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Diary of Business Archive Events



13 November - Business Archives Annual Conference at the Royal Albert Hall


16-17 May - A2SN Annual workshop, 'The Industrious Fabric of Leeds' will be held at Armley Mills Industrial Museum. Contact Keith Harcourt


20 March - Dr Andrea Hohmeyer, Head of Corporate Archives at Evonik Industries, will give a public talk at The National Archives.



7 December - University of Worcester Research Collections will be opening up the Kay & Co Ltd collection as part of the National Archives Explore Your Archive campaign.

3 December - British Records Accosiation annual conference, 'On the map? Exploring British Travel Archives'will be held at Bedford Corn Exchange


7 NovemberBusiness Archives Council 2013 conference, Show me the money! Securing Funding for Business Archive Projects, will be held at the Boots Archive, Nottingham.


11 September - In partnership with Tata Steel, The Economic History Society and the College of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University, have organised a one day conference, Steel Connections: Historical Records & New Research on the Steel Industry in Twentieth Century Britain.


30 July - Bernardo Batiz-Lazo and Tom Harper, co-authors of Cash Box, will talk about the history of the ATM in a live webinar.

11 July - Public talk at The National Archives by Dr Ulrike Gutzmann of the Volkswagen Corporate Archives in Wolfsburg.

5-6 July - Oral History Society annual conference, with focus on corporate oral histories.


28-29 June - The Association of Business Historians 21st Annual Conference, Business History in the 21st Cetury, Lancashire Business School and the  Lancashire Institute for Economic and Business Research

23-27 June - The European Association for Banking and Financial History e.V. International Summer School for Archivists, Venice

6-8 June -The European Association for Banking And Financial History (EABH) e.V. Annual Conference, Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel, Warsaw, Poland


14-16 April - "Crises, Credibility and Corporate History: tackling the archives conflict between scientific history and marketing" the ICA's SBL annual seminar in Basel, Switzerland

12-13 April - The Beating Heart of London's Business.

8 April - ARA North region training day "Takin' care of business"; Archives and records of business


18-20 February -  Blueprint Archives Heritage Trail, Glasgow. For more information, visit


31 January -  Teaching economic and business history in the 21st century, Glasgow. For more information, visit



19 December -  Seminar: "Selective history - the absence of business archives in the retelling of the past" at the Institute of Historical Research in London at 5.30pm.


29 November - Meet the Archivists at BPMA, London.

9 November - Meet the Archivists at the Centre of Business History, Glasgow.


6-7 July - Association of Business Historians conference.


7-9 June - EABH (European Association of Banking & Financial History) Conference and Archivists' Workshop, Bucharest.


17 May - Frame on Frame: textiles films from the Scottish Screen Archive at Dovecot Studios.


26 April  - Selling History: The Role of the Past at Fortnum & Mason, a public talk by Dr Andrea Tanner, Archivist, Fortnum & Mason Ltd at The National Archives at 2pm.

20-21 April - Archives, Artefacts, Amateurs & Academics Conference, Derby.

16-17 April - With Constant Care...the Business Archivist in the 21st Century, seminar, Copenhagen.


22 March - Business Archives: New Initiatives and Developments, a public talk by Alex Ritchie at The National Archives at 2pm.

16 March - Launch of The Marks & Spencer Company Archive, Michael Marks Building, Western Campus, University of Leeds.


27 January - The Bottom Line: The Value of Business Archives for Research, Swansea University.



8 December Meet the Archivists at The Rothschild Archive. An opportunity for students to find out more about using business archives in academic research and for business archives to promote their collections.


10 November - Business Archives Council annual conference at Unilever, London.

10 November - Award of the BAC Wadsworth Prize for Business History.

15 November - Conference at the University of Worcester: THE CATALOGUE OF DREAMS: Kays mail order catalogues & the development of C20th aspirational living.

18 November - Conference: 'Gothenburgs, Galas and Goals: the intangible cultural heritage of the coal mining industry' at National Mining Museum Scotland in Midlothian. 

25 November - BACS and ARA Scottish Region joint event on Financial Records, Dundee.


3-24 August The Pringle Archive Project 1815-2011, Harvey Nichols Edinburgh.


11 May - International Council on Archives SymposiumThe value of business archives: their use by Japanese companies and new global trends. Tokyo, Japan.

18 May - Smoking, Advertising and the History of Consumer Culture, a one day conference on the history of tobacco and tobacco advertising at the School of History, University of Nottingham.

20 May - Open afternoon at the Stoddard-Templeton Archive.

20-21 May - European Association for Banking and Financial History Annual ConferenceCorporate Governance in Financial Institutions Historical Developments and Current Problems, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.<

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