Documentation, records and archives in support of human rights and memory


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

Its director is Professor Anne J. Gilliland.

CIE serves as an  interdisciplinary and critical forum for research, policy development  and public discourse addressing the ways in which records and archives and other 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.


Symposium on Displacement, Diaspora and Documentation, UCLA Center for Information as Evidence and the Middle Eastern Rights Association, 111 GSE&IS Building, University of California, Los Angeles, October 19, 2018.

Refugee Rights in Records Symposium, School of History, University College Dublin, 9 August, 2018.

Position statement on recordkeeping research and global grand challenges adopted by AERI 2018, the tenth annual summer institute of the Archival Education and Research Initiative at the University of Alabama, July 9-13, 2018.  

**New Report** 

Alalawi, Sakena, ‘Struggles with Documents’: A Review of Documentation Issues Affecting Refugees and Displaced Persons from Arab Middle East Countries, Rights in Records for Refugees Project, June 2018.

Refugee Rights in Records 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 was held January 10, 2018, Budapest. Information about the symposium, presentors and discussion can be found here.

[Dis]memory, [Mis]representation, & [Re]figuring the Archival Lens: Kenneth Karmiole Symposium on Visual Archives, was held on January 26, 2018, UCLA Department of Information Studies.

Upcoming Events

Refugees and Records Symposium, Malmö City Archives, Sweden, 21 November, 2018, 13.00-16.30.