Specialization in Archives and Evidentiary Practices

The Advanced Certificate in Archives and Evidentiary Practices is initiated by the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) and organized jointly with the Department of Legal Studies and the Department of History.

The aim of the program is to provide students with theoretical grounding and practical skills in working and pursuing research in a contemporary and innovative archive. They will explore the basic historical, legal, political and societal aspects of archives in a permanently changing technological environment, from recordkeeping through documentary evidence to justice and memory-making, as well as new archival storage and research tools. During a series of seminars, hands-on workshops, discussions and practical archival activities, students will be able to make full use of the unique collections and facilities of OSA.

The knowledge and skills acquired during this specialization will open up for students additional avenues of pursuing a career not only in their chosen field but also in archives, libraries, and museums or in the multidisciplinary arena of the digital humanities.

More information: Csaba Szilágyi at szilagyc@ceu.edu