Dr Lucy Easthope from the School of Life Sciences will lead a conference in Philadelphia, USA this week on mass graves and archives.

Lucy-EasthopeThis symposium, which features innovative scholars and practitioners from archives, digital humanities, forensic science, anthropology, and crisis management, centres on these cross-cutting questions about ethics, agency, cultural risk, and the recovery and preservation of evidence.

The day will look at answering: “How can archivists and digital humanists attend to the virtual and physical possessions of native peoples who have traditionally had their things archived without their consent?”

The symposium seeks to create new and ongoing collaborative relationships across fields oriented towards innovative evidentiary practices, and to establish an agenda for further work in both scholarship and professional ethics.”

The growth of digital archives and humanities has raised questions on the preservation, ownership and privacy of this information and Lucy will cover this in her keynote speech and through other speakers at the workshop in Pennsylvania.

To find out more about this symposium, follow this link: