Information Management, and the Director of Research Center of Government Administration in Wuhan University. His research interests focus on theories and methods in archival science, archival and documentary heritage conservation, movable cultural heritage protection and intangible cultural heritage protection, etc. He has multiple academic part-time jobs, such as the council member of the China Association for Archival Science. He was named the “National Archives Expert” and “National Archives Leader” in the field of archives preservation and protection by the National Archives Administration of China in 2018. He has presided nearly 20 scientific research projects, which mainly supported by the National Social Science Fund and the Ministry of Education of China, etc. He has published more than 20 works and textbooks and more than100 academic papers. He has won more than 10 provincial and ministerial awards from the Ministry of Education of China and the People’s Government of Hubei Province.

Yaxin Miao

Yi Chen

Yongjun Xu

Yongsheng Chen

Yongsheng Chen is the professor and doctoral supervisor of School of Information Management in Sun Yat-sen University. He is also the vice president of the Guangdong Archivists Society, the president of Research Institute of Archival Science and Technology, the member of Archival Teaching Instruction Committee and so on. He was promoted to be a lecturer in 1988, then became an associate professor in 1992, and was promoted to be a professor in 1994. For his rapid progress, he was called the youngest professor of China Archival Science at that time. He was selected to be the national archival specialist in 2017.

His research areas mainly focus on records and archives management, fundamental theories of Archival Science. He got a lot of research achievements. He has published 8 books in total, more than 160 journal papers about the using of archives, the electronic records management, the fundamental theories and learning methods of Archival Science and so on. He is the director of over 24 research projects from University, Guangdong province, nation and companies, which refer to many areas such as the archives management, digitization, and using of archives, the systems construction of electronic records management, etc. In 2017, he won the 2018 Annual National Social Science Major Project Fund for his project called The Research of Guangdong Customs Archives Arrangement and Database Construction. Besides, he has received more than 20 research and teaching awards, including the First prize of Philosophy and Social Sciences Outstanding Achievement from Guangdong province, the second prize of Excellent Science and Technology Achievement Award of China, the first prize of Outstanding Achievement from the Society of Chinese Archival Science and so on.

Yoonhee Lee

Yu Cao

Yue Ren

Zakiya Collier

Zakiya Collier is an archivist and librarian and currently works at Weeksville Heritage Center where she serves the Project Archivist on the Collections as Data: Linking Lost Jazz Shrines Project. In 2019, she received both her M.A. degree in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University and her MLIS from Long Island University. Interfacing cultural and information studies, Zakiya’s research and writing draws on Black studies and queer theory to interrogate the archives’ historically exclusionary relationship with communities of color and study the self-curated, collaborative, archival practices that have developed in-spite of that

antagonistic relationship.

Zdenka Semlic Rajh

Dr. Zdenka SEMLIČ RAJH, Archival Councillor, graduated in History at the University in Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts. She obtained Master’s degree (M.Phil.) in the field of Information and Library science at the same faculty and obtained the Ph.D. from the same field in 2016. In 2010, she was awarded with the title Archival Councillor given by the Ministry of Culture, which is the highest professional title in Slovenia. Since 1990, she has been employed at the Regional Archives Maribor and is involved in all aspects of records and archival management.  She is responsible for administration records from 1850 to 1945. In 1990 began her involvement with the International Institute for Archival Science (at that time still part of the Regional Archives Maribor), where she was the the Head of the Study Programme and was responsible for international relations between 1990–2001. Today she holds the position of the IIAS Executive Board member. As a researcher in the field of archival science and records management, she is taking part in national and international research projects related to the archival professional standards, organisation of information and especially to the problems of the creation of headings, classifications and thesauri in archival institutions and retrieval of information.  She is the author many published and performed works related to archival science. In 2013, she became a lecturer for the field of Archival and Records Management Studies at the University Alma Mater Europaea – European Centre Maribor, however, in 2017 she was promoted to the position of the Assistant Professor. In the academic years 2017/18 and 2018/19 she  was affiliated to the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, Department for Librarian and Information Studies as a guest lecturer. From 2000-2004 she was a member of the ICA Committee on Buildings and Equipment in Temperate Climate (ICA/CBTE) and from 2014–2016 a member of the ICA Experts Group for Archival Buildings and Environment. She is a Chair of the Working Group for Slovenian Archival Terminology and a member of a project group, which is working on the creation of the Slovenian public e-Archives. In 2014 she was the recipient of »Glazerjeva Award«, the highest award given by the City of Maribor for outstanding achievements in the field of culture.

Zhang Bin

Zhiying Lian

Zhiying Lian is a Professor in the School of Library, Information and Archival Studies, Shanghai University of China. She earned her PhD in Archival Science from the Renmin University of China, and she was the visiting scholar at University of California, Los Angeles, from August 2012 to August 2013. Her research interests focus on community archives, the development of digital archival resources, organizational culture of archives, and right of access to electronic government records.