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Keeping and making diaries: historical sources and perspectives

Archives, Public,

27 Apr 2022

  • Start: 13:30
  • End: 17:00



Following on from the first part of this conference, held in March, we will continue our discussions on keeping and making diaries.  Please note that this event will be online only.



Session 1:

13:30-1500: Panel of papers

Chair: Peter Sloman

‘Alternative diary formats’

Victoria Stevens (ACR Library & Archive Conservation & Preservation Ltd): ‘Chalet tales: changing times revealed by the conservation of the Alpine study diaries of three Oxford colleges’

Toni Booth and Claire Mayoh (National Science and Media Museum): ‘Cinema diaries as historical resources’

‘Diary and selves, now and then’

Lilith Cooper (University of Kent): ‘Daily squares: Covid comic diaries on Instagram’

Simon Sleight (King’s College London): ‘A “new brand of girl”: May Stewart’s teenage diary and landscapes of intimacy in 1900s Melbourne’


Tea: 15:00-15:15


Session 2:

15:15-16:15: Keynote 2

Chair: Eve Colpus

Claire Langhamer (Institute of Historical Research): ‘Feelings at work in Mass Observation’s Diaries’


Session 3:

16:15-17:00: Discussion session

With all speakers from Days 1, 2 and 3 of the conference