Symposium: Human Rights Archives and Documentation: Transforming Ideas into Practice

The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center and the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut would like to invite you to join us for a symposium, “Human Rights Archives and Documentation:  Transforming Ideas into Practice.”

The Center for Research Libraries Global Resources Network and the Center for Human Rights Documentation at Columbia University Libraries are co-sponsoring the event.  This one and a half day symposium will bring together archivists, librarians, and human rights scholars together to address specific needs and unique issues in human rights documentation and to create strategies for the future.  The keynote address for the symposium will be the Honorable Patricia Wald, who served on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.  The second day of the program will consist of working group sessions to share information and address issues specific to human rights documentation.  Trudy Huskamp Peterson, expert on preserving the records of Truth Commissions, and former Acting Archivist of the United States, will be our special guest.  Further information, a detailed schedule, and registration materials are available on our website: symposium will take place at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut, on Monday March 3, and Tuesday, March 4, 2008.  The event is free and open to anyone working with or interested in human rights collections, though there are a limited number of spaces available.   The deadline for registration is Friday, February 15.