Anne J. Gilliland

"'To What Lengths the “Physical and Moral Defence of the Record'? A Contemplation of the Ethics of, Space for and Constraints on the Agency of the Archivist in Times of Conflict and Exigency," The Sir Hilary Jenkinson Annual Public Lecture, University College London Department of Information Studies, March 2017.

"Records, Archives and Technologies in Support of the Survival and Recovery of the Forcibly Displaced," invited lecture, Department of Information and Communication Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, February 2017.

"Rights in Records for Forcibly Displaced Persons," Invited Public Lecture, University of Liverpool, November 2016.

"Contemplating the role of Critical Archival Research in Critical Heritage Studies," "What is Critical Heritage?" Conference sponsored by University College London and the University of Gothenburg, London, November 2016.


"Reframing Archival Understandings of Authority, Provenance, Authenticity and Evidence in Support of Humanitarianism," Conference and School on Authority, Provenance, Authenticity and Evidence (APAE) University of Zadar, Croatia, October 2016.

"Rising to the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century and a Digital World" Plenary Speech, "Archives, Harmony & Friendship": International Congress on Archives [quadrennial event], Seoul, Korea, September 2016.

"Displaced Archives: Time for Renewed Action," panelist, "Archives, Harmony & Friendship": International Congress on Archives, presentation, Seoul, Korea, September 2016.

"Participatory Archives as a Bridge between Community and Official Archives," presentation, "Archives, Harmony & Friendship": International Congress on Archives, Seoul, Korea, September 2016.

(with Rachel Ferensowicz), "The Things They Carried, The Stories They Tell: Augmenting Appraisal and Description of the Archives of Refugees," paper, Society of American Archivists Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, August 2016.

"Evidence and Exigency: Reconstructing and Reconciling Records for Life After Conflict," AERI 2016, Kent State University, OH, July 2016.

"'Dead on Arrival'? Impartiality as a Measure of Archival Professionalism in the Twenty-first Century," invited plenary paper, Values in Transition: Perspectives on the Future of the Archival Profession: 125th Anniversary Conference of the Royal Dutch Society of Archivists, Haarlem, Netherlands, June 2016.


"What do Records do in People’s Lives That Nothing Else Does?" Activation and Impact: The Societal Role of Records and Record-keepers (FARMER) Conference 2016, Dundee, Scotland, April 2016.

(With Vladan Vukliš) "Archival Activism: Emerging Forms, Local Applications," Alma Mater Europaea 4th International Scientific Conference: All About People: Society and Science for Integrated Care of People, Maribor, Slovenia, March 2016.


"Evidence and Exigency: Reconstructing and Reconciling Records for Life After Conflict," invited paper, Refug(e)es in the City Symposium, Centre for Global Research, RMIT University, Melbourne, November 2015.

"Discovering, Recovering and Imagining the Record," keynote paper, eRemembrance or eOblivion? International Conference on Society's Memory Functions in the Digital World, Memornet and the University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, November 2015.

"Digital Equality/Equity: The Contribution of the Archive?" Invited public lecture, Monash University Records Continuum Research Group 25th Anniversary, Melbourne, September 2015.

"Permeable Binaries, Forced Displacement and the Roles of the Twenty-first-century Record and Archival and Recordkeeping Profession," keynote paper, Archives and Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ) Conference, Auckland, September 2015.

"Imaginings and Reinterpretations: The Records of Goli Otok, 'Tito’s Gulag'," conference paper, International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (ICHORA) 7, Amsterdam, July 2015.

"The Archive of Genocide," invited paper, Srebrenica 1995-2015: Evaluacija Naslieđa i Dugoročnih Posljedica Genocida, Sarajevo-Tuzla-Srebrenica (Potočari) Conference, July 9-11, 2015.

(With Hariz Halilovich) "Migrating Memories: Transdisciplinary Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching About Diasporic Memory and Identity in Archival Studies," conference paper, The Commonwealth and its People: Diasporas, Identities, Memories, 2015, Conference, Malta, June 2015.

“Reconceptualizing Records and Archives in a Networked World,” keynote paper, International Conference on the Integration of Digital Archival Resources (ICDAR): Enhancing Public Services via Integration and Innovation,” Renmin University of China, Beijing, June 2015.

“’The King is Naked! The Impact of Trauma, Loss and Disenchantment upon Archivists and Archival Agency in Countries Emerging out of the Former Yugoslavia,” invited colloquium speaker, Schneider Honorary Colloquia Series, University of Texas at Austin, February, 2015.

“Doctoral Education and the Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI),” invited speaker, 7th Annual International Seminar and Symposium, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia, February 2015.

 “‘The Sword and the Shield’: Furthering the Liberatory Capacity of Recordkeeping, Archival Practice and Archival Institutions “ keynote paper, 5. Zagrebački Arhivski Dan, Zagreb, Croatia, November 2014.

“Enhancing Archival Description to Support the Use of Records in Daily Life,” invited paper, 18. Seminar ARHIVI, KNJIŽNICE, MUZEJI (18th Seminar on Archives, Libraries and Museums): Mogućnosti suradnje u okruženju globalne informacijske infrastructure (the Possibilities for Cooperation in the Global Information Infrastructure Environment), Rovinj, Croatia, November 2014.

