The Gerald Aylmer Seminar

The Gerald Aylmer Seminar is an annual one-day symposium jointly convened by The National Archives, the Royal Historical Society and the Institute of Historical Research.

Running since 2002, the seminars are held in memory of Gerald Aylmer (1926–2000), who was president of the Royal Historical Society and Chairman of the Historical Manuscripts Commission.

The purpose of the Gerald Aylmer Seminar is to bring together historians and archivists to discuss topics of mutual interest, particularly the nature of archival research and the use of collections.

Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2019: Digital and the Archive

This year’s seminar looked at the impact of digital technology on archives and historical research. The event raised and debated digital problems, considering how academics and archives can work together to address these.