The  Center for Information as Evidence (CIE) is located within UCLA's  iSchool, the Department of Information Studies

Contact: Professor Anne J. Gilliland, Director,

CIE serves as an  interdisciplinary and critical forum for research, policy development, educational initiatives  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 the preservation and use of recorded evidence and  memory 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 on contemporary and historical concerns, and  creatively and rigorously implementing diverse methodological and  analytical approaches.

News and New Publications

Upcoming Events

  • Evidence in a Post-Truth World: A multidisciplinary series sponsored by the UCLA Arts Initiative, Center for European and Russian Studies, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Information Studies and Center for Information as Evidence, Law School Promise Institute for Human Rights and the The Re-thinking Justice Project:
    • January 16: András Riedlmayer, Harvard University Library, 2020 Kenneth Karmiole Lecture in Archival Studies
    • January 17: Workshop presenters: András Riedlmayer, Harvard University Library; Brad Samuels, SITU; Hariz Halilovich, RMIT University; Robert Farley, UCLA
    • February 21: Eyal Weizman, Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths,University of London and Director, Forensic Architecture, Public Lecture
    • February 22: Workshop, speakers TBA.