Accessing Historic Records on Intelligence and International Affairs

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May 5, 2023
Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Canadian History / Studies, Contemporary History, Diplomacy and International Relations, Military History, Political History / Studies

The Canadian Foreign Intelligence History Project will host a symposium on “Accessing Historic Records on Intelligence and International Affairs” on 5 May 2023, at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.

Researchers working in the field of intelligence and international history in Canada face two daunting challenges: locating archival records of interest scattered among a number of departments in Ottawa, and then accessing these records via the cumbersome Access to Information process. The symposium will be an opportunity to discuss ways to address these challenges. It will bring together researchers, archivists and Access to Information specialists to share information and ideas.

For registration information, go to Registration will close on 28 April 2023. A discounted student registration rate is available.

Support for this symposium has been provided by Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS), the North American Society for Intelligence History (NASIH), and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, Trinity College, University of Toronto.

CFIHP may be able to provide modest assistance to students who wish to attend the event. For more information, please contact one of hte CFIHP co-leaders, Prof. Tim Sayle at Please include “CFIHP symposium” in the email subject line.

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Tim Sayle (CFIHP co-leader)

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