(With Sue McKemmish). “The Role of Participatory Archives in Furthering Human Rights, Reconciliation and Recovery,” juried paper, 24th IIAS Conference 2014 International Institute for Archival Science of Trieste (Italy) and Maribor (Slovenia), in cooperation with the Archivio di Stato di Trieste (AST) Italy and Central European Initiative (CEI) Trieste, Italy, October 2014.

(With Hariz Halilovich). “Sustaining and Negotiating Post-conflict Bosnian and Croatian Community Identities and Memory: A Comparative Discussion of Research Locations, Media, Methods and Motivations,” presentation, 11th Prato CIRN Conference, October 2014.

“Post-Conflict Memory: Bureaucracies and Structural Violence,” guest speaker, Dean’s Luncheon, University of Wellington, New Zealand, September 2014.

“Locating, Reconstructing and Pluralising Records in Their Diaspora: New Approaches to Virtual Archival Networking in the Aftermath of War,” invited colloquium speaker, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, September 2014.

“The Forgotten Archive: An Historico-Philosophical Approach,” keynote paper, Hidden Libraries: Making Historical Libraries Accessible, Utrecht Network Summer School, University of Graz, Austria, June 2014.

“Adapting Information Retrieval Approaches to Address Shifting Archival Roles and Requirements in a Networked Society,” invited plenary paper, Conference on Communication and Information Sciences in a Network Society: Experience and Insights II, Vilnius University, Lithuania, June 2014.

“Acknowledging, Respecting, Enfranchising, Liberating and Protecting: A Platform for Radical Archival Description,” conference paper, Radical Archives Conference, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, April 2014.

“’To the Tasks and the Skills’: Considerations and Competencies for Designing Glocal Archival Access Systems,” keynote address, INFuture 2013 Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, November 2013.

(With Andrew Flinn) “The Wonderful and Frightening World of Community Archives: What Are We Really Talking About?” keynote address, CIRN 2013 Community Informatics Conference, Prato, Italy, October 2013.

“Violence of the Archive, Violence and the Archive: Perpetrating, Perpetuating, Redressing and Reconciling,” conference paper, Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, University of Zadar, September 2013.

“An Archival Paradigm for the Twenty-first Century,” invited paper, Desafios arquivisticos contemporâneos: seminário em torno dos 40 anos de CPDOC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2013.

“Three Areas for Expansion of the Archival Role in the Digital World,” invited presentation, Shandong University Department of History, Jinan, Chin, July 2013.

“Archival Research Methods and Design,” invited opening lecture, Shanghai University Summer School on Archives, Libraries and Museums, July 2013.

“When Archives Cross Cultures, Communities, Geographies and Technologies,” invited speaker, iSchool Colloquium, University of Pittsburgh, February 2013.

“The Role of Archives in the Twenty-first Century,” invited paper, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, December 2012.

“Supporting Resilient Communities and Community-based Scholarship Through Community-centric Recordkeeping and Archival Research, Education and Practice,” invited paper, CIRN 2012 Community Informatics Conference, Prato, Italy, November 2012.

(With Sue McKemmish), “Recordkeeping Metadata, the Archival Multiverse, and Societal Grand Challenges,” conference paper, International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, Kuching, Malaysia, September 2012.

“Contemplating Co-creator Rights in Archival Description,” conference paper, 2nd Milwaukee Conference on the Ethics of Information Organization, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, June 2012.

“Appraising Community Archives in Support of Community Governance, History and Voice,” invited paper, the International Conference on Archival Science and Historical Science for Participatory Democracy,” sponsored by the Korea Democracy Foundation, Korea National Archives, and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea, May 2012.

(With Andrew J Lau and Sue McKemmish). “Pluralizing the Archive,” conference paper, 40th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, New Delhi, February 2012.

(With Sue McKemmish). “Pluralising the Archives in the Multiverse: A Report on Work in Progress,” conference paper, 21st IIAS Conference 2011 International Institute for Archival Science of Trieste (Italy) and Maribor (Slovenia) in cooperation with the Archivio di Stato di Trieste (AST) Italy and Central European Initiative (CEI) Trieste, Italy, November 2011.

“American Archivists, the International Documentation Movement, and the American Documentation Institute, 1900-1950,” conference paper, Society of American Archivists 75th Anniversary Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, August 2011.

“Fostering High Impact Research in the Preservation Field,” plenary paper, At the Nexus of Analog and Digital: A Symposium for Preservation Educators, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, June 2011.

"The Construction of the Archive and the Representation of Alternative Pasts,” keynote paper, Summer School on "Memory, Power and the Alternative Pasts", Helsinki, Finland, May 2011.

“Educating Archivists to Address Inter-cultural Roles and Activities of Archives,” conference paper, International Conference on The Use of Archives in Fostering Mutually Beneficial Relationships between Cultural Heritage and Business Communities and Regional Communities, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Korean Society of Records Management and Archival Science, Seoul, Korea, October 2010.

"Trust, Neutrality and the Obligation of Archival Education in a Global, Digital Society,” keynote address, UK Forum for Archives and Records Management Education and Research (FARMER) & the Network of Archival Educators and Trainers (North Western Europe) Conference: Questions of Trust? Archives, Records and Identities, Oxford, England, July 2010.

“Reflections on the Value of Metadata Archaeology for Recordkeeping in a Global, Digital World,” conference paper, International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (ICHORA), University College London, England, July 2010.

“Archives in a Digital World,” keynote speech, Conference of the Congress of Archivists, Valencia, Spain, May 2010.