Archives in Crisis 8-Week Workshop Series

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Archives in Crisis


An 8-Week Workshop Series

at the LITE Center at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Spring 2019



The Guilbeau Center for Public History and Department of History at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are excited to announce an upcoming Spring 2019 workshop series: Archives in Crisis, funded by the Louisiana Board of Regents and the Guilbeau Charitable Trust. The Archives in Crisis series aims to build on other statewide initiatives by providing an in-depth course on how to respond to archives in crisis in two ways: (1) emergency planning in the event of immediate environmental disaster (such as a hurricane, flood, or earthquake), and (2) long-term assistance to slow-occurring environmental crises such as land loss, storage issues, and humidity.


Each workshop will be instructed by leading local and national archivists, lawyers, preservationists, and historians, amongst others. Topics include: historic preservation, emergency preparedness, tools for supporting Native American tribal archives, historic preservation and environmental activism, recovery of organic and inorganic materials, digital storage management, and ways to obtain funding.


The series is scheduled for Friday afternoons (excluding holidays) from March through May 2019 at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) Center on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus.


All are invited to attend, but encouraged to register ahead of time for the purposes of workshop space, using the Eventbrite link here:


To learn more about the Guilbeau Center for Public History and the Archives in Crisis workshop series, and to view a list of speakers go to, or contact the series organizers, Liz Skilton ( or Ian Beamish (