The National Archives will be holding an Academic Open Day on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014. This event is designed to illuminate the research activities undertaken here at the Archives, whilst encouraging networking and discussion with the wider academic community. As the official archive and publisher for the UK government, and for England and Wales, we are the guardians of some of our most iconic national documents dating back over 1,000 years. Indeed, with a vast array of material and documentary resources currently housed at The National Archives, there is considerable potential for collaboration with academics to unlock the untold narratives residing here, making them accessible and audible to a wider public.
We would, therefore, be delighted to welcome our academic and research director colleagues to our Open Day, to hear about the Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships and Doctoral Training Programmes in place at The National Archives, as well as our plans for collaborative MA Programmes and the development of a Research Fellow scheme. We are eager to hear from our HE colleagues about potential research networks and collaborations, as well as about how The National Archives could work to develop research across the disciplines.
Attendance at the Academic Open Day is free but spaces are limited, so we would be grateful if attendees could firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Name of attendee(s)
Indication of consent to be named on the delegates list
Any dietary or accessibility requirements
A programme of events will be distributed shortly, but please do not hesitate to contact The National Archives Research Team at the same email address should you have any questions.