The Child Care History Network Annual Conference will take place at the Planned Environment Therapy Trust at the Barns in Toddington, Gloucestershire on Thursday 11 November 2010.
We are used to dealing with files stuffed full of papers; that is the meat which generations of archivists, researchers, social workers and other professionals have fed on. But now we have text messages, emails, twitter and electronic friends.
What are the opportunities offered by the new media, to record people’s experiences in new ways? What are the threats and dangers – particularly to vulnerable children? What will archives of the 2010s look like in 2060? The conference will offer a chance to think through these sorts of issues and hear from people involved in the use of electronic archives.
Speakers will include, Dr. Jim Goddard from the Care Leavers Association and the University of Bradford, Simon Hammond from the University of East Anglia, Dr Craig Fees from the Planned Environment Trust, and Charles Sharpe from goodenoughcaring.
The fee for the conference includes membership of the Network and many individual and organisational members use the conference as the opportunity to renew membership. The Annual General Meeting of CCHN will take place immediately before the conference.
For those of you who may be thinking of joining CCHN I would urge you to visit the website at http://www.cchn.org.uk/ where you can find out about the work of the network and about what membership has to offer. I hope that this will be of interest to you and it would be good to see you in November.
I have attached details of the conference and the webpage can be accessed at http://www.cchn.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=34
PS For those travelling some distance it is possible to book accommodation for the night before or after the conference – and there is the chance to network over an evening meal.