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