Welcome to the UCLA Center for Information as Evidence

Department of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles


The Center for Information as Evidence (CIE) is located within UCLA's iSchool, the Department of Information Studies. CIE serves as an interdisciplinary and critical forum for research, policy development and public discourse addressing the ways in which information objects and systems are created, used, and preserved as legal, administrative, scientific, social, cultural and historical evidence. With a particular emphasis on addressing the preservation and use of recorded evidence and archives in support of human rights, social justice and community empowerment, CIE is committed to incorporating community perspectives from around the globe, working across boundaries and barriers, and creatively and rigorously implementing diverse methodological and analytical approaches.


News and Upcoming Events

Rights in Records for Refugees Symposium sponsored by CIE, the University of Liverpool Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS) and the Vera and Donald Open Society Archives at Central European University, January 10, 2018, Budapest, Hungary. Admission is free and open to the public, but places are limited. For further information and registration, please contact Csaba Szilagyi, szilagyc@ceu.edu.


[Dis]memory, [Mis]representation, & [Re]figuring the Archival Lens: Kenneth Karmiole Symposium on Visual Archives, January 26, 2018, UCLA Department of Information Studies. Symposium is free and open to the public.


AERI 2018, the tenth annual summer institute of the Archival Education and Research Initiative will be held at the University of Alabama, July 9-13, 2017. Applications will open in December, 2017.