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Thursday, August 16 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
202 - Finding Transparency in Records of Refugee Displacement and Resettlement

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Panelists explore examples of work with refugee records as it is performed at three archival repositories in the United States and Europe. Complex and often difficult issues of reconciling different cultural and language backgrounds, privacy protection, access, linking records related to individuals on the move located in multiple repositories while maintaining transparency of practices and records themselves, using archives to promote cultural understanding?all will be discussed by panelists and the audience.

Daniel Necas: Finding Transparency in Records of Refugee Displacement and Resettlement
Montserrat Canela Garayoa: Managing Refugee Records Globally: Perspectives from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Archives
Katharina Hering: Facing Challenges of Transparent Work with Refugee Records

Moderator: Daniel Necas


Daniel Necas

Archivist, University of Minnesota
Daniel has in the past 16 years worked at the Immigration History Research Center Archives with collections documenting immigrant and refugee experiences in the United States of the last 150 years. In recent years, he has been on the team developing the Digitizing Immigrant Letters... Read More →

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Montserrat Canela Garayoa

Chief of Section, Records and Archives, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Archives
Montserrat Canela Garayoa, Chief of UNHCR Records and Archives Section in Geneva (Switzerland), 17 years of experience working in UNHCR as archivist and records manager, and 16 years of previous experience in Barcelona, Spain also in both capacities.
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Sarah Patton

Public Services Archivist, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Public Services Archivist at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University. Prior to transitioning to this position, worked as a processing archivist, focusing on the Hoover Institution's records.


Katharina Hering

Digital Project Librarian, German Historical Institute in Washington, DC

Thursday August 16, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Marriott Salon 1, [Lobby Level]