(On all things secondary)
This strand focuses on the practical challenges facing students when using archives and collections, but will also reflect on some theoretical aspects. Themes to expand upon include (but are not limited to): Personal experiences of working with archives/collections, for “good” or “bad”; How best to prepare ahead of engaging with archives/collections – the things to know; Do you have a collection to bring along and discuss? – How did you/others use it, etc; Having to create your own archive/collection in the course of your studies – pros/cons; Can the provenance of archives/collections shape the way we use them? Should it?; Does digitisation affect engagement? How will digital information shape future sources?